KBR Relocating, Hires Kimmel As General Manager

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KBR Relocating
KBR Development has hired a new team general manager and will relocate to North Carolina. (ARCA photo)

STATESVILLE, N.C. – Following its first full year of competition in the ARCA Menards Series, KBR Development has announced several changes to the team for the upcoming season.

KBR has relocated its ARCA team headquarters from Michigan to Statesville, N.C. The team’s existing relationship with GMS Racing and KBR will strengthen in 2020, with KBR operating from the GMS shop and working closely as a satellite team.

In addition, longtime ARCA competitor and 10-time series champion Frank Kimmel has been hired to serve as KBR’s new general manager.

The Clarksville, Ind., native is a highly-decorated driver, having collected a record 10 ARCA Menards Series championships and 80 victories during his career.

“I’m really excited to be joining KBR Development,” Kimmel said. “They’re a first-class outfit, and I’m looking forward to helping them succeed. Mike and everyone at KBR wants to continue to grow the program and improve on the racetrack, and believe fully in everything they are doing.”

KBR Development will again compete full time with the ARCA Menards Series in 2020, as well as template late model special events throughout the country.

KBR is currently working on driving arrangements for 2020, with some ARCA and late model events still available.

“I really couldn’t be more any more excited about the changes and upgrades we’ve been able to put together,” commented team President Michael Bursley. “Having an experienced veteran in Frank Kimmel to steer the KBR ARCA ship for us is monumental. In addition, the resources and support from everyone at GMS Racing and Chevrolet will be a game-changer.

“With our first ARCA season under our belt, we expect to be competing for wins every time we hit the race track in 2020.”