ARCA: Frank Kimmel wins dirt race at Illinois State Fairgrounds, a behest to broadcast the complete season schedule

Frank Kimmel won Sunday's Allen Crowe 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. It was kimmel's 76th career victory and second of 2012.

It's a shame that the complete ARCA Racing Series schedule isn't televised right now. Some of the best races are on short tracks and on dirt, including Sunday's Allen Crowe 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds - a race won by nine-time division champion Frank Kimmel.

I understand the status quo. It's cost-prohibitive to broadcast races where there's not a NASCAR presence. Televising ARCA provides nothing but extra programming to the SPEED Network and is a gift to the ARCA fan base. I just wish there was a way to get these novelty races additional exposure.

The racing is essentially Diet NASCAR when ARCA visits Michigan or Pocono. ARCA really excels on the dirt and short bullrings where competition is high and contact is even higher. Some of my favorite childhood memories involve watching Kimmel, Ken Schrader, and Tony Stewart tackle the dirt on televised dirt ARCA races from the Fairgrounds and DuQuoin Speedway.

Here's to hoping these races will be televised in future years.

Kimmel and Alex Bowman exchanged the lead several times in the closing laps but equal tires gave way to experience with 10 laps to go as Kimmel got under Bowman and drove away to win his second race of the season - and 76th of his ARCA Racing career.

Bowman held on for second, with Kevin Swindell moving from fifth to third in the last 10 laps. Kelly Kovski finished fourth over Chris Buescher and Chad Hackenbracht. Tyler Speer, Mason Mingus, Austin Rettig and Spencer Gallagher completed the top-10.

The complete race results can be found after the jump.

Race Results
FIN STR NO DRIVER/HOMETOWN TEAM & CAR LAPS STATUS
1 10 44 Frank Kimmel/Clarksville IN Ansell-Menards Toyota 100 Running
2 1 22 Alex Bowman/Tucson AZ St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Dodge 100 Running
3 2 55 Kevin Swindell/Germantown TN Curb Records Toyota 100 Running
4 3 99 Kelly Kovski/Springfield IL Billingsley Towing-HUDL.com-Schluckebier Farms Ford 100 Running
5 5 17 Chris Buescher/Prosper TX Reliance Tool-Roulo Brothers Racing Ford 100 Running
6 20 58 Chad Hackenbracht/New Philadephia OH CGH Motorsports Chevrolet 100 Running
7 16 10 Tyler Speer/Woodstock GA Fast Track Driving School Chevrolet 100 Running
8 8 32 Mason Mingus/Brentwood TN 811 Call Before You Dig-Diamond Equipment Toyota 100 Running
9 18 01 Austin Rettig/Sikeston MO Allan Rettig Racing Dodge 100 Running
10 13 23 Spencer Gallagher/Las Vegas NV Allegiant Air Chevrolet 100 Running
11 14 68 Will Kimmel/Sellersburg IN Mallory Ignition Ford 100 Running
12 22 2 Ron Cox/Soddy Daisy TN Hixson Construction Ford 100 Running
13 23 40 Tommy O'Leary/Cygnet OH Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge 99 Running
14 17 16 Matt Lofton/Roxboro NC Strutmasters.com Chevrolet 98 Running
15 21 71 Shane Cockrum/Benton IL KBCgraphics.com Kevin & Donna's Sweetwater II Ford 98 Running
16 27 83 Mike Affarano/Shorewood IL North Grand Auto Parts Chevrolet 96 Running
17 24 5 Mark Littleton/Arenzville IL Mason Sound-Malcott Farms Chevrolet 95 Running
18 11 02 Josh Williams/Port Charlotte FL Southwest Florida Cable Construction Ford 94 Running
19 30 79 Mike Koch/Mountain Home AR K&K Racing-Karl's Plumbing Chevrolet 94 Running
20 28 73 Dale Shearer/Chillicothe MO Shearer Racing Ford 93 Running
21 29 34 Darrell Basham/Henryville IN Darrell Basham Racing Chevrolet 93 Running
22 6 25 Brennan Poole/The Woodlands TX Venturini Motorsports Chevrolet 85 Running
23 7 35 Nelson Canache/Caracas Venezuela Venezuela Tourism Chevrolet 82 Running
24 4 18 A.J. Fike/Galesburg IL RFMS-Liberty Village Ford 73 Handling
25 9 70 Jeff Choquette/West Palm Beach FL Adrian Carriers Ford 68 Engine
26 26 04 Dominick Casola/Holmdel NJ Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge 55 Engine
27 32 48 James Hylton/Inman SC Radon.com Ford 37 Handling
28 12 66 Ryan Unzicker/El Paso IL RJR Transportation Chevrolet 36 Engine
29 33 06 Wayne Peterson/Pulaski TN Wayne Peterson Racing Ford 25 Handling
30 15 15 Steve Arpin/Fort Frances Ontario Loenbro Pipeline Solutions Chevrolet 20 Engine
31 19 00 James Swanson/San Antonio TX PetersonMotorsports.com Ford 5 Handling
32 31 69 Ira Small/Lancaster SC Tilted Kilt Ford 4 Handling
33 25 3 Joe Cooksey/Centralia IL Fuelvend Chevrolet 3 Engine
0 Brett Hudson/Owensboro KY Wayne Peterson Racing Ford DNS
64 Joseph Hughs/Springfield IL Jack Hughes Racing Dodge DNS
Menards Pole Award Presented by Ansell: Alex Bowman 33.183 (108.489 mph)
Margin of Victory: 5.087 seconds Cautions: 3 for 13 laps
Time of Race: 1:02:58 Average Speed: 95.265 mph
Lap Leaders: Bowman 1-10, 77-86 (20); Kovski 11-14 (4); Swindell 15-39 (25); Kimmel 40-76, 87-100 (51)
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