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Wise is participating in a 70.3-mile half-Ironman that will include a 1.2-mile swim in Lake Michigan, a 56-mile bike course and a 13.1-mile run in Racine, Wis.
Wise has been training for the July 21 event in Racine for about a year. At the most intense part of his training, Wise was swimming five miles, biking 150 miles and running 20 miles per week. In these final days before the race, he will carry a lighter training schedule to allow his body to recover and be in prime condition for Sunday.
“I’ve always trained really hard to be in good shape in the race car, and this just added a fun element to that for me and goals for me to set,” he said.
ARCA MARK: Frank Kimmel will try and set the ARCA mark for career wins Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway
Kimmel matched Iggy Katona’s record of 79 wins when he took the checkered flag June 30 at Winchester Speedway. Kimmel has won nine series championships since his 1990 debut.
“It crossed my mind, but then I told myself not to think about it too early,” Kimmel said.
Kimmel’s 79 wins have come at 28 different tracks, including Chicagoland Speedway in 2003
Katona drove in the ARCA series from 1953 to 1977, winning at 40 different tracks in more than 600 career starts.
AP Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer contributed to this report.
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