Race Weekend Information

Date: Saturday, August 29

Event: Dutch Boy 150

Track: World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway

Series: ARCA Menards Series

Watch It Live: MAVTV, 5:00pm CDT

Driver: Michael Self

Car: No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry

Team: Venturini Motorsports

Crew Chief: Kevin Reed

A Look Back: Self returned to victory lane for the first time since the season opener, and second time this year at Daytona International Speedway, but this time on the historic road course. The race was held in wet conditions which saw Self and the No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota crew utilize rain tires for the first time in Self’s stock-car career, but the team and driver overcame the challenge and went on to make history by becoming the first in series history to win on both the superspeedway, and road course in the same year at Daytona. The win allowed Self to open up his lead in the ARCA Menards Series championship points standings to 15 points, while Self also took control of the Sioux Chief Showdown points.

A Look Ahead: The series now heads back to the ovals with the 1.25-mile Worldwide Technology Raceway at Gateway, just outside of St. Louis, next on the schedule. Self has one previous start at WWT Raceway, in which he qualified on pole and led the most laps before being sidelined early with mechanical issues last year.

Self on Gateway: “The last two weeks have felt so good after getting back to victory lane. We really needed that as a team, and we hope the momentum will carry, but we’re being realistic and know that we have to keep our heads down and keep working on our oval program to get it where we want to be. Venturini Motorsports had really strong cars at Gateway last year, but we suffered a couple mechanical issues which took a really solid run away from us. I enjoy the track, it’s fairly technical, but hard to get a grip on handling-wise. We need to overcome some of the balance issues we’ve had at the ovals recently and try to build on what we did at Daytona.”

About Michael Self: A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Self is an accomplished road racer, four-time Utah State Karting champion, eight-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series winner, and nine-time ARCA Menards Series winner. Self has made seven starts in NASCAR XFINITY Series competition, driving for JD Motorsports. He scored a career-best 11th-place finish at Wisconsin’s Road America in 2015. In 2016, he helped guide Justin Haley to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship from the spotter’s stand and as a driver’s coach. Self returned to consistent competition in 2017 and finished fourth in the NKNPSW championship standings with two wins, seven top-fives, and 13 top-10’s in 13 starts, as well as one win, and four top-fives in six ARCA Racing Series starts. Self captured his second career ARCA Racing Series victory in the 2018 season opener at Daytona International Speedway. In 2019 Self competed full-time in the ARCA Menards series finishing second in the championship standings with four wins, 14 top-fives, and 15 top-tens in 20 starts. This year, you can catch Self behind the wheel of the No. 25 Venturini Motorsports Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry in every ARCA Racing Series event. For live updates and breaking news, follow Self on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.