Race Weekend Information

Date: Saturday, September 4

Event: Zinsser Smart Coat 200

Track: I-44 Speedway

Series: ARCA Menards Series

Watch It Live: MAVTV, 8:00pm CDT

Driver: Michael Self

Car: No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry

Team: Venturini Motorsports

Crew Chief: Kevin Reed

A Look Back: Self suffered his first finish outside of the top-10 in 2020 after a late-race incident at Gateway. With 20 laps remaining, Self was racing hard inside the top-five before spinning and making contact with the wall. The No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota crew was able to make repairs to get the car across the finish line, though in 15th position, five laps down.

A Look Ahead: The series now heads to another track that was added as a replacement on the revised 2020 schedule, the 3/8-mile I-44 Speedway in Lebanon, Missouri. Self has one previous start at I-44 which came in 2013, in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. Self won that event.

Self on I-44: “Unfortunately I don’t remember a whole lot about I-44 from when we raced there in the K&N series. I do remember that it was pretty typical compared to the other tracks we commonly raced at out west. Fairly smooth, relatively high banked, and 3/8 of a mile. I think we’ve been making progress on our setups and balance at VMS, and our cars have definitely gotten faster the last few weeks, so hopefully we can continue to build on that and go in and shake off what was a rough day for us at Gateway.”

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.