Race Weekend Information

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Event: General Tire 150

Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway

Series: ARCA Menards Series

Watch It Live: FS1, 9:00pm ET

Driver: Michael Self

Car: No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry

Team: Venturini Motorsports

Crew Chief: Shannon Rursch

A Look Back: Self had a roller coaster weekend at Toledo Speedway, qualifying on the pole, nearly falling a lap down early on in the race, and ultimately finishing fourth. With his fourth top-five in six starts this season, Self was able to regain the points lead with a gap of 25 to second place Travis Braden.

A Look Ahead: This Thursday the ARCA Menards Series will make a jump from short tracks to the first 1.5-mile intermediate speedway on the schedule at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This will be Self’s second start at the famed track that sits in the middle of race country in Concord, NC. Last year Self was involved in an accident in qualifying resulting in him starting the race in a backup car. Self’s day was cut short after a mechanical issue, and he was credited with a 21st-place finish.

Self on Charlotte: “I’m really excited to be back on an intermediate track even though Charlotte was rough for me last year. That was completely a result of my own doing and was probably the most disappointing day I’ve had at the track in a while, so I’m eager to put that behind me and have some fun on Thursday. I love racing on the big tracks for some reason. I don’t really know what it is, but I truly enjoy just getting to drive at these places and I think I like the more spread-out style of racing where you really have to be cognizant of aerodynamics and moving all over the racetrack. I’m hoping we can start this stretch of big tracks off on a strong note and enjoy the day.”

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 five-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. 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.