Race Weekend Information

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Event: General Tire Music City 200 presented by Inspectra Thermal Solutions

Track: Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville

Series: ARCA Menards Series

Watch It Live: MAVTV, 8:00pm CT

Driver: Michael Self

Car: No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry

Team: Venturini Motorsports

Crew Chief: Shannon Rursch

A Look Back: Self and the no. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota team picked up their third-consecutive top-five at Talladega Superspeedway, while also taking over the ARCA Menards Series points lead. This was Self’s 14th top-five in 23 series starts, and second top-five in as many starts at Talladega.

A Look Ahead: On Saturday, the team will head back to short track racing at the .596-mile Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. This will be Self’s second visit to the abrasive, high-banked track that has sat just outside of Nashville, Tennessee for more than 60 years. His first start resulted in a fourth-place finish in 2018.

Self on Nashville: “Nashville has been a little bit of a tough track for me to get a grasp on. I enjoyed racing there last year, but honestly I struggled throughout practice and didn’t qualify well, then ran really well at the start of the race, then struggled again at the end, so I’m not totally confident there just yet. Our Sinclair Oil team has been awesome at the two other short tracks so far this year, so hopefully that will translate, but I know I’ve got some work to do on my part to bring home a solid finish on Saturday night. Hopefully we can get it right and put it all together and have another good points day and extend our lead there.”

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.