Race Weekend Information

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019

Event: ARCA Pensacola 200 presented by Inspectra Thermal Solutions

Track: Five Flags Speedway

Series: ARCA Menards Series

Watch It Live: MAVTV, 7:00pm CST

Driver: Michael Self

Car: No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry

Team: Venturini Motorsports

Crew Chief: Shannon Rursch

A Look Back: Self began his 2019 championship quest on a rough note after being involved in a wreck on lap three at Daytona International Speedway. The No. 25 Sinclair Oil team made repairs and were able to get Self back on track, but he ultimately finished 31st, 38 laps down. Self currently sits 31st in the championship standings.

A Look Ahead: On Saturday, Self and the Venturini Motorsports-owned team will make their way to Five Flags Speedway for the first ARCA Menards Series event at the .5-mile short track since 1996. Self will look to capture his first series win on a track shorter than 1 mile. His current best finish in the category is a 2nd at Lucas Oil Raceway in 2017.

Self on Five Flags: “I’m hoping we can just turn our season around this weekend after a disappointing start to the year at Daytona. Things ended so quickly at that race, I feel like we haven’t even had a chance to get going. Of course I want to win this weekend, but a solid points day in the Sinclair Oil Toyota would be great momentum for us. I’m not usually the biggest fan of the short track races, but I do have fun when we visit these places. We got the chance to test at Five Flags a few weeks ago and I thought that was a really productive day. It gave me time to figure out the track, and get a little more acclimated with the entire No. 25 team, so that’s all encouraging going in to Saturday’s race.”

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 three-time ARCA Racing 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.