Race Weekend Information

Date: Saturday, July 18, 2020

Event: Shore Lunch 150

Track: Iowa Speedway

Series: ARCA Menards Series

Watch It Live: MAVTV, 4:30pm CST

Driver: Michael Self

Car: No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry

Team: Venturini Motorsports

Crew Chief: Kevin Reed

A Look Back: Self led 23 laps en route to a third-place finish at Kentucky Speedway. After starting from the pole, Self grew a large lead in the early stages of the race, but fell back after dealing with handling issues on a restart. With 30 laps to go, Self made an aggressive bid for the lead but wasn’t able to capitalize and wound up falling outside of the top-five. With a strong Sinclair Oil Corp. Toyota though, he was able to fight back to secure a strong points day at the finish line.

A Look Ahead: The ARCA Menards Series now heads to Iowa Speedway, a track that Self is certainly familiar with. With 11 total starts between ARCA, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, and NASCAR Xfinity series, Self is credited with two wins, six top-fives, and eight top-10 finishes. Self’s first start at the D-shaped track that sits at just less than one mile in length came in 2010.

Self on Iowa: “I’m genuinely excited to be racing at Iowa this weekend. It’s always been one of my favorite tracks, and to be the only stock car series racing there this year makes it a little extra special. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since my first race there, but I remember it so well. Iowa is a track that I feel like groomed me, in a way. It’s where I learned how to drive the bigger places. It’s such a unique track, with multiple grooves, and it’s very reactive to temperature changes. It always provides some of the best racing in my opinion.”

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 eight-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.