Race Weekend Information

Date: Friday, July 19, 2019

Event: Fans With Benefits 150

Track: Iowa Speedway

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 had a rough and tumble day at Elko Speedway, but crossed the finish line fourth after starting fifth and leading 29 laps around the series shortest circuit. Self left Elko with a 65-point lead in the championship standings.

A Look Ahead: Self and the Sinclair Oil no. 25 team now head to the 7/8-mile Iowa Speedway located just outside of Des Moines. Self is no stranger to the high-speed short track with 10 previous starts between NASCAR K&N, Xfinity, and ARCA Menards Series competition. He is credited with two wins, five top-fives, and seven top-10 finishes at Iowa between the three series.

Self on Iowa: “Iowa is always one of my favorite tracks to go to. My first time there was way back in 2010, and I remember hating the track and not feeling comfortable there at all, but then I raced there so many times I started to really enjoy it, and actually credit my big-track racing abilities to what I learned racing at Iowa. It’s definitely the one place we go that I feel like I know better than anywhere else, but it’s still a tough track. It changes a bunch as day turns to night so you have to prepare for that, and it has a lot of different grooves so you have to be ready to move around, but that’s also what makes the racing there so good. I feel like I’ve thrown a few races away at Iowa, especially both times I’ve been there in the ARCA cars, so I want to go in and be smart and put ourselves in a good position at the end this week.”

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 six-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.