Race Weekend Information

Date: Friday, July 3, 2020

Event: Calypso Lemonade 200

Track: Lucas Oil Raceway

Series: ARCA Menards Series

Watch It Live: MAVTV, 8:00pm EST

Driver: Michael Self

Car: No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry

Team: Venturini Motorsports

Crew Chief: Kevin Reed

A Look Back: Self led 11 laps before settling for a fifth-place finish at Pocono Raceway. Self, who started on pole, contended in the top-three for the majority of the race before a tight handling condition saw him lose several spots in the final stage.

A Look Ahead: Self and the No. 25 Sinclair Oil team will now look to their first event at a track under one-mile in length this season at the Indianapolis-based Lucas Oil Raceway. In three starts at LOR, Self has two top-10 and one top-five finishes, with a best result of second in 2017.

Self on Lucas Oil Raceway: “LOR has been another track that’s been hard for me to get a grasp on. I ran really well there and came close to grabbing a win in 2017, but in the two races since then I’ve struggled with balance. It’s a unique track, with really long corners that are really hard on tires. The key is having a car that maintains its speed over the course of a long green flag run, so that’s what we’ll be focused on during practice on Friday. This will be the first time we’ve had a real practice and qualifying session since Phoenix back in March, so I’m hoping we can make the most of it and get this car, that’s new to me, figured out.”

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.