Race Weekend Information

Date: Friday, June 7, 2019

Event: VizCom 200

Track: Michigan International Speedway

Series: ARCA Menards Series

Watch It Live: FS1, 6:00pm ET

Driver: Michael Self

Car: No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry

Team: Venturini Motorsports

Crew Chief: Shannon Rursch

A Look Back: A disappointing day plagued by mechanical issue saw Self finish outside the top-ten for the third time the season, with an 11th place finish last week at Pocono Raceway. The no. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota began losing power early in the race when the alternator failed within the first five laps. A broken axle at the halfway mark would only add to the problems, with Self ultimately finishing four laps down. Self heads to Michigan with a mere 30-point lead in the ARCA Menards Series Championship standings.

A Look Ahead: Self and the Venturini Motorsports-backed no. 25 will look to shake the bad luck as they head to the fastest intermediate track on the schedule, Michigan International Speedway. This will be the second visit for Self to the two-mile D-shaped oval. In 2018 he finished third after leading 23 laps.

Self on Michigan: “Michigan is a unique place, because of how massive it is. It’s a little bit tough to get used to because it doesn’t feel like it has a ton of banking, and frankly it’s kind of hard to see through the corners because they’re just so long. I had a lot of fun racing there last year before we had an issue with our left rear spring, and even then we salvaged a solid third-place finish. My hope is we can kind of regroup as a team this weekend and shake some of the bad luck we’ve been having, and enjoy this big racetrack. If we do that, then I think a solid finish will come along with it.”

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.