Race Weekend Information

Date: Friday, June 26, 2020

Event: General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200

Track: Pocono Raceway

Series: ARCA Menards Series

Watch It Live: FS1, 6:00pm EST

Driver: Michael Self

Car: No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry

Team: Venturini Motorsports

Crew Chief: Kevin Reed

A Look Back: In the first race back since March, Self and the No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota crossed the finish line in fifth place at Talladega Superspeedway for their third-consecutive top-five to start the year. With two laps to go, Self held the third position with his Venturini Motorsports teammates in tow. The trio, led by Self, made an aggressive charge in attempt to overtake the leaders but contact resulted in Self partially spinning through turn 3 before correcting his car and salvaging the fifth-place finish. Self’s VMS teammate Drew Dollar went on to win.

A Look Ahead: The Toyota-backed Sinclair Oil crew will now head to the northeast and take on the third superspeedway of the 2020 campaign at Pocono Raceway. Self has three prior starts at Pocono, with two top-five finishes. The ARCA Menards Series weekend schedule will remain consistent with what was used at Talladega, as teams will have a brief, five-minute practice session before lining up to take the green flag for the 80-lap event. The lineup will be determined by 2020 series owner points.

Self on Pocono: “Pocono was a little bit of a challenge for me last year. The first race was kind of a disaster, plagued by mechanical issues, and the second race was just ok. We ran third, but I never felt like I really had the speed that I was capable of. I’ve spent a lot of time watching video and talking to others about the track, and I definitely have a few things in mind that I want to try as far as my line and technique goes. Kevin (Reed) has a really strong record at Pocono, and it’s one of his favorite tracks, so as always I have total confidence in the car they’re bringing, I just have to do my job and figure out where I can clean things up compared to last year.”

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.