Race Weekend Information

Date: Friday, May 31, 2019

Event: General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200

Track: Pocono Raceway

Series: ARCA Menards Series

Watch It Live: FS2, 5:30pm ET

Driver: Michael Self

Car: No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry

Team: Venturini Motorsports

Crew Chief: Shannon Rursch

A Look Back: After a dominating performance, qualifying on pole and leading 91 of 100 laps, Self settled for a disappointing fifth-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway. An admitted mistake by Self with 14 laps to go saw him slide his No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota through turns 1 & 2 causing ARCA to throw a caution. Under yellow, the 25 team elected not to take tires while the rest of the lead-lap cars did behind Self. Self fell outside the top-10 with 10 laps remaining in the race, but another caution with three laps to go allowed Self and the team to come to pit road for fresh tires. On the final restart Self was able to work his way back in to the top-five at the checkered flag. Self left Charlotte with a 55-point lead in the ARCA Menards Series championship standings.

A Look Ahead: This Friday, Self will return to Pocono raceway for the second time. In his only other start at the tricky triangle he finished third in 2017, driving for Mason Mitchell Motorsports.

Self on Pocono: “Pocono is a great track, but it’s tough. I had an absolute blast racing there in 2017. We had to start last and I felt like I really learned the track as I worked through traffic, but when we came and tested for the race this year we were pretty far off. The team has had a chance to make some big changes to the car, so hopefully we can start off better than we ended the test and be competitive on Friday afternoon.”

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.