Race Weekend Information

Date: Friday, July 26, 2019

Event: Forts USA 150

Track: Pocono Speedway

Series: ARCA Menards Series

Watch It Live: FS1, 4:00pm ET

Driver: Michael Self

Car: No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry

Team: Venturini Motorsports

Crew Chief: Shannon Rursch

A Look Back: Mechanical woes plagues the 25 team yet again at Iowa Speedway when a transmission issue in the first 10 laps kept the car stuck in fourth gear throughout the remainder of the race, but this time, they were able to overcome and finish a respectable third. The top-five was Self’s 10th of the 2019 ARCA season.

A Look Ahead: Self, DINO, and the Sinclair crew head back to Pocono Raceway this week for the 15th race on the schedule, and second of the season at the tricky triangle. Self has two prior starts at the unique 2.5-mile superspeedway, with a third-place finish in 2017, and an 11th-place finish just a few months ago after mechanical issues struck the team early on.

Self on Pocono: “I love going to Pocono, but man we struggled there earlier this year. We fought balance throughout practice, then the alternator died as soon as we rolled off the grid for the race, then we got the balance better and thought we were going to be able to hang on despite the alternator going bad, then we broke an axle. I’m really hoping we can rebound from that and have a smooth day. I really enjoy just making laps at Pocono. It’s super fast and very technical, but that’s what makes it fun. This No. 25 team has done such a great job bringing fast cars every week, if we can keep the bad luck away I know we’re capable of having a really strong run here.”

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.