Race Weekend Information

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2019

Event: Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200

Track: Salem Speedway

Series: ARCA Menards Series

Watch It Live: MAVTV, 2:00pm ET

Driver: Michael Self

Car: No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry

Team: Venturini Motorsports

Crew Chief: Shannon Rursch

A Look Back: Self claimed the first short track win of his ARCA Menards Series career on March 9th at 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL. The victory was his fourth overall in the ARCA Menards Series, but his first at a track less than 1.5-miles in length. Self currently sits fifth in the championship standings.

A Look Ahead: On Sunday, Self will look to maintain momentum when the ARCA Menards Series returns to Salem Speedway for the 104th time. This will be Self’s second visit to the .555-mile high-banked oval. His first start resulted in a 16th-place finish after a late-race accident. Self and the rest of the field will hit the track for the first time for practice on Saturday, April 13th at 11:00am ET followed by qualifying at 3:00pm, both of which can be followed via live timing & scoring on ARCAracing.com. The green flag will fly for the 200-lap race on Sunday at 2:15pm.

Self on Salem: “I’m really excited about our 25 team as a whole right now. Pensacola was such a great race, and such a momentum builder for us, I’m hoping we can continue to work on what we did there and bring home another solid finish at Salem this weekend. I really like the track, but it’s definitely difficult and is a track that can bite you really quickly. I’ve got to have patience and discipline and stay smart throughout the whole weekend and focus on the big picture of chipping away at the championship points deficit we’re still in. I have all the confidence in the world in the team surrounding me, I just have to do my job like I did at Pensacola, if not better, and put together a solid run at this challenging racetrack.”

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 four-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.