Race Weekend Information

Date: Saturday, September 12

Event: Royal Truck & Trailer 200

Track: Toledo Speedway

Series: ARCA Menards Series

Watch It Live: MAVTV, 5:00pm ET

Driver: Michael Self

Car: No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry

Team: Venturini Motorsports

Crew Chief: Kevin Reed

A Look Back: At the end of a rough night featuring heavy contact racing throughout the field, Self crossed the finish line in the sixth position at I-44 Speedway. Self was a casualty of the aggressive racing, as contact from another driver sent him spinning from the second position before the 1/4 mark of the race, causing significant left front damage to the No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota. Self and the crew weren’t able to overcome the damage, eventually leading to a finish one lap down.

A Look Ahead: This Saturday the series heads back to Toledo Speedway for the third time this season, this time making up for the cancelled Salem Speedway event. Teams will have 45 minutes of practice before qualifying and taking the green flag at 5:00pm ET. In three prior starts at Toledo, Self has a pole and three top-five finishes, including a fifth and fourth place finish in the doubleheader event just a few weeks ago.

Self on Toledo: “When we raced the doubleheader at Toledo a few weeks ago, I felt like that was the weekend where we made the most significant improvement to our car. We weren’t very competitive the first race, but we were really solid the second race, competing for a top-three before rain cut the race short. We need start there, then improve on it this time. The guys have come up with some ideas back at the shop and we’re going to go in to this one ready to fight after a rough last two weeks.”

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 nine-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.