Race Weekend Information

Date: Friday July 31 & Saturday August 1, 2020

Event: Friday: Menards.com 200 presented by SPxE

Saturday: Menards 200 presented by Crosley Brands

Track: Toledo Speedway

Series: ARCA Menards Series

Watch It Live: MAVTV, Friday: 8:00pm ET

Saturday 6:00pm ET

Driver: Michael Self

Car: No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry

Team: Venturini Motorsports

Crew Chief: Kevin Reed

A Look Back: A streak of frustration and handling issues continued for Self and the No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota team at Kansas Speedway as they fought balance issues throughout the night. Early on Self fought a “wrecking loose” condition, but the tides turned after Self received contact on an early-race restart and the team tried to overcome a tight condition due to the rear spoiler being moved from the contact. With only one caution coming aside from the scheduled race breaks, the team wasn’t able to find a fix to the issue via changes on pit road and Self crossed the finish line in the sixth position.

A Look Ahead: The ARCA Menards series now heads to Toledo Speedway for back-to-back 200 lap races. Toledo, a track that wasn’t on the original 2020 schedule, has replaced Elko and Madison Speedway due to COVID restrictions. Self has one start at the half-mile oval, just last year when he finished fourth-place in an event that was shortened due to rain.

Self on Toledo: “Toledo is an interesting track. It’s got a ton of grip, and for some reason has very little tire wear. It’s very physically demanding, as you’re able to drive the car really hard every lap you’re out there. We had an up and down day there last year, qualifying on pole, but falling back pretty far early in the going because our handling was off, then making big changes and driving back toward the front before the race finished early due to rain. I think I’ll still have some work to do on my knowledge of the track when we get there this time, but having a little bit of practice should help that. Our guys at the shop have been working really hard lately, and we’ve all been putting our heads together about what we can do to make our cars better. VMS has a good track record at Toledo, so hopefully we can trend back in the right direction this weekend and compete up front.”

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.