Race Weekend Information

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019

Event: Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200

Track: Toledo 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’s streak of top-five finishes came to an end at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville when he finished 15th after a mid-race crash took the No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota out of contention. Self had been running in the top-five up until the lap-75 mark when contact between two cars in front of him initiated a wreck that Self wasn’t able to avoid. The disappointing finish also cost Self the lead in the championship standings. He now sits second, 30 points out of the lead.

A Look Ahead: On Sunday, Self will make his first start at the .5-mile paved oval. The ARCA Menards series will hit the track for the first time on Saturday, May 18th at 12:30pm ET for practice, followed by qualifying at 4:00pm. Self and the rest of the field will take the green flag at 2:00pm on Sunday.

Self on Toledo: “We were able to test at Toledo earlier in the week which was really helpful. It’s definitely a tough track that I struggled with throughout the majority of the day. I’ve been able to think about it the last few days so hopefully that will make a difference when we hit the track for practice on Saturday, and I think the big thing is we want to get our momentum back on Sunday. Nashville was definitely hard to swallow. We got caught up in someones else’s mess and it cost us what looked like it was going to be a relatively solid day, so I’m anxious to get back on track this weekend and try to rebound.”

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.