Race Weekend Information

Date: Saturday, September 19

Event: Toyota 200 presented by Crosley Brands

Track: Winchester Speedway

Series: ARCA Menards Series

Watch It Live: MAVTV, 3:00pm ET

Driver: Michael Self

Car: No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry

Team: Venturini Motorsports

Crew Chief: Kevin Reed

A Look Back: Self and the No. 25 Sinclair Oil team endured a challenging night at Bristol Motor Speedway, crossing the finish line fifth. Due to rain, the originally scheduled five-minute practice session was cancelled which saw the 27-car starting field take the green flag without many of the drivers ever having turned a lap at Bristol, Self included. Throughout the first 50 laps Self fought an ill-handling car as he learned the track and fell outside of the top-10, but late in the first stage Self was able to pick up the concrete surface and make his way back in to the top-five. The Venturini Motorsports crew made appropriate changes at the first scheduled stop and Self was able to drive his way to third on the ensuing restart, and tracking down the leaders before a car blew a motor just in front of Self. Self slid in the oil and made contact with the outside wall, damaging the right-rear of the Sinclair Oil Toyota. The damage changed the handling of the car drastically, and Self, unable to overcome the issues, again fell outside the top-10. At the second and final stage break the VMS crew was able to straighten some of the damage out, which gave Self a good enough shot to march back toward the front, capturing his 10th top-five of the season.

A Look Ahead: The ARCA Menards Series now heads to their second race in just three days, and another track that was added to the revised schedule, Winchester Speedway. The series last raced at the high-banked half-mile in 2017. This will be Selfs first visit to Winchester.

Self on Winchester: “For me, Winchester is one of those tracks that’s talked about like Bristol. It’s very historic, and is known for how fast and high-banked it is, and how much character it has. I’ve always thought it would be a cool place to race, so I’m pretty excited they added it to the schedule and now I have the opportunity. Our guys at VMS have working hard and doing a really good job the last few weeks, and we’ve definitely made progress on the balance of our cars. We’ve had good speed, especially at Bristol where I felt like we were the fastest car at one point, we just need to put everything together and I think we’ll have a shot to get back in victory lane again this year.”

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.