Race Weekend Information

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Event: Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire

Track: Daytona International Speedway

Series: ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards

Watch It Live: FS1, 4:30pm ET

Driver: Michael Self

Car: No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry

Team: Venturini Motorsports

Crew Chief: Shannon Rursch

A Look Back: Self closed out his 2018 racing season with a third-place finish at Kansas Speedway, which marked his sixth top-five in 10 starts on the year. Over the offseason, Self and Sinclair Oil Corporation announced they would be partnering up again in 2019 – this time competing in all 20 races on the ARCA Racing Series schedule in pursuit of a championship.

A Look Ahead: On Saturday, Self and Sinclair will return to the site of their biggest win, which came one year ago at Daytona International Speedway. This race marks the first of the 2019 ARCA Racing Series season, and Self’s third start at the World Center of Racing. In two previous starts Self has one win.

Self on Daytona: “I’ve got so many emotions swirling around over this race. On one hand, I can’t wait to kick off our bid for the 2019 championship, but on the other, Daytona is a stressful place to do that. I feel infinitely more prepared after having two strong superspeedway runs last year, but I know how out of control this race can be. All in all, I’m really excited for my first race in the No. 25, we just need to race smart and keep the big picture in mind and try to come out of Daytona with our nose clean.”

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 three-time ARCA Racing 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.