RACE WEEKEND INFORMATION

Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Event: Clint Newell Toyota 150 presented by NAPA Auto Parts

Track: Douglas County Speedway

Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series West

Follow it Live: hometracks.nascar.com

Watch It: NBCSN, Saturday, Sep. 2, 8:30 p.m. ET

Driver: Michael Self

Car: No. 9 Sinclair Oil Ford Fusion

Team: Sunrise Ford Racing

Crew Chief: Jeff Schrader

A Look Back: Just two weeks ago, Self and the Sunrise Ford Racing team visited the .646-mile Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington. After taking a gamble with his race strategy, Self drove from 10th-place to inside the top five in just 25 laps, finishing fourth.

A Look Ahead: Self now heads to the .375-mile semi-banked Douglas County Speedway, a track where Self has one previous start in 2010, finishing 17th after a late race mechanical issue took him out of a top-three finish.

Self on Douglas County Speedway:“I honestly don’t remember much about Roseburg from the first time I raced there, but I do remember having a really good run going up until the end when an oil line came apart. I’m hoping I can pick back up right there, and comfortable with the track pretty quick. We had a really good run overall at Evergreen. I probably took too big of a chance and fell too far back, but I didn’t expect there to not be any cautions. We probably had a second-place car at the end of the race, so hopefully we can build on that and keep chasing top-fives and a win. It’ll be great to have Sinclair back on the car this weekend, especially in an area where people see their stations a little more often. We’ll try and put on a good show for them and have some fun with Dino on the car at the same time.”

About Michael Self: A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Self is an accomplished road racer, four-time Utah State Karting champion, and six-time NASCAR K&N Pro 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 NKNPSE championship from the spotter’s stand and as a driver’s coach. In 2017, he is competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West with Sunrise Ford Racing, and a number of ARCA Racing Series events with various teams. Follow Self on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.