RACE WEEKEND INFORMATION

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Event: NAPA Auto Parts 150 presented by Toyota

Track: Evergreen Speedway

Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series West

Follow it Live: hometracks.nascar.com

Watch It: NBCSN, Thursday, Aug. 17, 1:00 p.m. ET

Driver: Michael Self

Car: No. 9 Sunrise Ford Fusion

Team: Sunrise Ford Racing

Crew Chief: Jeff Schrader

A Look Back: Last time out, Self revisited Iowa Speedway for the second time this year, this time driving the No. Sinclair Oil Ford Fusion in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/West combination event. Self fell back early in the race, but rallied after the halfway break to finish sixth, marking his eighth consecutive top-ten in NASCAR K&N Pro Series West competition, and taking command of the fifth-place spot in 2017 championship points, after missing the season opener at Tucson.

A Look Ahead: Self now heads to the .646-mile semi-banked oval of Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA. Just outside of Seattle. Self has three starts at Washington’s only NASCAR-sanctioned track, with one top-five finish of second in 2012.

Self on Evergreen: “I’m excited to go back to Evergreen. It’s a track I always used to look forward to going to because the area is beautiful, and pleasant, and the track is great to race on. It’s super worn out and abrasive, so tire management plays a big role, but it’s a place that has multiple grooves which makes it a lot of fun. I ran really well here in 2012, leading a lot of laps and finishing second, then had some bad luck in 2013 and finished a bunch of laps down, so I’m hoping I can pick back up on my 2012 run. We’re making progress on the K&N side of things, learning some things with setup, and getting inside the top-five in points is a big motivation point. I’d really like to keep the momentum going this weekend.”

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.