Concord, North Carolina (June 26, 2018) – This year’s Daytona winner, Michael Self, will travel to the Windy City for his next scheduled ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards start on Thursday, June 28 at Chicagoland Speedway.
Self, 27, once again flying the Sinclair Oil colors on the side of his Venturini Motorsports prepared Toyota Camry, looks to redeem last year’s heartbreaking finish at Chicago. In last season’s event, Self, who led-29 laps, had a commanding lead and was just 10 laps away from victory when he cut a right-front tire ending his chances.
Self’s misfortunes last fall opened the door for VMS’ Christopher Bell who went on to win the event in dramatic fashion.
“Redemption is definitely on my mind,” says Self as he reflected on last year’s race outcome.
“Partly still from where I made a mistake at Charlotte earlier this year, and more so at Chicagoland, specifically, after dominating the late part of last year’s race only to lose it by blowing a right front tire with 10 laps to go. I love the track. It’s arguably my favorite intermediate, so I’m excited to get back and see if we can pick up where we left off back in September.”
A two-time winner on tour, Self has made fourteen-career ARCA Series starts since making his debut in 2014. Thursday’s midweek race marks the second time in his career which the 27-year old driver will compete on Chicagoland’s 1.5 mile tri-oval surface.
“The track is really unique. It’s curved the whole way around, it’s rough, it has multiple grooves, and that’s what I love about it. You can run the bottom, middle, or right up next to the wall, and the track constantly changes throughout the night. It forces you to be on top of your game as a driver.”
Self, a native of Park City, UT, has earned two series wins, nine top-five’s and nine top-10’s during his ARCA driving career. He also earned his first career pole position earlier this year at Talladega Superspeedway.
Prior to the ARCA event Michael Self will be appearing and signing autographs at the 17th Annual Race Fan Rally located in downtown Joliet, Illinois. Michael is scheduled to appear from 6:00-8:30pm.
The SCOTT 150 will be live on Fox Sports 1 on Thursday beginning at 9:00 PM ET. Arcaracing.com will have live timing and scoring for all on-track activities from Chicagoland.
ABOUT VENTURINI MOTORSPORTS:
Over the last 35-years Venturini Motorsports (VMS) has evolved into one of the most recognizable names in professional motorsports. Known for long-time dominance in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, Venturini Motorsports is held in high regard as one of the premier NASCAR driver development programs in the county. Since 2007, VMS has specialized in the career development of some of today’s top racing talent including current NASCAR “Stars” – Joey Logano, Erik Jones, William Byron, Alex Bowman, Ryan Blaney, Darryl ‘Bubba’ Wallace Jr., Daniel Suarez, Christopher Bell, Justin Allgaier, Noah Gragson, Ben Rhoads, Ryan Reed, Brandon Jones, Matt Tifft, Brennan Poole, Dalton Sargeant, Justin Haley and Todd Gilliland. Integrity, dedication and continuous innovation paired with years of on-track success has helped define Venturini Motorsports as one of the longest tenured teams in all of modern day racing. In 2012, the Venturini racing family was recognized for their collective achievements and inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame – now finding themselves enshrined with such sports icons as Joe DiMaggio, Mario Andretti, Chip Ganassi, Andy Granatelli, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda and Rocky Marciano.