Really disappointing night tonight. We fired off really strong, then had a problem in our right front around lap 40. Pretty bummed with three awful finishes in a row, but excited for Kansas. Big congrats to @christianeckes and @KevinReed2013 for dominating for @VenturiniMotor. - updated
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Salt Lake City, Utah's Michael Self is two for two in his last two ARCA starts, winning the 2017 Kansas finale and the 2018 season-opener at Daytona. From here, it's onto the Nashville Fairgrounds for the driver of the No. 15 Sinclair Lubricants Toyota for Venturini Motorsports.
Michael Self is definitely making his presence known among the ARCA ranks. In fact, the Salt Lake City, Utah driver has won in his last two starts at Kansas Speedway in 2017 and at Daytona Int'l Speedway in 2018. Self also finished second at Lucas Oil Raceway in 2017 and has a pair of third-place finishes at Kansas Speedway in 2016 and at Pocono Raceway in 2017. Self, driver of the No. 15 Sinclair Lubricants Toyota for Venturini Motorsports, also added a fourth-place finish at Iowa Speedway (2017). Self had already won a NASCAR K&N East race at Iowa in 2013, and recently added K&N West wins at Meridan, ID and Roseville, CA. At 10 years old, Self started racing go-karts in Salt Lake City. Just five years later, in 2006, Michael had won four local Utah state karting championships and two western United States regional karting championships. By 2010, the then 20-year-old driver had raced to similar results in full-size race cars, amassing wins in the open-wheel formula car Skip Barber Racing Series as well as the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model stock cars. Michael joined 15-time championship winning team Richard Childress Racing as a Development Driver with Golden Gate Racing Team in 2011. Under that banner, he went on to accumulate six wins in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West between 2012 and 2013, including a win at Phoenix International Raceway. In 2015, Michael become the first driver from Utah to compete at the national level of NASCAR when he made his Xfinity Series debut for Johnny Davis Motorsports. In just his fourth start, he earned a series-best finish of 11th at Wisconsin’s Road America course. When not on the track, Michael coaches and spots for various drivers, most recently guiding Justin Haley to his 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship.