Michael Self Comes Sweeps Daytona With Historic Road Course Win
With his sights set on accomplishing what no one else has, winning at the 2.5-mile superspeedway and the 3.61-mile road course at Daytona International Speedway in the same season, Michael Self and his No. 25 Sinclair Oil team headed into the weekends race with high spirits. With a very limited practice session and the field set off Sioux Chief Owner’s Points, Self and team were set to roll off second. But persistent rain and lightning, forced officials to delay the start by almost three hours. Once underway, Self would pit under yellow to put on a set of General Tire rain tires to take the green flag with. Once underway, Self began immediately battling for the lead, ultimately taking it over on lap-15 right before the conclusion of Stage 1. After coming to pit road for another set of rain tires and fuel, Self set back out. Once again finding himself in a battle for the lead, he took it over once and for all on lap-18 and crossed the finish line with a 6.993-second lead over second place, to complete his sweep at Daytona International Speedway.
Start – 2 Finish – 1 Points – 1st
MICHAEL SELF QUOTE:
“This was a really special win for me. I come from a road racing background and spend a lot of my weekends outside the car coaching guys in the Trans Am Series, so to be able to back that up with the on-track performance myself is obviously really important to me. It’s been a bit of a rough few weeks, but we capitalized at a place I was really focused on and everyone at VMS did a great job executing and getting our Sinclair Oil, Toyota where it needed to be for both wet and dry conditions.”
About Venturini Motorsports
With over 65 victories, the 2019 ARCA Menards Series champions, Venturini Motorsports, are an official Toyota Racing Development team, and have been a permanent fixture in the ARCA Menards Series since 1983 and are considered one of the early pioneers in NASCAR driver development programs.
Since Joey Logano, the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup champion, raced for the team in 2007, VMS has gone onto assist many of the sports’ top driver prospects in pursuit of making it to the highest levels of stock car racing.
The growing list of drivers racing today in one of NASCAR’s top-three touring series include current Toyota drivers Erik Jones, Christopher Bell, Harrison Burton, Christian Eckes, Chandler Smith, Brandon Jones, Todd Gilliland, Brennan Poole, Ryan Reed and Natalie Decker. VMS Alumni also include Joey Logano, William Byron, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Daniel Suarez, Bubba Wallace, Matt Tifft, Noah Gragson, Justin Allgaier and Justin Haley.