Self Salvages Top-10 Run at Toledo Speedway
Heading back to the same track for a third time in one season is almost unheard of, and Michael Self along with his Sinclair Oil team entered the weekend at Toledo Speedway with high hopes. Self found good speed out of his Toyota Camry during the day’s lone 45-minute practice session and hoped that would translate to the 200-lap race. Initially firing off good at the start, Self set his eyes on the top-five, before the handling on his racecar started to diminish. Coming to pit road during the breaks on lap-75 and lap-150, crew chief Kevin Reed worked feverishly to try and get the handling fixed for Self. With the handling fixed and Self posting times as fast as the leader, he once again began tracking them down. Working through heavy race traffic and a long green flag run to the end, Self found himself stuck due to track position. He would bring home his No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry seventh.
Start – 8 Finish – 7 Points – 2nd
MICHAEL SELF QUOTE:
“Not the day we were hoping for in Toledo (Speedway). We had decent speed in practice, but overall lacked on handling during the race. The adjustments my guys made were good and helped but we were off just a bit. Hopefully we can rebound strong at Bristol (Motor Speedway) this week and put our Sinclair Oil Camry back up front.”
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.