Tony Venturini was a stock car racing pioneer in the 1950s, competing at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. Tony also ran a Sinclair service station, where his son, Bill Sr., raced a go-kart around the pumps as a child.
Bill Sr. grew up to become a two-time ARCA Racing Series Champion and the first to employ an all-female pit crew, which was headed by his wife, Cathy. Their son Billy, himself a 28-time Top 5 ARCA finisher, now heads Venturini Motorsports, while his sister Wendy is an award-winning broadcaster for The Speed Channel.
The number 25 is normally reserved for members of the Venturini family – Tony used it in his early NASCAR days, and Bill Sr. used it later. But now that the Venturini’s have reconnected with Sinclair Oil in this exciting race partnership, they’ve made a special exception for Michael Self.