SALT LAKE CITY – Michael Self and Sinclair Oil Corporation have added eight races to their season schedule, splitting appearance between the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
The Sinclair white, green and red livery will adorn Self’s No. 28 Chevrolet as he joins Mason Mitchell Motorsports at Pocono Raceway on June 9 and at Iowa Speedway on July 8.
Self will then rejoin MDM Motorsports for starts at Lucas Oil Raceway on July 21 and the ARCA season finale at Kansas on Oct. 20.
Sinclair will make its NASCAR competition debut on Self’s No. 9 Sunrise Ford Racing entry at the K&N West event at Colorado National Speedway on June 10.
That West appearance will be followed by stops at Iowa on June 28, Douglas County (Ore.) Speedway on Aug. 26 and Meridian (Idaho) Speedway on Sept. 30.
“It’s such an honor to continue working with Sinclair Oil and be in equipment that really showcases the commitment to excellence that epitomizes their brand,” said Self. “They’re truly my dream partner – we’ve been able to do some really cool things together off the track, as well as make a lot of noise in the sport with the Dino Car.”
“The amazing fan feedback is really what’s powering our partnership and making everything I do with Sinclair so much fun. I’m really excited to keep giving fans something to root for, and hope we can keep Dino at the front of the pack and in the spotlight every race we go to. With the teams we’ll be working with, I have no doubt the equipment will be capable of doing just that.”
Fans will have the chance to win Dino racing gear during giveaways from both Self and Sinclair, as well as have opportunities to see the Dino Car in-person at Sinclair stations throughout the season.
“We’re excited that our participation in the 2017 racing scene is with Utah native Michael Self,” said Jack Barger, VP of Marketing and Supply for Sinclair Oil. “Michael is an emerging star in the ARCA and NASCAR K&N Series, building on what he achieved last year in a single race at the Kansas Speedway. We’re looking forward to watching Michael this year and what he can accomplish in several races with the Sinclair DINO car.”
Since his season debut in the ARCA race at Daytona Int’l Speedway, Self has focused on his newest racing venture, driving the No. 9 Sunrise Ford full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
After missing the season opener at Tucson, he’s scored two top-fives and three top-10s in five starts, currently sitting 10th in the championship points standings.
Self looks forward to having Sinclair Oil on the No. 9 Ford for four races in NASCAR’s regional development series.
“Driving the No. 9 for Sunrise Ford Racing has been a lot of fun. It’s been a great experience, and given me the chance to be in a race car and compete more than I have in the last three years combined,” Self said. “I think it’s going to be really special to have Sinclair Oil on that car at some real short-tracks, right in their prime markets.”
“The schedule we’ve come up with allows Sinclair race fans to see the car at a variety of different track styles, all over the country.”
CREDIT: Michael Self Racing/Sinclair Oil Corporation