Michael Self wins career-first ARCA race at Kansas

 

By AutoWeek

Photo by Arca Racing Series

Michael Self was the meat in the middle of a five-wide sandwich on the final restart at Kansas Speedway and barely squeezed through as the leader off turn two. From there the Salt Lake City, Utah driver held off a spirited charge from Ty Majeski to win the Kansas 150 Friday night, his career-first ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory.

"I knew it was going to get hairy...I just kept my foot in it," said Self. "Once we got out in clean air, it was all about hitting your marks."

Self had some help from Kyle Larson's spotter, Derek Kneeland, when it came to hitting those marks.

"Once I got the lead, Derek came on the radio and said, 'listen to me. I want you to do exactly what I tell you to do.' I did exactly what he said and we were able to pull away from the 99. It's amazing how much a good spotter can help."

In the end Self, in the No. 28 Sinclair Oil Chevrolet, pulled away, crossing under the checkered flag 10 lengths in front of Majeski, who finished a career-best second in the No. 99 Treeo's Ford.

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