Other Series Racing ARCA Michael Self claims pole for ARCA season opener at Daytona

Michael Self claims pole for ARCA season opener at Daytona

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Michael Self, with a lap time of 49.43, qualified on the pole for today’s ARCA Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway. The Daytona pole is the first time that Self qualified first at Daytona and the first time since the No. 25 Venturini Motorsports car qualified on the front row since 2018 when Natalie Decker accomplished that feat.

“Probably up until last year, qualifying was a bit of a sour point for me because I always have such bad qualifying results,” Self said. “But we kind of squashed that last year […] to get it here at Daytona International Speedway, it’s really special for Sinclair Oil, Venturini Motorsports and Toyota.”

Self, however, is no stranger to qualifying on the pole at superspeedways. In fact, his first career pole came at Talladega in 2018, where the Utah native qualified first and finished third after leading 21 laps. Despite the small success at superspeedways, Self has yet to win a race at Daytona or Talladega, but today may be the day he crosses that off the list.

Andy Seuss, Dave Mader III, Jason White, Drew Dollar, Riley Herbst, Hailie Deegan, Connor Hall, David Gravel and Dominique Van Wieringen completed the top-10 starters at Daytona.

The Lucas Oil 200 goes green today at 4:30 p.m. ET live on Fox Sports 1.

Official Starting Line Up

  1. Michael Self
  2. Andy Seuss
  3. Dave Mader III
  4. Jason White
  5. Drew Dollar
  6. Riley Herbst
  7. Hailie Deegan
  8. Connor Hall
  9. David Gravel
  10. Dominique Van Wieringen
  11. Tanner Gray
  12. Jacob Heafner
  13. Ryan Repko
  14. Gus Dean
  15. Jason Kitzmiller
  16. J.J. Pack
  17. Chuck Hiers
  18. Bret Holmes
  19. Natalie Decker
  20. Sean Corr
  21. Willie Mullins
  22. Thomas Praytor
  23. Scott Melton
  24. John Ferrier
  25. Benny Chastain
  26. Eric Caudell
  27. Tim Richmond
  28. Scott Reeves
  29. Brad Smith
  30. Ryan Huff
  31. Chuck Buchanan JR
  32. Con Nicolopoulos
  33. Thad Moffitt

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Briar Starr
24 years old, hopeful to be a PR in Motorsports.

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