Michael Self Iowa preview

Michael Self
JD Motorsports with Gary Keller
Nebraska Transport Company Chevrolet 01
Iowa Speedway preview
U.S. Cellular 250
Saturday, Aug. 1

The race: 218 miles, 250 laps, race 19 of 33


American Muscle

NEWTON, Iowa – Michael Self is ready to make the next big step.

Self will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut Saturday in the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway, driving the Nebraska Transport Company Chevrolet for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller.

The move into NASCAR national-series racing is one Self has anticipated for a while.

“To have the opportunity to make my debut in the JD Motorsports/Nebraska Transportation Company 01 car at Iowa is tremendous for me,” said Self, 24. “I’ve been fortunate and had a lot of success at Iowa in the past in the K&N series, so hopefully my familiarity with the track will make the transition to the Xfinity car a little easier. I’m looking forward to learning everything I can throughout the entire weekend from my JD Motorsports team.”

Self has run six K&N Pro Series West races at the Iowa track, scoring two wins and four top-five runs.

Practice for Xfinity drivers is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. (ET) Friday. Qualifying is set for 4:45 p.m. Saturday, with the 250-lap race to follow at 8 p.m.

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