SALT LAKE CITY — Sinclair Oil Corp. will expand their sponsorship of ARCA Racing Series driver Michael Self to include all 20 races of the upcoming season.

In his third year as a representative for Sinclair, Self will chase the ARCA championship for the first time in the No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota.

“He’s our home-state guy,” said Jack Barger, vice president of Marketing and Supply for Sinclair Oil. “We’ve all loved seeing success for a fellow Utahan and look forward to lots of wins in 2019.”

Self started the 2018 season with a dramatic win during the ARCA season opener at Daytona Int’l Speedway. During his ARCA career, he’s earned three wins, 11 top-five finishes and one pole in just 19 starts.

Self spent his early days racing go-karts, competing in the world championship at age 16 and ranking as one of America’s top three go-kart drivers under age 18.

As Self advanced to full-size stock car racing, it seemed only natural to team with Sinclair Oil and Venturini Motorsports. A family-operated organization, patriarch Tony Venturini fueled the group’s passion for speed when he began racing in Chicago during the 1950s, while owning and operating a Sinclair Oil service station.

“I’m so excited to have the opportunity to compete for an ARCA championship with Sinclair Oil,” said Self. “Sinclair has been an incredible partner, and the fans have loved seeing DINO on the track. I can’t wait to see what we accomplish together this season.”