After completing the K&N West Pro Series season Michael Self is prepared to upgrade his talents possibly to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series during the 2014 season.
“As of right now, I’m not signed with RCR. I don’t have any commitment to them for anything during the 2014 season.” Self explained to me. “With that being said, I would love the opportunity to drive anything in the RCR stable, as their equipment has repeatedly proved to be among the best.” I think there’s a strong possibility I’ll get the chance to drive one of their cars or trucks at some point, we just have to put the right deal together”
The recent progression from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series level to the NASCAR Nationwide Series level for Ty Dillon and Brendan Gaughan, both Richard Childress Racing drivers, have allowed Self to get his name thrown around in the conversation of driving a RCR powered truck in 2014.
Over the course of Self’s K&N West Pro Series career he’s racked up six wins including three each of the past two years. The 23-year-old reeled in 10 top five finishes this season including a win at Iowa Speedway during the K&N East vs. West showdown.
“Overall, 2013 was a phenomenal year. The Golden Gate Racing Team was incredible to work with. I had the pleasure to score them their first win in 2012, and build on that by making history in 2013. Winning the combo race at Iowa was the biggest accomplishment in my career, then winning 2 days later in Missouri made history.” Self told me about his 2013 season. “We had a huge run at Daytona that should’ve put us in VL, and several others to match that throughout the year. We were constantly a force and front running car, but we made mistakes that cost us the championship, and as the driver I take partial responsibility for some of our downfalls.
“It was a great season, I’m very happy with what we accomplished, but there will always be room for improvement.”
Self’s been driving for Golden Gate Racing, which is powered by RCR, which is just another reason he’s been put in the bucket of possible drivers for RCR.
“I wish I could say I have a set plan right now,” Self expressed about 2014. “I have several opportunities in the works, but nothing set. I’m hoping to put together a mixed Nationwide/Truck schedule, but it I get the opportunity to run in the national series at all I’ll be happy.”