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The 22 Team Comes Home from Michigan Debut with a Top 10

Austin Wayne Self made an exceptional debut at Michigan International Speedway on June 12, 2014. In speeds excess of 184 MPH during practice, Austin Wayne Self flew to the top of the speed charts for his first time ever running at the 2 mile track. Cunningham Motorsports provided Austin Wayne Self with a sporty car that he said was, “Really fast, Michigan is a fast track and we had a great setup for race weekend.”
Moving into Friday Austin Wayne Self had high expectations, “I think we have a shot at the pole and making a run for it!”

The 22 AM Technical Solutions Dodge grabbed the 4th spot during qualifying and expectations rose even further for race day. The Cunningham Race Team developed a sound pit strategy and moved into the race carrying the Scott Rookie In Car Camera.
Within the first 5 laps Austin Wayne Self took a turn a little too high and made some light contact with the wall damaging the right front fender. The car damage caused Self to pit early in order to replace the right front tire and hammer out the fender, which was rubbing the tire and causing it to tear. After fixing the damage Self returned to the track near the back of the pack in the 26th position. Coincidently, Self actually likes to come from the back because he enjoys making passes during the race, which is exactly what he did.

Self moved up in the field and lead laps after several of the leaders took to the pit. The 22 team tried to plan a pit stop about halfway through but due to radio trouble the pilot of the 22 AMTS Dodge didn’t get the message until a lap later. The 22 car made it to pit road but coasted into the pit stall as it ran out of fuel. This caused the pit crew to give the car a long push start as the 22 team tried to get their car back onto the track. A stray tire lead to a penalty pass through and Self finally returned to the track to race.
Following lap 79 Austin Wayne Self had worked his way into the top 10 and rebounded from the early race setbacks. The late race rally increased Austin Wayne Self’s already impressive passing efficiency. Self explored how to make the high line work for the 22 and capitalized on inside speed. Pass after pass Self was bringing his A-game. At the conclusion of the race Austin Wayne Self scored a top 10 finish, and valuable seat time at NASCAR’s fastest track.

Self and the 22 AM Technical Solutions, Cunningham Motorsports team will return to the race scene at Elko speedway this weekend. Self will be participating in an ARCA fan event on Friday, June 20th where he will be signing autographs and handing out swag to fans. For more information visit Austin’s facebook page events or the ARCA website to buy tickets to the next race!
Follow the young driver for race updates, behind the scenes pictures and videos, and for chances to win prizes on his facebook or twitter page.

The 22 Team Comes Home from Michigan Debut with a Top 10

Austin Wayne Self made an exceptional debut at Michigan International Speedway on June 12, 2014. In speeds excess of 184 MPH during practice, Austin Wayne Self flew to the top of the speed charts for his first time ever running at the 2 mile track. Cunningham Motorsports provided Austin Wayne Self with a sporty car that he said was, “Really fast, Michigan is a fast track and we had a great setup for race weekend.”
Moving into Friday Austin Wayne Self had high expectations, “I think we have a shot at the pole and making a run for it!”

The 22 AM Technical Solutions Dodge grabbed the 4th spot during qualifying and expectations rose even further for race day. The Cunningham Race Team developed a sound pit strategy and moved into the race carrying the Scott Rookie In Car Camera.
Within the first 5 laps Austin Wayne Self took a turn a little too high and made some light contact with the wall damaging the right front fender. The car damage caused Self to pit early in order to replace the right front tire and hammer out the fender, which was rubbing the tire and causing it to tear. After fixing the damage Self returned to the track near the back of the pack in the 26th position. Coincidently, Self actually likes to come from the back because he enjoys making passes during the race, which is exactly what he did.

Self moved up in the field and lead laps after several of the leaders took to the pit. The 22 team tried to plan a pit stop about halfway through but due to radio trouble the pilot of the 22 AMTS Dodge didn’t get the message until a lap later. The 22 car made it to pit road but coasted into the pit stall as it ran out of fuel. This caused the pit crew to give the car a long push start as the 22 team tried to get their car back onto the track. A stray tire lead to a penalty pass through and Self finally returned to the track to race.
Following lap 79 Austin Wayne Self had worked his way into the top 10 and rebounded from the early race setbacks. The late race rally increased Austin Wayne Self’s already impressive passing efficiency. Self explored how to make the high line work for the 22 and capitalized on inside speed. Pass after pass Self was bringing his A-game. At the conclusion of the race Austin Wayne Self scored a top 10 finish, and valuable seat time at NASCAR’s fastest track.

Self and the 22 AM Technical Solutions, Cunningham Motorsports team will return to the race scene at Elko speedway this weekend. Self will be participating in an ARCA fan event on Friday, June 20th where he will be signing autographs and handing out swag to fans. For more information visit Austin’s facebook page events or the ARCA website to buy tickets to the next race!
Follow the young driver for race updates, behind the scenes pictures and videos, and for chances to win prizes on his facebook or twitter page.

The 22 Team Turns Focus to Michigan After an Early Ending in Pocono

Pocono Raceway, The Tricky Triangle, served to be a learning ground for the 22 AM Cunningham Motorsports Dodge. The team qualified in the 5th position and had high hopes for the race.

Austin Wayne Self commented, “We had a really great car in the first few laps. I even got on the radio to tell the team thank you for putting me in such a good car. We were running the right lines and we moved up to the second position, then after a cycle of stops under caution we even led laps. We had a strong race strategy, we were planning on a one stop race. We practiced turning her on and off to conserve fuel when we could. We were running fast lines, and everything was going right. Unfortunately, we received a penalty for speeding on pit road and from there things just got worse. We ended up a few laps down and then had a mechanical issue with the car, which took us out of the race early. The guys are back in the shop looking for the culprit but we know it was something that led to the radiator blowing up. It’s racing and those things happen. It’s important for us to stay positive after two rough weekends in a row. Chad and I talked about things inevitably turning around and moving into Michigan we will have a new setup and focus for that race.”

After their effort at Pocono, Austin Wayne Self will quickly shift gears to his debut at Michigan International Speedway.

The Michigan ARCA 200 will mark the 7th stop for the ARCA Racing series on their 2014 schedule. On June 13th the race will go green for 200 miles on the two-mile, moderately-banked, D-shaped speedway in the scenic Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan. In 2012 Michigan International Speedway became the fastest non-restrictor plate track on the NASCAR circuit, turning speeds over 203 MPH. As ARCA races towards one of the fastest race tracks in the country, Austin Wayne Self has gained momentum with his team and refocuses on victory.

Austin Wayne Self Commented, “I know how important it is to win at this point in the season. We really don’t have anything to lose and I am going out there to win.”
Crew chief of the 22 AM Dodge, Chad Bryant said, “We had a really fast car at Pocono, and the fact that we could keep up and race with Kyle Larson and the Turner Scott Team was something we were really proud of. We had something for them and as a team we showed we can be competitive with the best of the best. We will have something for the teams and Michigan and we are going to come back even stronger there.”
The 22 car setup for Michigan will allow Austin Wayne Self to comeback from his Pocono effort and build upon their season knowledge and notebook. Keep an eye out for The Scott Rookie driver spotlight at Michigan.

The Michigan ARCA 200 will air Friday 06/13/2014 at 5:00 PM on FS1 and Mon 06/16/2014 at 11:00 AM on FS1. For more information leading up to race day, follow Austin on Facebook and Twitter for behind the scenes pictures, videos and other updates.

Austin Wayne Self to carry Scott Rookie In Car Camera for Remainder of the 2014 Season on Fox Sports 1 Starting at Pocono

Austin Wayne Self has been slotted to carry the Scott Rookie in car camera, for the remainder of the ARCA Racing Series broadcast races on Fox Sports 1.  As Austin Wayne Self approaches Pocono, he is excited to give the fans at home an in car perspective at his race effort.

Austin Wayne Self stated, “I am really excited about this opportunity. The exposure for our 22 AM Cunningham Motorsports Dodge team is great and it will really highlight how hard our entire team at Cunningham works to put a fast car on the track every single weekend. The Scott Rookie in Car Camera is also a great way to bring attention to the rookie drivers in the ARCA series, and discuss the great racing that we bring to the field our attention is now focused towards having a good run at Pocono.”

Pocono, known as the ‘Tricky Triangle’, is a superspeedway located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania at Long Pond. The asphalt 2.5 mile speedway is a gem in the racing circuit and unique oddity that has produced some of the best final finishes in racing.

Austin commented, “I am really looking forward to Pocono. We are also hosting some of our AM Technical Solutions team at the track and I really want to have a good showing for them. Cunningham has proven they are very successful at Pocono and I want to put the car in a position to win. I am really going to aim for strong qualifying, and good stops. We are going to have to adapt to a new track and that could prove to be a challenge but I am up for it!”

Chad Bryant, crew chief on the 22 Am Dodge commented, “The test was really good at Pocono on Wednesday.  We have really high expectations for the race.  Our main objective for the race is to complete every lap and contend for the win.  That is all we can ask for right now because we have had a lot of bad luck the last couple of weeks.  This team is getting stronger every week and our performance Wednesday showed that.”

The next race to be broadcast on television will be from Pocono with the following air dates all Eastern Time on FS1 & FS2: 1) Sat 06/07/2014 01:00 PM FS1, 2) Sat 06/07/2014 07:00 PM FS2 3) Mon 06/09/2014 10:00 AM FS1 4) Fri 06/13/2014 05:00 PM FS1