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Pocono Raceway / Overton’s 150 Box Score Report

 

Austin Wayne Self, No. 44 Don’t mess with Texas / AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet 

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 

Pocono Raceway / Overton’s 150

Box Score Report 

Race No. 12 of 23

Stats:

Started: 21st

Finished: 16th

Laps: 60 / 60

Status: Running

 

Quick Recap:

In his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut with Martins Motorsports in collaboration with Faith Motorsports, Austin, Texas native earned a solid 16th place finish in Saturday afternoon’s Overton’s 150 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.

Grateful for an opportunity to drive the No. 44 Don’t mess with Texas / AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet for Martins Motorsports, Self and his new team work hard over the weekend to improve the handling on their truck from the shortened practice session on Friday afternoon.

From practice to qualifying on Saturday afternoon, Self continued to pick up the pace, qualifying a track-best 21st at the 2.5-mile triangle just three hours before the start of the 12th race of the season.

Throughout the short 60-race stint, Self battled an extremely tight race truck at the end of Stage 1, but diligent work by the Martins Motorsports team improved the handling condition significantly allowing Self to climb from 20th at the end of Stage 2 to finish 16th when the checkered flag waved.

The effort was Self’s fifth top-20 finish of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Also, the run was best since a competitive 12th-place run at Texas Motor Speedway driving for AM Racing in June.

Self, 22, has 29 career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts to his credit. He holds a career-best finish of second at Daytona International Speedway in Feb. 2017 driving for AM Racing. Self’s career-best qualifying effort occurred at his hometown track of Texas Motor Speedway in June 2017 where he qualified 15th before finishing 12th.

Driver Quote:

“I appreciative of this opportunity to drive for Martins Motorsports, Faith Motorsports and to have the support of Don’t mess with Texas, AM Technical Solutions and all of our partners who make this possible.”

“Our truck was pretty decent. We kept making some changes and with those changes the truck got faster. Pocono is a short race, so if you don’t have it the way you want too by the start – you play catchup the entire race.”

“I’m really proud of the guys though. They worked their guts out and we had a solid finish. Looking forward to seeing what’s next.”

 

Event Notes:

  • Austin Wayne Self finished 16th in the Overton’s 150 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway in his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the famed 2.5-mile triangle. Last July, the Texan finished 25th after starting 21st.

 

  • Self-made his seventh NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start of the year but first with Martins Motorsports in a collaboration with Faith Motorsports. Self also has raced for AM Racing and Niece Motorsports respectively this season.

 

  • Christopher Bell won the Overton’s 150 followed by Ben Rhodes (second), Ryan Truex (third), John Hunter Nemechek (fourth) and Johnny Sauter (fifth).

 

Next Race: LTi Printing 200 at Michigan International Speedway on Sat., Aug 12.

 

To learn more information on AM Racing please visit amracingteam.com.

For more information on Don’t mess with Texas and how you can become involved in the program , visit dontmesswithtexas.org.

For more on Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.

 

About Don’t mess with Texas:

TxDOT’s Don’t mess with Texas litter prevention campaign has been educating Texans about litter prevention since 1986. For more information, visit dontmesswithtexas.org. Don’t mess with Texas is a registered trademark and service mark owned by the Texas Department of Transportation.

 

CONTACT:

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Airflotek to support Austin Wayne Self; AM Racing at Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, KY – Officials from AM Racing announced today that Airflotek, a distributor of air filtration systems will support driver Austin Wayne Self in Thursday night’s Buckle Up Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway.

Founded in 1982, Airflotek is a distributor of air filtration systems including fan and filter modules, HEPA / ULPA filters, terminal ducted modules, cleanroom ceilings and cleanroom lighting, softwall cleanrooms, air showers, pass-throughs, HEPA filtered vacuums, shoe cleaners, cleanroom furniture, laminar flow equipment and cleanroom constructions.

Applications for the Suwanee, Ga. based company include pharmaceuticals, bearing, food service, storage, electronics, medical, satellite, testing labs, wet processing, aerospace, assembly and dry processing.

Thursday night’s race will mark their debut as a primary partner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

“I’m incredibly thankful and honored to represent Airflotek this weekend at Kentucky Speedway,” said Self. “This is their first foray into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and I strongly believe with the strength and speed that our AM Racing has shown over the last couple of months, we can go out there on Thursday night and give them a good showing.”

“Their logo looks pretty darn cool on the hood of our No. 22 Toyota Tundra.”

The Austin, Tex. native will make his second NCWTS start at the 1.5-mile oval and fourth overall in Motorsports competition. In addition to Trucks, the Texan has two ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards starts in 2014 and 2015 respectively with 12th and 11th place finish accordingly  .

In addition to Airflotek, the Mooresville, N.C.-based team will have associate partnership support from Snap Track, a product of Techline Manufacturing for Thursday night’s 150-lap hustle.

Techline’s Snap Track is your complete source for a limited width cable tray system and just one more way Techline Manufacturing is striving to provide the best products available in today’s market. Techline Manufacturing also fabricates custom products such as air manifolds, condensate pots, and instrument racks.

Snap Track is the first cable tray system to use patented push pin technology that snaps into place eliminating the need for as many nuts and bolts during installation and reducing labor costs for their customers.

Snap Track was designed to transition cables from ladder tray to point of use, while reducing installed costs. Snap Track’s philosophy is simple – Reduce field labor, while supporting and “Protecting the Cable.”

“Snap Track has been a great addition to AM Racing this season,” added Self. “Their investment into our program as well as our devotion to their product off the track seems to be paying off. I’m awfully proud that our AM Racing team has been able to bring new partners to the table this season and let them experience the power and bliss of NASCAR racing.”

As for Kentucky, Self says he is confident in the truck his AM Racing team led by crew chief Bill Henderson is bringing to the track and he hopes to deliver his fourth top-15 finish of the year aboard an AM Racing prepared truck.

“We started off the year with a second at Daytona and have been able to carry the speed in our AM Racing trucks at Charlotte and Texas,” Self added. “We like the direction we are going in and we feel very confident we can keep our consistency rocking Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway.”

Further information on Self’s NCWTS schedule at AM Racing is forthcoming.

The Buckle Up Your Truck 225 (150 laps / 225 miles) is the 12th of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on Wed., July 5 from 12:00 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. Second practice begins at 2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. with a final practice session set from 4:00 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Thurs, July 6 beginning at 5:00 p.m. The truck field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Eastern).

To learn more information on AM Racing please visit amracingteam.com.

For more on Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.

 

About Airflotek:

Founded in 1982, Airflotek (airflotek.com) is a distributor of air filtration systems including fan and filter modules, HEPA / ULPA filters, terminal ducted modules, cleanroom ceilings and cleanroom lighting, softwall cleanrooms, air showers, pass-throughs, HEPA filtered vacuums, shoe cleaners, cleanroom furniture, laminar flow equipment and cleanroom constructions.

Applications for the Suwanee, Ga. based company include pharmaceuticals, bearing, food service, storage, electronics, medical, satellite, testing labs, wet processing, aerospace, assembly and dry processing.

 

About Snap Track, A product of Techline Manufacturing:

Techline’s Snap Track is your complete source for a limited width cable tray system and just one more way Techline Manufacturing is striving to provide the best products available in today’s market. Techline Manufacturing also fabricates custom products such as air manifolds, condensate pots, and instrument racks.

For these reasons, Techline Manufacturing has become a leading manufacturer of domestic instrumentation and electrical support systems including Snap Track cable tray.

Snap Track was designed to transition cables from ladder tray to point of use, while reducing installed costs. Snap Track’s philosophy is simple – Reduce field labor, while supporting and “Protecting the Cable.”

 

About AM Racing:

AM Racing is a second-year NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team owned by entrepreneur Tim Self. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C. Operated by Self, a native of Austin, Texas, the team is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance. The team has named Austin Wayne Self, Justin Fontaine and J.J. Yeley as AM Racing drivers for 2017.

 

CONTACT:

pr@amracing.racing