May 2018 – Austin Wayne Self
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Austin Wayne Self poised for strong run at Charlotte Motor Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. – On the heels of his best finish of the season, Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) and his Niece Motorsports team ride the momentum to the Queen City looking for their first top-10 finish of the season in Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200.

 

After finishing 15th at Dover International Speedway two weeks ago, the Austin, Texas native, with crew chief Cody Efaw, persevered in this past Friday night’s 37 Kind Days 250 to earn a 13th place finish. It was the team’s second consecutive top-15 finish under Efaw’s leadership.

 

With the No. 22 Don’t mess with Texas | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado picking up the pace, Self, 22, returns to Charlotte on a mission.

 

“Charlotte was a race that I felt slipped out of our hands last year,” Self explained. “We had a good truck and I felt I drove one of my best races on a mile-and-a-half, but we came up a little short of a top-10 finish.

 

“This week, I’m heading back there confident in our truck and my ability, and I think it’s going to be another solid weekend for our Niece Motorsports team.”

 

Moving up four positions in the championship standings after maneuvering his fifth top-20 finish last weekend, Self believes that his team’s energy is contagious, and they will only continue to climb as the heart of the season approaches.

 

“Niece Motorsports is bringing some good race trucks to the track,” added Self. “Momentum is a huge part of success in racing, and that’s something we’ve been able to put together over the last month or so. My communication with Cody (Efaw) is strong and I think we’re showing that with our on-track product.”

 

To some, it’s not a surprise to see the chemistry working between Self and Efaw.

 

The two hardcore racers worked together for four races in 2017 – where their connection was seen almost immediately. Self says since Efaw took the reins at Martinsville Speedway in March, it feels like they’ve haven’t missed a beat.

 

“Cody is a born racer,” explained Self. “He gets it and the way I’m able to describe what our truck is doing, he’s able to complete the sentence before I finish it. That’s pretty stout. He takes his job very seriously and Charlotte is an important race to him, being a home game for him and the Niece Motorsports team.

 

“A top-10 finish is going to mean everything before we take a two-week break before heading to Texas Motor Speedway in June.”

 

Like last year, the Don’t mess with Texas campaign and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 47th career start.

 

The Don’t mess with Texas campaign is part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) litter prevention program, which includes Don’t mess with Texas, Adopt-a-Highway, and a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful.

 

For more than 30 years, Don’t mess with Texas has made tremendous progress educating Texans about the impact of littering on the state’s economy, environment and physical landscape.

 

Go Texan, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Markets will serve as associate partners in the seventh race of the year.

 

In 46 NCWTS races, the 2015 ARCA Racing Series rookie of the year has one top-five (second at Daytona 2017) and three top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 18.6 during his three years of competition.

 

For more on Austin Wayne Self, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.

 

For additional information on CForce premium artesian water, please visit cforce.com.

 

For more on Flying Circle, please visit flyingcirclegear.com, like them on Facebook (FlyingCircleGear) and follow them on Instagram (@flyingcirclegear) and Twitter (@flyingcircle_). Also connect with Flying Circle on Pinterest and YouTube.

 

For more on Niece Motorsports, please visit niecemotorsports.com.

 

The North Carolina Education Lottery 200 (134 laps | 201 miles) is the sixth of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2018 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., May 18 from 9:05 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. A final practice session is set for 10:35 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 4:40 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 8:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Eastern).

 

About AM Technical Solutions:

 

AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) is a leading construction management, project management and facility solutions firm for high-tech markets.

 

AMTS provides diverse integrated solutions across a facilities life cycle to include new cleanroom construction, integrated construction management, total quality programs, capital asset solutions and cleanroom certification and testing.

 

About Niece Motorsports: 

 

Niece Motorsports is owned by United States Marine Corps Veteran Al Niece.  In 2018, Niece Motorsports enters its second full season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, fielding two full-time teams with Austin Wayne Self and Justin Fontaine.

 

Niece also owns Niece Equipment, which has for over 30 years provided clients with reliable products at competitive prices.  Niece Equipment’s reputation is built on service, integrity and dependability.

 

The company provides water and fuel / lube trucks that are engineered with quality and durability in mind for the construction and mining industry.

 

Follow the team on Facebook and Instagram @NieceMotorsports as well as Twitter @NieceMotorsport.

 

CONTACT: media@niecemotorsports.com | niecemotorsports.com.

Austin Wayne Self celebrates one-year anniversary with new partner at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Fresh off a strong top-15 finish this past weekend at Dover (Del.) International Speedway, Niece Motorsports driver Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) heads west to Kansas Speedway looking for his first top-10 finish of the season.

 

Friday night’s 37 Kind Days 250 at Kansas celebrates the one-year anniversary of Self’s, a native of Austin, Texas, first time piloting a Niece Motorsports truck.

 

The sixth race of the year also signifies the debut of a new partner aboard the team’s No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado for the second night race of the year.

 

CForce Bottling Company founded in 2015, by Gena and American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter Chuck Norris, will serve as a major partner at Kansas Speedway.

 

CForce natural artesian water is bottled at the source. The Lone Wolf Spring, which supplies CForce’s pristine water, was discovered on the Norris family ranch in Navastoa, Tex. – adding another partner with Texas ties to Self’s team.

 

The water is over 23,000 years old, dating back to the last ice age. The water filters through volcanic rock and is then deposited into a deep sustainable aquifer. Through an engineered delivery system, the water travels directly from the source to the bottling plant, so that it remains untouched until it is opened.

 

“I’m very excited and proud to have this relationship with CForce Bottling Company,” said Self. “The Norris’s are amazing people and I’m glad to branch their product into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Niece Motorsports.

 

“CForce tastes great and most of all, it keeps me plenty hydrated before and after a race. We had a good weekend at Dover and I’m hoping we can keep that momentum up at Kansas on Friday night.”

 

Speaking of Kansas, the 22-year-old will make his third NCWTS start at the 1.5-mile speedway, and hopes to better a 15th-place finish earned with Niece Motorsports last Spring. In addition to the Truck Series, Self has two additional starts in an ARCA car from 2014-2015.

 

“I’ve always enjoyed Kansas,” sounded Self. “It’s a fast mile-and-a-half track where handling is key and speed is essential. The trucks like to dance a lot on the intermediate tracks, especially in the draft – but we’ve done a good job working on our speedway program this year and I’m encouraged from our speed at Las Vegas – that we’ll be equally competitive under the lights.

 

“The biggest thing we’ll have to combat on Friday is weather. We’ll practice and qualify during the day, but take the checkered flag at night. Luckily, Cody (Efaw), my crew chief is very knowledgeable when it comes to track transition and he should be able to keep our No. 22 Don’t’ mess with Texas | CForce Chevrolet tuned up with the track, which hopefully brings us a good finish.”

 

Like last year, the Don’t mess with Texas campaign and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 46th career start.

 

The Don’t mess with Texas campaign is part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) litter prevention program, which includes Don’t mess with Texas, Adopt-a-Highway, and a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful.

 

For more than 30 years, Don’t mess with Texas has made tremendous progress educating Texans about the impact of littering on the state’s economy, environment and physical landscape.

 

In 45 NCWTS races, the 2015 ARCA Racing Series rookie of the year has one top-five (second at Daytona 2017) and three top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 18.6 during his three years of competition.

 

For more on Austin Wayne Self, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.

 

For additional information on CForce premium artesian water, please visit cforce.com.

 

For more on Niece Motorsports, please visit niecemotorsports.com.

 

The 37 Kind Days 250 (200 laps | 200 miles) is the sixth of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2018 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., May 11 from 8:35 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. A final practice session is set for 10:35 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 4:05 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Central).

 

 About CForce Premium Artesian Water:

 

CForce Bottling Company, a certified woman-owned business, was founded in 2015 by Gena and Chuck Norris. While looking for a new well site, the Norris family discovered the pristine water source on their Lone Wolf Ranch in Navasota, TX.

CForce premium artesian water is naturally filtered through ancient, 23,000-year-old, volcanic rock and is then deposited into a deep, sustainable aquifer.

As a force of nature, the water erupts from the ground and is already pure, smooth and naturally high in pH. A state-of-the-art bottling facility was constructed on the property in 2016 to bottle CForce premium artesian water at its source.

CForce Bottling Company prides itself on being a different kind of company and appreciates all of its partners. For more information, visit cforce.com.

 

About Niece Motorsports: 

 

Niece Motorsports is owned by United States Marine Corps Veteran Al Niece.  In 2018, Niece Motorsports enters its second full season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, fielding two full-time teams with Austin Wayne Self and Justin Fontaine.

 

Niece also owns Niece Equipment, which has for over 30 years provided clients with reliable products at competitive prices.  Niece Equipment’s reputation is built on service, integrity and dependability.

 

The company provides water and fuel / lube trucks that are engineered with quality and durability in mind for the construction and mining industry.

 

Follow the team on Facebook and Instagram @NieceMotorsports as well as Twitter @NieceMotorsport.

 

CONTACT: media@niecemotorsports.com

Austin Wayne Self set to tackle Monster Mile with new partner

DOVER, Del. – After a six-week break from NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) competition, Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) and his Niece Motorsports team head to Dover International Speedway, eyeing their first top-10 finish of the season.

 

It’s been a busy-six-week hiatus for Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based team.

 

From preparing for the next three-week stretch, to announcing a new partnership, and even a strict exercise regiment in place for Self – the team feels on top of its game for Friday afternoon’s JEGS 200.

 

“It feels good to be getting back in the saddle,” says Self. “Since Martinsville, it’s been game-on in the shop with Cody (Efaw, crew chief) and the team diligently preparing our race trucks, and I’ve been working with T.J. Bell on a new workout program. Things are good.”

 

Self’s new workout routine should pay dividends in his second trip to Dover.

 

With the one-mile concrete oval notoriously earning its nickname as the “Monster Mile”, the Austin, Texas native remembers how physically demanding the track is – easily living up to its label.

 

“I remember how much wheel input it takes to race at Dover,” recalled Self. “It’s a very demanding race track, where you literally have to get up on the wheel and race. No doubt my workouts over the past month have me in better shape, and I’m hoping that will show behind the wheel.

 

“My first trip to Dover didn’t turn out as planned. We qualified okay, made some gains during the race and then experienced a mechanical failure. I honestly feel we’ll be better this second time around.”

 

For the fifth Truck Series race of the season, Self and Niece Motorsports will have the support of Flying Circle. Announced earlier this month, the Boerne, Texas based company will fly their colors aboard the team’s No. 22 Don’t mess with Texas Chevrolet.

 

As a trusted supplier of military specialty and travel bags to the U.S. Armed Forces for 30 years, Flying Circle’s mission is to provide service members and their families with dependable, functional, and versatile luggage.  The company is known within the military community for their commitment to offering quality products at a fair value and excellent customer service.

 

“Dover is the opening race for our new partnership with Flying Circle and we hope to give them a great debut at the Monster Mile,” sounded Self.

 

“I am a proud Texan and the addition of Flying Circle to our organization is a great opportunity for them to expand their horizons and connect with a fan base that is passionate about those who serve in the military. This partnership is a win-win.”

 

Flying Circle principal Jimmy Chittim says they are thrilled about joining Niece Motorsports and building a relationship with the 22-year-old Self.

 

“We are really excited about our partnership with Niece Motorsports and Austin,” he said. “We know that our customers love Truck racing and we love Truck racing, so it’s awesome we get to be a part of the action.”

 

Like last year, the Don’t mess with Texas campaign and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 45th career start.

 

The Don’t mess with Texas campaign is part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) litter prevention program, which includes Don’t mess with Texas, Adopt-a-Highway, and a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful.

 

For more than 30 years, Don’t mess with Texas has made tremendous progress educating Texans about the impact of littering on the state’s economy, environment and physical landscape.

 

In 44 NCWTS races, the 2015 ARCA Racing Series rookie of the year has one top-five (second at Daytona 2017) and three top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 19.0 during his three years of competition.

 

For more on Austin Wayne Self, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.

 

For more on Niece Motorsports, please visit niecemotorsports.com.

 

For more on Flying Circle, please visit flyingcirclegear.com, like them on Facebook (FlyingCircleGear) and follow them on Instagram (@flyingcirclegear) and Twitter (@flyingcircle_). Also connect with Flying Circle on Pinterest and YouTube.

 

The JEGS 200 (200 laps | 200 miles) is the fifth of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2018 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs., May 3 from 2:05 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. A final practice session is set for 4:05 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., May 4, beginning at 1:05 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 5:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Eastern).

 

About Flying Circle:

 

Born on a ranch in Boerne, Texas, Flying Circle has been designing and manufacturing field, tactical, and travel bags for the U.S. Military for more than 30 years.  The company has achieved a reputation for quality and durability in the products they produce, including military specialty bags, Tactical iPad® Covers, gun cases, business backpacks, laptop briefcases, duffels, toiletry bags, and travel kits.

 

Flying Circle stands by the quality of its workmanship and materials.  The full range of Flying Circle bags and cases are covered by a lifetime product guarantee.

 

On Duty.  Off Duty.  We’ve Got You Covered® at Flying Circle.

 

About Niece Motorsports: 

 

Niece Motorsports is owned by United States Marine Corps Veteran Al Niece.  In 2018, Niece Motorsports enters its second full season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, fielding two full-time teams with Austin Wayne Self and Justin Fontaine.

 

Niece also owns Niece Equipment, which has for over 30 years provided clients with reliable products at competitive prices.  Niece Equipment’s reputation is built on service, integrity and dependability.

 

The company provides water and fuel / lube trucks that are engineered with quality and durability in mind for the construction and mining industry.

 

Follow the team on Facebook and Instagram @NieceMotorsports as well as Twitter @NieceMotorsport.

 

CONTACT: media@niecemotorsports.com

 

Austin Wayne Self set to tackle Monster Mile with new partner

DOVER, Del. – After a six-week break from NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) competition, Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) and his Niece Motorsports team head to Dover International Speedway, eyeing their first top-10 finish of the season.

 

It’s been a busy-six-week hiatus for Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based team.

 

From preparing for the next three-week stretch, to announcing a new partnership, and even a strict exercise regiment in place for Self – the team feels on top of its game for Friday afternoon’s JEGS 200.

 

“It feels good to be getting back in the saddle,” says Self. “Since Martinsville, it’s been game-on in the shop with Cody (Efaw, crew chief) and the team diligently preparing our race trucks, and I’ve been working with T.J. Bell on a new workout program. Things are good.”

 

Self’s new workout routine should pay dividends in his second trip to Dover.

 

With the one-mile concrete oval notoriously earning its nickname as the “Monster Mile”, the Austin, Texas native remembers how physically demanding the track is – easily living up to its label.

 

“I remember how much wheel input it takes to race at Dover,” recalled Self. “It’s a very demanding race track, where you literally have to get up on the wheel and race. No doubt my workouts over the past month have me in better shape, and I’m hoping that will show behind the wheel.

 

“My first trip to Dover didn’t turn out as planned. We qualified okay, made some gains during the race and then experienced a mechanical failure. I honestly feel we’ll be better this second time around.”

 

For the fifth Truck Series race of the season, Self and Niece Motorsports will have the support of Flying Circle. Announced earlier this month, the Boerne, Texas based company will fly their colors aboard the team’s No. 22 Don’t mess with Texas Chevrolet.

 

As a trusted supplier of military specialty and travel bags to the U.S. Armed Forces for 30 years, Flying Circle’s mission is to provide service members and their families with dependable, functional, and versatile luggage.  The company is known within the military community for their commitment to offering quality products at a fair value and excellent customer service.

 

“Dover is the opening race for our new partnership with Flying Circle and we hope to give them a great debut at the Monster Mile,” sounded Self.

 

“I am a proud Texan and the addition of Flying Circle to our organization is a great opportunity for them to expand their horizons and connect with a fan base that is passionate about those who serve in the military. This partnership is a win-win.”

 

Flying Circle principal Jimmy Chittim says they are thrilled about joining Niece Motorsports and building a relationship with the 22-year-old Self.

 

“We are really excited about our partnership with Niece Motorsports and Austin,” he said. “We know that our customers love Truck racing and we love Truck racing, so it’s awesome we get to be a part of the action.”

 

Like last year, the Don’t mess with Texas campaign and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 45th career start.

 

The Don’t mess with Texas campaign is part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) litter prevention program, which includes Don’t mess with Texas, Adopt-a-Highway, and a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful.

 

For more than 30 years, Don’t mess with Texas has made tremendous progress educating Texans about the impact of littering on the state’s economy, environment and physical landscape.

 

In 44 NCWTS races, the 2015 ARCA Racing Series rookie of the year has one top-five (second at Daytona 2017) and three top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 19.0 during his three years of competition.

 

For more on Austin Wayne Self, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.

 

For more on Niece Motorsports, please visit niecemotorsports.com.

 

For more on Flying Circle, please visit flyingcirclegear.com, like them on Facebook (FlyingCircleGear) and follow them on Instagram (@flyingcirclegear) and Twitter (@flyingcircle_). Also connect with Flying Circle on Pinterest and YouTube.

 

The JEGS 200 (200 laps | 200 miles) is the fifth of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2018 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs., May 3 from 2:05 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. A final practice session is set for 4:05 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., May 4, beginning at 1:05 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 5:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Eastern).

 

About Flying Circle:

 

Born on a ranch in Boerne, Texas, Flying Circle has been designing and manufacturing field, tactical, and travel bags for the U.S. Military for more than 30 years.  The company has achieved a reputation for quality and durability in the products they produce, including military specialty bags, Tactical iPad® Covers, gun cases, business backpacks, laptop briefcases, duffels, toiletry bags, and travel kits.

 

Flying Circle stands by the quality of its workmanship and materials.  The full range of Flying Circle bags and cases are covered by a lifetime product guarantee.

 

On Duty.  Off Duty.  We’ve Got You Covered® at Flying Circle.

 

About Niece Motorsports: 

 

Niece Motorsports is owned by United States Marine Corps Veteran Al Niece.  In 2018, Niece Motorsports enters its second full season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, fielding two full-time teams with Austin Wayne Self and Justin Fontaine.

 

Niece also owns Niece Equipment, which has for over 30 years provided clients with reliable products at competitive prices.  Niece Equipment’s reputation is built on service, integrity and dependability.

 

The company provides water and fuel / lube trucks that are engineered with quality and durability in mind for the construction and mining industry.

 

Follow the team on Facebook and Instagram @NieceMotorsports as well as Twitter @NieceMotorsport.

 

CONTACT: media@niecemotorsports.com