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Austin Wayne Self readies for third Chicagoland Truck Series start

JOLIET, Ill. – Recording his fifth top-20 finish in the last six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) and his Niece Motorsports team trek to Chicagoland Speedway, eyeing their first top-10 finish of the year in Friday night’s Overton’s 225.

 

Chicagoland Speedway is the final stop of a four-consecutive race stretch for the Truck Series, and while Self and his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado have shown raw speed at Texas, Iowa and Gateway respectively, the team is confident Self’s prior experience in the Windy City will pay dividends in the 11th race of the year.

 

“It’s different to go to Chicagoland at the end of June instead of mid-September, but maybe that’s a good thing for our Niece Motorsports team,” said Austin, Texas native Austin Wayne Self.

 

“Our Niece Motorsports team has worked really hard to get our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado pointed in the right direction and I feel very confident in our abilities – not only for Chicagoland but for the rest of the summer.

 

“We’ve been able to persevere through obstacles and still deliver solid finishes for our No. 22 Niece Motorsports team. Our passion for success is the energy we need to keep charging ahead and focused on getting the best finish not only for our team, but for all our marketing partners too.”

 

Unlike Gateway last weekend, Chicagoland is a scene of familiarity for the 22-year-old driver.

 

The Texan has two prior starts at the 1.5-mile race track, recording top 20 finishes in both events. Additionally, Self has two prior ARCA starts at the Joliet, Ill. facility in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

 

Four starts combined, Self is poised about his ability to earn his fourth career Truck Series top-10 Friday night.

 

“The Truck Series isn’t a cakewalk right now, the competition is incredibly tough,” added Self. “But, I think our Niece Motorsports team has made significant progress over the last couple of months, that we’re inching closer to the front with every given race.

 

“Chicagoland is like Kentucky Speedway or Kansas Speedway. You really need to have a truck that can wrestle the bumps and carry the speed through the corners onto the straightaways.

 

“Handling is going to be key Friday night, especially shifting from day to night. That is something we’re used too, so we should be fine.

 

“Our intermediate track program this year has been very solid, and I don’t expect anything less this weekend at Chicagoland. It will be nice to get another strong finish heading into an off week – then setting ourselves up for a fun stretch in July and August.”

 

After 10 races, Self sits 14th in the series’ standings. He carries an average finish of 18.1 entering Chicagoland.

 

Like last year, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 51st career start.

 

GO TEXAN represents Texas agri-business on state, national and international levels by building recognition with the GO TEXAN mark.

 

Along with its signature mark in the shape of Texas, GO TEXAN celebrates, promotes and supports the business savvy and plainspoken grit Texas agriculture is known throughout the world.

 

Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the 11th race of the year.

 

In 50 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 18.7 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 Overton’s 225 (150 laps | 225 miles) is the 11th of 23 races on the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck schedule. Practice begins on Thurs., June 28 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:20 p.m., while final practice is set for 6:35 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., June 29 beginning at 4:40 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 8:00 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 (Central).

 

About GO TEXAN:

 

GO TEXAN represents Texas agri-business on state, national and international levels by building recognition with the GO TEXAN mark.

 

Along with its signature mark in the shape of Texas, GO TEXAN celebrates, promotes and supports the business savvy and plainspoken grit Texas agriculture is known throughout the world.

 

Whether it’s grown, sewn or served on a plate, more than 26 million Texans shop, travel and dine out in full support of Texas business and agriculture.

 

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 seeking redemption in Gateway return

MADISON, Ill. – Charging to a top-15 finish this past weekend at Iowa Speedway, Austin Wayne Self and his Niece Motorsports team head to Gateway (Ill.) Motorsports Park hoping to turn up the heat and deliver a strong performance in Saturday night’s Villa Lighting delivers the Eaton 200.

 

Scoring his fourth top-20 finish in the last five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races, Self sees Saturday night’s race at Gateway as the perfect opportunity to maneuver his first top-10 run of the year in the No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado.

 

“We’re closing on the end of this four-race stretch, and I really want to go out on a high mark this weekend at Gateway and next weekend at Chicagoland,” said Self, a native of Austin, Texas.

 

“The guys on our No. 22 Niece Motorsports team have worked diligently to put competitive race trucks on the track each week, and I want to show them my appreciation with a top-10 run that we all know we’re capable of.

 

“We’ve shown that we’ve had speed but for one reason or another, we’ve haven’t had the luck or breaks to put us inside the top-10 when that checkered flag waves. We showcased our capabilities again at Iowa, but came up a little short. This weekend at Gateway, I’m hoping everything (finally) comes together.”

 

This weekend at Gateway, the Truck Series will endure three practice sessions on Friday afternoon, with the intent to give the teams ample time to dial in their machines. For Self, he sees the extra practice session as a perfect opportunity to simulate what his truck will do in race conditions.

 

“That final practice session on Friday afternoon is close to when we’ll be racing on Saturday night, so we’ll plan to use most of that time to our advantage,” mentioned Self. “It’s going to be another hot weekend, and I think Gateway will be one of those extremely temperature sensitive tracks.

 

“That extra 55-minutes could also help us from a handling standpoint and inch us closer, not only for our race day setup, but a qualifying setup too. I learned here a couple years ago at Gateway that track position is so important – so we’ll keep that in mind too.

 

“One thing is for sure, we’re going to make it a fun weekend too.”

 

In the 22-year-old’s lone Truck Series start at the 1.25-mile oval, he finished 28th after being involved in an accident 42 laps from the finish.

 

“I learned a lot that night, but I believe I’m a better race car driver than I was in 2016. I’ve been fortunate enough to be around good people who believe in me and give me the equipment to do my job and prove that I’m a better driver.

 

“When it comes to Gateway, I feel like it’s a place that I’m owed some redemption. I hope that redemption comes with our GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet.”

 

After nine races, Self sits 13th in the series’ standings. He carries an average finish of 18.3 entering Gateway.

 

Like last year, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 50th career start.

 

GO TEXAN represents Texas agri-business on state, national and international levels by building recognition with the GO TEXAN mark.

 

Along with its signature mark in the shape of Texas, GO TEXAN celebrates, promotes and supports the business savvy and plainspoken grit Texas agriculture is known throughout the world.

 

Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the 10th race of the year.

 

In 49 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 18.8 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 Villa Lighting delivers the Eaton 200 (160 laps | 200 miles) is the 10th of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2018 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., June 22 from 2:35 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. A second practice session is set for 4:35 p.m. – 5:25 p.m., while a rare third practice run has been etched in from 6:35 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Sat., June 23 beginning at 4:45 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 GO TEXAN:

 

GO TEXAN represents Texas agri-business on state, national and international levels by building recognition with the GO TEXAN mark.

 

Along with its signature mark in the shape of Texas, GO TEXAN celebrates, promotes and supports the business savvy and plainspoken grit Texas agriculture is known throughout the world.

 

Whether it’s grown, sewn or served on a plate, more than 26 million Texans shop, travel and dine out in full support of Texas business and agriculture.

 

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 ready for Iowa Speedway return

NEWTON, Iowa – With another solid finish in the books last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, Austin Wayne Self and his Niece Motorsports team are determined to keep their momentum charging forward heading into Saturday night’s M&M’s 200 presented by Casey’s General Store at Iowa Speedway.

 

Showcasing the speed and authority in his No. 22 Go Texan | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado at Texas, Self saw a plausible top-10 finish diminish after another truck got loose while racing Self, cutting down a tire and sending the veteran NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver to pit road.

 

Having to play-catchup from there, Self returned to the track to solider onto a 17th-place finish. Still annoyed with the Texas result, short track racing returns at the opportune time for the Austin, Texas driver.

 

“Even though we didn’t get the finish we wanted at Texas, I’m really proud of this Niece Motorsports team,” said Self. “We’re riding the strength of our performances, and not necessarily our finishes lately, because we’ve had speed in our trucks – just have encountered some bad luck.

 

“Now, it’s time for that luck to change this weekend at Iowa.”

 

Self will make his third start at the 0.875-mile short track this weekend. Last season in his second start of the year for Niece Motorsports, Self qualified 17th, but finished 23rd. In his Iowa Truck Series debut in 2016, he qualified 22nd, but raced to a competitive 16th-place finish.

 

While a 16th-place result was satisfactory for Self and his team two years ago, anything less than a top-10 performance this weekend would be disappointing.

 

“I really feel that we have the trucks capable of running inside the top-10,” noted Self. “Cody (Efaw, crew chief) and myself have raised our communication up a notch and I think everyone’s been able to see that over the past couple of races.

 

“We had the opportunity to work together during the Iowa race last year. While the finish wasn’t what we hoped, I think we have a good balance of what to expect this week. The benefit of working together last year is that Cody knows what I need in our No. 22 Go Texan | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado to go fast.

 

“Even though the weather will change the setup in our truck throughout the day, we just need to stay balanced and focused, and I think qualifying and the race will fall into our hands. I can’t wait to get to Iowa.”

 

In addition to two NCWTS races at Iowa, the 22-year-old Self has two ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards starts at Iowa Speedway, with a best finish of sixth after starting ninth during the 2015 season.

 

After eight races, Self sits 14th in the series’ standings. He carries an average finish of 18.8 entering Iowa.

 

Like last year, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Go Texan program and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 49th career start.

 

GO TEXAN represents Texas agri-business on state, national and international levels by building recognition with the GO TEXAN mark.

 

Along with its signature mark in the shape of Texas, GO TEXAN celebrates, promotes and supports the business savvy and plainspoken grit Texas agriculture is known throughout the world.

 

Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the eighth race of the year.

 

In 48 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 18.9 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 M&M’s 200 presented by Casey’s General Store (200 laps | 175 miles) is the ninth of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2018 schedule. Practice begins on Sat., June 16 from 8:35 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. A final practice session is set for 10:05 a.m. – 10:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 3:30 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 6:00 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 (Central).

 

About GO TEXAN:

 

GO TEXAN represents Texas agri-business on state, national and international levels by building recognition with the GO TEXAN mark.

 

Along with its signature mark in the shape of Texas, GO TEXAN celebrates, promotes and supports the business savvy and plainspoken grit Texas agriculture is known throughout the world.

 

Whether it’s grown, sewn or served on a plate, more than 26 million Texans shop, travel and dine out in full support of Texas business and agriculture.

 

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 hopeful for big performance in Lone Star State

FORT WORTH, Texas – When it comes to Texas Motor Speedway, there isn’t a bigger race on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule for veteran Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf).

 

The driver of the No. 22 Go Texan | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado is a native of Austin, Texas so the opportunity to race at home isn’t just a right, it’s a privilege.

 

Motivated after a two-week break from NCWTS competition, Self and his Niece Motorsports team trek to the fast 1.5-mile speedway looking for their first top-10 of 2018 in Friday night’s Rattlesnake 400.

 

Self returns to Texas eyeing redemption, after a top-10 finish was thwarted just a few laps from the finish a year ago. A cautiously-aggressive approach to the race paid off for the 22-year-old driver, finding himself shining under the lights in front of a hometown crowd.

 

While the night ended in the infield grass, crashed, Self is optimistic he can return to Texas with his Niece Motorsports team and simulate a similar performance in the eighth Truck Series race of the season.

 

“I always enjoy coming back to Texas,” said Self. “It’s my hometown track, so there’s always pressure to perform. It’s pressure that I don’t mind though. There’s a lot of people who have sacrificed a lot to give me a chance to race and competing at Texas is one of those opportunities to show them how grateful I am.”

 

With an assortment of Texas-based sponsors adorning his No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado, Self knows that running near the front, under the lights, in particular offers that shining opportunity to showcase them in a bigger platform in front of proud Texans.

 

“It’s amazing to see all the support at the track,” added Self. “Whether it’s in the grandstands, in the garage, in the infield or even on pit road, Texas always seems to go by pretty fast. We have a lot of guests. From family to friends, sponsors and more – it’s a race that brings our Niece Motorsports team closer together and that’s what NASCAR racing is all about.”

 

While the series’ most recent race at Charlotte Motor Speedway last month didn’t turn out as planned, Self says the confidence in his race truck, with the guidance and support of crew chief Cody Efaw, has never been stronger.

 

“Charlotte was a tough weekend for us,” recalled Self. “We had a tire failure in the first practice and we destroyed the truck. The Niece Motorsports team worked hard to get the backup truck out and we were making headway through the field before getting caught up in a mess near the finish.

 

“While the finish was tough, I was super encouraged by the performance. Texas is another mile-and-a-half, and I know that our team is capable of backing up what we started at Charlotte.”

 

For the first time this season, the teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series garage will endure extreme heat. With temperatures expected to reach 100 degrees on race day, Self says he’s ready to endure the heat.

 

“It’s going to be hot all week in Texas,” Self added. “It’s going to be hot during practice on Thursday and it looks to be even hotter on Friday during qualifying and the race. I can’t remember the last time it’s been this hot at the race track.

 

“It’s always warm at Texas and at certain places on the schedule, but this week it’s going to be hot. It’s going to make the track real slick and I think you can expect the heat to take a little bit of a toll on us drivers. We just must stay hydrated and stay cool when we can.

 

“It’s a night race at Texas. We’ll start the race during the day – but end under the lights. That’s going to be good because the temperature should go down. Although, I don’t think it will by much. We’re just going to have to let it play out and see what happens. We’re going to give it our all, I promise you that.”

 

Like last year, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Go Texan program and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 48th career start.

 

GO TEXAN represents Texas agri-business on state, national and international levels by building recognition with the GO TEXAN mark.

 

Along with its signature mark in the shape of Texas, GO TEXAN celebrates, promotes and supports the business savvy and plainspoken grit Texas agriculture is known throughout the world.

 

Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Markets will serve as associate partners in the eighth race of the year.

 

In 47 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 Rattlesnake 400k (167 laps | 250.5 miles) is the eighth of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2018 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs., June 7 from 3:05 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. A final practice session is set for 5:05 p.m. – 5:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., June 8 beginning at 4:45 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 8:00 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 (Central).

Austin Wayne Self hopeful for big performance in Lone Star State

FORT WORTH, Texas – When it comes to Texas Motor Speedway, there isn’t a bigger race on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule for veteran Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf).

 

The driver of the No. 22 Go Texan | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado is a native of Austin, Texas so the opportunity to race at home isn’t just a right, it’s a privilege.

 

Motivated after a two-week break from NCWTS competition, Self and his Niece Motorsports team trek to the fast 1.5-mile speedway looking for their first top-10 of 2018 in Friday night’s Rattlesnake 400.

 

Self returns to Texas eyeing redemption, after a top-10 finish was thwarted just a few laps from the finish a year ago. A cautiously-aggressive approach to the race paid off for the 22-year-old driver, finding himself shining under the lights in front of a hometown crowd.

 

While the night ended in the infield grass, crashed, Self is optimistic he can return to Texas with his Niece Motorsports team and simulate a similar performance in the eighth Truck Series race of the season.

 

“I always enjoy coming back to Texas,” said Self. “It’s my hometown track, so there’s always pressure to perform. It’s pressure that I don’t mind though. There’s a lot of people who have sacrificed a lot to give me a chance to race and competing at Texas is one of those opportunities to show them how grateful I am.”

 

With an assortment of Texas-based sponsors adorning his No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado, Self knows that running near the front, under the lights, in particular offers that shining opportunity to showcase them in a bigger platform in front of proud Texans.

 

“It’s amazing to see all the support at the track,” added Self. “Whether it’s in the grandstands, in the garage, in the infield or even on pit road, Texas always seems to go by pretty fast. We have a lot of guests. From family to friends, sponsors and more – it’s a race that brings our Niece Motorsports team closer together and that’s what NASCAR racing is all about.”

 

While the series’ most recent race at Charlotte Motor Speedway last month didn’t turn out as planned, Self says the confidence in his race truck, with the guidance and support of crew chief Cody Efaw, has never been stronger.

 

“Charlotte was a tough weekend for us,” recalled Self. “We had a tire failure in the first practice and we destroyed the truck. The Niece Motorsports team worked hard to get the backup truck out and we were making headway through the field before getting caught up in a mess near the finish.

 

“While the finish was tough, I was super encouraged by the performance. Texas is another mile-and-a-half, and I know that our team is capable of backing up what we started at Charlotte.”

 

For the first time this season, the teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series garage will endure extreme heat. With temperatures expected to reach 100 degrees on race day, Self says he’s ready to endure the heat.

 

“It’s going to be hot all week in Texas,” Self added. “It’s going to be hot during practice on Thursday and it looks to be even hotter on Friday during qualifying and the race. I can’t remember the last time it’s been this hot at the race track.

 

“It’s always warm at Texas and at certain places on the schedule, but this week it’s going to be hot. It’s going to make the track real slick and I think you can expect the heat to take a little bit of a toll on us drivers. We just must stay hydrated and stay cool when we can.

 

“It’s a night race at Texas. We’ll start the race during the day – but end under the lights. That’s going to be good because the temperature should go down. Although, I don’t think it will by much. We’re just going to have to let it play out and see what happens. We’re going to give it our all, I promise you that.”

 

Like last year, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Go Texan program and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 48th career start.

 

GO TEXAN represents Texas agri-business on state, national and international levels by building recognition with the GO TEXAN mark.

 

Along with its signature mark in the shape of Texas, GO TEXAN celebrates, promotes and supports the business savvy and plainspoken grit Texas agriculture is known throughout the world.

 

Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Markets will serve as associate partners in the eighth race of the year.

 

In 47 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 Rattlesnake 400k (167 laps | 250.5 miles) is the eighth of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2018 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs., June 7 from 3:05 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. A final practice session is set for 5:05 p.m. – 5:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., June 8 beginning at 4:45 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 8:00 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 (Central).