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Austin Wayne Self readies for third Homestead start in season-finale

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – On the heels of another top-20 finish last weekend at ISM Raceway, Niece Motorsports driver Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) heads to Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway, site of Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200, hopeful to earn his second top-10 finish of the season.

Noted as one of the most consistent drivers in the second-half of the Truck Series season, Self, driver of the No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado, is determined to better his season-high ninth-place in this year’s season-finale.

“2018 went by pretty fast,” said Self. “It’s been a really fun season driving these Chevrolet Silverado’s for Niece Motorsports and while our finishes didn’t always showcase our actual performance, I know as a team we grew so much from the start of the season to Homestead this weekend.

“Especially during the summer stretch and into the fall, our trucks were pretty good, and we had a lot of solid, consistent finishes. We were able to get a top-10 finish at Las Vegas in September and really felt like we could have had a top-five at Talladega – if not for being caught up in a last lap crash.

“But, that’s all behind us and the only thing that matters is Homestead this weekend and I’m focused on going and getting the job done.”

The Austin, Texas native has two prior starts at the 1.5-mile speedway. After finishing 25th in his track debut in 2016, Self picked up the pace considerably last November and earned a respectable 17th-place finish driving for Martins Motorsports.

On Friday night, Self thinks he can deliver his second top-10 run of the season.

“Homestead is a blast,” added Self. “It’s a fast race track with plenty of room to race. It’s also one of those tracks that is really temperature sensitive. We’ll practice and qualify during the day, but run at night, so we have to make sure we’re doing our part to keep our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado adjusted accordingly.

“It’s a fast-paced race. Restarts will be pretty important and exciting at the same time. I just need to be smooth on the wheel and rely on my team for good pitstops and hope when push comes to shove, we’re competing for a top-10 when the checkered flag waves.”

After 22 races, Self sits 12th in the series’ standings. He carries an average finish of 16.7 entering Homestead.

Like last year, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 63rd 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 23rd race of the year.

In 62 NCWTS races, the 2015 ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year has one top-five (second at Daytona 2017) and four top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 18.1 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 Ford EcoBoost 200 (134 laps | 201 miles) is the 23rd of 23 races on the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Nov. 16 from 8:35 a.m. – 9:25 a.m., while final practice is set for 10:05 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 3:45 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 8:00 p.m. with live coverage on FS1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Eastern).

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 readies third Phoenix start in penultimate race of 2018

AVONDALE, Ariz. – 21 races down and two to go.

With the checkered flag of the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season near, Niece Motorsports driver Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) heads to ISM Raceway (Phoenix) for Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 looking for his second top-10 finish of the year.

Self, 22, will make his third start at Phoenix’s 1.0-mile oval and while his prior finishes haven’t been enthusiastic, the driver is hoping to change the statistics aboard his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado in the penultimate Truck Series race of the season.

“Even though we haven’t had the results we were hoping for in the past at Phoenix, I’m hoping we can change our luck with a strong finish on Friday night,” said Self. “It’s hard to believe that there are just two races left in the year – but I feel like they are two races that we can go out and compete well and end our year on a high note.”

Phoenix has undergone a facelift for Friday night’s race and even though Self’s previous track time in Avondale will be beneficial, the Austin, Texas native says the tone of the race will change significantly — especially knowing the location of the start-finish line.

“Over the years, this race has always been one of the more exiting races,” added Self. “It’s the last race in the Playoffs before the championship race and it’s always been a race where some of the smaller teams can shine because of the track’s layout.

“But with the start-finish line now being located near Turn 2 – near the dog leg, it just pegs that excitement level and should produce some incredible racing.”

Gutting out his 17th top-20 of the season last Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway, Self says even though his Niece Motorsports team hasn’t produced as many top-10 finishes as they’ve wanted so far, he’s proud of the consistency his team has shown.

“We’ve had a lot of highlights this year with some strong performances – even if the finishes don’t always show it,” added Self. “I’d like to think if everything works out – we could add two more top-10s to our platter to close out the year. That’s our goal.

“My crew chief Arthur Haire and I really have been working well together over the past couple months and I think that shows in our consistency. I appreciate his hard work, and all of the Niece team and we’ll go into the final two races with a positive outlook and hope that mindset pays off with strong results on the track.”

After 21 races, Self sits 12th in the series’ standings. He carries an average finish of 16.6 entering Phoenix.

Like last year, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 62nd 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 22nd race of the year.

In 62 NCWTS races, the 2015 ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year has one top-five (second at Daytona 2017) and four top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 18.1 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 Lucas Oil 150 (150 laps | 150 miles) is the 22nd of 23 races on the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Nov. 9 from 8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m., while final practice is set for 10:05 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 3:35 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 6:30 p.m. with live coverage on FS1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Mountain).

 

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