AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway | Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200
No. 22 AM Racing Team:
Driver: Austin Wayne Self
Primary Partner(s): GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions
Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado
Crew Chief: Ryan Salomon
Spotter: Tony Raines
2021 Driver Points Position: 15th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 16th
Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 Starting Position: 13th (Based on event formula)
Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 116; previously raced at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway on June 26, 2021 (Start: 21st | Finish: 19th).
Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies
Notes of Interest:
Texas Pride: Two Texas-based companies will return as partners for Austin Wayne Self this weekend at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway.
The Statesville, N.C.-based team will sport the signage of GO TEXAN and AM Technical Solutions on the No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado for the 19th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race of the season.
GO TEXAN is a widely recognized brand. It represents a diverse collection of people, products and services that are genuinely Texan. 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.
Headquartered in Austin, TX, AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) was founded in 1994.
AM Technical Solutions is a Global Architecture, Engineering & Construction firm specializing in the high-tech markets. AMTS has managed over $20B of global capital projects for over 170 different customers in 24 countries and across five continents.
Chassis Intel: AM Racing crew chief Ryan Salomon has elected to bring chassis No. 116 to Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway.
Since it’s last race at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway in late June, this specific No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado has gone under a complete overhaul, rebuild, and new approach with a focus on the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.
If the team is happy with its performance Friday night, the team will consider additional updates to their fleet for next season.
Banner Year: Entering the stretch zone of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing are enjoying a banner year.
18 races into the season, the team has just two finishes of 23rd or worse and maintains an average finish of 16.9 entering the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts.
He is mirroring his 2018 Truck Series season where he finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings maintaining an average finishing position of 17.0.
Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Las Vegas Motor Speedway Stats: Friday night’s Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts will mark Self’s 10th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in “Sin City.”
In his previous nine efforts, the Austin, Texas native has delivered a track-best of
Ninth in the 2018 World of Westgate 200 after starting 25th. Overall, he carries an average finish of 17.0 at the 1.5-mile speedway.
He has completed 1,212 of the 1,240 laps available for a 97.7 percentage lap completion.
Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Speedway Track Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway, Self has made 72 starts throughout his career with five top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 18.7.
Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway | UNOH 200 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Austin Wayne Self-made his 125th NCWTS start.
Starting 16th based on the metrics set by NASCAR without practice or qualifying, Self’s No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet maintained a competitive pace throughout the 200-lap race and even recovered from a late-race spin in Stage 3 to rocket back into the top-15 when the checkered flag was flown.
Self’s 14th place result was his second-best result in Thunder Valley.
18 races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have three top-10s, eight top-15s, 13 top-20s and 16 top-23 finishes.
To The Point(s): Entering Las Vegas, Self sits 15th in the championship standings with 381 points earned and maintaining his points position following the UNOH 200 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
120 points separate Self from 11th in the championship standings currently held by Grant Enfinger with five races remaining this season. Enfinger is the highest competitor who is not currently in the Truck Series Playoffs.
Self, however, is only four points behind his next competitor Tyler Ankrum who occupies 14th in the championship standings.
AM Racing also secures 16th in the NCWTS owner standings.
Calling the Shots: Ryan Salomon will continue to lead Austin Wayne Self and the AM Racing team this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
This weekend marks his 22nd race as crew chief for Self and in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. During his tenure, he guided Self to an average finish of 16.3 during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively.
Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 125 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, delivering two top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. He finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings in 2018.
Spanning six years of Truck Series competition, he maintains an average finish of 18.3.
Did You Know? Austin Wayne Self and wife Jennifer have 16 chickens and a dog named Echo.
Lineup: In addition to GO TEXAN and AM Technical Solutions continuing their roles as the primary marketing partner for Self in 2021, the AM Racing team will also receive support from, The Safe Air Zone, AIRBOX Air Purifier, Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle, and Kreuz Market.
Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes:
On Las Vegas Motor Speedway: “Las Vegas Motor Speedway is one of my better intermediate tracks. I’ve always seemed to have had good luck in Las Vegas without really having to gamble, ha.
“Ryan has done a great job over the last couple of months of bringing really fast No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverados to the track where despite practice, we’ve been able to be very consistent and right there on the cusp of fighting for top-10 finishes week in and week out.
“We are going to roll the dice this weekend tough. We are bringing a truck that we haven’t raced since Pocono, but we have completely overhauled it. If it works, it’s a direction we will take for next season.”
On 2021 Season: “It’s hard to believe that the year is starting to wrap up. We only have four races left on the schedule and I definitely want to make the best of all of them.
“There are some good tracks left for our AM Racing over the next six weeks or so and I think there is definitely an opportunity to score more top-10s and hopefully even a top-five before we close the books on the 2021 season at Phoenix in November.”
Visit AM Technical Solutions online at amts.com.
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The Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts (134 laps | 201 miles) is the 19th of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Fri., Sept. 24, 2021, shortly after 6:00 p.m. PT (9:00 p.m. ET) with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (PT).