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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 ready to ‘Checkoff’ a strong run at Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH, Texas – Anytime that NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) comes home to compete at Texas Motor Speedway, it’s a big deal.

Much like the familiar phrase, “Everything is bigger in Texas” – Self, a native of Austin, Texas has high hopes for a big performance in Friday night’s JAG Metals 350.

The 22-year-old driver for Niece Motorsports will make his sixth start at the iconic 1.5-mile race track and hopes to deliver his first top-10 finish at the track, in the penultimate intermediate race of the season.

While aiming for his first top-10 finish at Texas, Self’s prior results have been firm, with three consecutive top-20 finishes, including a span of back-to-back top-15 finishes in 2017. The charismatic driver also hopes to improve on his 17th place run from the spring, one of 16 top-20 finishes this season.

“I always look forward to coming back to Texas,” said Self who sits 13th in the championship standings with three races remaining. “The race will be action packed, and I’m really upbeat about the strength of my Niece Motorsports team right now. Whether it’s a short track, a speedway or a superspeedway, we seem to have a lot of momentum, and that’s a good trait to have heading to one of my favorite places of the season.”

When Self comes to Texas, it’s more than just about him. It’s about his relationship with his Texas-based companies, including the United Sorghum Checkoff Program who will serve as the primary partner for Friday night’s race, elevating awareness of the benefits of American ethanol.

Self, a native of Austin, Texas, began his relationship with the Sorghum Checkoff and Texas Grain Sorghum Board last fall. Since then, the partnership has pinnacled to new levels and will continue throughout the 2019 season, building on the successful partnership between Self’s managing partner AM Racing and GO TEXAN.

Sorghum is the world’s fifth-most important grain crop and is grown on approximately 100 million acres worldwide, including approximately six million acres in the U.S. Currently, Texas and Kansas account for 80 percent of U.S. sorghum production.

The Sorghum Checkoff focuses on developing direct awareness of the benefits of using sorghum as a fuel and feedstock in the ethanol industry. This serves as the foundation of demand for the sorghum industry, as ethanol producers typically use about one-third  of the sorghum crop to produce clean-burning, high octane fuel.

“I’m proud of my relationship with the United Sorghum Checkoff Program, promoting the Sorghum: The Smart Choice™ brand,” added Self. “As we venture to provide a heathier environment, I’m proud to represent them in my home state and at Texas Motor Speedway.

“Sorghum is such a smart choice for ethanol, a clean-burning, high octane fuel with a strong connection to NASCAR. It’s our goal to educate everyone about its benefits and a strong effort on Friday night will help our mission.”

Tim Lust, United Sorghum Checkoff Program CEO, said the partnership with Self provides a platform to tell an important story about the value ethanol provides to the American consumer and rural communities.

“Promoting E15 is one of the most important things we can do for America’s farmers and agricultural interests,” he said. “NASCAR is a great platform as it enables us to reach the consumers making fuel purchase decisions while highlighting the fuel’s inherent value. NASCAR drivers have traveled 15 million miles on E15, so there is no better avenue for telling a pro-ethanol, pro-farmer story.”

After 20 races, Self sits 13th in the series’ standings. He carries an average finish of 16.6 entering Texas.

GO TEXAN, Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the 21st race of the year.

In 60 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.

To learn about the United Sorghum Checkoff Program and sorghum’s benefits, please visit sorghumcheckoff.com.

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 JAG Metals 350 (147 laps | 220.5 miles) is the 21st of 23 races on the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck schedule. Practice begins on Thurs. Nov. 1 from 3:05 p.m. – 3:55 p.m., while final practice is set for 5:05 p.m. – 5:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., Nov. 2 beginning at 3:10 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on FS1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Central).

 

About the United Sorghum Checkoff Program:

In the ethanol industry, the United Sorghum Checkoff Program focuses on developing direct awareness of the benefits of using sorghum as a fuel and feedstock.

Sorghum is truly a versatile crop that can be grown as a grain, forage or sweet crop. The United States is the world’s largest producer of grain sorghum, having produced 480 million bushels in 2016.

The United Sorghum Checkoff Program is a producer-funded organization dedicated to improving the sorghum industry through research, promotion and education.

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 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 looks to roll the dice in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Feeling refreshed following a two-week break in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) competition, veteran Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) and his Niece Motorsports team return to Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway hoping to roll the dice and earn their first top-10 finish of the season in Friday night’s World of Westgate 200.

 

For months, Self and his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions team have been on the verge of a breakthrough after collecting four top-15 finishes in the last seven races.

 

Most recently on the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Self had muscled his way inside the top-10 after starting the race from the rear of the field, but was spun late in the race and had little time to recover.

 

The team settled for a 21st place finish, their first effort outside the top-20 since May.

 

Now returning to Las Vegas, Self hopes for redemption not only from Canada but their 16th place finish at the 1.5-mile speedway in March.

 

“It felt nice to have a break – but I’ve been itching to get back in the truck,” said Self. “We were really, really good at Canada and didn’t have the finish to show for it. Going back to Las Vegas this weekend, I think we can capitalize on the strength of our intermediate speed from the summer and bring home a top-10 finish.”

 

Self, 22, has three prior starts in Sin City, earning a personal-best earlier this year, after qualifying 19th. He hasn’t finished worse than 21st.

 

“The race in the spring was a lot of fun,” added Self. “It was chaotic because there was so much drafting which led to a lot of passing – but that made it entertaining for the fans. I really expect the same on Friday night. It’s going to be a little warmer this week than it was in March, but since the race is at night, I think you’ll still have much of the same scenarios.”

 

With six races remaining in his first full season with Niece Motorsports, Self wants to make his Statesville, N.C.-based team proud with consistency and strong finishes. The Austin, Texas native says his relationship with crew chief Arthur Haire has allowed the team to grow.

 

“Honestly, I think we are one of the more improved teams of the year,” explained Self. “Everyone has worked their guts out back at the shop and I think everyone has seen that hard work be rewarded with some solid finishes this year. We’re not where we want to be yet, but I think we’ve saved the best for last.”

 

After 17 races, Self sits 14th in the series’ standings. He carries an average finish of 17.0 entering Las Vegas.

 

Like last year, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 56th 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 17th race of the year.

 

In 57 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 18.5 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 World of Westgate 200 (134 laps | 201 miles) is the 18th of 23 races on the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck schedule. Practice begins on Thurs., Sept. 13 from 2:05 p.m. – 2:55 p.m., while final practice is set for 4:05 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., Sept. 14 beginning at 3:05 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 6:00 p.m. with live coverage on FS1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Pacific).

 

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

Riding momentum, Austin Wayne Self returns to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

]BOWMANVILLE, Ontario – On the heels of another strong finish this past Thursday night at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) and his Niece Motorsports team trek North of the Border this weekend, looking to continue their recent surge in performance, in Sunday afternoon’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP).

 

With plenty of road racing skills, Self eyes his return to the 2.459-mile road course as the perfect venue to earn his first top-10 finish of the season aboard his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado.

 

Riding the momentum of 11 top-20 finishes in the last 12 races, including back-to-back top-15 efforts, Self’s run at Bristol is propelling him to keep the team’s mojo going in the lone road course event of the year.

 

“Man, I’m feeling pretty good about the direction of our Niece Motorsports team,” said Self. “Throughout this summer stretch, we’ve only been getting stronger. Sure, we’ve had some bumps along the way, but we’ve been able to recover quickly and get back on track.

 

“Bristol was really good for us. We started at the rear after making an adjustment prior to the race, but the truck came to life and we just ran out of laps to be better than 13th. But, we’re going back to Canada and I can’t wait to get there and get down to business.”

 

Self, 22, will make his third start at the 10-turn track and looks to better his ninth-place effort from last August, driving under the AM Racing banner. In his Canada debut in 2016, Self finished 15th after starting 22nd.

 

“The more laps I get at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the better,” Self added. “It’s all about being comfortable and getting into a rhythm. I think Canadian Tire is a very technical track where it has some slow portions, but also has some areas of the track, where it’s very high speed.

 

“It produces great racing for the fans and the drivers, so it’s a win-win. I think it’s very reasonable to expect that we can duplicate or better our performance from last season on Sunday.

 

“Who knows, maybe if we play the strategy card right, we can get a top-five. That would be awesome.”

 

The Chevrolet Silverado 250 marks the first race of the Truck Series Playoffs, and although the No. 22 team is not part of the eight-man chase for the championship crown, Self says there’s plenty of opportunity for his team to make some noise over the final seven races of the year.

 

“I’m excited about the upcoming races,” added Self. “Canada, Las Vegas, Talladega, Martinsville, returning to my home state of Texas, it goes on an on. We should have very competitive trucks for the remainder of the season and even though we’re not a part of the Playoffs, I think it will allow us the opportunity to hit our stride when it counts.”

 

After 16 races, Self sits 14th in the series’ standings. He carries an average finish of 16.8 entering Canada.

 

Like last year, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 57th 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 17th race of the year.

 

In 56 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 18.5 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 Chevrolet Silverado 250 (64 laps | 157.37 miles) is the 17th of 23 races on the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck schedule. Practice begins on Sat., Aug. 25 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:25 a.m., while final practice is set for 11:35 a.m. – 12:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 6:00 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag on Sun., Aug. 26 shortly after 2:30 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).

 

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 eager for strong run in Motor City

BROOKLYN, Mich. – On the strength of seven consecutive top-20 finishes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) summer stretch, Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) and his Niece Motorsports team head to Michigan International Speedway looking to trade those top-20 runs in for their first top-10 of 2018 in Saturday afternoon’s Corrigan Oil 200.

 

It’s been a productive summer for the driver of the No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado, while his Niece Motorsports team has showcased more speed as the NCWTS season rolls on – Self says they are determined to keep surging forward.

 

“We’ve qualified inside the top-15 in three of the last four races, now we just need to execute a little better during the race,” said Self. “I’m really proud of the hard work of my Niece Motorsports team. Their relentless efforts are starting to get rewarded, we just want more.

 

“You always want more when you’re a race car driver or a team.”

 

For Self, returning to Michigan International Speedway, the 22-year-old driver has delivered solid results in the Truck Series. Last August, he finished 15th after placing 16th the year prior.

 

In two prior ARCA Racing Series races, Self has maneuvered two top-10 finishes, including a third-place finish in 2015 driving for Mason Mitchell Motorsports.

 

“I’ve always enjoyed racing at Michigan,” added Self. “It’s a big track where speed is at a premium. Handling is just as critical with a good motor. The track was repaved several years ago, and the preferred lines are slowing widening out.

 

“You can use the straightaway speeds to get yourself in a position to make that pass. It can be sketchy on restarts – but that makes it exciting for the fans. For us, it’s like a mini-restrictor plate race and that will provide excitement and drama from the drop of the green flag to the checkered flag.”

 

With just two races remaining in the regular season before the post-season Playoffs begin, Self says if the opportunity presents itself for his Niece Motorsports team to use some strategy to contend for the win, all bets are off.

 

“We know we nee to win to assure ourselves a Playoff spot,” sounded Self. “Michigan this weekend and Bristol next weekend can provide some opportunity for strategy to pan out and offer a surprise winner. We’d like to think we can capitalize on that chance if it’s given to us.

 

“I think you’ll see some exciting races at Michigan and Bristol, I just hope we have our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado in the mix.”

 

After 14 races, Self sits 14th in the series’ standings. He carries an average finish of 17.4 entering Michigan.

 

Like last year, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 55th 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 14th race of the year.

 

In 54 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 18.5 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 Corrigan Oil 200 (100 laps | 200 miles) is the 15th of 23 races on the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Aug. 10 from 1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m., while final practice is set for 3:00 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Sat., Aug. 11 beginning at 9:30 a.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 1:00 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 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

Pocono Raceway Gander Outdoors 150 Race Recap

Pocono Raceway Gander Outdoors 150 Race Recap

 

Team: No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado

 

Driver: Austin Wayne Self

 

Follow the Team: @NieceMotorsport; @AustinWSelf

 

Start: 13th

 

Finish: 18th; Running (59 | 60 laps completed)

 

Driver Points Position: 14th (+0 position) | Owner Points Position: 18th (+0 position)

 

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “Happy to bring home the truck in one piece, even though we struggled trying to get the speed we wanted out of our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado.

 

“However, we will build on this and move forward and vow to be stronger at Michigan in a couple weeks.”

 

Next Up: Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway on Sat., Aug. 11.

 

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.

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 and team ready to play in the dirt at Eldora Speedway

ROSSBURG, Ohio – Veteran NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) doesn’t know what his second trip to Eldora Speedway will bring. However, the Niece Motorsports driver is keen on having a lot of fun in Wednesday night’s Eldora Dirt Derby.

 

Self will make his second Truck Series start at the famed Ohio dirt race track in this week’s highly anticipated race and hopes to return to the top-10 after finishing ninth in his Eldora debut in 2016.

 

And on the heels of yet another solid top-15 performance in his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado last Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway, the Austin, Texas native is hopeful that Eldora brings his fourth career top-10 run.

 

“I’m so ready for Eldora,” said Self who enters Eldora 14th in the championship standings. “It’s an important race, but it’s also one of the races we’ll have the most fun at too. It’s such a blast to be on the edge out of control while doing everything you can to get to the front.

 

“My debut at Eldora went better than I expected, and I hope I can utilize what I learn on Tuesday and Wednesday and bring home a good finish for our Niece Motorsports team.”

 

Posting his seventh top-17 finish or fifth top-15 finish in the last seven consecutive races, Self believes his team is on the cusp of a breakthrough where they’ll emerge from outside the teens and into the top-10 where they can become a threat as the heart of the Truck Series season surges forward.

 

“I’m really proud of my Niece Motorsports team,” added Self. “We’ve had to overcome some setbacks and some adversity over the last two months or so – but we’ve been diligently working to become a better race team and I think we’re just about there.

 

“Make no mistake about it, we want to be racing inside the top-10 each week and we’re gaining ground on that. We just need to keep taking steps forward and good things will come to our GO TEXAN team.”

 

For the first time this season, Niece Motorsports will field three Truck Series entries at Eldora Speedway with newcomer Max McLaughlin set to make his entrance into Trucks behind the wheel of the No. 38 Chevrolet Silverado on Wednesday night.

 

“I’m excited for Max,” added Self. “I’ve had some time to spend with him in the shop and he’s a great guy. “The Truck Series competition is no cakewalk, but his dirt experience should pay some dividends to him. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to not only race with him, but Justin (Fontaine, teammate) and hope we can bring strong finishes home for all three Niece Motorsports trucks.”

 

After 12 races, Self sits 14th in the series’ standings. He carries an average finish of 17.3 entering Eldora.

 

Like last year, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 53rd 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 13th race of the year.

 

In 52 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 18.5 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 Eldora Dirt Derby (150 laps | 75 miles) is the 13th of 23 races on the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck schedule. Practice begins on Tues., July 17 from 7:05 p.m. – 7:55 p.m., while final practice is set for 9:05 a.m. – 9:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day beginning at 4:35 p.m.; with the qualifying races set to follow beginning at 7:00 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 9:00 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 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 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 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).