AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Daytona International Speedway Road Course | BrakeBest Brake Pads 159
No. 22 AM Racing Team:
Driver: Austin Wayne Self
Primary Partner(s): GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions
Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado
Crew Chief: Ryan Salomon
2021 Driver Points Position: 23rd | 2021 Owner Points Position: 24th
BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 Starting Position: 14th (Based on event formula)
Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 134; competed last at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course on August 16, 2020 (Start: 23rd | Finish: 11th)
Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies
Notes of Interest:
Back At It: Last month AM Racing announced that Austin Wayne Self will return as the driver of the No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado with 2021 marking Self’s fifth full-time season.
Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Daytona Road Course Stats: Austin, Texas native Austin Wayne Self will make his second career Truck Series start at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course in Friday night’s BrakeBest Brake Pads 159.
Last August, the AM Racing driver showcased his impressive road racing skills once again with a strong 11th-place finish after starting 23rd.
Daytona | NextEra Resources 250 Race Recap: What appeared to be his third top-10 finish at the 2.5-mile superspeedway of Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway was all for not after contact from another competitor wiped Self from the top-10 in the final lap of the NextEra Energy Resources 250.
Despite a spin down the backstretch, Self-managed to recover and take the checkered flag in 21st.
To The Point(s): Entering the Daytona International Speedway Road Course, Self sits 23rd in the championship standings but is only eight points from 15th and 13th from 10th currently held by Codie Rohrbaugh with 21 races remaining this season.
AM Racing also secures 24th in the NCWTS owner standings.
He’s Back!: Ryan Salomon who joined the AM Racing team as crew chief last October at Kansas Speedway will continue to lead the Statesville, N.C.-based team as crew chief of the No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado in 2021.
In his four races as crew chief for Self last year, he guided the Austin, Texas native to two top-10s and four top-20 efforts and carrying an average finish of 13.75 in the final stint of the 2020 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.
Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 108 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, delivering two top-five and nine top-10 finishes. He finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings in 2018.
He has five Truck Series road course starts to his credit with one top-10 and an average finish of 14th.
He finished a road course-best ninth at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in 2017.
I Do….: During the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series off-season, Austin Wayne Self married longtime girlfriend Jennifer Anderson, sister of fellow NASCAR Camping World Truck and Xfinity Series driver Jordan Anderson in December.
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 Don’t mess with Texas, AIRBOX Air Purifier, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle, and Kreuz Market.
Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes:
On Daytona (Fla.) international Speedway Road Course: “I am actually pretty pumped to go the Daytona Road Course this weekend. Our AM Racing team had some pretty good luck there year. “I don’t know what it is but I seem to really enjoy competing at these road courses in the Truck Series.
“We finished 11th there last year, anything less than that will be a disappointment for sure.”
On Daytona (Fla.) international Speedway Finish: “I’m proud of the effort from Ryan (Salomon, crew chief) and the entire AM Racing team. They built me a fast and competitive truck and when push came to shove on the last lap we literally got shoved out of the way.
“That was a bummer because we recovered pretty well from a hiccup earlier in the race. Everyone knew we were there though and that’s something for us to be proud of looking ahead.”
On 2021 Truck Series Outlook: “I think it’s going to be a season to remember for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The schedule went through a shakeup which should produce some surprises and I’m optimistic that we can accel through the diverse schedule and contend for one of the Playoff spots.”
Visit AM Technical Solutions online at amts.com.
For more information on Don’t Mess With Texas and how you can become involved in the program, visit dontmesswithtexas.org.
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The BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 (44 laps | 158.85 miles) is the second of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Fri., Feb. 19, 2021, shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90.