Austin Wayne Self; AM Racing fight for solid top-20 at Richmond Raceway

Austin Wayne Self; AM Racing fight for solid top-20 at Richmond

Richmond (Va.) Raceway | ToyotaCare 250 Race Recap

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

Driver: Austin Wayne Self

Start: 10th

Finish: 19th; Running (250 | 250 laps completed)

Driver Points Position: 13th (-3 positions)

Owner Points Position: 14th (-3 positions)

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “For whatever reason, we just could not get our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado to come to life like we needed it too.

“We struggled all day with the balance and then handling and even though we made gains – we ran out of laps to contend for a top-15 finish.

“I’m also sorry to CR7 Motorsports and driver Codie Rohrbaugh for the contact late in the race. I definitely made some contact with him – but it was unintentional and I ruined their day. I never would want for that to happen.”

Follow Austin Wayne Self on Social Media: For more on Austin Wayne Self visit AWSRacing.com, like him on Facebook (Austin Wayne Self) follow him on Twitter (@AustinWSelf) and Instagram (@AustinWayneSelf).

Follow AM Racing on Social Media: For more on AM Racing visit amracing.racing, like them on Facebook (AM Racing) follow them on Twitter (@AMRacingNASCAR) and Instagram (@AMRacingNASCAR22).

Next Up: WISE Power 200 at Kansas Speedway on Sat., May 1, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. (ET) live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) | Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90.

About GO TEXAN:

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.

Consumers make buying decisions based on the prestige of GO TEXAN, a desire to support the Texas economy and the value received from buying local.

About AM Technical Solutions:

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.

For more information, please visit amts.com.

About AM Racing:

AM Racing is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team headquartered in Statesville, N.C.

Established in December 2015, AM Racing is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance.

The team has named Austin Wayne Self as its driver for the 2021 season.

Austin Wayne Self | AM Racing Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt Preview

AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway | Pinty’s Dirt Truck Race

Fast Facts

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: 14th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 17th

Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 115; previously raced at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies

Notes of Interest:

Texas Pride: Two Texas-based companies will return as the primary partners for Austin Wayne Self this weekend at Bristol (Tenn.) 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 fifth 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.

It’s Dirt Baby: This weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway marks the historic NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on dirt. The Pinty’s Dirt Truck Race is the first of two dirt Truck Series races in 2021.

Driver Austin Wayne Self has previous experience on dirt in the ARCA Menards Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

He participated in three races at the famed Eldora Speedway in 2016, 2018 and 2019 respectively. He earned a best finish of ninth in his dirt debut in 2016 after starting 28th.

The Format: Saturday night’s field will consist of 40 trucks.

35 trucks will earn a spot based on their points earned in the qualifying races (qualifying race finish points + passing points). Four additional provisional spots will be awarded to the top four trucks in 2021 Truck Series owners’ points who have not already earned a spot in the race.

The final provisional will go to the most recent past champion. If one does not exist, it will go to the next highest truck in Truck Series owner points.

Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Bristol Motor Speedway Stats: While Austin Texas native Austin Wayne Self does not have any starts on the Bristol dirt, he does have five starts on the traditional oval.

From 2016 to 2020, Self has competed in five races on the 0.533-mile concrete oval, delivering a track-best of 13th in 2018.

Atlanta Motor Speedway | FR8 Auctions 200 Race Recap: On the heels of a season-best 14th place finish at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway in early March, the AM Racing team had high hopes for the FR8 Auctions 200.

After starting 12th, Self was able to maintain a presence throughout the top-20 during most of the race. Unfortunately, a late-race speeding penalty hindered the team’s ability to recover after running out of laps.

Self did, however, hustle from the back to a respectable 23rd place finish.

To The Point(s): Entering Bristol, Self sits 14th in the championship standings.

Just 40 points separate Self from fifth in the championship standings currently held by Stewart Friesen with 18 races remaining this season.

AM Racing also secures 17th 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 Bristol Motor Speedway.

This weekend marks his eighth 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 16th during the 2020 and 2021 seasons respectively.

Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 111 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.

On dirt, Self has three NCWTS starts with one top-10 and an average finish of 13.3.

Did You Know:? Austin Wayne Self and his wife Jennifer have seven chickens and a dog named Echo.

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 2020.

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.

Follow on Social Media: For more on Austin Wayne Self, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.

For more on AM Racing, please visit AMRacingteam.com, like their Facebook page (AM Racing) or follow them on Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR.

Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes:

On Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Dirt: “I’m energetic about running the Dirt Track this weekend at Bristol. I love racing on the dirt and overall have been pretty decent at it. The credit goes to my AM Racing team for bringing me a truck I can wheel.

“It is going to be important to utilize practice to the best of our ability, see what happens in the heat race and then just maintain our pace during the race to make sure we are in contention for a good finish when the checkered flag is thrown.”

On Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway Finish: “It certainly wasn’t the finish we were hoping for. We started out decent, but the lack of grip seemed to have hindered us throughout the race.

“The late-race speeding penalty didn’t help either. We made some gains in the final run to the finish, so I’m thankful we salvaged a somewhat decent day when it could have been a lot worse.”

On 2021 Season After Four Races: “We have worked really hard at AM Racing during the opening stint to the season. We have been very solid. Our trucks have been fast, but the series is extremely competitive this season.

“We just need to stay focused and come to the track worried about the performance of our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet and everything else will work out.

“We are looking forward to the upcoming break after Bristol to regroup and then press the attack at Richmond in April.”

 Social Spotlight:

 To learn more about AIRBOX Air Purifier and what they offer, please visit airboxairpurifier.com.

Show your GO TEXAN pride: find Texas productsrestaurants or enroll your business in GO TEXAN.

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.

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 additional information on CForce premium artesian water, please visit cforce.com.

For more on Kreuz Market, please visit kreuzmarket.com. like them on Facebook (KreuzMarketLockhart) and follow them on Twitter (@kreuzmarket).

Race Information:

The Pinty’s Dirt Truck Race (150 laps | 75 miles) is the fifth of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The first of two practices begins at 3:05 p.m. – 3:55 p.m., with a final fifty-minute practice etched in from 5:35 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. Qualifying heat races begin on race day, Mar. 27, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Sat., Mar. 20, 2021 shortly after 8:00 p.m. ET with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90.

Austin Wayne Self | AM Racing Daytona Road Course Preview

AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Daytona International Speedway Road Course | BrakeBest Brake Pads 159

Fast Facts

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.

Follow on Social Media: For more on Austin Wayne Self, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.

For more on AM Racing, please visit AMRacingteam.com, like their Facebook page (AM Racing) or follow them on Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR.

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.”

Social Spotlight:

Show your GO TEXAN pride: find Texas productsrestaurants or enroll your business in GO TEXAN.

Visit AM Technical Solutions online at amts.com.

To learn more about AIRBOX Air Purifier and what they offer, please visit airboxairpurifier.com.

For more information on Don’t Mess With Texas and how you can become involved in the program, visit dontmesswithtexas.org.

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 additional information on CForce premium artesian water, please visit cforce.com.

For more on Kreuz Market, please visit kreuzmarket.com. like them on Facebook (KreuzMarketLockhart) and follow them on Twitter (@kreuzmarket).

Race Information:

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.

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Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing claim top-20 finish in Phoenix finale

Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway | Lucas Oil 150 Race Recap

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

Driver: Austin Wayne Self

Follow Austin Wayne Self on Social Media: For more on Austin Wayne Self visit AWSRacing.com, like him on Facebook (Austin Wayne Self) follow him on Twitter (@AustinWSelf) and Instagram (@AustinWayneSelf).

Follow AM Racing on Social Media: For more on AM Racing visit, amracing.racing, like them on Facebook (AM Racing) follow them on Twitter (@AMRacingNASCAR) and Instagram (@AMRacingNASCAR22).

Start: 14th (Event Formula)

Finish: 20th; Running (156 | 156 laps completed)

Driver Points Position: 16th (+0 position)

Owner Points Position: 21st (+0 position)

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “We fought hard with the balance of our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado throughout the race and never could get it to where it was entirely comfortable to drive.

“We made some gains, but unfortunately ran out of laps to have a better finish. Still, two top-10s and three lead lap finishes to close out the season is something to be proud about and we’ll work hard to come out of the gate swinging at Daytona in about three months.”

Next Up: NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Fri., Feb. 12, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. (Tentative ET) live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) | Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90.

For more on Austin Wayne Self visit AWSRacing.com, like him on Facebook (Austin Wayne Self) follow him on Twitter (@AustinWSelf) and Instagram (@AustinWayneSelf).

For more on AM Racing visit, amracing.racing, like them on Facebook (AM Racing) follow them on Twitter (@AMRacingNASCAR) and Instagram (@AMRacingNASCAR22).

About GO TEXAN:

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.

Consumers make buying decisions based on the prestige of GO TEXAN, a desire to support the Texas economy and the value received from buying local.

About AM Technical Solutions:

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.

For more information, please visit amts.com.

About AM Racing:

AM Racing is a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (NGROTS) team owned by entrepreneur Tim Self.

Established in December 2015, AM Racing is headquartered in Statesville, N.C. Operated by Self, a native of Austin, Texas, the team is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance.

The team has named Austin Wayne Self as its driver for the 2020 season.

Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing rebound for top-15 finish at Richmond Raceway

Richmond (Va.) Raceway | ToyotaCare 250 Race Recap

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

Driver: Austin Wayne Self

Follow Austin Wayne Self on Social Media: For more on Austin Wayne Self visit AWSRacing.com, like him on Facebook (Austin Wayne Self) follow him on Twitter (@AustinWSelf) and Instagram (@AustinWayneSelf).

Follow AM Racing on Social Media: For more on AM Racing visit amracing.racing, like them on Facebook (AM Racing) follow them on Twitter (@AMRacingNASCAR) and Instagram (@AMRacingNASCAR22).

Start: 17th (Event Formula)

Finish: 14th; Running (249 | 250 laps completed)

Driver Points Position: 17th (+0 positions)

Owner Points Position: 22nd (+1 position)

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “Man, we definitely had our ups and downs on Thursday night at Richmond. Our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado was extremely fast.

“With varying pit strategy we lost a lap early in the race, but even after we got spun out by an aggressive driver in Stage 3, our truck was so good – especially on newer tires we were able to rally back and charge through the field with a positive finish.

“Hopefully, we can take this recent momentum for our AM Racing team and get a top-10 finish next Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.”

Next Up: UNOH 200 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on Thurs. Sept. 17, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. (ET) live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) | Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90.

For more on Austin Wayne Self visit AWSRacing.com, like him on Facebook (Austin Wayne Self) follow him on Twitter (@AustinWSelf) and Instagram (@AustinWayneSelf).

For more on AM Racing visit amracing.racing, like them on Facebook (AM Racing) follow them on Twitter (@AMRacingNASCAR) and Instagram (@AMRacingNASCAR22).

About GO TEXAN:

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.

Consumers make buying decisions based on the prestige of GO TEXAN, a desire to support the Texas economy and the value received from buying local.

About AM Technical Solutions:

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.

For more information, please visit amts.com.

About AM Racing:

AM Racing is a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (NGROTS) team owned by entrepreneur Tim Self.

Established in December 2015, AM Racing is headquartered in Statesville, N.C. Operated by Self, a native of Austin, Texas, the team is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance.

The team has named Austin Wayne Self as its driver for the 2020 season.

Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing robbed of strong run at World Wide Technology Raceway

World Wide Technology Raceway | Carshield 200 Race Recap

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

Driver: Austin Wayne Self

Follow Austin Wayne Self on Social Media: For more on Austin Wayne Self visit AWSRacing.com, like him on Facebook (Austin Wayne Self) follow him on Twitter (@AustinWSelf) and Instagram (@AustinWayneSelf).

Follow AM Racing on Social Media: For more on AM Racing visit amracing.racing, like them on Facebook (AM Racing) follow them on Twitter (@AMRacingNASCAR) and Instagram (@AMRacingNASCAR22).

Start: 20th (Event Formula)

Finish: 30th; Accident (145 | 160 laps completed)

Driver Points Position: 17th (+0 positions)

Owner Points Position: 22nd (+0 positions)

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “Disappointed and frustrated. We had a good race going with our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado and I felt like we had our finish robbed with an unnecessary move by another driver.

“We work very hard at AM Racing and the team is building fast trucks and a chance for a top-10 finish at Gateway was taken from us for no reason.

“Hopefully, we can recover at Darlington next weekend.”

Next Up: South Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway on Sun. Sept. 6, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. (ET) live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) | Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90.

For more on Austin Wayne Self visit AWSRacing.com, like him on Facebook (Austin Wayne Self) follow him on Twitter (@AustinWSelf) and Instagram (@AustinWayneSelf).

For more on AM Racing visit amracing.racing, like them on Facebook (AM Racing) follow them on Twitter (@AMRacingNASCAR) and Instagram (@AMRacingNASCAR22).

About GO TEXAN:

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.

Consumers make buying decisions based on the prestige of GO TEXAN, a desire to support the Texas economy and the value received from buying local.

About AM Technical Solutions:

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.

For more information, please visit amts.com.

About AM Racing:

AM Racing is a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (NGROTS) team owned by entrepreneur Tim Self.

Established in December 2015, AM Racing is headquartered in Statesville, N.C. Operated by Self, a native of Austin, Texas, the team is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance.

The team has named Austin Wayne Self as its driver for the 2020 season.

Austin Wayne Self aims to keep momentum rolling in Thunder Valley

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Off to a strong start in his partnership with Martins Motorsports, Austin Wayne Self heads to Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway looking to keep the momentum train rolling in Wednesday night’s UNOH 200.

 

After finishing 16th at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway aboard the No. 44 Don’t mess with Texas Chevrolet, the team took a weekend off and returned to Michigan International Speedway where the team qualified inside the top-20 and propelled to a solid 15th place finish in the LTi Printing 200.

 

Now, the team heads to “Thunder Valley” where accomplishing another top-15 finish could be challenging, but a task that Self and his Mooresville, N.C-based team are ready to conquer.

 

“Man, I’m so pumped to go to Bristol,” said Self who will make his ninth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start of the season. “It’s a track that I think every driver looks at and circles on the calendar.”

 

“Bristol is a fast place with a lot of speed and finesse but it’s a place that is incredibly fun to race at because of its tight quarters. We feel confident we can have a good finish with our No. 44 Don’t mess with Texas Chevrolet.”

 

The Austin, Texas native will make his second trip to the 0.533-mile historic short track Wednesday night. Last summer, Self qualified 26th and finished 21st. This year, knowing a little more on how to tackle the “World’s Fastest Half Mile,” Self believes he can finish inside the top-20.

 

“You know this week’s race is going to be interesting. Not only do the stages break up the race, but the track is going to put down the PJ1 TrackBite which is a substance utilized to create grip. We got a taste of that last year, but I think you’ll see it have a different affect this year, because everyone’s learned so much more about it.”

 

“That will be a good thing and it should produce a good show for the fans on Wednesday night.”

 

Of course, Self flashes back to his 2015 ARCA Racing Series win at Winchester Speedway, a track with similar characteristics to Bristol.

 

“Man, it’s always nice to think back to Winchester,” added Self. “Yeah, the tracks are very similar, but Wednesday night’s race is going to be very stout when it comes to the competition so a finish inside the top-20 would feel like a win for sure.”

 

In addition to AM Technical Solutions, Don’t mess with Texas will serve as an associate marketing partner for Self’s 31st career NCWTS race.

 

Self, 21, is scheduled to remain the primary driver for the No. 44 Chevrolet Silverado for the remainder of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Industry veteran Kevin Eagle will continue his role as crew chief.

 

The UNOH 200 (200 laps / 100 miles) is the 14th of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on Wed., Aug. 16 from 9:00 a.m. – 9:55 a.m., with a final practice session is set for 11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 4:35 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 8:30 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).

 

For more information on Don’t mess with Texas and how you can become involved in the program , visit dontmesswithtexas.org.

To learn more information on AM Racing please visit amracingteam.com.

For more on Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf

 

About Don’t mess with Texas:

TxDOT’s Don’t mess with Texas litter prevention campaign has been educating Texans about litter prevention since 1986. For more information, visit dontmesswithtexas.org. Don’t mess with Texas is a registered trademark and service mark owned by the Texas Department of Transportation.

 

About the No. 44 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team:

The No. 44 NASCAR Camping World Truck fielded by Martins Motorsports is a marketing and brand collaboration effort with Faith Motorsports owned by Shane Lamb.

NASCAR driver Austin Wayne Self to attend 2017 Presidential Inaugural Ball

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – While members of his AM Racing team are readily preparing for the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season, driver Austin Wayne Self joined by AM Racing president Tim Self will attend Thursday night’s Black Tie & Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball at the Gaylord National Harbor in Maryland.

Self’s No. 22 ‘Trump-Pence Make America Great Again’ Toyota Tundra that competed in last October’s fred’s 250 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway will also be on display for event attendees.

Designated as a V.I.P. for the black-tie affair, Self will sign autographs from 10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. at the National Harbor Sports Bar as part of his entertainment responsibilities on Jan. 19.

20-year-old Self participated in his first presidential election this past November and has been vocal about showing his support for president-elect Donald Trump and vice president Mike Pence.

“I’m very humbled to have the opportunity to represent AM Racing at Thursday night’s Black Tie & Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball,” said driver Austin Wayne Self. “We were proud of our commitment to show support to the Republican party at Talladega with a strong top-15 finish.

“While I’m excited to have our Talladega truck on display, I said last October that politics has never been really that important to me until recently, but now more than ever we need change. President elect Donald Trump and his values are in line with my beliefs. I’m a big supporter of his business background and believe his experience is what our country has been waiting for. I’m excited to continue to show my support with those closest to me as we welcome a new president into office.”

The state of Texas, home of both Self and his primary partner AM Technical Solutions, has a strong reputation for its longstanding support of the Republican Party. For team principal and owner Tim Self, he is proud to be a part of a historical event.

“Our mission with the ‘Trump-Pence Make America Great Again’ truck was to make a small difference,” said AM Racing owner Tim Self. “I felt we did that and more. Now, we’re proud to stand beside our new president and his staff and rebuild our country on a foundation of Godly values.

“Thursday night will be a remarkable night for our AM Racing team and I couldn’t be more proud.”

News of AM Racing’s Trump-Pence presidential support garnished high marks in their home state of Texas. As a proud partner of the Texas Departure of Agriculture’s GO TEXAS agri-business program, the second-year NASCAR team received kudos from the commissioner of Agriculture, among other supporters.

For more on Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.

About AM Racing:

AM Racing is a second-year NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team owned by entrepreneur Tim Self. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C. Operated by Self, a native of Austin, Texas, the team is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance. The team has named Austin Wayne Self and Justin Fontaine as AM Racing drivers for 2017.

 

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Austin Wayne Self set for return to AM Racing for 2017 Truck Series season

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Officials from AM Racing announced that 20-year-old Austin Wayne Self will return to the team to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) next season.
Self, a native of Austin, Texas competed in 22 of the 23 races this past season earning a season-best ninth place finish on the dirt at Eldora Speedway. Despite sitting out Martinsville (Va.) Speedway this past October, the 2014 ARCA Scott Rookie of the Year finished 15th in the overall series standings.
aws22Other highlights in his rookie season included a 13th place finish at his home track of Texas Motor Speedway in June, a 15th on the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and a 14th place finish at Talladega Superspeedway, where the AM Racing team showed their support of the then upcoming presidential election with a Trump- Pence support paint scheme.
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to return to AM Racing next season,” said Self. “I learned a lot in my first year of competition and I’m eager to take that knowledge and return to the track and earn better results. I have a great team and supporters behind me and I will continue to work hard for them both on and off the track.”

Returning alongside Self for 2017 will be longtime supporter AM Technical Solutions.

Austin-based 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.

“I’m proud to have AM Technical Solutions on board with me again this season in Trucks,” Self said. “I’m overwhelmed and thankful for the amazing support they continue to provide. 2017 will be the sixth season where I’m able to pursue my dreams because of them. Our team and I remain committed to doing everything it takes to AMTS and their clients, all of our fans and partners proud.”

AM Racing team principal Tim Self said the overall improvement in Austin Wayne Self throughout the season justified the team’s decision for 2017.
“We’re proud of the progress Austin made in 2016,” Tim Self said. “We knew being his rookie year that there would be trial and tribulations, but Austin never gave up on and off the race track. It was only justified to keep him apart of AM Racing next season with the understanding that we want to enhance and continue to build on the program as a whole.”

Prior to joining the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2016, Self, competed for two season in the ARCA Racing Series where he earned one win (Winchester 2015), finished second in the championship standings and won the S&S Volvo Most Laps Completed award.

The Texan says his experience in ARCA attributed to some of his stronger runs in 2016, including his top-10 performance at Eldora Speedway this past summer.TMS

“Like 2016, I hope to lean on my past experiences to help make me a better driver,” he added. “Without my prior experience on the dirt in ARCA, I don’t think I would have adapted as well as I did at Eldora.

“AM Racing is still a new team, but we are a growing quickly. At the end of every race, results are important not only for our manufacturer and marketing partners, but for our team too. We’re excited about the progress we’ve made with our superspeedway program and hope that yields a strong showing at Daytona in February.”

To learn more information on AM Racing please visit awsracing.com.For more on Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.
PHOTO CAPTION: Austin Wayne Self, driver of the No. 22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra for AM Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images).
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Austin Wayne Self Unveils Veteran’s Day Tribute at Phoenix

pir1Austin Wayne Self

No.66 Hope for the Warriors Toyota Tundra

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Age: 20

2016 NCWTS Stats:

  • 2016 NCWTS Point Standings – 15th
  • Last Race: 22nd Place Finish at Texas Motor Speedway
  • Top-10’s: 1
  • Average Finish: 20.1
  • Best Finish: 9th (Eldora Speedway)

Race Notes: Phoenix International Raceway

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series visits Phoenix International Raceway for the 22nd event of the season.  Phoenix is the second to last race of the season.

AM Racing Team Notes:

AM Racing will feature a two-truck team effort at Phoenix International Speedway.  Myatt Snider will make his NASCAR Camping World Series debut driving the No.22 Louisiana Hot Sauce Toyota while Austin Wayne Self will drive the No.66 Hope for the Warriors Toyota Tundra.

Veteran’s Day Tribute

Austin Wayne Self will pay tribute to the men and women of the United States Military by carrying the colors of Hope for the Warriors a non-profit organization which provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources.   Self will debut the tribute truck (No.66) on Veteran’s Day (11/11/16) during the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway.  For more information please visit: HopeForTheWarriors.org

“We cannot thank Austin and his team (AM Racing) enough for representing Hope for the Warriors this weekend at Phoenix.  Understanding he will be carrying our logo on Veteran’s Day to honor and remember our Nation’s Service Members is not something we can put into words.”

Travis Hanson, Senior Director of Sports & Recreation for Hope for the Warriorspir

Track: Phoenix International Raceway

Race: Lucas Oil 150

150 LAPS, 150 MILES- (NCWTS Event 22 of 23)

Date: Friday, November 11, 2016

Broadcast Information: 10:00 PM EST. LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1

Practice: Friday, November 11, 2016

  • First Practice: 8:00 AM-8:55 AM (FOX SPORTS 1)
  • Final Practice: 9:40 AM-10:25 AM (FOX SPORTS 1)

NCWTS Keystone Light Pole Qualifying:

  • Friday, November 11, 2016 at 5:15 PM (FOX SPORTS 1)

***ALL TIMES EASTERN***

Phoenix International Raceway Specifications:

1-Mile Oval

Degrees of banking: Turns 1 and 2, 11 degrees – Turns 3 and 4, 9 degrees. Frontstretch Length 1,179 ft. Backstretch 1,551