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AM Racing, Austin Wayne Self hunt for top-10 finish at Bristol Motor Speedway

AM Racing, Austin Wayne Self hunt for top-10 finish at Bristol Motor Speedway

BRISTOL, Tenn: 16 races down, seven to go.

On the heels of a strong performance last Thursday night at Richmond (Va.) Raceway in the ToyotaCare 250, Austin Wayne Self and his AM Racing team head to Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway for another Thursday night showdown in the UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics.

And with the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series set to open their Playoffs in Thunder Valley, Self won’t have an opportunity to go for a championship title, but he does plan to make some noise of his own over the final two months of the season.

“I always look forward to Bristol, because it’s such a cool place to race,” said Self.

“Right now, I think our AM Racing team has some good momentum and even if we don’t have the all the finishes to show for it lately, we’ve had some really fast No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverados and I hope we can continue to showcase that at Bristol.”

Self, 24, has four previous Truck Series starts at Bristol with back-to-back top-15 finishes in 2018 and 2019 respectively and is determined to up the ante in the UNOH 200 this year.

Hunting for their first top-10 finish of the season, Self says it’s their mission to execute that goal and Bristol is certainly a place where the goal can be accomplished.

“We’re hunting a top-10 finish this week, we want to get ourselves there,” added Self. “I think we can do it.

“The last two years – we’ve had rather good results at Bristol – all things considered. You can’t hide at Bristol. But I feel like I’ve become a better driver there with experience and track time.

“Certainly not having practice or qualifying can be a little of a hindrance, but it is the same boat for everyone, so we just have to take the challenge in stride. Bristol is one of those tracks where momentum and focus are key – while just making sure you have the grip in the truck to be able to capitalize on key passing moments.

“Staying out of trouble too is huge at Bristol. As we get closer and closer to the end of the season, the intensity ramps up and the stakes are high and that sometimes leads to a lot of action and Bristol is known to be a place where the action can hot and heavy.”

Even out of the Playoff picture, it’s still business as usual for the AM Racing team as Self expects the upward performance trend to continue to climb aboard his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado from now until Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway in November.

“We’re a relatively small team, but sometimes David can beat the Goliath and at times we’ve been able to show that on track with our heart and passion of racing,” added Self. “We have a lot of people, including our partners who are devoted to our race team and focused on seeing our team succeed not only in 2020 but as we start to think ahead to 2021.”

In addition to primary partners GO TEXAN and AM Technical Solutions, AIRBOX Air Purifier, Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle, Kreuz Market and Prasek’s will serve as associate partners in the 17th race of the year.

In 100 NGROTS races, the 2014 ARCA Menards Series Rookie of the Year has two top-fives (second at Daytona 2017, fifth at Michigan 2019) and seven top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 18.6 during his five years of competition.

The Austin, Texas native is nestled 17th in the championship standings with seven races remaining.

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.

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.

Visit JB Henderson Construction online at jbhenderson.com.

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).

To learn more about Prasek’s and what they offer, please visit praseks.com.

The UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics (200 laps | 106.6 miles) is the 17th of 23 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2020 schedule. The 36-truck field will take the green flag on Thurs. Sept. 17, 2020, shortly after 7:00 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 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 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.

Bristol Motor Speedway | UNOH 200 Race Recap

Team: No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado
Driver: Austin Wayne Self
Follow the Team: @AMRacingNASCAR; @AustinWSelf
Start: 25th
Finish: 15th; Running (200 | 200 laps completed)
Driver Points Position: 13th | Owner Points Position: 15th

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “I was really happy with how our night was going at Bristol, battling in the top-10 after starting 25th. Just got unlucky starting on the outside lane during the last restart and got drove up the race track.

“We’ll take this finish and move on to Canada and go road course racing. Road courses is where I started and the fans there are awesome, so I can’t wait.”

Next Up: Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) on Sun. Aug. 25, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) | Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90.

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.

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 was founded in 1994. AM Technical Solutions is a global engineering and construction management firm, specializing in the high-tech industries. AMTS has managed over $20B of global capital projects for over 170 different customers in 15 countries.

For more information, please visit amts.com.

About AM Racing:

AM Racing is a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) 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 as its driver for the 2019 season.

Austin Wayne Self; AM Racing ride momentum to Thunder Valley

BRISTOL, Tenn: Capturing a strong and season-high fifth-place finish this past weekend at Michigan International Speedway, Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) and his AM Racing team hope to carry the momentum and deliver another strong performance in Thursday night’s UNOH 200 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

The recent upswing in performance of the Mooresville, N.C.-based team, including two top-six finishes in the last four races is certainly turning heads but for Austin, Texas native Self, he knows their recent performance is hopefully a taste of what’s to come.

“Things are really good at AM Racing right now,” said Self who earned his second career top-five finish at Michigan. “The AM Racing guys have worked hard all year long and we’re being rewarded now with some strong finishes. We’re not done though. We want to keep going and keep getting better.”

Self credits his crew chief Eddie Troconis for his motivation and his determination to succeed with the hopes of making AM Racing winners before the end of the season.

“I know we’re at the beginning of the Playoffs, but we can win,” offered Self. “We are getting there. With our finishes at Kentucky and Michigan and our performances at Pocono and Eldora, I think we’ve risen our team a notch.

“We can’t be too complacent though. We have to keep working hard and not settle for what we’re doing. Yes, we are running good and I’m comfortable with the trucks, but we have to get better.

“As long as we keep taking steps in the right direction, we’re going to end our season on a high note.”

The 23-year-old will make his fourth career start at Bristol Motor Speedway and looks to improve on his 13th place finish at the 0.533-mile short track from last August.

“I love Bristol,” Self said with a smile. “It’s short track racing at its finest. It’s a fast place where things happen in a hurry, so you have to be on your toes.

“Momentum is key at Bristol and track position is critical too. We just need to unload strong and keep fine-tuning our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado and see if we can’t get ourselves another top-10 finish on Thursday night.”

Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program will support Self in his 78th career Truck Series start.

GO TEXAN, celebrating its 20th Birthday this year, 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 for throughout the world.

AM Technical Solutions, 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 77 NGOTS races, the 2014 ARCA Menards Series Rookie of the Year has two top-fives (second at Daytona 2017, fifth at Michigan 2019) and seven top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 17.9 during his three years of competition.

The Austin, Texas native is nestled 13th in the championship standings with seven races remaining.

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.

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

Visit AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) online at amts.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 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).

The UNOH 200 (200 laps | 100.6 miles) is the 17th of 23 races on the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule. Practice begins on Thurs., Aug. 15 from 9:05 a.m. – 9:55 a.m., while final practice is set for 11:05 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Qualifying races are 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).

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 was founded in 1994. AM Technical Solutions is a global engineering and construction management firm, specializing in the high-tech industries. AMTS has managed over $20B of global capital projects for over 170 different customers in 15 countries.

For more information, please visit amts.com.

About AM Racing:

AM Racing is a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) 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 as its driver for the 2019 season.

Austin Wayne Self Headed To “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile”

PoconoAustin Wayne Self

No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Age: 20

2016 NCWTS Stats:

2016 NCWTS Point Standings – 16th

  • Last Race: 25th Place Finish at Pocono
  • Best Finish: 9th at Eldora Speedway
  • Best Finish: 9th (Eldora Speedway)

Bristol Motor Speedway Race Notes:

After nearly a three-week hiatus, The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to action for a rare Wednesday night race under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway.  Known as Thunder Valley or the Last Coliseum, Bristol Motor Speedway is considered one of the most popular venues in the sporting world.

Bristol Motor Speedway Team Notes:

The Texas Connection! AM Racing welcomes the support from YETI® Coolers.  YETI® Coolers, based in Austin, Texas, are the well-known producers of premium coolers and drinkware.  The AM Racing race team is proud to have them onboard, outfitting their hometown NASCAR Camping World Series driver, Austin Wayne Self with their superior products.

Bristol Motor Speedway Race Quote:

“We’ve had a long break and it’s now time to get back to work.  I’m really looking forward to getting back in the seat and on the road with my AM Technical Solutions Toyota team.  We’ve made a lot of positive gains the last couple races.  I’m optimistic this trend will continue at Bristol.  The time off served us well.  The guys in the shop have done a great job all around. We’re definitely getting better.  This will be my first start at Bristol.  It’s a fast half mile with lots of opportunity for trouble.  The key for us this week will be patience – staying up on the wheel for 200-laps and making smart decisions.” said Austin “The No. 22 team will have a big challenge this week at Bristol, and the AMTS team will be providing our complete support. We are especially excited to see other Texas based companies supporting our Texan driver. Thank you to Yeti Coolers for the awesome gear!” says Dan Codi, CEO of AM Technical Solutions.

Track: Bristol Motor Speedway

Race: UNOH 200

  • 200-Laps/106.6 Miles (NCWTS Event 13 of 23)

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Broadcast Information: 8:30 PM EST. LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1

Practice: Wednesday, August 17

First Practice: 9:30 AM-10:25 AM

  • Final Practice: 11:30 AM-12:25 PM

NCWTS Keystone Light Pole Qualifying:

Wednesday, August 17 at 4:45 PM

Bristol Motor Speedway Specifications:

Short Track: 0.553 concrete oval

Banking: 24 to 30 Degrees

Straights: 650 Feet w/ 4 to 9 Degrees Bankin

Be sure to follow Austin on all social media platforms: facebook.com/AustinWSelf ; Twitter at @AustinWSelf ; Instagram @AustinWayneSelf ; Website AWSracing.com