Canadian Tire Motorsport Park / Canada 250  Box Score Report

Austin Wayne Self, No. 22 Don’t mess with Texas / We are One American Family Toyota

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park / Canada 25

Box Score Report

Race No. 15 of 23



Started: 20th

Finished: Ninth

Laps: 64 / 64

Status: Running


Quick Recap:

In his AM Racing return, Austin, Texas native Austin Wayne Self impressed in his No. 22 Don’t’ mess with Texas / We are One American Family Toyota Tundra with a ninth-place finish north of the border at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

On the heels of a top-10 finish in his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards return on a road course last weekend at Road America (Wisc.), the Texan had hoped to take the momentum of a strong ARCA run and capitalize on it in his 10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start of the year.

Not only did Self capitalize on his performance, but the finish propels the likeable Self into the off-weekend with a solid outlook on the rest of the NCWTS season.

After starting 20th, Self hovered inside the top-20 to end Stage 1 in 19th.

However, AM Racing crew chief Bill Henderson was eager to burst Self and his No. 22 team into the spotlight by the end of Stage 2, when Self took fifth and gained some crucial stage points.

Making his final pit stop at the end of Stage 2, Self restarted deep in the field, but steadily worked his way forward on fresher tires and a lot of determination.

With eight laps to go, Self had maneuvered himself back to eighth and over the course of the final laps, the 21-year-old wrestled his way back inside the top-10 and claimed ninth when the checkered flag waved.

Self has 32 career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts to his credit. He holds a career-best finish of second at Daytona International Speedway in Feb. 2017 driving for AM Racing. Self’s career-best qualifying effort occurred at his hometown track of Texas Motor Speedway in June 2017 where he qualified 15th before finishing 12th.


Driver Quote:

“I’m really proud of the effort our AM Racing showed and delivered at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. We had a good truck even though we didn’t have the best qualifying effort.


“We utilized some strategy and took advantage of being at the right place at the right time to find ourselves in a good stage 2 position and we’re able to make the most of rallying through the field after the final round of pit stops.


“I can’t thank my guys enough, along with Don’t mess with Texas and all of our marketing partners at AM Racing. It was important for us to do what we could to spread the message of love and support to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. I promise we won’t forget about them and we’ll be doing our best to help for the weeks and months to come.”


Event Notes:


  • Austin Wayne Self finished ninth in the Canada 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the iconic 2.459-mile road course. Last September, the Texan finished 15th after starting 22nd.


  • Self-made his 10th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start of the year but fifth of the season with Mooresville, N.C.-based AM Racing. This is the same team that Self earned a career-best second place finish in the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in February.


  • Austin Cindric won the Canada 250 followed by Kaz Grala (second), Noah Gragson (third), Justin Hayley, (fourth) and Ryan Truex (fifth).


Next Race: Chicago 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on Fri., Sept. 14.


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Post Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Review

rdAustin Wayne Self

No.22 AM Go Texan/Bucee’s Toyota Tundra

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Age: 20

RESULTS: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – Chevrolet Silverado 250



AWS Canada Results:

Started: 22nd

Finished: 15th

Laps: 66 of 66

Driver Point Standings: 15th

Canadian Tire Motorsports Park Race Notes:

Austin Wayne Self, driver of the No.22 Go Texan/Bucee’s Toyota, started the action packed weekend off with an engine change following Final Practice on Saturday afternoon. Forced to start in the rear of the field for Sunday’s Silverado 250, the team took advantage of some extra practice during Qualifying.

AWS had one goal – keep the No. 22 Go Texan/Bucee’s Toyota out of trouble. Crew Chief Rick Ren made a good call on Lap 7 to keep the Rookie driver out, allowing him to gain valuable track position. Throughout the remainder of the race, Austin battled a strong field of trucks, but was able to remain in the Top 15 for most of the day, reaching as high as 2nd place at one point.

Just as the laps were winding down, and AWS was holding on to a solid Top 10 finish, a blown right rear tire caused the team to have to pit late in the running. Restarting 29th. Self fought to gain seventeen positions in two laps, moving him into 12th, before an on-track incident led to another blown tire, coming out of Turn 10 on the Final Lap. Despite the set back, Austin was able to maintain control of the No. 22 Toyota, with only three good tires and come home with another Top 15 finish.


Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Post Race Quote:

“I am really proud of my entire No. 22 AM Racing team. We continue to fight every week to get my Toyota Tundra handling the way it should be on track. We’ve had some decent finishes the past couple weeks, but we’re fighting against some bad luck. I think I would have been able to get the best finish of the year, if it wasn’t for the blown tire. We’ll continue to learn, and move on to Chicagoland in a couple weeks.” -Austin Wayne Self

Last Race: Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Next Race:

Next up on the NCWTS schedule is race No. 16 of 23 – The American Ethanol 225 from Chicagoland Speedway on Friday, September 16 at 8:30 P.M. All times Eastern Standard Time.