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Austin Wayne Self | Chicagoland Speedway Post Race Report

Team: No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado
Driver: Austin Wayne Self
Follow the Team: @AMRacingNASCAR; @AustinWSelf
Start: 18th
Finish: 25th; Accident (88 | 150 laps completed)
Driver Points Position: 17th | Owner Points Position: 15th

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “Had an awesome truck at Chicagoland; running up front and just got caught in the wrong place at the wrong time twice.

“I’m very happy with the performance and effort of my AM Racing team and can’t thank them enough. Time to focus on Kentucky where we plan to rebound with a strong performance.”

Next Up: Buckle Up Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway on Thurs., July 11, 2019, 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 has busy weekend in Chicagoland return

JOLIET, Ill. – Determined to make their presence known in the second half of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) schedule, Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) and his AM Racing team head to Chicagoland Speedway looking for a strong performance in Friday night’s Camping World 225.

Despite limited on-track time at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Self and crew chief Eddie Troconis overcame early race handling woes to preserve for a 17th-place finish.

With his sixth top-20 finish in the books after his ninth start of the season, Self, a native of Austin, Texas is determined to up the ante under the Windy City lights.

“It’s a bummer that we had limited track time at Gateway last weekend,” Self recalled. “I really felt that if we had more practice and been able to qualify – we probably would have had a better finish in our No. 22 GO TEXAN | Flying Circle Chevrolet.

“But, as still a relatively new group, I think race by race we’re making progress and we’re going to make our presence known.”

Self returns to Chicagoland Speedway with a hectic schedule. In addition to his Truck Series duties this week in Joliet, Self will make his ARCA Menards Series return in a collaborative effort between AM Racing and Win-Tron Racing.

For Self, he believes the extra track time will pay dividends in the 12th Truck Series race of the season.

“I’m ready to embrace a busy weekend at Chicagoland, actually, it’s going to be really fun,” said Self. “It’s been almost two years since I’ve been in an ARCA car and I know that the Win-Tron Racing guys are bringing me a fast race car.

“I hope I can apply some of that on-track time back to the Truck with Eddie (Troconis) and vice-versa. It would be really awesome to come out of Chicagoland with strong finishes in both series to carry us into the summer stretch.”

The 23-year-old has three prior Truck Series start at Chicagoland, earning a track-best 13th last year after starting 15th. He has finished no worse than 20th dating back to his first appearance in 2016.

In two ARCA starts at Chicagoland, he finished a track-best 12th after starting fourth in 2015.

“Chicago’s surface is pretty abrasive which presents opportunities for good racing,” added Self. “it’s important to make sure your truck is handling good over the bumps so that you can carry the speed you need into the corners. That’s our mission during practice on Thursday to make sure our truck is maneuvering through the bumps and seams so that I can drive it and carry it off into the corner.”

Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program will support Self in his 72nd career 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 12th race of the year.

In 72 NGOTS races, the 2014 ARCA Menards Series Rookie of the Year has one top-five (second at Daytona 2017) and five top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 18.3 during his three years of competition.

The Austin, Texas native is nestled 15th in the championship standings with 12 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 Camping World 225 (150 laps | 225 miles) is the 12th of 23 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2019 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs. Jun. 27 from 1:35 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. A second practice session is set for 3:35 p.m. – 4:25 p.m., while a third and final session has been etched in from 5:35 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Jun. 28 beginning at 4:05 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 8:00 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 (Central).

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 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 returns to ARCA Menards Series at Chicagoland Speedway

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – In a collaborative effort between AM Racing and Win-Tron Racing, the two organizations announced today the return of NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) veteran Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) to the ARCA Menards Series (AMS) for Thursday night’s Bounty 150 at Chicagoland Speedway.

Self, 23, will drive the team’s No. 32 Chevrolet with support from Win-Tron Performance and IceBox Helmet Coolers.

“I’m excited about getting back and racing in the ARCA Menards Series,” said Self the 2014 ARCA Menards Series Rookie of the Year.

“Win-Tron Racing has had some very competitive finishes this year and I know they are going to bring me a fast race car and I look forward to the opportunity to pull double duty this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.”

Self, a native of Austin, Texas last competed in ARCA nearly two years at Road America (Wisc.) where in a second entry for Win-Tron Racing he finished sixth after starting 12th in 2017.

In all, Self in five years of competition in ARCA has 47 career starts with one win, 13 top-five and 31 top-10 finishes. In two starts at Chicagoland, he finished a track-best 12th after starting fourth in 2015.

Win-Tron Racing has run a select schedule in the ARCA Series in 2019 with drivers Gus Dean and AM Racing development driver Cole Glasson.

Self who will compete in Friday night’s Camping World 225 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) race at Chicagoland is hopeful to run more ARCA races this season.

“We’re still looking at the schedule, but I think you’ll see me in or a race or two more after Chicagoland,” added Self. “I know that Kevin (Cywinski, Win-Tron Racing owner) and Jamie (Jones, crew chief) have put together a very competitive car and I look forward to our chance to go out there and contend for my second career ARCA win.”

Cywinski who serves as team manager of Self’s Gander Truck Series team says having Self compete in both races at Chicagoland will undoubtedly prove to be beneficial.

“Austin will do us a great job at Chicagoland,” sounded Cywinski. “The extra seat time will allow Austin to stay focused and bring back some positive feedback to not only the ARCA program but also acquire critical track time that should prove to be beneficial for the Truck Series program this weekend too.”

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

Learn more at Win-TronRacing.com, like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @WinTronRacing.

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

The Bounty 150 (100 laps | 150 miles) is the 12th of 20 races on the 2019 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Thurs. June 27 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 4:35 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag later in the day shortly after 7:00 p.m. The event will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1). ARCARacing.com will also stream live timing and scoring throughout the day’s festivities. All times are local (Central).

About IceBox Helmet Coolers:

The IceBox Helmet Cooler is a product of AirBox Air Purifiers.  AirBox Air Purifiers is an entity owned by Tim Self, the owner of AM Technical Solutions Inc.

The IceBox by AirBox represents an innovative Air-Cooling Solution for personal and confined environment where space, weight and power consumption are critical considerations. Design applications include Aviation, Aerospace and Performance Racing industries.

Built in the AirBox tradition of unsurpassed quality, IceBox uses only the best components available globally to construct a world-class product.  The IceBox is a light-weight personal chiller with a cooling capacity of Delta T 20-30 Deg F.

For more information, please visit airboxairpurifier.com/icebox-helmet-cooler.

About Win-Tron Racing:

Headquartered in Mooresville, N.C., Win-Tron Racing is a professional race team entering its 12th season of Motorsports competition located in “Race City USA.”

Owned by former champion racer Kevin Cywinski, the team will compete in the ARCA Menards Series this season with Bluffton, S.C. driver Gus Dean, former ARCA winner Austin Wayne Self and newcomer Cole Glasson.

Learn more at Win-TronRacing.com, Facebook or on Twitter @WinTronRacing.

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.