Austin Wayne Self; AM Racing conquer Darlington Raceway with top-10 finish

Austin Wayne Self; AM Racing conquer Darlington Raceway with top-10 finish

 Darlington (S.C.) Raceway | LiftKits4Less.com 200 Race Recap

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

Driver: Austin Wayne Self

Start: 12th (Based on event formula)

Finish: Ninth; Running (147 | 147 laps completed)

Driver Points Position: 12th (+1 position)

Owner Points Position: 13th (+2 positions)

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “It was a great night for everyone at AM Racing in our throwback No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet.

“Ryan (Salomon, crew chief) really did a great job with adjustments and we avoided that major accident on the restart to find ourselves inside the top-10.

“I would have liked to have grabbed a top-five, but we’ll take ninth and look ahead to my hometown track of Circuit of the Americas in a few weeks.”

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: Toyota Tundra 225 at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) on Sat., May 22, 2021, at 1:00 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 Darlington Raceway Preview

AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Darlington (S.C.) Raceway | LiftKits4Less.com 200

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

Spotter: Tony Raines

2021 Driver Points Position: 13th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 15th

LiftKits4Less.com 200 Starting Position: 12th (Based on event formula)

Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 109; previously raced at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway on March 20, 2021 (Start: 12th | Finish: 23rd).

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 Richmond (Va.) Raceway. 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 sixth 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.

Welcome To Throwback Weekend: AM Racing and driver Austin Wayne Self are proud to participate in NASCAR Throwback weekend at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway with their No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado this weekend.

AMR and Self will pay tribute to spotter Tony Raines with a look similar to his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series livery during the 1997 and 1998 NASCAR season when Raines piloted the No. 19 Pennzoil Dodge and Ford for Truck owner Kurt Roehrig.

During the two-year period, Raines earned one pole, four wins, 11 top-five and 22 top-10s with a fifth-place championship finish in 1998.

Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Darlington Raceway Stats: Austin, Texas native Austin Wayne Self will make his second career Truck Series start at Darlington Raceway this weekend.

Last year, he earned a track-best of 17th after starting 24th in his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet.

Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Speedway Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway ranging from 1.0 to 2.0 miles in length, Self has made 66 starts throughout his career with three top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 19.0.

Kansas Speedway | WISE Power 200 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway, Austin Wayne Self made his 114th NCWTS start.

After starting 16th, Self battled the handling with his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet. Falling to as deep as 25th in the running order, chassis adjustments allowed Self to battle back during Stage 3 to earn a respectable 16th place finish, his fifth top-20 finish of the 2021 season.

Seven races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have one top-10, three top-15s, five top-20s and seven top-23 finishes.

To The Point(s): Entering Darlington, Self sits tied with Raphael Lessard Smith for 13th in the championship standings, a loss of zero at Kansas Speedway.

Just 19 points separate Self from 10th in the championship standings currently held by Johnny Sauter and 65 points in the arrears from fifth locked by Stewart Friesen with 15 races remaining this season.

AM Racing also secures 15th 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 Darlington.

This weekend marks his 11th 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 15.7 during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively.

Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 114 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, delivering two top-five and 10 top-10 finishes. He finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings in 2018.

Spanning six years of Truck Series competition, he maintains an average finish of 18.5.

Did You Know? Austin Wayne Self and his wife Jennifer have 16 chickens and a dog named Echo.

I Do….: 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 AIRBOX Air Purifier, 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, 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 Darlington Raceway: “I’m eager to get back to Darlington Raceway this weekend and propel our AM Racing team with a top-10 finish. I think our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado looks great with the Throwback scheme, I just hope we have a finish to go along with the excitement.

“Darlington is definitely a tough track, but we are ready and determined to conquer the challenge.”

On Kansas Speedway: “Another solid finish for the AM Racing team at Kansas Speedway. I was hoping we could escape with a top-15 finish, but we came up a little short.

“Our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet wasn’t the best at the beginning of the race – but Ryan (Salomon, crew chief) did a great job with adjustments and by the end of the race, the truck was at its best.”

On Tony Raines Throwback Tribute: “Everyone at AM Racing did a great job keeping our Throwback scheme a secret from Tony, but I’m excited for him to spot a truck he had so much success in the Truck Series early in its heyday.

“It’s an awesome-looking truck and I appreciate everyone who worked so hard to make it a reality.”

 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 LiftKits4Less.com 200 (147 laps | 200.1 miles) is the eighth of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Fri., May 7, 2021 shortly after 7:30 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 and AM Racing 17th in NASCAR Truck’s Darlington Raceway return

Darlington (S.C.) Raceway | South Carolina Education Lottery 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: 24th (Event Formula)

Finish: 17th; Running (147 | 147 laps completed)

Driver Points Position: 17th (+0 positions)

Owner Points Position: 23rd (-1 position)

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “Darlington was a nice recovery from Gateway for our AM Racing team. Darlington is a very demanding race track and because of that, we struggled with the balance of our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet but we made some gains throughout the race to earn a respectable top-20 finish.

“We’re not satisfied but we’ll keep working on it and look ahead to Richmond Raceway on Thursday night.”

Next Up: ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond (Va.) Raceway on Thurs. Sept. 10, 2020, at 8:00 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.

AM Racing, Austin Wayne Self fired up heading to Darlington Raceway

AM Racing, Austin Wayne Self fired up heading to Darlington Raceway

DARLINGTON, S.C.: Just two races remaining in the regular NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (NGROTS) season, Austin Wayne Self and his AM Racing head to Darlington (S.C.) Raceway fired up after being taken out in the closing laps last weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.

Heading towards another strong finish for his family-owned team at Gateway, Austin Wayne Self was hit by another competitor with less than 10 laps left in the race which not only eliminated a strong finish – but left the team with a bitter taste.

But, trying to put Gateway’s result in the rearview mirror, the duo is ready to get down to business in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series return to Darlington after a nine-year absence and fight for their first top-10 finish of the season in the South Carolina Education Lottery 200.

“I’m fired up heading to Darlington,” said Self. “I’m still frustrated about what happened at Gateway. My guys brought me a good No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado and a driver who isn’t running a full season wrecked us for one spot on the track. It didn’t make any sense then and still doesn’t now.

“My guys work really hard on our trucks to have that happen. But we’ll fight back, stand up and be better because of it. Darlington is an opportunity and challenge for us and one that we’ll certainly accept.”

While nearly the entire field hasn’t turned a lap at the historic “Lady in Black,” – Self says everyone will be on the same playing field in the penultimate race of the regular season opening the door for comers and goers.

“I’m heading to Darlington with a lot of questions and not a lot of answers,” Self said. “I watched races from there in the past – but now I’ll have a chance to race there. I know the racing groove is narrow but that should make the competition fierce and the race eventful.

“We’re going there with an open mind. I feel like I have one of the smartest crew chiefs in the garage with Eddie (Troconis) and I’ll be relying on him throughout the first stage to help put us in a good spot for Stage 2 and Stage 3.

“I know the Playoffs loom and even though it might be a longshot, we have a chance to make it and we’ll fight to the checkered flag at Richmond next weekend to try and make that happen.”

Should the team fall short of earning a Playoff spot, it will continue to be 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 we’ve been making some big strides this season 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 15th race of the year.

In 98 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 nine 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 South Carolina Education Lottery 200 (147 laps| 200.1 miles) is the 15th of 23 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2020 schedule. The 39-truck field will take the green flag on Sun. Sept. 6, 2020, shortly after 2:00 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.

CONTACT: pr@amracing.racing | 803.629.2463