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, 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.




Austin Wayne Self on Talladega Superspeedway Post Race

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No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Age: 20

RESULTS: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Talladega Superspeedway – Fred’s 250.

Season Race No.: 19 of 23

Talladega Superspeedway Results:

  • Started: 23rd
  • Finished: 14th
  • Laps: 94 of 94
  • Driver Point Standings: 15th
  • Owner Point Standings: 21st
  • Best Finish: 9th (Eldora Speedway)

Talladega Superspeedway Race Notes:

Austin Wayne Self (AWS) showcasing his No.22 ‘Trump-Pence, Make American Great Again’ tribute Toyota Tundra finished 14th in Saturday’s Fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. AWS turned in a solid performance in his first career NCWTS start at Talladega.  Armed with a strong Toyota Tundra, AWS mastered the draft and avoided the “Big One” to earn his fifth top-15 finish of his rookie campaign.

Featuring the Trump-Pence Truck at Talladega, AM Racing’s marketing campaign was a colossal media success.   Reaching millions of American’s the story was shared via social media and picked up by countless media outlets such as FOX News, Yahoo Sports. Sporting News and the Charlotte Observer to name a few.tss1

Prior to Saturday’s race AWS was a featured guest and spoke to FOX News Channel’s ‘FOX and Friends’ to discuss his Trump-Pence Talladega entry.

Watch AWS’s FOX Interview:

AWS Talladega Superspeedway Post Race Quote:

“I am proud of my entire No. 22 AM Racing team. We fought all day, we just got shuffled back there at the end. I was hoping we could get a third lane going there with the Green-White-Checkered, unfortunately no one ever went.  We’ll take P14 and move onto Martinsville. I’m also grateful to all those who supported our special Trump-Pence truck this weekend – let’s keep fighting to make America great again.  Get the word out.  Get out and vote!”   -Austin Wayne Self

AM Racing Debuts Trump-Pence Truck at Talladega Superspeedway

Austin Wayne Self

No.22 Trump-Pence Toyota Tundra

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Age: 20

2016 NCWTS Stats:

  • 2016 NCWTS Point Standings – 16th
  • Last Race: 21st Place Finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  • Top-10’s: 1
  • Average Finish: 20th
  • Best Finish: 9th (Eldora Speedway)

Race Notes: Talladega Superspeedway

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to Talladega Superspeedway for the 19th event of the season.  Talladega, known for its high banked 2.66 mile racing surface has delivered exciting – big pack restrictor plate racing to the NASCAR Truck series since the inaugural race in 2006.  AM Technical Solutions Team Notes:

Austin Wayne Self, a native of the great state of Texas, along with his AM Racing NASCAR truck team, plan to unveil their red, white and blue No.22 ‘Trump-Pence, Make American Great Again’ tribute truck at this weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – Fred’s Pharmacy 250 powered by Coca-Cola event at Talladega Superspeedway on October 22.  The Talladega race date which falls three weeks before the United States presidential election of 2016, provides a timely stage to show support.

AWS Talladega Superspeedway Quote:

“I’m excited to make my first career Truck Series start at Talladega.  I’ve had some decent results over the past couple years in the ARCA Series so I’m coming in with some experience – knowing what to expect.  These plate races are so intense, you’re up on the wheel the entire race with no time to relax.  These trucks are so aero sensitive. With the high speeds and tight racing you’ve really got to be patient and not make any mistakes or it will cost you.” -Austin Wayne Self

Track: Talladega Superspeedway

Race: Fred’s Pharmacy 250 Powered by Coca-Cola

94 LAPS, 250 MILES- (NCWTS Event 19 of 23)

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016

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

Practice: Friday, October 21, 2016

  • First Practice: 12:00 PM-9:30 AM (FOX SPORTS 1)
  • Final Practice: 2:00 PM-2:55 PM (FOX SPORTS 1)

NCWTS Keystone Light Pole Qualifying:

  • Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 10:30 AM (FOX SPORTS 1)


Talladega Superspeedway Specifications:

Intermediate: 2.6 Mile Paved Tri-Oval

Turns: Banking: 33 degrees Length: 3,750 feet Radius: 1,100 feet

Frontstretch: Chute length: 2,150 feet Total length: 4,300 Backstretch: Length: 4,000 feet.