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Eldora Speedway | Eldora Dirt Derby Race Recap

Team: No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado
Driver: Austin Wayne Self
Follow the Team: @AMRacingNASCAR; @AustinWSelf
Start: 32nd
Finish: 13th; Running (150 | 150 laps completed)
Driver Points Position: 13th | Owner Points Position: 13th

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “Didn’t have the starting position that we wanted, but I was really proud of the effort from the AM Racing team during the race. We made some good adjustments and were able to sling’ through the field and have a solid finish.

“On to Michigan.”

Next Up: Corrigan Oil 200 on Sat. Aug. 10, 2019 at 1:00 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 and team ready to dig deep in the Eldora dirt

ROSSBURG, Ohio: The wait is finally over for NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) veteran Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf).

The series treks from one of the biggest tracks on the schedule to Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway for Thursday night’s Eldora Dirt Derby and the opportunity for Self and his AM Racing team to deliver their third top-10 finish together this season.

Surprisingly, without much dirt experience, the annual dirt race has become a favorite for the Austin, Texas native.

From the aggressive practice sessions to the qualifying races and the thunderous applause when the engines are fired – the two-day spectacle is an experience that Self embraces and doesn’t take for granted.

“I’ve been waiting for this week all year,” said Self. “I love Eldora Speedway and getting to race on dirt. I’ve always had good runs at this place, and I feel it’s all about driving here, way different than anything we do all year.

“I would say this is one of the biggest NASCAR races of the year and it’s a pretty awesome experience to be a part of it.”

Self, 23, will make his third start at Eldora and after finishing inside the top-10 in his track debut in 2016, the Texan is ready to bounce back from an 18th place finish last year and collect his second top-10 in the last three races.

“Eldora can be a very physical race,” mentioned Self. “Especially on race day. But it’s important to keep your cool and manage your tires so you have something to work with at the end of the race. You never know what to expect as far as cautions are concerned, so putting ourselves in good position track wise I think is going to be key.

“It’s going to be a fun couple of days and I can’t wait to get there.”

Self and his Eddie Troconis head to the Buckeye State on the heels of a respectable top-15 Truck Series finish at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, a weekend where Self ran double-duty and made his second ARCA Menards Series start of the season, earning a sixth-place finish in last Friday’s FORTS USA 150 at the 2.5-mile triangle.

Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program will support Self in his 76th 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 15th race of the year.

In 75 NGOTS races, the 2014 ARCA Menards Series Rookie of the Year has one top-five (second at Daytona 2017) and six top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 18.1 during his three years of competition.

The Austin, Texas native is nestled 15th 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.

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 Eldora Dirt Derby (150 laps | 75 miles) is the 15th of 23 races on the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule. Practice begins on Weds., July 31 from 7:05 p.m. – 7:55 p.m., while final practice is set for 9:05 p.m. – 9:55 p.m. Qualifying races are set for race day, Thurs., Aug. 1 beginning at 7:00 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 9:00 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 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 Sets New Career Best in First NASCAR Dirt Race Appearance

eldora1Austin, Texas (July 21, 2016) – The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) dialed up a mid-week classic with the 4th annual Aspen Dental Dirt Derby 150 at Eldora Speedway.

Featuring the sole dirt track race on NASCAR’s schedule, Wednesday night’s event in Rossburg, Ohio, was met with a tremendous amount of fanfare as spectators packed the grandstands early for the highly anticipated dirt track event.

For Austin Wayne Self, making his first NCWTS career dirt track start, expectations were realistic as he hoped to simply gain experience and finish the race unscathed.  However, with strong backing from his team, the 20-year old, Self, impressed in his first ever appearance at Eldora Speedway scoring a career best – ninth-place finish in his dirt derby debut.  Dirt track ace and NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, Kyle Larson, won the 150-lap event.

“Tonight was a great night for this all new AM Racing team,” said Self.  “Total team effort!  I can’t thank my guys enough, Terry, Brian, Greg and especially my car chief, Bill Henderson, who stepped into the role of crew chief this week and devised a plan and strategy that worked out perfectly.  Coming into this week I didn’t have a whole lot of expectations.  There’s a lot of guys out here with a ton of dirt racing experience – and there’s drivers like me with very little.  I was just hoping to survive – but earning my first top-10 finish at a track like this is really cool.”

Starting from the main event from the 28th position in his No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota, Self, would begin his ascent through the field from the moment the green flag dropped.  Committed to running the low to middle groove around the tight half-mile dirt oval, Self was able to make his truck stick on the slick track while navigating his way through traffic passing many experienced top rated dirt track drivers.

“I’m really proud of this entire team for all their hard work.  We found a groove we really liked and were able to have a lot of fun out there tonight.  The lower groove really worked out for us.  Bill (Henderson) was on the radio all night reminding me to run down low and protect the bottom. That was our strategy from the beginning.  Our truck responded – and we had great results.  I just can’t say enough how proud I am of everyone on this team,” added Self.

With his top-10 finish, Self gained two spots moving into the 16th position in the overall NCWTS point standings.eldoaa

Up next for the Austin Wayne Self and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be the Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono Raceway on Saturday, July 30.

Follow Austin Wayne Self on Social Media:

Be sure to visit Austin on all social media platforms. You can find him on facebook at facebook.com/AustinWSelf, on twitter at @AustinWSelf and Instagram @AustinWayneSelf.  You can also visit AWSracing.com.

 

Austin Wayne Self headed to Eldora Speedway

2016 NCWTS Stats:

2016 NCWTS Point Standings – 18th 2016 Rookie of the Year Standings – 10th Average Starting Position: 23rd Average Finish: 21.2 Best Finish: 13th (Texas Motor Speedway)

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will make its annual appearance at Eldora Speedway for the single dirt race of the season.  Known as the MudSummer Classic, Eldora is one of the premier race events of the season.

“Eldora is one of those places that anything can happen.  Running on dirt, especially on a tight – one groove track will make for an exciting night. This is my first time on dirt in the truck – it will be a learning experience for sure.”  Austin Wayne Self Texas Humor

AM Racing is proud to welcome new team partner, Texas Humor. Texas Humor, an apparel company based in Austin, Texas, manufactures a wide-variety of Texas inspired clothes for folks who live in a Texas state of mind. Printed and shipped from deep in the heart of Texas, these clothes are tough, just like our great state. For more information visit www.TXHUMOR.com

“Texas Humor and Sauceda Industries are proud to be a sponsoring partner of AM Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. We’re a young company and are excited to be partnering with a young driver who will be the future of the sport. Most importantly, we’re proud to be helping a fellow Texan,” said Jay Sauceda- Founder/Owner

Track: Eldora Speedway

Race: Aspen Dental Dirt Derby (Mud-Summer Classic) 150-Laps/75 Miles (NCWTS Event 11 of 23) Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Broadcast Information: 9PM EST. LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1

Practice: Tuesday, July 19

First Practice: 6:30PM-7:55PM Final Practice: 9:00PM-9:55PM

NCWTS Keystone Light Pole Qualifying: Wednesday, July 20 Live on Fox Sports 1

7 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series First Qualifying Race (10 laps), FS1 (Follow live) 7:09 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Second Qualifying Race (10 laps), FS1 (Follow live) 7:18 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Third Qualifying Race (10 laps), FS1 (Follow live) 7:27 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Fourth Qualifying Race (10 laps), FS1 (Follow live) 7:36 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Fifth Qualifying Race (10 laps), FS1 (Follow live) 8:15 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Last Chance Qualifying Race (15 laps), FS1 (Follow live)

Follow Austin Wayne Self on Social Media: 

Be sure to follow Austin on all social media platforms. You can find him on facebook at facebook.com/AustinWSelf, on twitter at @AustinWSelf and Instagram @AustinWayneSelf.  You can also visit AWSracing.com.