Austin Wayne Self; AM Racing maneuver strong finish at Las Vegas

Austin Wayne Self; AM Racing maneuver strong finish at Las Vegas

Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway | Bucked Up 200 Race Recap

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

Driver: Austin Wayne Self

Start: 12th (Event Formula)

Finish: 14th; Running (134 | 134 laps completed)

Driver Points Position: 10th (+2 positions)

Owner Points Position: 14th (+2 positions)

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “I can’t thank everyone on this AM Racing team for all their hard work. We had a good No. 22 AIRBOX Air Purifier Chevrolet throughout much of the race.

“We were strong on restarts but just came a little short of a top-10 finish on Friday night. I’m really happy with the performance of our team to start the year and can’t wait for Atlanta 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: FR8 Auctions 200 at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway on Sat., Mar. 20, 2021, at 2:30 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 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Event Preview

AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway | Bucked Up 200

Fast Facts

No. 22 AM Racing Team:

Driver: Austin Wayne Self

Primary Partner(s): AIRBOX Air Purifier

Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado

Crew Chief: Ryan Salomon

2021 Driver Points Position: 12th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 16th

Bucked Up 200 Starting Position: 12th (Based on event formula)

 Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 116; competed last at Texas Motor Speedway on October 25, 2020 (Start: 18th | Finish: Seventh)

Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies

Notes of Interest:

Welcome Back: AIRBOX Air Purifier returns to AM Racing as the primary marketing partner for driver Austin Wayne Self in Friday night’s Bucked Up 200 at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway.

AIRBOX Air Purifier prides themselves having the absolute best commercial grade air purifier on the market. It is categorically the best in every aspect, and it is built to last a lifetime.

 True engineering controls solution based on a proven scientific technology to provide the desired indoor air quality you need. AIRBOX Air Purifier creates a Safe Air Plan to repopulate the business and create the safest possible environment for owners, employees, clients, students, visitors or just anyone who breathes air.

AIRBOX Air Purifier returns to the team after partnering with Self for two races in 2020 at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course and Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, respectively.

Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Las Vegas Motor Speedway Stats: Austin, Texas native Austin Wayne Self will make his ninth career Truck Series start at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway this weekend.

In his previous eight outings at the 1.5-mile speedway, he earned a track-best of ninth in the fall race of 2018. Last season, he finished 17th and 24th respectively.

Since 2016, he carries an average finish at Las Vegas of 17.4 and has completed 1,078 of 1,106 available for a 97.5 percent lap completion.

Happy Birthday Austin!: Austin Wayne Self will celebrate his 25th birthday during Friday night’s Bucked Up 200 and is eyeing his 10th career top-10 finish as the perfect birthday present.

 Daytona Road Course | BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 Race Recap: In a chaotic second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race of the season, Austin Wayne Self was able to overcome a series of late-race hiccups to earn a top-15 place finish in the BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course.

After starting 14th, Self maintained a pace inside the top-15 throughout the first two stages of the race and despite being punted late in the race, Self was able to roar back through the field in NASCAR overtime to finish 15th for a season-high 2021 finish.

To The Point(s): Entering the Daytona International Speedway Road Course, Self sits 12th in the championship standings tied with 10th and 11th place drivers Ryan Truex and Todd Gilliland at 45 points apiece.

Just 10 points separate Self from sixth in the championship standings currently held by Carson Hocevar with 20 races remaining this season.

AM Racing also secures 16th in the NCWTS owner standings.

He’s Back!: Ryan Salomon who joined the AM Racing team as crew chief last October at Kansas Speedway will continue to lead the Statesville, N.C.-based team as crew chief of the No. 22 AIRBOX Air Purifier Chevrolet Silverado in 2021.

In his four races as crew chief for Self last year, he guided the Austin, Texas native to two top-10s and four top-20 efforts and carrying an average finish of 13.75 in the final stint of the 2020 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 109 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, delivering two top-five and nine top-10 finishes. He finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings in 2018.

On speedways larger than one-mile, Self has 63 NCWTS starts with three top-10s and an average finish of 19th.

He has five Truck Series road course starts to his credit with one top-10 and an average finish of 14th.

I Do….: During the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series off-season, 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 Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway: “I always enjoy competing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. I’ve had several good performances there even if we don’t necessarily have the finishes to show for that.

“We’re bringing the truck that we ran in the top-10 with last fall at Texas Motor Speedway and Ryan did a great job with the setup and working on the truck throughout the race. I’m excited to see what we can do with this truck on Friday night.”

On Daytona (Fla.) international Speedway RC Finish: “Man, what an up and down night for our AM Racing team. I’m really proud of everything that we overcame. Everyone did a great job and we had a fast truck and even finished fourth in Stage 2.

“Near the end of the race, it became very hectic and I got booted twice which forced us to come from the back of the field both times. We managed to go from 29th to 15th in that final sprint to the finish.

“Even though it wasn’t a top-10, I think we showed everyone we have a lot of speed in our trucks and that we’re going to be contenders throughout the year.

“I’m looking forward to Las Vegas.”

On 2021 Season After Two Races: “I’m really proud of my AM Racing team. I know it has only been two races so far in 2021, but I think we have shown that we have it what it takes to be contenders this season.

“We showed speed in our trucks at Daytona and on the Road Course of Daytona. It’s going to be important to continue to showcase our ability this weekend at Las Vegas.

“I would love to leave Las Vegas on Friday night with a top-10 finish and a positive outlook to Atlanta Motor Speedway in a few weeks.”

Social Spotlight:

To learn more about AIRBOX Air Purifier and what they offer, please visit airboxairpurifier.com.

Show your GO TEXAN pride: find Texas productsrestaurants or enroll your business in GO TEXAN.

Visit AM Technical Solutions online at amts.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 Bucked Up 200 (134 laps | 201 miles) is the third of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Fri., Mar. 5, 2021 shortly after 6:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. ET) with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90.

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Flat tire busts solid performance for Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway | World of Westgate 200 Race Recap

 Team: No. 22 JB Henderson Construction | GO TEXAN 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: 25th (Event Formula)

 Finish: 24th; Running (132 | 134 laps completed)

Driver Points Position: 18th (-1 position)

Owner Points Position: 23rd (-1 position)

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “Bummer. We were having a decent night with our No. 22 JB Henderson | GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet. Like everyone, we were fighting the balance of our truck and I thought we were making some good gains during Stage 3, but we had to pit under green for a tire going flat and ran out of laps to recover.

“I appreciate the hard work of my AM Racing team and we’ll get regrouped and focus on Talladega next weekend.”

Next Up: Sugarland Shine 200 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on Sat., Oct. 3, 2020, at 1:00 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 JB Henderson Construction:

Established in 1959, JBH performs general and mechanical contracting and is dedicated to serving their customers and employees through collaborative construction focused on safety, solutions, and skill.

Using a process based organizational approach, JBH builds for high-tech manufacturing, industrial, commercial and institutional clients in both the public and private sectors, delivering construction projects that meet the strictest industry regulations while fostering long-standing client and employee relationships.

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 ready to roll the dice again at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

AM Racing, Austin Wayne Self ready to roll the dice again at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

LAS VEGAS, Nev: A perfect time.

The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series returns to Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway for Friday night’s World of Westgate 200 and the 17th race of the season is exactly what Austin Wayne Self and the AM Racing needed.

Las Vegas is a place known for taking chances and with the team hungry for a top-10 finish in Truck Series competition, the opportunity to roll the dice in Sin City this weekend is definitely on the table.

Speed hasn’t been a problem for the AM Racing team over the last eight weeks, unfortunately, two races in particular at World Wide Technology Raceway and last week at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway saw missed opportunities for the operation as Self was involved in incidents, not of his making.

Bouncing back is important in sports and NASCAR is no different.

Knowing that crew chief Eddie Troconis is bringing Self a competitive truck and a chance to earn a top-10 finish – Self plans to make his move and hope it’s a blackjack type of feeling.

“I’m looking forward to Las Vegas this weekend,” said Self. “It’s one of the stops on the schedule that I know that we should be competitive and have an opportunity to put our AM Racing near the front.”

Self will make his eighth career start at the 1.5-mile speedway track. In his previous seven starts, he hasn’t finished worse than 21st which ironically came in his track debut in 2016.

To bookend the Las Vegas race this year, JB Henderson Construction is returning as the primary partner this weekend.

Established in 1959, JB Henderson performs general and mechanical contracting and is dedicated to serving their customers and employees through collaborative construction focused on safety, solutions, and skill.

“It is great to have JB Henderson Construction back on board this weekend at Las Vegas,” added Self. “They stepped up their commitment to our team this year and we’ve been able to represent them in a larger role which has been a big boost for our team.”

This weekend, Self returns to Las Vegas on the heels of back-to-back 17th place finishes last fall and this past February.

17th won’t cut it as far as Self is concerned. He hopes to rekindle the strength of their fall effort in 2018 where the team finished ninth after starting 25th.

“Las Vegas is a fun place to race,” he added. “The track has a lot of character and is very sensitive to weather. With no practice or qualifying, I know we’ll have to make some tweaks on our truck at the end of the first stage, especially as the track transition from day to night.

“We just need to make sure we can get our truck handling through the bumps and accelerating the way we want through exiting the turns and onto the straightaways.”

Even out of the Playoff picture, it’s still 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 sometimes David can beat the Goliath and at times we’ve been able to show that on track 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 JB Henderson Construction and GO TEXAN, 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 18th race of the year.

In 101 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 18.7 during his five years of competition.

The Austin, Texas native is nestled 17th in the championship standings with six 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.

Visit JB Henderson Construction online at jbhenderson.com.

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).

To learn more about Prasek’s and what they offer, please visit praseks.com.

The World of Westgate 200 (200 laps | 300 miles) is the 18th of 23 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2020 schedule. The 36-truck field will take the green flag on Fri. Sept. 25, 2020, 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 JB Henderson Construction:

Established in 1959, JBH performs general and mechanical contracting and is dedicated to serving their customers and employees through collaborative construction focused on safety, solutions, and skill.

Using a process based organizational approach, JBH builds for high-tech manufacturing, industrial, commercial and institutional clients in both the public and private sectors, delivering construction projects that meet the strictest industry regulations while fostering long-standing client and employee relationships.

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.