Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing KO’ed late at Knoxville

Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing KO’ed late at Knoxville

Knoxville Raceway | Corn Belt 150 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).

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Start: 21st

Finish: 30th; Accident (159 | 179 laps completed)

Driver Points Position: 12th (+2 positions)

Owner Points Position: 16th (-1 position)

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “Well, that was unfortunate. We had such a fast No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado, but the bottom lane really became king there in Stage 3 and it became just a matter of bumper trucks on the restarts and we found ourselves on the wrong end very late in the race.

“it’s a shame. Ryan (Salomon, crew chief) and everyone brought me a great truck and Brett was doing great too before he had his issues. I’m proud of the effort by this AM Racing team even if we don’t have the results to show for it.

“On to Watkins Glen and our last shot at a Hail Mary to make the Playoffs.”

Next Up: Watkins Glen Truck Series 175 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International on Sat., Aug. 7, 2021, at 12:30 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 Knoxville Raceway Preview

AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Knoxville Raceway | Corn Belt 150

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: 14th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 16th

Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 115; previously raced at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Dirt on June 12, 2021 (Start: 17th | Finish: 10th).

Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies

Notes of Interest:

Taking Over: For the first time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history, the tour will visit Knoxville Raceway for Friday night’s Corn Belt 150.

The historic half-mile facility known as the “Sprint Car Capital Of The World” has been hosting racing events since 1901 – but will host its first NASCAR national series event nearly 120 years later.

Knoxville will serve as the second and final dirt race for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season.

Texas Pride: Two Texas-based companies will return as the primary partners for Austin Wayne Self this weekend at Knoxville 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 13th 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.

Career Year: Just past the halfway point of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing are enjoying a banner year.

13 races into the season, the team has only one finish worse than 23rd and maintains an average finish of 17.0 entering the Corn Belt 150.

Self’s current 14th place fitting in the championship standings is the highest he’s been this deep into the year. He is mirroring his 2018 Truck Series season where he finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings maintaining an average finishing position of 17.0.

Hey Teammate: For the first time since the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season, AM Racing will field a second entry in competition.

On Tuesday, the Statesville, N.C.-based team announced that 2018 Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt will drive the No. 37 Concrete Supply | Destiny Homes Chevrolet Silverado.

AM Racing is exploring opportunities of expanding their operation for other select races in 2021 ahead of the 2022 NCWTS season.

Austin Wayne Self Truck Knoxville Raceway Stats: Friday night’s Corn Belt 150 presented by Premier Chevy Dealers will mark Self’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the 0.5-mile Knoxville Raceway.

 This weekend, however, will be his second dirt NCWTS race of the season. In March, Self-finished 10th on the Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Dirt driving for AM Racing.

Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Dirt Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a dirt track, Self has made four starts throughout his career with two top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 12.5.

Pocono Raceway | CRC Brakleen 150 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway, Austin Wayne Self-made his 120th NCWTS start.

Starting 21st based on the metrics set by NASCAR without practice or qualifying, Self-recovered from early race handling woes in his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado to claim a solid 19th at the checkered flag.

13 races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have two top-10s, five top-15s, nine top-20s and 12 top-23 finishes.

To The Point(s): Entering Knoxville, Self sits 14th in the championship standings with 273 points earned and a loss of one position following the CRC Brakleen 150.

Just 62 points separate Self from 10th in the championship standings currently held by Carson Hocevar and 135 points in the arrears from fifth locked by Todd Gilliland with nine races remaining this season.

In the race for a Playoff spot, Self is 41 points from the cutoff currently held by Chandler Smith.

AM Racing also secures 16th 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 Pocono.

This weekend marks his 17th 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 16.2 during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively.

Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 120 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 18.4.

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

Lineup: In addition to 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 At Home Concert Experience, AIRBOX Air Purifier, 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 Knoxville Raceway: “Very excited to get to Knoxville Raceway. I love racing on the dirt. It’s a blast, especially with a truck. We are bringing back the same No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado we earned a top-10 finish on the dirt earlier this year at Bristol and that has my confidence peaking.

“Just hope we can have a good night on Friday night and continue to turn heads in the garage.”

 On Pocono Raceway: “It was an OK race for us. Nothing spectacular. We have some work to do though if we’re going to put ourselves and our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet into the Playoffs. We are running out of time and there are only two races left in the regular season.

“We will continue to work hard and fight, but do not be surprised if we attempt to throw a Hail Mary at Knoxville and | or Watkins Glen, it may be our only chance.”

On Teammate Brett Moffitt: “Thrilled to have Brett Moffitt as a teammate this weekend at Knoxville. He is a competitive race car driver and I know he brings a great wealth of knowledge, experience and drive to the AM Racing organization.

“Hopefully, we can rekindle what AM Racing did in 2017 at Daytona – when both AM Racing trucks finished inside the top-10 in the same race.”

On 2021 Season: “We have two races left to throw our team into the Playoff mix. It is not going to be easy, but we won’t be going down without a fight.

“We’ve been very solid to the start of 2021. We were able to rebound in our most recent race at Pocono, but we can’t stop there. We must push hard and stay humble and keep doing what we’ve been doing all year long.

“Playoffs or not, I’m proud of this AM Racing team.”

 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 Corn Belt 150 presented by Premier Chevy Dealers (150 laps | 75 miles) is the 14th of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The lone practice begins on Thurs., Jul. 8, 2021, at 6:05 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. Qualifying heat races begin on race day, Fri. Jul. 9, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The 40-truck field will take the green flag later that night shortly after 8:00 p.m. CT with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90.

Austin Wayne Self | AM Racing Pocono Raceway Preview

AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Pocono (Pa.) Raceway | CRC Brakleen 150

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

CRC Brakleen 150 Starting Position: 21st (Event Formula)

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

Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 116; previously raced at Texas Motor Speedway on June 12, 2021 (Start: 13th | Finish: 15th).

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 Pocono (Pa.) 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 13th 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.

Career Year: Just past the halfway point of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing are enjoying a banner year.

12 races into the season, the team has only one finish worse than 23rd and maintains an average finish of 16.8 entering the CRC Brakleen 150.

Self’s current 13th place fitting in the championship standings is the highest he’s been this deep into the year. He is mirroring his 2018 Truck Series season where he finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings maintaining an average finishing position of 17.0.

Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Pocono Raceway Stats: Saturday afternoon’s CRC Brakleen 150 will mark Self’s sixth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the 2.5-mile Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.

In his previous five starts, Self has a personal-track best of 15th in the 2019 Gander RV 150 after starting 18th.

Last June, Self was involved in a Lap 5 accident with rookie Raphael Lessard and finished 38th.

Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Intermediate Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway 2.0-miles and larger, Self has made 21 starts throughout his career with two top-five and three top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 18.6.

Austin Wayne Self ARCA Menards Series Pocono Raceway Stats: Before graduating to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), Self competed in the ARCA Menards Series where he made six starts at the “Tricky Triangle.”

From 2014 to 2019, Self made five starts at the Long Pond, Pa.-based track and delivered three top-10 finishes including an ARCA track-best of sixth in his most recent series’ start in 2019 driving for AM Racing.

Nashville Superspeedway | Rackley Roofing 200 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Nashville Superspeedway, Austin Wayne Self-made his 119th NCWTS start.

Qualifying 27th, the AM Racing team struggled with the balance of his No. 22 GO TEXAN | At Home Concert Experience | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado throughout the night and soldiered to a 27th-place result.

Despite the lead lap finish, the finish was the team’s worst effort this season.

12 races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have two top-10s, five top-15s, nine top-20s and 11 top-23 finishes.

To The Point(s): Entering Pocono, Self sits 13th in the championship standings with 255 points earned and retaining the same position following the Rackley Roofing 200.

Just 56 points separate Self from 10th in the championship standings currently held by Carson Hocevar and 116 points in the arrears from fifth locked by Todd Gilliland  with 10 races remaining this season.

In the race for a Playoff spot, Self is 41 points from the cutoff currently held by Chandler Smith.

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 Pocono.

This weekend marks his 16th 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 16.0 during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively.

Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 119 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 18.4.

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

Lineup: In addition to 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 At Home Concert Experience, AIRBOX Air Purifier, 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 Pocono Raceway: “I am eager for a little redemption this weekend at Pocono Raceway. We didn’t have a good race at Nashville, and I only ran five laps here in a truck last year because of a crash.

“I’ve always enjoyed racing at Pocono because it’s such a unique race track which provides the opportunity for strategies and some good racing. We need to get ourselves back on track with a top-10 finish on Saturday afternoon and I think with a little luck we can do that with our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado.”

 On Nashville Superspeedway: “It was not the night we were looking for. We struggled with the handling of our No. 22 GO TEXAN | At Home Concert Experience Chevrolet Silverado throughout the day and night and never could get a comfortable balance.

“We’ll learn from this and be better. Hopefully, we have a major rebound at Pocono.”

On 2021 Season: “We are right there on the cusp of making the Truck Series Playoffs. It’s going to take a lot of work, but we still have a shot.

“We’ve been very solid to the start of 2021. We were a little off last weekend at Nashville, but we are determined to bounce back and produce some strong results in this crucial summer stretch.”

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 CRC Brakleen 150 (60 laps | 150 miles) is the 13th of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Sat., Jun. 26, 2021, shortly after 12:00 p.m. ET with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (ET).

Austin Wayne Self | AM Racing Nashville Superspeedway Preview

AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway | Rackley Roofing 200

Fast Facts

No. 22 AM Racing Team:

Driver: Austin Wayne Self

Primary Partner(s):GO TEXAN | At Home Concert Experience | AM Technical Solutions

Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado

Crew Chief: Ryan Salomon

Spotter: Tony Raines

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

Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 107; previously raced at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway on August 30, 2020 (Start: 20th | Finish: 30th).

Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies

Notes of Interest:

Open The Gates: For the first time since 2011, NASCAR returns to the Music City area and specifically Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway. The 1.33-mile concrete oval hosted at least one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from 2001 to 2011.

Only five of the 43 drivers entered for Friday night’s Rackley Roofing 200 have prior experience at the Lebanon, Tenn.-based track.

Nashville Superspeedway is located approximately 36 miles east of downtown Nashville.

 Texas Pride: Two Texas-based companies will return as the primary partners for Austin Wayne Self this weekend at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway.

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 12th 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 Aboard: This weekend at Nashville, AM Racing welcomes the At Home Concert Experience powered by Soldiers for Faith.

Amidst the uniquely challenging environment created by the lockdowns, the At Home Concert Experience (ahcx) was founded by Kelly McAndrew, founder of Soldiers For Faith Ministries, and Chad Mattson, lead singer and founding member of the Christian band Unspoken.

Not immune from today’s environment, musicians have been very directly affected through the canceling of concerts and closing of other performance venues where their special gifts have been muted and their livelihoods virtually shut down.

The audience has also been impacted as we are unable to gather in person for Christian fellowship and worship.

In discussing the difficulties faced by our fellow Christians and the rest of the world and inspired by Hebrews 10:24-25, the concept of creating a virtual concert series of Christian artists was created.

The spirit of this passage led them to the concept of an intimate, highly personalized, and interactive Christian concert experience — the At Home Concert Experience.

Career Year: Just past the halfway point of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing are enjoying a banner year.

11 races into the season, the team hasn’t finished worse than 23rd and maintains an average finish of 15.9 entering the Rackley Roofing 200.

Self’s current 13th place fitting in the championship standings is the highest he’s been this deep into the year. He is mirroring his 2018 Truck Series season where he finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings maintaining an average finishing position of 17.0.

How Did She Do? Last week before Austin Wayne Self competed at Texas Motor Speedway, his wife Jennifer Self competed in the return of the Better Half Dash as a virtual event in collaboration with iRacing.

The Better Half iRacing Dash features the women of NASCAR, highlighting their contributions to the sport and allowing them to raise money for charity.

Partaking in the virtual Texas Motor Speedway and competing in a Legends Car, Self contended for a top-five finish in her No. 22 AIRBOX Air Purifier car but a late race incident relegated her to a sixth-place result.

Self, the sister of fellow Truck Series driver Jordan Anderson was the 2017 winner of the seventh-annual Better Half Dash in a 25-lap Bandolero real life event on October 6 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Nashville Superspeedway Stats: Friday night’s Rackley Roofing 200 will mark Self’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the 1.33-mile Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway.

Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Intermediate Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway, Self has made 69 starts throughout his career with four top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 18.7.

Texas Motor Speedway | SpeedyCash.com 220 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Austin Wayne Self made his 118th NCWTS start.

Starting 13th based on the metrics set by NASCAR without practice or qualifying, Self recovered from early race handling woes in his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado to claim a solid 15th at the checkered flag.

11 races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have two top-10s, five top-15s, nine top-20s and 11 top-23 finishes.

To The Point(s): Entering Texas, Self sits 13th in the championship standings with 244 points earned but lost one spot following the SpeedyCash.com 200.

Just 45 points separate Self from 10th in the championship standings currently held by Carson Hocevar and 98 points in the arrears from fifth locked by Zane Smith with 11 races remaining this season.

In the race for a Playoff spot, Self is just eight points from the cutoff currently held by Chandler Smith.

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 Nashville.

This weekend marks his 15th 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 15.3 during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively.

Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 118 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 18.3.

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

Lineup: In addition to 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 At Home Concert Experience, AIRBOX Air Purifier, 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 Nashville Superspeedway: “As a team, we are really focused on Nashville. We are bringing a truck we haven’t raced in almost a year, but it was really fast at Gateway last August.

“We know that time is running out to put ourselves above the cutoff spot in terms of the Playoffs, but it won’t be from lack of effort from everyone on this AM Racing team.

“With some luck, I think we can easily contend for a top-10 finish on Friday night at Nashville and that’s our goal.”

On Texas Motor Speedway: “It was a decent day for the AM Racing team. We struggled with the balance of our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado, but Ryan (Salomon, crew chief) did a great job making adjustments throughout the race that our truck was the best at the end of the race.

“We’re on the cusp of making it into the Playoffs. We will continue to work hard and hope for the best at Nashville.”

On 2021 Season: “We are right there on the cusp of making the Truck Series Playoffs. It’s going to take a lot of work, but we have made great progress so far during the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

“We’ve been very solid to the start of 2021; we just need to keep after it and hope we’re able to produce more of the same or even bigger results into the upcoming crucial summer stretch.”

 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 Rackley Roofing 200 (150 laps | 199.5 miles) is the 12th of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Jun. 18, 2021, from 10:05 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day at 4:05 p.m. The 36-truck field will take the green flag that night shortly after 7:00 p.m. CT (8:00 p.m. ET) with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (CT).

Austin Wayne Self | AM Racing Charlotte Motor Speedway Preview

AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway | N.C. Education Lottery 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: 12th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 13th

Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 109; previously raced at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway on May 7, 2021 (Start: 12th | Finish: Ninth).

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 Charlotte Motor Speedway. 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 ninth 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.

Career Year: Approaching the halfway point of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing are enjoying a banner year.

Nine races into the season, the team hasn’t finished worse than 23rd and maintains an average finish of 15.9 entering the N.C. Education Lottery 200.

Self’s current 12th place fitting in the championship standings is the highest he’s been this deep into the year. He is mirroring his 2018 Truck Series season where he finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings maintaining an average finishing position of 17.0.

Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Charlotte Motor Speedway Stats: From 2016 to 2020, Austin Wayne Self has five prior starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In those five starts, he has delivered a personal track-best of 12th in 2017.

He also holds an average finishing position of 20 and has completed 651 of 670 laps for a 97.2 percent lap completion.

Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Intermediate Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway, Self has made 67 starts throughout his career with four top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 18.8.

Circuit of the Americas | Toyota Tundra 225 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Circuit of the Americas, Austin Wayne Self made his 116th NCWTS start.

After qualifying his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado 29th in the rain at COTA, Self battled the race track at his hometown track during a rain-soaked event to finish a respectable 16th.

Nine races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have two top-10s, four top-15s, seven top-20s and nine top-23 finishes.

To The Point(s): Entering Charlotte, Self sits 12th in the championship standings with 199 points earned and maintaining the same position following COTA.

Just 26 points separate Self from 10th in the championship standings currently held by Carson Hocevar and 89 points in the arrears from fifth locked by Todd Gilliland with 13 races remaining this season.

AM Racing also secures 13th 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 Charlotte.

This weekend marks his 13th 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 15.2 during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively.

Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 116 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 18.4.

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 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 AIRBOX Air Purifier, 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 Charlotte Motor Speedway: “Obviously, it’s very nice to run in the backyard of our AM Racing team at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Traditionally over the years, Charlotte hasn’t been the best of race tracks for me, but I’m excited to have Ryan calling the shots and see what he can do to help improve our performance.

“Things are going very well with our AM Racing team and I’m hopeful we can continue that pace with our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet on Friday night.”

On Circuit of the Americas: “It certainly was a challenging race in the rain, but as a team, we fought the battle and came out with a decent finish at Circuit of the Americas.

“We had some issues on pit road that may have hindered our finish a little bit, but that’s just part of racing sometimes. We’ll take this solid finish our group and charge forward to Charlotte and hope for a top-10 finish.”

On 2021 Season: “We are right there on the cusp of making the Truck Series Playoffs. It’s going to take a lot of work, but we have made great progress so far during the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

“We’ve been very solid to the start of 2021, we just need to keep after it and hope we’re able to produce more of the same or even bigger results into the upcoming summer stretch.”

 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 N.C. Education Lottery 200 (134 laps | 201 miles) is the 10th of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., May 28th from 11:35 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 5:35 p.m. The field will take the green flag a short time later after 8:30 p.m. ET with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (ET).

Austin Wayne Self | AM Racing Circuit of the Americas Preview

AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Circuit of the Americas | Toyota Tundra 225

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: 12th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 13th

Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 110; brand new chassis to AM Racing.

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 Circuit of the Americas (COTA). 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 ninth 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 Home: AM Racing and driver Austin Wayne Self consider this weekend’s race the most important of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

Self is a native of Austin, Texas with his marketing partners on his No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado all from the state of Texas.

Self has spent the week leading up to the race in Austin with marketing partner obligations and as well as media responsibilities for COTA promoting the Truck Series race as an Austin, Texas native.

The team is expected to have over 100 people attending the race in the grandstands throughout the 3.4-mile road course.

Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Circuit of the America Stats: Saturday afternoon’s Toyota Tundra 225 will mark Self’s Truck Series debut at the highly touted Circuit of the Americas.

Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Road Course Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a road course, Self has made six starts throughout his career with one top-10 finish at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, while also carrying an average finishing position of 14.2.

Darlington Raceway | LiftKits4Less.com 200 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Darlington Raceway, Austin Wayne Self made his 115th NCWTS start.

After starting 12th, Self battled the race track in his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado. Avoiding a massive crash on a late-race restart, Self was able to cling to the top-10 by taking the checkered flag in ninth earning his second top-10 finish of the 2021 season.

Eight races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have two top-10s, four top-15s, six top-20s and eight top-23 finishes.

To The Point(s): Entering COTA, Self sits 12th in the championship standings with 178 points earned and a one-position gain following Darlington.

Just 22 points separate Self from 10th in the championship standings currently held by Johnny Sauter and 69 points in the arrears from fifth locked by Matt Crafton with 14 races remaining this season.

AM Racing also secures 13th 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 COTA.

This weekend marks his 12th 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 15.1 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 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 AIRBOX Air Purifier, 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 Circuit of the Americas: “This is a huge weekend for our AM Racing team. I am so pumped to be racing in my hometown city of Austin, Texas. I feel like there’s a lot that is going to be learned between practice and qualifying but it should produce a great race for the fans.

“We will have a lot of friends, family and our marketing partners at the race on Saturday and I love racing on road courses, so I’m keeping my hopes up that we can have a good race and capture another top-10 finish in 2021.”

On Darlington Raceway: “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.”

On 2021 Season: “We are right there on the cusp of making the Truck Series Playoffs. It’s going to take a lot of work, but we have made great progress so far during the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

“We’ve been very solid to the start 2021, we just need to keep after it and hope we’re able to produce more of the same or even bigger results into the upcoming summer stretch.”

 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 Toyota Tundra 225 (41 laps | 139.81 miles) is the ninth of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., May 21st from 2:05 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for the following morning beginning at 8:05 a.m. The field will take the green flag later in the day shortly after 12:00 p.m. CT with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (CT).

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 | AM Racing Kansas Speedway Preview

AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Kansas Speedway | WISE Power 200

Fast Facts

No. 22 AM Racing Team:

Driver: Austin Wayne Self

Primary Partner(s): AIRBOX Air Purifier | GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions

Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado

Crew Chief: Ryan Salomon

Spotter: Tony Raines

2021 Driver Points Position: 13th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 14th

WISE Power 200 Starting Position: 16th (Based on event formula)

Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 116; previously raced at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway on March 5, 2021 (Start: 12th | Finish: 14th).

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 Saturday night’s WISE Power 200 at Kansas 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 and earlier this season at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway in March.

Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Kansas Speedway Stats: Austin, Texas native Austin Wayne Self will make his eighth career Truck Series start at Kansas Speedway this weekend.

In his previous seven outings at intermediate speedway, he earned a track-best of 13th twice, most recently last July. Overall, in 2020, Self earned three top-20 finishes in the City of Oz, with efforts of 17th, 13th and 19th respectively.

Since 2016, he carries an average finish at Las Vegas of 18.4 and has completed 922 of 1,078 laps available for an 85.5 percent lap completion.

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 65 starts throughout his career with three top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 19.0.

Self also has two ARCA Menards Series starts in 2014 and 2015 respectively with a best finish of 12th driving for Mason Mitchell Motorsports in 2015.

Richmond (Va.) Raceway | ToyotaCare 250 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Richmond (Va.) Raceway, Austin Wayne Self made his 113th NCWTS start.

After starting 10th, 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 19th place finish, his fourth top-20 finish of the 2021 season.

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

To The Point(s): Entering Kansas, Self sits tied with Chandler Smith for 12th in the championship standings, a loss of two spots since Richmond.

Just 12 points separate Self from 10th in the championship standings currently held by Johnny Sauter and 61 points in the arrears from fifth locked by Matt Crafton with 16 races remaining this season.

AM Racing also secures 14th 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 Kansas.

This weekend marks his 10th 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 113 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 Kansas Speedway: “I’ve turned a lot of laps at Kansas Speedway and I’m ready to turn some more on Saturday night. I’m really excited about going back to Kansas knowing how strong our Truck was at Las Vegas last month.

“Ryan (Salomon, crew chief) has worked extremely hard to bring the best truck he can to the race track without the benefit of practice or qualifying and I think our No. 22 AIRBOX Air Purifier Chevrolet Silverado will be able to contend for a top-10 finish on Saturday night.”

On Richmond Raceway: “For whatever reason, we just could not get our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado to come to life as we needed it too.

“We struggled all day with the balance and then handling and even though we made gains – we ran out of laps to contend for a top-15 finish.”

On 2021 Season After Six Races: “Honestly, I think we have proven a lot as a race team in 2021 but there is still more work to be done.

“Our trucks have been fast, but the series is extremely competitive this season. We just need to stay focused and come to the track worried about the performance of our No. 22 AIRBOX Air Purifier Chevrolet and hope everything else will work out for itself.”

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 WISE Power 200 (134 laps | 201 miles) is the seventh of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Sat., May 1, 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 | AM Racing Richmond Raceway Preview

AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Richmond (Va.) Raceway | ToyotaCare 250

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

2021 Driver Points Position: 10th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 11th

Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 117; previously raced at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on October 30, 2020 (Start: 13th | Finish: Ninth).

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.

Back To Familiar Territory: In his fifth full-time season of Truck Series competition, Self returns to Richmond (Va.) Raceway looking to improve on his track-best 14th place run at the 0.875-mile short track in September 2020.

Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250 will be Self’s second start at Richmond.

Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Short Track Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a short track, Self has made 16 starts throughout his career with one top-10 finish (Martinsville 2020) while also carrying an average finishing position of 19.4.

Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway | Pinty’s Dirt Truck Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the highly anticipated Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Austin Wayne Self made his 112th NCWTS start.

After Mother Nature canceled the heat races, Self-started the race 17th but showcased his dirt track skills to move forward throughout the 150-lap race to finish 10th and claim his first top-10 finish of the 2021 Truck Series season.

The performance was also the second top-10 for the Austin, Texas native on the dirt. In 2016, he netted his first career top-10 finish on the dirt at Eldora Speedway finishing ninth.

Overall, it was his 10th career top-10 finish.

To The Point(s): Entering Richmond, Self sits 10th in the championship standings, a gain of four spots since Bristol.

Just 47 points separate Self from fifth in the championship standings currently held by Stewart Friesen with 17 races remaining this season.

AM Racing also secures 11th 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 Richmond.

This weekend marks his ninth 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 15.3 during the 2020 and 2021 seasons respectively.

Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 112 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 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, AIRBOX Air Purifier, 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 Richmond Raceway: “I feel really good about going to Richmond this weekend, especially with the momentum our AM Racing team is carrying right now. Ryan and the AM Racing guys are doing a tremendous job and bringing fast No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverados to the track and I think we can contend for our second straight top-10 finish on Saturday afternoon.

“Richmond is about track position and tire management. Being able to start inside the top-10 is going to help our position on the track, but we just need to make sure the balance is drivable and be as conservative as we can until its go time in Stage 3.”

On Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Dirt Finish: “I had an absolute blast at Bristol with our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado. The track continued to change throughout the race – but luckily we adapted as best as we could and we still had a fast truck.

“I was bound and determined to bring the guys and our partners home a top-10 and that’s exactly what we accomplished. It was a great confidence booster for our team.”

On 2021 Season After Five Races: “Honestly, I think we have proven a lot as a race team in 2021 but there is still more work to be done.

“Our trucks have been fast, but the series is extremely competitive this season. We just need to stay focused and come to the track worried about the performance of our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet and hope everything else will work out for itself.”

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Visit AM Technical Solutions online at amts.com.

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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 ToyotaCare 250 (250 laps | 187.5 miles) is the sixth of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Sat., Apr. 17, 2021, shortly after 1:30 p.m. ET with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90.