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.”

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 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.

Austin Wayne Self | AM Racing Atlanta Motor Speedway Preview

Austin Wayne Self

AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway | FR8 Auctions 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

2021 Driver Points Position: 10th (T) | 2021 Owner Points Position: 14th

FR8 Auctions 200 Starting Position: 12th (Based on event formula)

 Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 109; brand new chassis at 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 Atlanta (Ga.) 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 fourth 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.

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

Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Atlanta Motor Speedway Stats: Austin, Texas native Austin Wayne Self will make his fifth career Truck Series start at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway this weekend.

In his previous four outings at the 1.5-mile speedway, he earned a track-best of 15th in the second race of 2018. Last season, he finished 30th after encountering tire issues early in the race.

Since 2016, he carries an average finish at Atlanta of 22.0 and has completed 514 of 530 laps available for a 97 percent lap completion.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway | Bucked Up 200 Race Recap: On his 25th birthday in Sin City, Austin Wayne Self drove his No. 22 AIRBOX Air Purifier Chevrolet Silverado to a strong 14th-place finish in the third race of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

The team was able to rebound from some early handling woes and allow Self to post his best finish of the year in 14th.

To The Point(s): Entering Atlanta, Self sits tied for 10th in the championship standings tied with fellow NASCAR driver Carson Hocevar.

Just 22 points separate Self from fifth in the championship standings currently held by Chandler Smith with 19 races remaining this season.

AM Racing also secures 14th 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 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions 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 110 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 64 NCWTS starts with three top-10s and an average finish of 19th.

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 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 Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway: “Atlanta hasn’t been the kindest to me over the years, but I’m hoping the momentum we are carrying will pay dividends this weekend.

“Track position and handling especially on newer tires are going to make such a difference at Atlanta this weekend because of the tire wear. I just hope we are in a position to take advantage of that if we get a late race caution.

“The goal at Atlanta is to leave there with another solid finish and make sure we are in a good spot for the highly anticipated Bristol dirt race.”

On Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Finish: “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. I’m really happy with the performance of our team to start the year and can’t wait for Atlanta.”

On 2021 Season After Three Races: “I’m really proud of my AM Racing team. I know it has only been three 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, on the Road Course of Daytona and even at Las Vegas. It’s going to be crucial for us to continue to showcase our ability this weekend at Atlanta.”

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 FR8 Auctions 200 (130 laps | 200.02 miles) is the fourth of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Sat., Mar. 20, 2021, shortly after 2:30 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 Daytona Road Course Preview

AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Daytona International Speedway Road Course | BrakeBest Brake Pads 159

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: 23rd | 2021 Owner Points Position: 24th

BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 Starting Position: 14th (Based on event formula)

Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 134; competed last at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course on August 16, 2020 (Start: 23rd | Finish: 11th)

Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies

Notes of Interest:

Back At It: Last month AM Racing announced that Austin Wayne Self will return as the driver of the No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado with 2021 marking Self’s fifth full-time season.

Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Daytona Road Course Stats: Austin, Texas native Austin Wayne Self will make his second career Truck Series start at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course in Friday night’s BrakeBest Brake Pads 159.

Last August, the AM Racing driver showcased his impressive road racing skills once again with a strong 11th-place finish after starting 23rd.

Daytona | NextEra Resources 250 Race Recap: What appeared to be his third top-10 finish at the 2.5-mile superspeedway of Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway was all for not after contact from another competitor wiped Self from the top-10 in the final lap of the NextEra Energy Resources 250.

Despite a spin down the backstretch, Self-managed to recover and take the checkered flag in 21st.

To The Point(s): Entering the Daytona International Speedway Road Course, Self sits 23rd in the championship standings but is only eight points from 15th and 13th from 10th currently held by Codie Rohrbaugh with 21 races remaining this season.

AM Racing also secures 24th 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 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions 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 108 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.

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

He finished a road course-best ninth at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in 2017.

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.

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 Daytona (Fla.) international Speedway Road Course: “I am actually pretty pumped to go the Daytona Road Course this weekend. Our AM Racing team had some pretty good luck there year. “I don’t know what it is but I seem to really enjoy competing at these road courses in the Truck Series.

“We finished 11th there last year, anything less than that will be a disappointment for sure.”

On Daytona (Fla.) international Speedway Finish: “I’m proud of the effort from Ryan (Salomon, crew chief) and the entire AM Racing team. They built me a fast and competitive truck and when push came to shove on the last lap we literally got shoved out of the way.

“That was a bummer because we recovered pretty well from a hiccup earlier in the race. Everyone knew we were there though and that’s something for us to be proud of looking ahead.”

On 2021 Truck Series Outlook: “I think it’s going to be a season to remember for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The schedule went through a shakeup which should produce some surprises and I’m optimistic that we can accel through the diverse schedule and contend for one of the Playoff spots.”

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 BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 (44 laps | 158.85 miles) is the second of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Fri., Feb. 19, 2021, shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90.

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Austin Wayne Self | AM Racing | NextEra Energy Resources 250 Race Preview

AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway | NextEra Energy Resources 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

2020 Driver Points Position: 16th | 2020 Owner Points Position: 21st

 Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 131; competed last at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on October 3, 2020 (Start: 19th | Finish: 20th)

Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies

 Notes of Interest:

 Back At It: Last month AM Racing announced that Austin Wayne Self will return as the driver of the No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado with 2021 marking Self’s fifth full-time season.

Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Daytona Stats: Austin Wayne Self will make his sixth start at Daytona in Friday’s NextEra Energy Resources 250. Self earned a career-best second at the 2.5-mile superspeedway in 2017 and has two top-10 finishes since 2016.

His best start came in 2019 when he qualified 12th.

He carries an average starting position of 18.6 and average finishing position of 16.2.

2020 Recap: Despite a pandemic, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series completed a full season with Self participating in all 23 events from February to November 2020.

Self captured a season-high seventh at Texas Motor Speedway in October and finished a competitive ninth in the penultimate race of the season at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. He finished the year with two top-10s, six top-15s and 15 top-20 runs.

Self, 24, finished 16th in the driver championship standings, while AM Racing cemented 21st in the championship 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 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions 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.

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.

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 Daytona (Fla.) international Speedway: “I’m looking forward to Friday night’s race. The entire AM Racing team led by Ryan (Salomon, crew chief) has worked incredibly hard to make sure we can come to Daytona and contend for the win.

“I’ve always enjoyed competing at Daytona and it’s the site of my best finish in Trucks in 2017 and would like nothing more to repeat that second-place finish or even better it with a win with our No. 32 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet.”

On 2021 Truck Series Outlook: “I think it’s going to be a season to remember for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The schedule went through a shakeup which should produce some surprises and I’m optimistic that we can accel through the diverse schedule and contend for one of the Playoff spots.”

On Crew Chief Ryan Salomon: “Super stoked to work with Ryan again this season. He brought new energy to the team last year and that carried to our on-track performance too.
“I hope we’re able to pick up right where we left off at the end of the 2020 season.”

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 NextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps | 250 miles) is the first of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs, Feb. 11 from 5:35 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., Feb. 12 beginning at 3:10 p.m. The field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90.

AM Racing set to return to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2021

Austin Wayne Self

AM Racing set to return to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2021

STATESVILLE, N.C.: AM Racing confirmed today they will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) this season with Austin Wayne Self as the driver of the team’s No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado beginning with the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Feb. 12, 2021.

The team will continue to be housed out of its 30,000 square foot facility in Statesville located off Interstate 40 East.

Ahead of the team’s fifth season of Truck Series competition, Ryan Salomon will return as crew chief for the 2021 season.

Salomon joined the team last fall in the 20th race of the season and contributed to Self earning two top-10 finishes in two of the final four races in 2020.

“I’m excited about the 2021 season,” said Self. “It’s been a very productive offseason for our group and with some huge momentum at the end of last season, I think everyone is looking forward to getting the new year going and seeing what kind of results we can deliver.”

The 2014 ARCA Menards Series Rookie of the Year also had a busy offseason personally.

In December, Self married longtime girlfriend Jennifer Anderson, sister of fellow NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Jordan Anderson.

During the winter, AM Racing also absorbed Win-Tron Racing, the ARCA Menards Series team owned by AM Racing general manager Kevin Cywinski. Combining the two entities has always been part of a long-term development strategy.

“There is a lot of good things happening at AM Racing,” offered Cywinski. “With the changes we made during the offseason personnel-wise, as well as solidifying our infrastructure, we believe that the upcoming season will be our best yet.

“AM Racing looks forward to Daytona in both the ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Howie DiSavino III and Austin Wayne Self.”

AM Racing also announced that marketing partners GO TEXAN, AM Technical Solutions, Don’t mess with Texas, AIRBOX Air Purifier, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle, and Kreuz Market will continue their relationship with the team this season.

GO TEXAN and AM Technical Solutions will support Self’s sixth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona, the site of his runner-up performance at the “World Center of Racing” in 2017.

“I’m appreciative of the opportunity to continue to lead AM Racing as crew chief with Austin Wayne Self,” sounded Salomon. “I think we surprised a few people with our performances at the end of the year and that has only given us the motivation and desire to make sure we continue that in 2021.”

For more on AM Racing, please visit AMRacingteam.com, like their Facebook page (AM Racing) or follow them on Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR.

For more on Austin Wayne Self, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.

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).

The NextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps | 250 miles) is the first of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs, Feb. 11 from 5:35 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., Feb. 12 beginning at 3:10 p.m. The field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM 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 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 and AM Racing seek third straight top-10 in Phoenix finale

Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing seek third straight top-10 in Phoenix finale

AVONDALE, Ariz.: The season finale from Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway is here, and AM Racing doesn’t necessarily want the 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (NGROTS) season to end in Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150.

Over the last month, the Statesville, N.C. team has turned heads in the garage with fast race trucks and two consecutive top-10 finishes at Texas Motor Speedway and last Friday night’s penultimate race of the year at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

A tough and historic short track has at times has been hard to conquer for driver Austin Wayne Self, but the veteran driver took advantage of a well-handling No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado to keep his red and white truck near the front of the field before finishing ninth in the NASCAR Hall of Fame 200, his second top-10 of the season.

“We came to Martinsville with a lot of momentum after our finish in Texas and we proved we weren’t messing around,” said Self. “We’ve worked hard at our race shop over the past six weeks to make these last few races of 2020 count and it is paying off with results. I’m stoked to go to Phoenix and contend for three top-10 finishes in a row and a strong end to our season.”

Unlike the past, this year’s season finale isn’t in the heart of Southwest Florida, it’s moved to the West desert of Avondale, Ariz. and Phoenix Raceway, a track that Self admits he enjoys competing at.

Self has competed in four races at Phoenix from 2016 to 2019 and last November earned a personal-track best of 18th. For Self and his AM Racing team, another top-20 would be a respectable ending to their season – but another top-10 finish propels the organization to a new level heading into the offseason and a jumpstart on 2021.

“I enjoy racing at Phoenix Raceway,” admitted Self. “It’s a demanding race track, especially with the current layout, but it tends to put on good racing. Restarts will be pivotal for anyone and making sure our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado handles well if we receive a long green-flag run is important too.

“Ryan (Salomon, crew chief) and I have chatted about what to expect and I feel pretty confident in the truck we are bringing to the track this weekend, we just have to wait for the green flag to drop and see what happens in 150 laps.”

Strong finishes over the last two races have also helped Self on the starting grid.

With an emphasis on the week’s prior performance formulated into the formula to make up the lineup, Self says starting close to the front is crucial in their quest for a third top-10 this weekend.

“I think started nearing the front helped us a lot at Martinsville and that was thanks to our Texas Motor Speedway finish,” Self explained. “Phoenix is a place where track position is important and if you don’t have the track position, you’ll probably need to have a fast truck or play some strategy.

“There’s a lot on the line this weekend for everyone. Whether it’s the championship or just a good finish, everyone has an agenda, and that sets the tone for the race. For us, we just want to keep doing what we’ve been doing since Kansas and that’s giving 100 percent every lap and not leaving anything on the table.

“If we can go out there to Phoenix and do that again this weekend, the finish will hopefully take care of itself.”

Self, 24, gives a lot of credit to new crew chief Ryan Salomon for coming into the frame so late in the season and catapulting the team to the next level.

“I know it’s only been three races, but I feel like we have made major strides in those three races,” added Self. “Ryan is open to the feedback and does a good job conversating about what he wants to do before he does it. It’s a win-win situation for our AM Racing team at this moment and I’m excited to see what Phoenix and the future holds.”

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.

“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 partner GO TEXAN, AM Technical Solutions, Don’t mess with Texas, AIRBOX Air Purifier, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle, Kreuz Market and Prasek’s will serve as associate partners in the 23rd race of the year.

In 106 NGROTS races, Self, the 2014 ARCA Menards Series Rookie of the Year, has two top-fives (second at Daytona 2017, fifth at Michigan 2019) and nine top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 18.6 during his five years of competition.

The Austin, Texas native is nestled 16th in the championship standings with one race remaining.

For more on Austin Wayne Self, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.

For more on AM Racing, please visit AMRacingteam.com, like their Facebook page (AM Racing) or follow them on Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR.

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

Visit AM Technical Solutions online at amts.com.

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

For more information on Don’t Mess With Texas and how you can become involved in the program, visit dontmesswithtexas.org.

For more on Flying Circle, please visit flyingcirclegear.com, like them on Facebook (FlyingCircleGear) and follow them on Instagram (@flyingcirclegear) and Twitter (@flyingcircle_). Also, connect with Flying Circle on Pinterest and YouTube.

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 Lucas Oil 150 (150 laps | 150 miles) is the 23rd of 23 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2020 schedule. The 33-truck field will take the green flag on Fri. Nov. 3, 2020, shortly after 6:00 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 (Mountain).

About GO TEXAN:

GO TEXAN is a widely recognized brand. It represents a diverse collection of people, products and services that are genuinely Texan.  Whether it’s grown, sewn or served on a plate, more than 26 million Texans shop, travel and dine out in full support of Texas business and agriculture.

Consumers make buying decisions based on the prestige of GO TEXAN, a desire to support the Texas economy and the value received from buying local.

About AM Technical Solutions:

Headquartered in Austin, TX, AM Technical Solutions was founded in 1994. AM Technical Solutions is a Global Architecture, Engineering & Construction firm specializing in the high-tech markets. AMTS has managed over $20B of global capital projects for over 170 different customers in 24 countries and across five continents.

For more information, please visit amts.com.

About AM Racing:

AM Racing is a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (NGROTS) team owned by entrepreneur Tim Self.

Established in December 2015, AM Racing is headquartered in Statesville, N.C. Operated by Self, a native of Austin, Texas, the team is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance.

The team has named Austin Wayne Self as its driver for the 2020 season.

Austin Wayne Self scores back-to-back top-10 finishes with strong Martinsville result

Austin Wayne Self scores back-to-back top-10 finishes with strong Martinsville result

Martinsville (Va.) Speedway | NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 Race Recap

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

Driver: Austin Wayne Self

Follow Austin Wayne Self on Social Media: For more on Austin Wayne Self visit AWSRacing.com, like him on Facebook (Austin Wayne Self) follow him on Twitter (@AustinWSelf) and Instagram (@AustinWayneSelf).

Follow AM Racing on Social Media: For more on AM Racing visit amracing.racing, like them on Facebook (AM Racing) follow them on Twitter (@AMRacingNASCAR) and Instagram (@AMRacingNASCAR22).

Start: 13th (Event Formula)

Finish: Ninth; Running (200 | 200 laps completed)

Driver Points Position: 16th (+0 position)

Owner Points Position: 21st (+0 position)

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “I’m super proud of this AM Racing team. We had such a strong and fast No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado all night long. We got off on strategy a little bit hoping to save a set of tires for the end of the race.

“Luckily, that caution came out and we came from the back of the lead lap group and got back to the top-10 but ran out of laps to finish better than ninth. Still, this finish is exactly what we were looking for.

“I had a lot of fun and I’m proud of Ryan (Salomon, crew chief) and all the AM Racing guys. Excited to go to Phoenix and end the year with a chance to chase another top-10 finish.”

Next Up: Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway on Fri., Nov. 6, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. (ET) live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) | Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90.

For more on Austin Wayne Self visit AWSRacing.com, like him on Facebook (Austin Wayne Self) follow him on Twitter (@AustinWSelf) and Instagram (@AustinWayneSelf).

For more on AM Racing visit amracing.racing, like them on Facebook (AM Racing) follow them on Twitter (@AMRacingNASCAR) and Instagram (@AMRacingNASCAR22).

About GO TEXAN:

GO TEXAN is a widely recognized brand. It represents a diverse collection of people, products and services that are genuinely Texan.  Whether it’s grown, sewn or served on a plate, more than 26 million Texans shop, travel and dine out in full support of Texas business and agriculture.

Consumers make buying decisions based on the prestige of GO TEXAN, a desire to support the Texas economy and the value received from buying local.

About AM Technical Solutions:

Headquartered in Austin, TX, AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) was founded in 1994.

AM Technical Solutions is a Global Architecture, Engineering & Construction firm specializing in the high-tech markets. AMTS has managed over $20B of global capital projects for over 170 different customers in 24 countries and across five continents.

For more information, please visit amts.com.

About AM Racing:

AM Racing is a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (NGROTS) team owned by entrepreneur Tim Self.

Established in December 2015, AM Racing is headquartered in Statesville, N.C. Operated by Self, a native of Austin, Texas, the team is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance.

The team has named Austin Wayne Self as its driver for the 2020 season.