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AM Racing, Austin Wayne Self hope to roar in Talladega rumble

AM Racing, Austin Wayne Self hope to roar in Talladega rumble

TALLADEGA, Ala.: A prime opportunity is near for Austin Wayne Self and his AM Racing team and they intend to deliver.

Saturday marks the second and final superspeedway race of the 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season and the chance for Self to earn his first top-10 finish of the season in Saturday afternoon’s Chevrolet Silverado 250.

In the series’ season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in February, Self was heading to the front in his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado, but the team was eliminated in a multi-truck accident that left the team with a sour finish.

Before the accident, Self had one of the fastest trucks on the track and with the direction of crew chief Eddie Troconis, there is little doubt in Self’s mind that once the green flag waves on Oct. 3, he’ll have a chance to finish what he started at Daytona.

“Even though we don’t always have the best of luck on the superspeedways, I always get excited about going to tracks like Daytona and Talladega,” said Self.

“It’s an opportunity for a smaller team like ours to have a presence on the bigger stage and compete for the win. Last year, the race had a surprise in Victory Lane with one of the smaller teams and that certainly is the motivation for our AM Racing team to go out on Saturday and keep that trend going.”

It was a superspeedway that Self earned his career-best NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series finish. In 2017, Self, finished second in the season-opener at Daytona.

Self still has flashbacks to that race more than three years ago and knows what it will take to be in a position to contend for his third career top-five finish.

“We had a strong truck that night,” Self recalled. “We had two trucks in the race with JJ Yeley as my teammate. We avoided the carnage in the race and both trucks were able to finish in the top-10.

“Coming to the checkered flag, there was a massive wreck on the backstretch and being at the right place at the right time allowed us to skate through the melee and finish second – and with the intensity level expected to be high on Saturday, it’s going to take a certain amount of luck and skill to aid us in getting a good finish.”

For the second time this season AIRBOX Air Purifier will serve as the primary marketing partner for Self’s No. 22 Chevrolet this weekend at Talladega.

AIRBOX Air Purifier enters the NASCAR arena on a mission to help make clean air pure and simple.

AIRBOX Air Purifier prides itself on 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.

“In a time where everyone is looking to be a little healthier our partnership with AIRBOX Air Purifier is one that has a lot of potential,” said driver Austin Wayne Self.

AIRBOX Air Purifier is doing great work and is quickly becoming a spectacle in its industry and to have them on board for one of the popular races of the season makes sense. Hopefully, Saturday is a good race for us and we can shake the last few races where we’ve been fast – but had rotten luck.”

Even out of the Playoff picture, it’s still business as usual for the AM Racing team as Self expects the upward performance trend to continue to climb aboard his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado from now until Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway in November.

“We’re a relatively small team, but sometimes David can beat the Goliath and at times we’ve been able to show that on track with our heart and passion of racing,” added Self. “We have a lot of people, including our partners who are devoted to our race team and focused on seeing our team succeed not only in 2020 but as we start to think ahead to 2021.”

In addition to primary partners AIRBOX Air Purifier and GO TEXAN, AM Technical Solutions, Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle, Kreuz Market and Prasek’s will serve as associate partners in the 19th race of the year.

In 102 NGROTS races, the 2014 ARCA Menards Series Rookie of the Year has two top-fives (second at Daytona 2017, fifth at Michigan 2019) and seven top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 18.8 during his five years of competition.

The Austin, Texas native is nestled 18th in the championship standings with five races remaining.

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

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

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

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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 Chevrolet Silverado 250 (94 laps | 250.04 miles) is the 19th of 23 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2020 schedule. The 38-truck field will take the green flag on Sat. Oct. 3, 2020, shortly after 12:00 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 (Central).

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.

Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway | Sugarlands Shine 250 Race Recap

Team: No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado
Driver: Austin Wayne Self
Follow the Team: @AMRacingNASCAR; @AustinWSelf
Start: 12th
Finish: 29th; Running (69 | 98 laps completed)
Driver Points Position: 14th | Owner Points Position: 14th

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “I was really happy with the run we were having at Talladega Superspeedway. We had an awesome No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado and was really able to work though the pack.

“It was unfortunate that we weren’t able to finish the race, but we still have two really good trucks to pick from when we show up in Daytona in 2020.

“Martinsville should be a good challenge and the AM Racing team is working hard to have a fast truck when we show up in Virginia in a couple weeks.”

Next Up: NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on Sat. Oct. 26, 2019 at 1:30 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, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.

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

About GO TEXAN:

GO TEXAN is a widely recognized brand. It represents a diverse collection of people, products and services that are genuinely Texan.  Whether it’s grown, sewn or served on a plate, more than 26 million Texans shop, travel and dine out in full support of Texas business and agriculture.  Consumers make buying decisions based on the prestige of GO TEXAN, a desire to support the Texas economy and the value received from buying local.

About AM Technical Solutions:

Headquartered in Austin, TX, AM Technical Solutions was founded in 1994. AM Technical Solutions is a global engineering and construction management firm, specializing in the high-tech industries. AMTS has managed over $20B of global capital projects for over 170 different customers in 15 countries.

For more information, please visit amts.com.

About AM Racing:

AM Racing is a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) team owned by entrepreneur Tim Self. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C. Operated by Self, a native of Austin, Texas, the team is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance.

The team has named Austin Wayne Self as its driver for the 2019 season.

Austin Wayne Self, AM Racing look to put on a show in Talladega rumble

TALLADEGA, Ala.: After a two-week break, AM Racing’s Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) saddles back into action this weekend at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway eyeing his second top-five finish of the year in Saturday afternoon’s Sugarlands Shine 250.

For the Austin, Texas native and his team, it’s not just about producing another solid result in their No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado, but it’s the chance to revamp the storylines in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoffs and take the team to Victory Lane at one of the series’ most unpredictable races.

“I’ve been ready for Talladega Superspeedway for a while now,” said Austin Wayne Self. “Eddie (Troconis) and the guys on the AM Racing team have been working hard on our superspeedway truck getting it ready for battle.

“I love these superspeedway races. I feel like I’m a pretty good drafter and I’ve been able to come from the back to the front on a number of occasions and put our AM Racing team in the thick of the battle when it counted most. Maybe, we can finally seal the deal on Saturday afternoon.”

Superspeedway racing produced the career-best outing for Self and his Mooresville, N.C.-based team. In 2017, Self finished second in the Truck Series season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, cleverly mastering through a wild last lap accident on the backstretch.

Self knows that similar circumstances could transpire in the second and final superspeedway race of the season, but he says his AM Racing team can’t be worried about getting caught up in the “Big One.”

“You try to put a strategy together and it winds up backfiring,” added Self. “For us, we’re not racing for a championship, but we’re racing to put our partners and team in the winner’s circle. I’m going to race respectfully this weekend, but if there’s an opportunity to put ourselves in a position to win the race, I’m going for it.

“There’s not too many races left in the season, so every lap is important. We’ve had a lot to be proud of at AM Racing, especially over the summer and we need to make sure we continue to make those gains over these next four races to ramp up for the 2020 season.”

The 23-year-old Self will make his fourth Truck Series start at the 2.66-mile superspeedway. In his previous three efforts, he earned a track-best of 12th last October and hasn’t finished worse than 18th. He has completed 282 of the 283 laps since 2016.

“Talladega is a bit wider than Daytona, so traditionally it can provide a better race,” sounded Self. “You can go from the back to the front quicker, but the stages are pretty short on Saturday, so we just need to see how the race plays out and make sure we find our (drafting) partners so we can be ready to pounce during Stage 3.”

For the series’ long stop in Alabama, AM Technical Solutions will serve alongside GO TEXAN as a major associate partner for Saturday afternoon’s race.

GO TEXAN, celebrating its 20th Birthday this year, represents Texas agri-business on state, national and international levels by building recognition with the GO TEXAN mark will continue its primary role with AM Racing this weekend at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

Along with its signature mark in the shape of Texas, GO TEXAN celebrates, promotes and supports the business savvy and plainspoken grit Texas agriculture is known for throughout the world.

Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the 20th race of the year.

In 80 NGOTS races, the 2014 ARCA Menards Series Rookie of the Year has two top-fives (second at Daytona 2017, fifth at Michigan 2019) and seven top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 17.8 during his three years of competition.

The Austin, Texas native is nestled 14th in the championship standings with four races remaining.

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

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

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

Visit AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) online at amts.com.

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

For additional information on CForce premium artesian water, please visit cforce.com.

For more on Kreuz Market, please visit kreuzmarket.com. like them on Facebook (KreuzMarketLockhart) and follow them on Twitter (@kreuzmarket).

The Sugarlands Shine 250 (94 laps | 250.04 miles) is the 20th of 23 races on the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Oct. 11 from 11:35 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. A final practice has been etched in from 2:35 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Sat., Oct. 12 beginning at 9:35 a.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 12:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Central).

About GO TEXAN:

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

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

About AM Technical Solutions:

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

For more information, please visit amts.com.

About AM Racing:

AM Racing is a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) team owned by entrepreneur Tim Self. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C. Operated by Self, a native of Austin, Texas, the team is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance.

The team has named Austin Wayne Self as its driver for the 2019 season.

Austin Wayne Self sets sights on strong superspeedway return with Niece Motorsports

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Ever since Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) earned a career-best second place finish in February’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, he has been patiently waiting for the return of Saturday afternoon’s fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola for an opportunity to make restrictor plate magic eventuate again.

 

At Daytona, Self found himself a victim in an array of multi-truck accidents which made his AM Racing prepared Toyota Tundra look more like something out of Bristol Motor Speedway’s rough and tumble half-mile oval than a smooth and breathtaking superspeedway oval.

 

Even with an array of damage, Self nestled his way through a crazy final lap to come within inches of earning his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory. Even though the Austin, Texas native had to settle for second when it was all said and done, Self has been waiting for the chance to do it again.

 

“I’ve become a fan of restrictor plate racing,” said Self. “It’s a great opportunity for us – working on an admirable budget to have the capabilities of running with some of the top fleet organizations of the sport.”

 

“We did what we had to do at Daytona. We avoided the chaos for the most part and put ourselves in position when it counted. We need to do the same at Talladega this week.”

 

For the 19th race of the Truck Series season, Self will reunite with NIECE Motorsports and drive the No. 45 Snap Track Toyota in his second career NCWTS start at the 2.66-mile superspeedway.

 

Self has drove for the newly founded Truck Series team in two occasions this season earlier in the year at Kansas Speedway and Iowa Speedway respectively. In their debut, the team negotiated a hard fought and respected 15th place finish.

 

With an identical truck to his Daytona vehicle, Self is determined to bring NIECE Motorsports to the front and deliver their first top-10 finish.

 

“I’m appreciative for the chance to work with Cody (Efaw) and the whole crew from NIECE Motorsports again,” offered Self. “I felt in the two races we ran together, we showed a lot of promise and ability.”

 

“Talladega is going to be completely different to a place like Kansas or Iowa, but I think we easily know what we want to do. For us, it’s just a matter of getting through the madness you come to expect with plate racing and hope for the best.”

Of course, Self enters Talladega already on the heels of being a part of a winning team.

 

Last Friday afternoon at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, Self’s girlfriend Jennifer Anderson won the Better Half Dash charity race on the quarter-mile of the track’s 1.5-mile surface.

 

Self as her spotter guided Anderson through a series of late-race restarts which ultimately allowed her to swipe the lead from Paige Keselowski, wife of NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski for the trophy and champagne celebration.

 

She also collected a $10,000 check which she donated to the Hermie and Elliott Sadler Charitable Foundation.

 

“Jennifer did an amazing job in the Better Half Dash,” offered Self. “She was incredibly smooth and fast with her finesse and I think she really surprised a lot of people. Her brother (Jordan) and I race every week in the Truck Series, but it was an incredible feeling to be on the same side of the fence cheering on someone we care a lot about. She carried the AM Racing banner and did it well!”

 

“Now, it’s my turn to win,” Self said with a chuckle.”

 

In addition to Snap Track, B&D Industries Inc., Superior Essex, Accu-Tech, AM Technical Solutions and Don’t Mess with Texas will serve as an associate marketing partner for Self’s 36th career NCWTS race.

 

In 13 races this season driving for AM Racing, Martins Motorsports and Niece Motorsports, Self earned a career-best second place performance in the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway and earned an additional top-10 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, both finishes driving for AM Racing. Overall, Self has earned one top-five, two top-10, seven top-15 and 10 top-20 finishes respectively.

 

The fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola (94 laps / 250.04 miles) is the 19th of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Oct. 13 from 12:00 a.m. – 12:55 a.m., with a final practice session is set for 2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Oct. 14 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 1:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are Eastern (ET).

 

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

 

For more on Niece Motorsports, please visit niecemotorsports.com.

 

To learn more information on AM Racing please visit amracingteam.com.

 

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

 

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Austin Wayne Self on Talladega Superspeedway Post Race

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No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Age: 20

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

Season Race No.: 19 of 23

Talladega Superspeedway Results:

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

Talladega Superspeedway Race Notes:

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

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

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

Watch AWS’s FOX Interview: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=blr9uBwzG1M&feature=youtu.be

AWS Talladega Superspeedway Post Race Quote:

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