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AM Racing, Austin Wayne Self ready to get loud and proud at Gateway

AM Racing, Austin Wayne Self ready to get loud and proud at Gateway

MADISON, Ill: With just three races remaining in the regular NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season, Austin Wayne Self and his AM Racing team trek to World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway with a chance to spoil the Playoff party in Sunday afternoon’s WWT Raceway 200 presented by CK Power.

Of course, a win would be one of the biggest upsets in the series this season, but it would be a huge payday as well for the Statesville, N.C.-based team as the event is the finale for the three-race Triple Truck Challenge which offers a bonus for any Truck Series driver and team who are able to capture a victory.

And while some may consider Self and his family-owned team a longshot to win a race this season, that’s fine as far as he and crew chief Eddie Troconis are concerned – as the opportunity to win is what keeps them motivated to get to the track each weekend.

Even though the team struggled last weekend at Dover and finished 23rd, the No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet team has proven time and time again, especially in 2020 that they are able to bounce back in a competitive fashion.

“Dover was a tough weekend for us, but it will make us better for the long haul,” said driver Austin Wayne Self. “We’re always learning with these trucks and Eddie and I are always still learning things together as driver and crew chief.

“Dover is behind us though and we’re focused on Gateway this weekend and the chance to get there and spoil the party.”

As for World Wide Technology Raceway, the Austin, Tex. native will make his fourth career start at the 1.25-mile oval. With an average finish of 20.3 with starts in 2016, 2018 and 2019 and two top-17 finishes – the 24-year-old is eager to improve and propel his AM Racing team into the spotlight.

“Gateway can definitely be a challenging track, because the corners are so different,” said Self. “It really wears on the handling, but it makes you feel like you need something different for every corner.

“With this new formula, we should start somewhere around 20th and hopefully we can make some good forward progress in the opening stage that sets the tone for the final two stages. Of course, we’re hungry to win – but if we can’t find ourselves in that position to win, we’ll take a top-10 finish and look ahead to Darlington.”

Should the team fall short of earning a Playoff spot, it will continue to be 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 we’ve been making some big strides this season 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 GO TEXAN and AM Technical Solutions, AIRBOX Air Purifier, Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle, Kreuz Market and Prasek’s will serve as associate partners in the 14th race of the year.

In 97 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 18.5 during his five years of competition.

The Austin, Texas native is nestled 17th in the championship standings with 10 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.

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.

Visit JB Henderson Construction online at jbhenderson.com.

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 Gateway 200 presented by CK Power (160 laps| 200 miles) is the 14th of 23 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2020 schedule. The 35-truck field will take the green flag on Sun. Aug. 30, 2020, shortly after 11:00 a.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.

World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway | CarShield 200 Race Recap

Team: No. 22 GO TEXAN | Flying Circle Chevrolet Silverado
Driver: Austin Wayne Self
Follow the Team: @AMRacingNASCAR; @AustinWSelf
Start: 15th
Finish: 17th; Running (159 | 160 laps completed)
Driver Points Position: 15th | Owner Points Position: 15th

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “With minimal practice on Saturday, we struggled with the balance of our No. 22 GO TEXAN | Flying Circle Chevrolet Silverado throughout the race.

“Not the night or finish we wanted, but we made some strong comebacks throughout the race that we’ll build on.

“I am looking forward to getting to Chicago.”

Next Up: Overton’s 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on Fri., June 28, 2019 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 Flying Circle:

Born on a ranch in Boerne, Texas, Flying Circle has been designing and manufacturing field, tactical, and travel bags for the U.S. Military for more than 30 years.  The company has achieved a reputation for quality and durability in the products they produce, including military specialty bags, Tactical iPad® Covers, gun cases, business backpacks, laptop briefcases, duffels, toiletry bags, and travel kits.

Flying Circle stands by the quality of its workmanship and materials.  The full range of Flying Circle bags and cases are covered by a lifetime product guarantee.

On Duty.  Off Duty.  We’ve Got You Covered® at Flying Circle.

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 reach halfway point at Gateway

MADISON, Ill. – Approaching the halfway point of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) season, Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) and his AM Racing team are encouraged by the direction of their team heading into Saturday night’s CarShield 200 presented by CK Power.

With the leadership of crew chief Eddie Troconis, the Mooresville, N.C.-based team has steadily proven they have fast Chevrolet Silverados and while obstacles have certainly hindered the team at times during the season, Gateway provides the opportunity for the team to collectively earn their second top-10 finish of the season.

“Gateway is a very unique race track with two different corners almost like a road course,” said Austin Wayne Self. “The hot conditions during the day and cool nights make the perfect setup hard to find but I look forward to getting to the track this weekend, finding some speed and having a good finish.”

Self, 23, has two prior starts at the 1.25-mile track just outside St. Louis. After experiencing hardship during his Gateway debut in 2016, he rebounded last year with a solid 16th place finish after starting 25th.

This weekend, Self believes he has the equipment to deliver his sixth-career top-10 finish.

“Eddie and I have done a lot of talking and I feel like we have a good baseline on where we want to be for practice and how we want to start the race,” Self added. “It’s going to be a game of strategy while also making sure our truck is handling pretty good where you can carry the momentum to make passes at both ends of the race track.

The track is wide enough in some places where passing can be easy, in others, it’s small enough where it can get you in trouble. That provides good racing though for the fans.”

For Gateway, AM Racing welcomes back Texas-based Flying Circle as the co-primary partner for Saturday night’s 160-lap slugfest.

As a trusted supplier of military specialty and travel bags to the U.S. Armed Forces for 30 years, Flying Circle’s mission is to provide service members and their families with dependable, functional, and versatile luggage.  The company is known within the military community for their commitment to offering quality products at a fair value and excellent customer service.

Capitalizing on their partnership with AM Racing, Flying Circle is offering exclusive prize packages to service members and their family at select Army and Air Force Exchange Stores during the 2019 season.

Visit flyingcirclegear.com/nascar-giveaways for dates and participating stores. While registering for a chance to win, customers can also check out the latest Flying Circle gear and pick up a free Austin Wayne Self hero card. A VIP prize package winner will be chosen from each store, which includes official Flying Circle swag, AM Racing swag and a complimentary VIP experience with Self during the 2019 Gander Truck Series season.

“I love what Flying Circle does for the veterans and their families and I appreciate their support of AM Racing,” added Self. “We’ve had a lot of success with the giveaways and look forward to seeing their customers and our military heroes at the track with me this year.”

Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program will support Self in his 72nd career start.

GO TEXAN, celebrating its 20th Birthday this year, represents Texas agri-business on state, national and international levels by building recognition with the GO TEXAN mark.

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

AM Technical Solutions, Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the 11th race of the year.

In 71 NGOTS races, the 2015 ARCA Menards Series Rookie of the Year has one top-five (second at Daytona 2017) and five top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 18.3 during his three years of competition.

The Austin, Texas native is nestled 16th in the championship standings with 13 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.

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 CarShield 200 presented by CK Power (160 laps|120 miles) is the 11th of 23 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2019 schedule. Practice begins on Sat., June 22 from 10:35 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. A final practice session is set for 12:35 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 5:40 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 9:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (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 Flying Circle:

Born on a ranch in Boerne, Texas, Flying Circle has been designing and manufacturing field, tactical, and travel bags for the U.S. Military for more than 30 years.  The company has achieved a reputation for quality and durability in the products they produce, including military specialty bags, Tactical iPad® Covers, gun cases, business backpacks, laptop briefcases, duffels, toiletry bags, and travel kits.

Flying Circle stands by the quality of its workmanship and materials.  The full range of Flying Circle bags and cases are covered by a lifetime product guarantee.

On Duty.  Off Duty.  We’ve Got You Covered® at Flying Circle.

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.