Schedule Features 27 Races at NASCAR’s Top Tracks, Including a Sprint Cup Weekend Race at Richmond International Raceway
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 – (Austin, Texas)
Sellers Racing today announced a 27-race NASCAR schedule for 15-year-old driver Austin Wayne Self. The team will travel up and down the South Atlantic coast, and focus on the top tracks in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. The season will start in March and go through November at the following tracks:
“Every time I look at the schedule, I get excited about a different race. These are the tracks I have always dreamed about racing on. There are definitely going to be a lot of challenges as we learn all of the ins and outs, and that’s why I’m so excited to be a part of the Sellers Racing team,” says Austin Wayne Self.
“Richmond is the race that I’m looking forward to the most. If we make the field of Denny’s Short track Showdown, we’ll get to compete against the Sprint Cup drivers like Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Tony Stewart. Martinsville will also be fun since that’s a Sprint Cup track. Anytime you can get experience like that, it’s very valuable.”
“This will be the most racing we’ve ever done, but I know that Austin is up for the challenge,” says Tim Self, Owner and CEO of AM Racing. “Austin will be enduring a lot of changes between moving to a new part of the country, starting with a new team and racing on different tracks but I think that’s where his 11 years of racing experience will pay off. He’s always been able to adjust quickly and rise to the occasion and perform at a very high level. We’re all just so thankful for the opportunity to represent Sellers Racing and NASCAR at the top tracks in the country.”
“We got the opportunity to spend time with Austin during the Late Model 300 at South Boston last October. There is no question he is ready to compete at this level. He has the right attitude, work ethic and skills and we all work together to make sure he’s very prepared,” says HC Sellers.
Sometime during the month of April the team will also work in a weekend for Self to fly home to Texas to take his driver’s license test. His 16th birthday is in March, but due to his hectic racing schedule, April will probably be his first opportunity to get back home for the road test.
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About Austin Wayne Self
Austin Wayne Self, a 15-year-old NASCAR driver from Texas, races for Sellers Racing in Late Model Division of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. Self is also an international Karting champion, having competed since age 5. Self’s career goal is to race NASCAR Sprint Cup and do one-off IndyCar races at the Indianapolis 500.
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