AUSTIN, TEXAS (June 12, 2016) – Austin Wayne Self turned in a career best 13th place finish in his highly anticipated home track debut in Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway.
“What a thrill! This was a big night for me and our team,” said Self, who delivered a solid performance in front of his home state fans. “I’ve been coming here since I was a kid and have watched hundreds of laps. I think tonight might have been bigger than starting at Daytona at the beginning of the year.”
“After struggling the last few races our AM Racing team stepped up and rebounded at the perfect time. Our guys did a great job all night long and gave me the opportunity to finish strong. I can’t wait to come back in November and do this all over again.”
After a busy homecoming week filled with media appearances, Self, excitedly made his way to Texas Motor Speedway filled with optimism. Starting 18th on the grid, the native Texan quickly raced his way inside the top-15 where he’d remain throughout the course of 250-mile event.
“Everything went pretty smooth this weekend. The truck handled great and we had good speed all night long. We made very few adjustments. I think we learned a lot which will really help us in the future.”
“It was cool having a lot of our team partners at the track weekend. I can’t thank everyone enough for their continued support. Without them none of this is possible. Big thanks to AM Technical Solutions, Sid Miller (Texas Department of Agriculture), Don’t Mess with Texas, Go Texan, Big Ass Fans, Rick’s Salsa, Texas Tea, and Four Escobars.”
Friday’s finish was Self’s second top-15 and fourth top-20 finish in seven NCWTS attempts. He maintains 20th position in the overall series driver point standings.
Next up on the schedule is the SPEEDIATRICS 200 from Iowa Speedway on Saturday, June 18.
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