Austin Wayne Self fired up for Homestead-Miami Speedway return

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – With the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season set to come to a close in Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway, Martins Motorsports with Faith Motorsports driver Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) is fired up for his return to the Sunshine State.

 

In February, Self, a native of Austin, Texas opened his sophomore season of competition with a thunderous second-place finish in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. And while the 21-year-old realizes that a duplicate performance may be difficult at Homestead’s ultra-fast 1.5-mile speedway, the Texan is optimistic about his chances.

 

“I’m looking forward to getting back to Homestead this weekend,” said Self. “It’s a neat race track and I always seem to have a lot of luck in Florida.

 

“This is my last race with the gang at Martins Motorsports with Faith Motorsports and I really want to go out there on Friday night and give these guys a finish they can be proud of.”

 

Since joining the team mid-season, together the duo has been able to put some respectable finishes together including several top-15 finishes while hovering inside the top-20 for nearly all their races run together.

 

Even though the team has been plagued with mechanical failures in their last two races together at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway, Self believes they can

rebound and peak even with just one race remaining.

 

“Everyone goes into the last race of the year hoping for the best, right?” he said. “No different with these guys. I feel like we’ve done a great job to be as fast as we have been and to make the gains throughout the races like we’ve done.

 

“Homestead is not an easy track, but it’s a place I felt I was pretty comfortable last November. It’s not a standard mile-and-a-half track, but I think that’s what makes it so compelling. It’s a multi-grove race track which can be extremely slick, especially when weather is a factor.

 

“Hopefully, we can have a good night and the team can have something to build with for 2018.”

 

Set to return to the Truck Series full-time next year, Self realizes that his opportunity to compete in the Championship 4 could become realistic with a lot of hard work and a positive attitude.

 

While he plans to remain respectful to the Championship 4 competitors while running his pace for his team and marketing partners.

“We’re going to race hard but be extremely respectful,” noted Self. “I would expect the same if the roles were reversed. I think this Championship format brings a lot of enthusiasm and energy to the series and we hope to have our moment amongst the Championship 4.

 

“I think the season finale will be just as thrilling and unpredictable as the season-opener and that’s awesome.”

 

In addition to AM Technical Solutions and B&D Industries Inc., Don’t Mess with Texas will serve as an associate marketing partner for Self’s 40th career NCWTS race.

 

Industry veteran Kevin Eagle will continue his role as crew chief.

 

In 17 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, eight top-15 and 12 top-20 finishes respectively.

The Ford EcoBoost 200 (134 laps / 201 miles) is the 23rd of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Nov. 17 from 8:30 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. A final practice has been etched in from 10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 3:30 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 8:00 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 Eastern (ET).

 

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

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.

 

About Don’t mess with Texas:

TxDOT’s Don’t mess with Texas litter prevention campaign has been educating Texans about litter prevention since 1986. For more information, visit dontmesswithtexas.org. Don’t mess with Texas is a registered trademark and service mark owned by the Texas Department of Transportation.

 

About AM Technical Solutions:

AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) is a leading construction management, project management and facility solutions firm for high-tech markets.

AMTS provides diverse integrated solutions across a facilities life cycle to include new cleanroom construction, integrated construction management, total quality programs, capital asset solutions and cleanroom certification and testing

 

About the No. 44 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team:

The No. 44 NASCAR Camping World Truck fielded by Martins Motorsports is a marketing and brand collaboration effort with Faith Motorsports owned by Shane Lamb.

 

CONTACT:

pr@amracing.racing

Austin Wayne Self seeks phenomenal finish at Phoenix Raceway

AVONDALE, Ariz. – With the penultimate NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race on deck this weekend at Phoenix (Ariz.) Rac
eway, Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) steers west with his Martins Motorsports team hoping for a phenomenal finish in Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150.

 

The Austin, Texas native returns to Martins Motorsports on the heels of a solid top-15 finish this past weekend at Texas Motor Speedway with Niece Motorsports, but the Texan hopes he’s able to carry that momentum in his 17th race of the season.

 

“Texas was a good boost for me,” said Self who locked his 12th top-20 finish of the season. “Everyone worked hard and it paid off with a solid finish. But, I’m excited to be back with the Martins Motorsports gang and getting another shot at Phoenix.”

 

Friday night’s race will be Self’s second start at the 1.0-mile race track where last year he qualified 29th but methodically worked his way forward to post a respectable 22nd place effort in a collaboration event with Bolen Motorsports.

 

This weekend however, Self believes anything less than a top-20 finish is a disappointment for himself and his Mooresville, N.C.-based team.

 

“Phoenix took a little to get used to but I felt like I adapted well as the race wore on,” added Self, driver of the No. 44 Don’t’ Mess with Texas Chevrolet. “It’s classic short track racing with some massive speed in the corners, especially Turns 3 and 4.

 

“These Martins Motorsports guys have really shined this season, especially when it comes to short tracks. I really thought we were going to have a good showing at Martinsville Speedway two weeks ago, but our day ended short with engine failure.

 

“Heading to Phoenix though, I think we can pick up the pieces and rebound in a fashionable way that carries us to the season finale next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

 

For Friday night’s race, Self is thrilled to welcome B&D Industries Inc., as a major associate marketing partner for the 22nd race of the season.

 

Based in Albuquerque, N.M., B&D Industries Inc. was founded in 1955 and offers specialized expertise in electrical, plumbing, technologies and HVAC systems, including construction, operation, maintenance and repair services.

“B&D has been a great supporter of mine and I appreciate them stepping up to the plate. It sure would be nice to reward them with my third top-10 finish of the season Friday night.”

In addition to AM Technical Solutions and B&D Industries Inc., Don’t Mess with Texas will serve as an associate marketing partner for Self’s 39th career NCWTS race.

 

Self, 21, is scheduled to remain the primary driver for the No. 44 Chevrolet Silverado for the remainder of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

 

Industry veteran Kevin Eagle will continue his role as crew chief.

 

In 16 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, eight top-15 and 12 top-20 finishes respectively.

 

The Lucas Oil 150 (150 laps / 150 miles) is the 22nd of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Nov. 10 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 3:30 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 6:30 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 Mountain (MT).

 

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

 

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.

 

About Don’t mess with Texas:

TxDOT’s Don’t mess with Texas litter prevention campaign has been educating Texans about litter prevention since 1986. For more information, visit dontmesswithtexas.org. Don’t mess with Texas is a registered trademark and service mark owned by the Texas Department of Transportation.

 

About AM Technical Solutions:

AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) is a leading construction management, project management and facility solutions firm for high-tech markets.

AMTS provides diverse integrated solutions across a facilities life cycle to include new cleanroom construction, integrated construction management, total quality programs, capital asset solutions and cleanroom certification and testing.

 

About B&D Industries:

Based in Albuquerque, N.M., B&D Industries Inc. founded in 1955 offers specialized expertise in electrical, plumbing, technologies and HVAC systems, including construction, operation, maintenance and repair services.

Throughout the years, their focus has remained on performance, cost, schedule, and relationships.  Exceeding their customer’s requirements and expectations is the norm for their company and their people.  This has served their clients well and has enabled them to develop and maintain long-lasting relationships.

This in turn has provided them the opportunity to compete for work with a variety of clients in industry, research, academia, government, manufacturing, high tech spaces and healthcare.

 

About the No. 44 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team:

The No. 44 NASCAR Camping World Truck fielded by Martins Motorsports is a marketing and brand collaboration effort with Faith Motorsports owned by Shane Lamb.

 

CONTACT:

pr@amracing.racing

Austin Wayne Self eyes solid run in Martinsville Speedway return

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – On the strength of seven top-20 finishes in the last eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races, Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) returns to Martinsville (Va.) Speedway looking to make it nine in Saturday afternoon’s Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions.

 

Self, a native of Austin, Texas has just one prior start at the tight 0.526-mile Martinsville paperclip and looks to better a 15th place finish earned in last April’s Truck Series race – ironically driving for Martins Motorsports.

 

Now nearly 18 months later, the team believes that with their recent chemistry and Self’s motivation to do well in his No. 44 Don’t Mess with Texas Chevrolet, a top-10 finish isn’t unrealistic for the duo.

 

“Martinsville hasn’t been the kindest to me, but once I get into a rhythm, we get along fine,” Self joked.

 

“Yeah, if you just don’t have the right rhythm, it’s difficult to get a good lap in – or find your place during the race. Things happen in a hurry. We just need to go out there this weekend and have a good run and carry the momentum into the final three races of the year.”

 

For Self – reflecting on 2017 hasn’t been difficult. Despite running a partial schedule, his sophomore season has been filled with more ups than downs – including earning a career-best second place finish at Daytona International Speedway in February.

 

With the checkered flag in sight for his second year on the Truck Series tour, Self says it’s important for him to go out there and get the most of every opportunity – especially when you’re trying to make a name for yourself.

 

“I’ve been very fortunate to have some stellar runs this season,” added Self. “None of that would have been possible without AM Racing, Martins Motorsports, Niece Motorsports and my marketing partners who have put their faith in me to go out there and deliver the best on-track result possible.

 

“I had a taste of another top-10 finish last month at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and even though it’s going to be difficult at some of these upcoming races – I would be ecstatic at the possibility of getting our third top-10 of the year before Homestead.

 

“Martinsville is a perfect place to do that. No matter what – you have to keep yourself on the lead lap and as close to the top-10 as possible. Late race cautions are expected and if you can avoid the chaos – good finishes are likely.

 

“That would be really good for me heading back to my hometown track next weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.”

 

In addition to AM Technical Solutions, Don’t Mess with Texas will serve as an associate marketing partner for Self’s 37th career NCWTS race.

 

Self, 21, is scheduled to remain the primary driver for the No. 44 Chevrolet Silverado for the remainder of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, except for next weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.

 

Industry veteran Kevin Eagle will continue his role as crew chief.

 

In 16 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 11 top-20 finishes respectively.

 

The Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions (200 laps / 105.2 miles) is the 20th of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Oct. 27 from 1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m., with a final practice session is set for 3:00 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Oct. 28 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 1:00 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 Eastern (ET).

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

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.

 

About Don’t mess with Texas:

TxDOT’s Don’t mess with Texas litter prevention campaign has been educating Texans about litter prevention since 1986. For more information, visit dontmesswithtexas.org. Don’t mess with Texas is a registered trademark and service mark owned by the Texas Department of Transportation.

 

About the No. 44 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team:

The No. 44 NASCAR Camping World Truck fielded by Martins Motorsports is a marketing and brand collaboration effort with Faith Motorsports owned by Shane Lamb.

 

CONTACT:

pr@amracing.racing

Austin Wayne Self heads to Chicagoland eyeing back-to-back top-10 finishes

JOILET, Ill. – With his second top-10 finish in the books in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) most recent race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, sophomore driver Austin Wayne Self heads to Chicagoland Speedway hoping the momentum blows into on-track competition in Friday night’s Chicagoland 225.

 

In a one-off return with his AM Racing team North of the Border, Self is ready to return to Martin Motorsports’ No. 44 Don’t mess with Texas / AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet looking to be a factor in the final race of the regular season.

 

“Before I turn my concentration on Chicagoland, my heart is pouring out to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma,” said Self.

 

“It’s very sad to turn on a television and see Mother Nature’s fury take on my home state and a state where I’ve made a lot of memories. We’re racing hard for a good finish this week in honor of all those victims.”

 

To help with the devastation, Martin Motorsports has donated the bed top of the truck to bring awareness to the STAR Fund, which also needs help in the aftermath of Harvey.

 

The State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund was created solely with monetary donations from private individuals and companies, including Farm Credit, Valero and McCoy’s Building Supply. STAR Fund money may be used to assist farmers and ranchers in rebuilding fences, restoring operations and paying for other agricultural disaster relief.

 

“It’s important to remember while many families lost everything in Harvey, so did a lot of farmers and ranchers,” added Self. “Chicagoland Speedway, thanks to Martins Motorsports is an opportunity to show our support and bring further attentiveness to those agriculture producers in the wrath of Harvey’s destruction.

 

“Every dollar counts as the floods have devastated many farming and ranching operations and caused massive loss of livestock and feed sources and as proud Texans we’re going to do our part to inform people of the STAR Fund and its purpose.”

 

As for Chicagoland, Self is hoping to build on his 17th place finish from last fall after starting 26th.

 

“I learned a lot at Chicago last year,” noted Self. “You can’t race Chicago like you race Kentucky or Kansas or Homestead. Chicago has its owner finesse and style. I feel confident that we can get our No. 44 Don’t mess with Texas Chevrolet rotating good through the corners so we can have the speed to carry on the straightaways.”

 

In addition to AM Technical Solutions, Don’t Mess with Texas will serve as an associate marketing partner for Self’s 31st career NCWTS race.

 

Self, 21, is scheduled to remain the primary driver for the No. 44 Chevrolet Silverado for the remainder of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Industry veteran Kevin Eagle will continue his role as crew chief.

 

The Chicagoland 225 (150 laps / 225 miles) is the 16th of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs., Sept. 14 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:25 p.m., with a final practice session is set for 5:30 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., Sept. 15 beginning at 4:05 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 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).

 

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

 

For more on the STAR Fund and its mission, please click here.

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.

 

About Don’t mess with Texas:

TxDOT’s Don’t mess with Texas litter prevention campaign has been educating Texans about litter prevention since 1986. For more information, visit dontmesswithtexas.org. Don’t mess with Texas is a registered trademark and service mark owned by the Texas Department of Transportation.

 

About the No. 44 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team:

The No. 44 NASCAR Camping World Truck fielded by Martins Motorsports is a marketing and brand collaboration effort with Faith Motorsports owned by Shane Lamb.