Austin Wayne Self to Drive the No. 22 Dodge for Cunningham Motorsports in 2013

Cunningham Motorsports, the Official Driver Development Team for Penske Racing, has signed Austin Wayne Self, the driver from Austin, Texas to drive in at least five ARCA short-track races during the 2013 season.  The 16-year old development driver will be teamed up with veteran Crew Chief Paul Andrews in the No. 22 Dodge.

Paul Andrews, Crew Chief

“We are very excited to have Austin joining our team next season. He is a very talented and impactful driver with a great fan base. We are confident that he will be an asset to our organization both on and off the track,” said Kerry Scherer, Co-Owner of Cunningham. “I think the hardest adjustment we will have to make as an organization is learning how to use Facebook so we can keep up with him.”

Briggs Cunningham
Kerry Scherer

“The opportunity to drive for Cunningham with Penske support is so awesome.  It’s what we work so hard for every day,” said Self. “I have to thank God for giving me this opportunity and I want to thank Paul, Mr. Scherer, Mr. Cunningham and the rest of the Cunningham Motorsports crew for having enough faith in me to let me drive for the 22 team. I also want to thank Andy Santerre and my whole Sellers Racing Team for helping me get to this point and making it all possible for me. This is also great news for our amazing fans and the amazing companies that have supported us. Their faith and support is what keeps it all going and I hope this makes them as happy as it makes me.”

Austin Wayne Self takes the checkered flag early in the 2012 season at Caraway Speedway.

Behind the wheel since the age of four, Self has been competing this year in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series in the No. 07 Sport Clips/Big Red Chevy Impala and currently sits well inside the top 20 in the national standings.

“I have to agree with Austin on this one, it’s pretty awesome,” said Tim Self, President of AM Racing. “We are still building Austin’s 2013 race schedule.  So far we have at least five races with Cunningham and plans are underway to have five to six NASCAR K&N races on the 2013 schedule as well. The 18-year old age limit ARCA imposes for 1-mile or larger tracks makes it tough to fill out the ARCA side of the schedule, but hopefully we will be able to squeeze in a few more races with Cunningham. That’s our goal.”

“We also plan to pick up a 12-pack or so of NASCAR Late Model races with Sellers and round out another 27-race schedule. All in all, 2013 is going to be a very busy season for Austin as he races for three different teams in three different series with multiple sponsors.  We are blessed to have this opportunity. It was completely unexpected. God may not be predictable but he is always dependable,” added Mr. Self.


About Austin Wayne Self

Austin Wayne Self, a 16-year-old NASCAR driver from Texas, races for Sellers Racing in Late Model Division of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.  Self has 5 NASCAR wins in less than 2 seasons and 24 career Top 5 finishes.  Self has also won 14 career national and world Karting championships, having competed since age 4. Self’s career goal is to race NASCAR Sprint Cup and do one-off IndyCar races at the Indianapolis 500.

Learn more about Austin Wayne Self by visiting:
Website www.awsracing.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/AustinWSelf
Twitter www.twitter.com/AustinWSelf

 

About Cunningham Motorsports
Cunningham Motorsports was originally founded as CSG Racing in 1996. The “C” stood for Briggs Cunningham, the “S” for Kerry Scherer, and the “G” for Mark Gibson. Throughout the years Cunningham Motorsports has been a very successful race team. With an extensive winning history and the drive to develop young talent, Cunningham Motorsports fields teams in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menard’s and the USAC Series with the Cunningham Juniors. The organization is the official driver development partner for Penske Racing, where drivers are developed in order to gain experience and knowledge to continue their careers within the Penske Racing stables.

Learn more about Cunningham Motorsports by visiting:
Website www.cunninghammotorsports.net
Twitter www.twitter.com/cunningham_race

Austin Wayne Self Makes it 7 Top 5s in a Row Finishing 5th and 3rd in the Southern National “School’s Out” Twins

Despite a tough qualifying run that put him starting 10th in a field of 22, and 5 laps of back and forth banging with the 05 car, Austin still managed to put the Sports Clips Haircuts Chevrolet on the podium in Southern National’s School’s Out 320.

 

“We have improved significantly in our qualifying runs since the start of the season,” says Brian Rundstrom, Crew Chief of the 07 car. “We believe the problems we had qualifying this weekend were due to the fact we set the car up to qualify with one batch of tires, and then qualified on another. Unfortunately, those were the only tires available to pick up that morning. Qualifying is the single biggest issue we have to improve on. If we can get Austin closer to the front at start of these races, we should start posting more wins. Anyone who has seen him drive can testify to that.”

“Two more solid finishes for the team and our sponsors,” says President of AM Racing, Tim Self. “Seven straight Top 5 finishes is a good indicator that this team is a solid contender, but our sponsors are more interested in the quality of the show and the podiums. The 07 car always seems to deliver a good show. Due to the timing of the cautions and restarts in the first twin, we kept losing track position and had to make it up again and again. I don’t think we have ever made that many passes in a race! Add the passing action in the first twin race to the hard-racing that went on with the 05 car in the second twin race, and you quickly become the car to watch from the grand stands. We are happy with another great result by a solid upcoming team.”

“Tires and score settling seemed to be the dominant issues tonight,” says Austin Wayne Self. “The race tires we ended up with weren’t our first choice. Fulton [Car Chief for the 07] can tell you more about that. All I know is we were in the low 15.6s with scrubs and were expecting to get into the 15.4s with new tires and that didn’t happen. Then Deac, the 08 car, had a problem with his right rear in thefirst twin and got to put on a fresh one for the second twin. That’s like giving Popeye an extra can of spinach. Finally, we knew when we reeled in Doug, the 05 car, it was going to be a little dicey making a “clean” pass after he went into the wall last week during a little contact. We traded a few shots, got warned from NASCAR officials, and then decided it best to let him go. All in all, those are two fast cars with great crews and veteran drivers. We would have liked a win tonight but happy with our performance overall and looking forward to Motor Mile next week. I don’t think we have any scores to settle and hopefully will get our pick of tires. Thanks again to all our fans and sponsors who keep us coming back race after race, to Soldiers for Faith for their prayers and to God for always looking after us.”

 

 

About Austin Wayne Self

Austin Wayne Self, a 16-year-old NASCAR driver from Texas, races for Sellers Racing in Late Model Division of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.  Self has 5 NASCAR wins in less than 2 seasons and 24 career Top 5 finishes.  Self has also won 14 career national and world Karting championships, having competed since age 4. Self’s career goal is to race NASCAR Sprint Cup and do one-off IndyCar races at the Indianapolis 500.

 

Learn more about Austin Wayne Self by visiting:

Website www.awsracing.com

Facebook www.facebook.com/AustinWSelf

Twitter: www.twitter.com/AustinWSelf

 

About Sport Clips

Sport Clips is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas and was established in 1995 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The franchise ranks in Entrepreneur Magazine’s top 20 “fastest growing franchises” and in the top 100 in the “Franchise 500”, in the top 10 in Forbes’ “Top 20 Franchises To Start”, and in the top 50 in Dun & Bradstreet’s AllBusiness.com “2012 AllBusiness AllStars”. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises. Our “Help a Hero” program has donated more than one million dollars to help soldiers overseas and in hospitals call home through the VFW’s Operation Uplink. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR drivers, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin, and holds partnerships with several NCAA programs, and teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), and National Hockey League (NHL).

To learn about franchise opportunities click here, and for locations throughout the United States, visit SportClips.com.  For media resources and additional information on Sport Clips, visit SportClipsMedia.com.

 

Austin Wayne Self Delivers an Exciting 3-for-3 at Southern National Despite Mid-Pack Start

Despite starting 11th in only his fourth run at Southern National Motorsports Park (SNMP), Austin Wayne Self made an exciting drive to the front of the pack to once again deliver for his fans and sponsors and give them a 3rd spotlight finish in as many races.

The $2,000 bounty on the undefeated 08 car (Deac McKaskill) brought out a host of talent for the 150-lap feature event Saturday night in Kenly, North Carolina in a race that would see only a single caution brought out on lap 57 by a wild 3-wide situation when Austin put the 07 Sport Clips Chevrolet inside the 2-wide battle being fought by the 05 and the 20 cars.

“Doug (05) and Darrel (20) were really fighting it out in front of me,” said Austin Self. “I followed them for about 5 or 6 laps waiting for one of them to complete the pass and follow them through. But when Doug moved Darrel up the track going into turn three, he left the bottom wide open and I made the move. I knew I was carrying enough speed to clear them on exit but then Doug turned down on me just after the middle, which scrubbed my momentum. We all three came out of 4 clean. But then for some reason, Doug turned down again in the middle of the front straight. I backed off and he just rolled across my nose. Fortunately, there was no damage to our car and we were able to stay out and continue our run.”

“We set our car up to be fast at the end of the race so we would have something for the 08 car when it mattered,” said Brian Rundstrom, Crew Chief for the 07 Sport Clips Chevrolet. “It worked out great because it looked like we were the fastest car on the track at the end. Unfortunately, the late race caution that we were hoping for never came and never got that chance to challenge Deac for the lead.”

“The 11th place qualifying run didn’t help either,” says Brian.  “We used up our 3 practice sessions making sure our car would be fast with old tires. So we never got a chance to practice a sticker run for qualifying. But we sure didn’t think the car was going to be that bad on stickers. Austin ran the car as hard as he could in the qualifying run but you could see the car pushing up the track from middle out – especially in turns 3 and 4. It was terrible and really had us second-guessing our race set up. I don’t think we will make that mistake again.”

“I think that was a great race for the fans and the sponsors and really, even for the crew and driver,” said Tim Self, President of AM Racing. “The run up from 11th to 7th was cool. The 3-wide move in 3-4 had everybody on their feet. But the late race charge from 7th to 3rd was nothing short of amazing to watch. I think that is what the crowd was watching. There was no racing going on up front. The show was watching the 07 car absolutely fly through the field in the last 50 laps of the race and finish on the podium once again. We may not have won tonight, but we didn’t let anybody down either. Everyone – I mean everyone – got their money’s worth. If there had been a late race caution to restart the field we would have had real Saturday night barnburner here in Kenly. Think about it; the 07 and the 08 cars starting on the front row with only 5 to go.  Maybe next weekend!”

“That was definitely a fun race,” says Austin. “Langley 2 weeks ago was fun, but not as fun as tonight. I can’t wait to get back here again next weekend. I think we can beat Deac if we can race him at the end. He is so fast in the beginning of these races that unless there is a yellow and a restart you can’t catch him. But we do our best at the end of the race. The rule of thumb is that there is always a late Race yellow so that is what we plan for and that’s how we set up our stuff. To be fast in the end.”

“I’d like to thank all of our fans for their support and encouragement. To our Facebook and Twitter fans who continue to be part of all we do, and our local track fans; we will always work hard to deliver a good show make you proud to be a big part of our races. Thanks to Sport Clips Haircuts, AM Technical Solutions, Big Red, The Bridge School, OTX and K1 Race Gear for their continued support. Thanks to Soldier’s for Faith for all of their prayers and most of all thanks to God for His Grace and hand in all we do.”

Austin, Sellers Racing and the 07 Sport Clips Haircuts Chevrolet will race at SNMP one last time on June 9 before heading to Motor Mile for a set of races on June 16 and 23.  They are then scheduled to be back at SNMP again July 7th.

 

About Austin Wayne Self

Austin Wayne Self, a 16-year-old NASCAR driver from Texas, races for Sellers Racing in Late Model Division of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.  Self has 5 NASCAR wins in less than 2 seasons and 24 career Top 5 finishes.  Self has also won 14 career national and world Karting championships, having competed since age 4. Self’s career goal is to race NASCAR Sprint Cup and do one-off IndyCar races at the Indianapolis 500.

Learn more about Austin Wayne Self by visiting:
Website www.awsracing.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/AustinWSelf
Twitter: www.twitter.com/AustinWSelf


About Sport Clips

Sport Clips is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas and was established in 1995 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The franchise ranks in Entrepreneur Magazine’s top 20 “fastest growing franchises” and in the top 100 in the “Franchise 500”, in the top 10 in Forbes’ “Top 20 Franchises To Start”, and in the top 50 in Dun & Bradstreet’s AllBusiness.com “2012 AllBusiness AllStars”. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises. Our “Help a Hero” program has donated more than one million dollars to help soldiers overseas and in hospitals call home through the VFW’s Operation Uplink. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR drivers, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin, and holds partnerships with several NCAA programs, and teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), and National Hockey League (NHL). To learn about franchise opportunities click here, and for locations throughout the United States, visit SportClips.com.  For media resources and additional information on Sport Clips, visit SportClipsMedia.com.

 

Austin Wayne Self to Race in the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at Richmond on April 26

Huntersville, NC – April 16, 2012

Austin Wayne Self has been invited to drive the Sport Clips Haircuts 07 Chevrolet in the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at Richmond International Speedway on April 26.

Self joins Sprint Cup Series drivers Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Jeff Burton, Michael Waltrip, Joey Logano and Aric Almirola as well as other NASCAR competitors including Sellers Racing teammate, Peyton Sellers.

“We’re really excited to be invited to compete in this event,” Self says.  “It will be a lot of fun to be in the field against top Cup and Nationwide drivers and also support people with cystic fibrosis.  Anytime we can combine racing with supporting a good cause, that’s the best situation.”

52 cars will attempt to make the 36-car field for the 75-lap event.

“Obviously it’s our goal to make the final 36-car field, and just the qualifying event is a big win for our Team and Sponsors.  This will give us some great experience going against the top talent in Late Model racing.  I just feel so appreciative of all of the opportunities God has given us already this season.” says Self.

The Short Track Showdown will run following the Blue Ox 100 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race and cap an action-packed opening day of the Spring NASCAR weekend.

The race will be broadcast Live on the Speed Channel 8:00 ET on Thursday, April 26th

Proceeds will benefit the Denny Hamlin Foundation, which supports organizations like the Children’s Hospital of Richmond, St. Jude’s Hospital and Victory Junction Camp. Tickets can be purchased at www.dennyhamlinfoundation.org.

 

About Austin Wayne Self

Austin Wayne Self, a 16-year-old NASCAR driver from Texas, races for Sellers Racing in Late Model Division of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.  Self has 5 NASCAR wins in less than 2 seasons and 24 career Top 5 finishes.  Self has also won 14 career national and world Karting championships, having competed since age 4. Self’s career goal is to race NASCAR Sprint Cup and do one-off IndyCar races at the Indianapolis 500.

Learn more about Austin Wayne Self by visiting:
Website www.awsracing.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/AustinWSelf

 

About Sport Clips

Sport Clips is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas and was established in 1995 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The franchise ranks in Entrepreneur Magazine’s top 20 “fastest growing franchises” and in the top 100 in the “Franchise 500”, in the top 10 in Forbes’ “Top 20 Franchises To Start”, and in the top 50 in Dun & Bradstreet’s AllBusiness.com “2012 AllBusiness AllStars”. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises. Our “Help a Hero” program has donated more than one million dollars to help soldiers overseas and in hospitals call home through the VFW’s Operation Uplink. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR drivers, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin, and holds partnerships with several NCAA programs, and teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), and National Hockey League (NHL). To learn about franchise opportunities click here, and for locations throughout the United States, visit SportClips.com.  For media resources and additional information on Sport Clips, visit SportClipsMedia.com.

 

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Contact
Terri Hartley
Marketing and PR for Austin Wayne Self
Phone 281-702-2573
Email terri@marketingrefresh.com

Motor Mile April 14th Post-Race Comments

“We had a great weekend here at Motor Mile Speedway. The 07 Sport Clips Chevrolet was hooked up, the weather was perfect and we were in strong contention for a Top 5 finish for sure,” says Austin Wayne Self. “We were 2nd on the Speed Chart in Friday practice and 4th on the Speed Chart in the Saturday morning practice. I can’t give Brian and the Sellers crew enough credit. These guys give me a great car every week. I’m going to take them out to a chicken dinner real soon.”

 

 

“We can’t take all the credit for having a fast race car,” says Sellers Racing Crew Chief Brian Rundstrom. “Austin’s feedback on car handling is always spot on. The 07 car was well balanced. Austin could put it anywhere he wanted and we knew we had a car that was going to be fast by the end of the race when it counted. We were just pacing the field moving up without using our right rear when the 41 got loose right in front of us. Nobody’s fault just a part of racing.”

“We were on the 2nd lap of a double file restart and were still stacked up 2 wide and on the inside,” says Austin. “I had just gone back to throttle on the exit of turn 4 when the 41 car lost control and backed off right in front of me. There was no place to go and our race is over.”

“I feel bad for the team and for all of our fans and sponsors. We worked hard to show well here at Motor Mile Speedway. But the good news is we are safe, there’s no significant damage to the car and we will be back here May 5th to race again. God’s will we do well.”

“Special shout out to my friend Tommy Lemons Jr. for his 2nd place finish. Good Job Tommy!”

Austin Wayne Self Delivers a Great Show for Sport Clips Haircuts in 2012 Season Opener

(March 19, 2012) — Huntersville, NC

After qualifying 20th in a field of 22 NASCAR Late Models, Austin drove the Sport Clips 07 Chevrolet to a Top 5 finish at the Southern National Motorsports Park season opener.

“Austin just set the stage for the season with these guys (referring to the Sellers 07 crew) the way he absolutely drove the wheels off of that car,” said HC Sellers owner of the 07 Chevrolet.  “We were all very impressed to say the least. He drove way beyond our expectations. Based on what we saw here tonight, this is going to be a great season for the crew of the 07 Chevrolet.”


Austin Wayne Self and the Sport Clips 07 Chevrolet.  Photo Credit: SSS Photography 

“We had a great race car today. The Sport Clips 07 Chevrolet was fast and would run anywhere on the track. Peyton, Brian, Fulton, Fred and the Sellers crew did a great job setting the car up and talking me through this race. I have to give these guys a lot of credit especially for having so little time to test at this track,” says Austin.  “A top 5 finish in our 1st race after qualifying 20th.  Only a win could have been better than that.”

“We took on two right side tires for the second leg and thought we would have something for the race leaders. But when the sun went down and every thing started cooling off we started getting a lot of grip. All the yellows that came made things worse. The car started getting tight on entry and I just couldn’t get it to the bottom of the track.  But it was great being on the outside and running two wide up front. That’s what the fans like so I think we gave a good show in the second run. I made a couple of mistakes at the end. Otherwise I think we could have delivered another top 5.”

“This (Southern National) is a great facility and a great crowd. I have to thank Mike (Diaz), Jerry (Brown) and Jim (Dean) for giving us all such a great place to race. There was a lot of talent racing here today, and they race hard but clean. I look forward to more here this season.  Thanks all of my fans that support me every day. Please keep it up.“

“Finally, thanks to Ed and the whole North Carolina Sport Clips team for their support. We couldn’t be here without you guys. I’ll definitely be at the Wilson shop for another haircut at the end of the month so they better have those hot towels ready!”

“I give God all the glory for our performance here today and look forward to being back here in two weeks,” finishes Austin.

“HC is absolutely right, Austin did drive the wheels of that car today,” say Peyton Sellers.  “Also, I agree with Austin, I think he was a little slow on the up-shifting on two of those last restarts and then he took the inside row on that last restart when he should have taken the outside. It cost us 2 or 3 spots for sure. But more than anything, I’m just proud of this team. We have been waiting 3 weeks for this race.  The whole team did a great job. Especially when you consider this was their 1st race together. They should just get better and faster from this point on. We race South Boston next weekend and then will be back here. We can’t wait.”


HC Sellers and Austin Wayne Self.  Photo Credit: SSS Photography 

“It would have been great if he could have put the Sport Clips Chevrolet in the winners circle today, but I’m not sure it would have been as exciting as watching our car go from the back of the field to the front,” says Ed Majeski owner of Sport Clips locations in Wilson, Greenville, and Wilmington. I thought we saw it all in the first race, but then to see the Sport Clips Chevrolet on the outside front row during the second race restarts that was just cool. We are excited about supporting Austin’s NASCAR campaign this season. It was a very good day at Southern National and I am sure we picked up a bunch of new fans here in East Central North Carolina.  Congratulations to Austin and the Sellers crew on their performance here today. I bet the fans are looking forward to watching the Sport Clips car at the next race here.”


Ed Majeski, the Wilson Sport Clips Haircuts team and Austin Wayne Self.  Photo Credit: SSS Photography 

 

About Austin Wayne Self

Austin Wayne Self, a 16-year-old NASCAR driver from Texas, races for Sellers Racing in Late Model Division of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.  Self has 5 NASCAR wins in less than 2 seasons and 24 career Top 5 finishes.  Self has also won 14 career national and world Karting championships, having competed since age 4. Self’s career goal is to race NASCAR Sprint Cup and do one-off IndyCar races at the Indianapolis 500.

Learn more about Austin Wayne Self by visiting:
Website www.awsracing.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/AustinWSelf

 

About Sport Clips

Sport Clips is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas and was established in 1995 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The franchise ranks in Entrepreneur Magazine’s top 20 “fastest growing franchises” and in the top 100 in the “Franchise 500”, in the top 10 in Forbes’ “Top 20 Franchises To Start”, and in the top 50 in Dun & Bradstreet’s AllBusiness.com “2012 AllBusiness AllStars”. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises. Our “Help a Hero” program has donated more than one million dollars to help soldiers overseas and in hospitals call home through the VFW’s Operation Uplink. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR drivers, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin, and holds partnerships with several NCAA programs, and teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), and National Hockey League (NHL). To learn about franchise opportunities click here, and for locations throughout the United States, visit SportClips.com.  For media resources and additional information on Sport Clips, visit SportClipsMedia.com.

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Contact
Terri Hartley
Marketing and PR Director, Austin Wayne Self
Phone 281-702-2573
Email terri@marketingrefresh.com

The Bridge School Awards Scholarship to 15-Year Old NASCAR Driver Austin Wayne Self

 

Flexible Online Courses a Perfect Fit for Austin’s Demanding Schedule

February 14, 2012 – (Austin, TX)

In a 1-year agreement, The Bridge School has become a sponsor of the 07 Big Red Chevrolet and official online high school for driver Austin Wayne Self.

“We are so excited to be a part of Austin’s NASCAR program,” said Dr. Spyros Catechis, Founder and CEO of The Bridge School.  “With his demanding travel schedule and the amount of time he has to spend at the track, Austin needed a personalized education solution that gave him the flexibility to pursue his dream.  It’s rewarding to show the world that there are other options available for students like Austin who want to succeed in their education while they follow their passion.”

“It’s been hard not being at school with all of my friends, but it’s what I have to do to make my dreams come true.  It’s just such a relief that something like The Bridge School exists so that we don’t have to plan our racing and practices around regular school hours.  It takes a lot of stress away so that I can focus on racing and still go to a great online school when it fits my schedule,” says Austin Wayne Self.  “And to have the teachers be so helpful and supportive just makes it that much better.  I know they really want me to do well in school and in my races.”

“Getting a good education is important in our family.  Austin’s older sister Michail excelled in high school and is now in the Neeley School of Business at TCU [Texas Christian University].  We want Austin to get a solid foundation as well,” says Tim Self, President of AM Racing.  “The fact that The Bridge School is based in Texas is also really cool because we are proud Texans.  Austin will still get to earn a Texas high school diploma even though we will live most of the year in North Carolina.”

“The Bridge School is just another example of how teenegers in today’s world are able to leverage the Internet and technology to communicate and fulfill their responsibilities.  We are glad to have them behind us so Austin can continue his NASCAR dream,” says Tim Self.

 

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.

Learn more about Austin Wayne Self by visiting:
Website www.awsracing.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/AustinWSelf

 

About The Bridge School           
The Bridge School is a SACS accredited high school providing a flexible curriculum alternative enabled by online course delivery.  Our ultimate goal is to provide students with an individualized and superior educational program that prepares them for college or a professional career.

A Range of Educational Options:

  • Complete high school diploma
  • Individual high school courses to augment a student’s school-based curriculum
  • AP courses and elective courses to support individual student needs
  • Credit recovery
  • Coursework for alternative and at-risk students

Learn more about The Bridge School by visiting:
Website www.thebridgeschool.net
Facebook www.facebook.com/TheBridgeSchool

 

Contact

Terri Hartley
Marketing and PR Director
Austin Wayne Self
Phone 281-702-2573
Email terri@marketingrefresh.com

Sport Clips Haircuts Added as Sponsor for 15-Year Old NASCAR Driver Austin Wayne Self

Male Hair Care Provider Expands their “Championship Experience”

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 – (Austin, TX)

In a 1-year agreement, Sport Clips Haircuts becomes a key sponsor of the 07 Sellers Racing Chevrolet, in exchange for product endorsement and social media marketing support from Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We just feel so fortunate to continue to build the foundation of our program from within our home state of Texas. Sport Clips aspires to build a “Championship Experience” for their customers, and we believe that Austin, as a rising NASCAR champion who has built a very strong social media following, will bring tangible value to their brand,” says Tim Self, President of AM Racing.

Austin will compete in 27 NASCAR late model races in 2012 and will move to North Carolina in February to be closer to the team.

“Our momentum is really beginning to take hold as we get ready to start the 2012 season.  It really feels good to get support from a Texas company.  In a way, it helps make me feel like I’m still at home even though we’re moving out to North Carolina.  This puts me one step closer to realizing my dreams, and I will definitely work hard to deliver results for Sport Clips and for my fans,” says Austin Wayne Self.

“We have enjoyed our partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing and are always looking to build relationships with emerging champions who have the ability to reach the top of their sport.  We believe Austin has the talent and the support system to get to that level, and we also really appreciate the fact that he’s from Texas,” says Sport Clips CEO and Founder Gordon Logan. “As his sponsor and hair care provider, Sport Clips looks forward to the 2012 season and to helping him keep that winning look both on and off the track.”

 

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 4, and is currently KartSport Team Arrow Racing teammates with Sprint Cup driver A.J. Allmendinger. Self’s career goal is to race NASCAR Sprint Cup and do one-off IndyCar races at the Indianapolis 500.

Learn more about Austin Wayne Self by visiting:
Website www.awsracing.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/AustinWSelf

 

About Sport Clips Haircuts
Sport Clips Haircuts, with more than 850 locations nationwide, is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas and was established in 1995 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The franchise ranks in Entrepreneur Magazine’s top 20 “fastest growing franchises” and in the top 100 in the “Franchise 500”, in the top 10 in Forbes’ “Top 20 Franchises To Start”, and in the top 50 in Dun & Bradstreet’s AllBusiness.com “2012 AllBusiness AllStars”. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises. Our “Help a Hero” program has donated more than three-quarters of a million dollars to help soldiers overseas and in hospitals call home through the VFW’s Operation Uplink. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR drivers, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin, and holds partnerships with several NCAA programs, and teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), and National Hockey League (NHL). To learn about franchise opportunities click here, and for locations throughout the United States, visit SportClips.com.  For media resources and additional information on Sport Clips, visit SportClipsMedia.com.

You can also learn more about Sport Clips via social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

 

Contact
Terri Hartley
Marketing and PR Director
Austin Wayne Self
Phone 281-702-2573
Email terri@marketingrefresh.com

Big Red Adds Big Support to 15-Year Old NASCAR Driver Austin Wayne Self

Soft Drink Brand Becomes Primary Sponsor of the Big Red Chevrolet

January 31, 2012 – (Austin, TX)

In a 1-year sponsorship agreement, Big Red will be the primary sponsor of the 07 Sellers Chevrolet driven by Austin Wayne Self in 2012.

Big Red quote:
“Big Red is very excited to sponsor Austin Wayne Self,” said Gary Smith, CEO of Big Red, Inc. “His long list of achievements prove to be the perfect partnership in continuing Big Red’s legacy on the race track. We look forward to seeing many victories from Self.”

Self will drive 27 races for Sellers Racing in the Late Model Division of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series in 2012.

“The dream just keeps getting better and better,” says Austin Wayne Self, driver of the new Big Red Chevrolet. First we get a deal with Sellers Racing to race a full season in the NASCAR Late Model series and now we get the opportunity to race for Big Red. It’s unbelievable. The pressure is now square on me to deliver results. With the help of God, who is clearly at work here, me and the Big Red Sellers Racing Chevrolet will deliver for our fans.  I can’t wait for 2012 Season to begin. I will definitely be working as hard as I can to show my fans and my team that their faith is well placed.”

“I think Gary has a clear perspective regarding the potential of this partnership,” says Tim Self President of AM Racing. The fact is both of these brands are Texas homegrown. But the real value here is the match between Austin’s growing fan base and Big Red’s teenage target market. Because of Austin’s age, social media is a part of his life like almost every other teenager in the world. That demographic are the biggest consumers of soft drinks and more than 80% of Austin’s social media fan base is between the ages of 13 and 17.  It’s easy to see the synergy of this relationship.  Austin hit the 30,000 Facebook fan mark in less than a year and we expect the number to continue to rise as he moves out to the heart of NASCAR. We believe that we can be very effective in activating the Big Red brand with these users.  The visual appeal of the Big Red Chevrolet, coupled with the hard-hitting nature of Austin’s driving, and his age could make this the most well known team in the NASCAR Late Model series by the end of the 2012 Season. With NASCAR’s top Late Model team, Sellers Racing, managing the program you have a very powerful combination.  It’s definitely a match made in Heaven from our perspective.”

 

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.

Learn more about Austin Wayne Self by visiting:
Website www.awsracing.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/AustinWSelf

About Big Red
Big Red, Inc. is one of the top 10 beverage companies in North America with a history dating back to 1937. Along with Big Red, recognized as the No. 1 selling red soda, Big Red, Inc. also markets beverage brands NuGrape, Nesbitt’s, All Sport, Big Red Jak Energy, GPure Energy,  VIB, and SANS Soda. The company’s products are distributed widely throughout the Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Pepsi Beverages Company, as well as other independent bottlers and wholesalers. Visit us at bigred.com, and join us at www.facebook.com/bigred and twitter.com/drinkbigred.

Contact
Terri Hartley
Marketing and PR Director
Austin Wayne Self
Phone 281-702-2573
Email terri@marketingrefresh.com

Austin Wayne Self and Sellers Racing Announce 2012 NASCAR Season Schedule

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:

  • Caraway Speedway (2)
  • Greenville Pickens Speedway (2)
  • Langley Speedway (3)
  • Martinsville Speedway (1)
  • Motor Mile Speedway (5)
  • Myrtle Beach Speedway (1)
  • Richmond International Raceway (1)
  • Rockingham Speedway (1)
  • South Boston Speedway (7)
  • Southern National Motorsports Park (4)

“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.

For the complete 2012 NASCAR Season Schedule, please visit:

http://www.awsracing.com/schedule

 

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.

Learn more about Austin Wayne Self by visiting:

Website www.awsracing.com

Facebook www.facebook.com/AustinWSelf

 

Contact

Terri Hartley
Director of Marketing and PR
Austin Wayne Self
Phone 281-702-2573
Email terri@marketingrefresh.com