Austin Wayne Self readies return to Atlanta Motor Speedway

HAMPTON, Ga. – With the second race of the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season set in the heart of Georgia this weekend at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway, Austin Wayne Self and his Niece Motorsports team seek a top-10 finish in Saturday afternoon’s Active Pest Control 200 benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Self, a native of Austin, Texas will return to the 1.5-mile speedway for the first time since his rookie season in 2016 and is optimistic that his No. 22 Don’t Mess with Texas Chevrolet team can duplicate or better his 16th place performance nearly 24 months ago.

“I’m looking forward to going back to Atlanta,” said Self. “It’s one of the most unique race tracks on the circuit, especially with its aging surface. We made great strides during the race a couple years ago and I think after a few laps on Friday, we can get our Niece Motorsports team in that same position.”

The 22-year-old Self also sees Atlanta as an opportunity to propel his team forward after a strong performance was derailed last weekend at Daytona. Throughout last Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona, Self and the Joey Cohen led team remained in the hunt for a top-10 finish – but when a late-race accident started, Self’s No. 22 Chevrolet was left a victim of circumstances and ultimately a 20th place finish.

Still, Self knows that his Niece Motorsports team flexed their muscle and is confident in the performance they delivered.

“Daytona was really good for us, even with the finish,” added Self. “Daytona allowed the chance for me and Joey (Cohen, crew chief) to really work on our lingo. I was very content with our qualifying effort and I think we can everyone just a preview of our capabilities.”

With Atlanta serving as the middle of a three-week consecutive stretch for the Truck Series, Self knows that a good finish on Saturday will help propel them to Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway, one of his favorite tracks on the tour a week later.

“Atlanta is one of those places where handling and tire management is key,” noted Self. “Speed is important – but handling will be the ultimate decider for putting yourself in a good position for a solid finish.

“I think the pace is going to slow down considerably from the start of the weekend until the checkered flag. I think the stages will be important. If you’re not in a good position for the first stage – you can work at the end of that stage to get the truck better, so you can be better for Stage 2 and ultimately the final stage.

“I feel like we had a missed opportunity at Daytona with knocking out some stage points. Hopefully, we’re in the right place to pick up a few on Saturday.”

Like last year, the Don’t mess with Texas campaign and AM Technical Solutions will support Self in his 42nd career start.

The Don’t mess with Texas campaign is part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) litter prevention program, which includes Don’t mess with Texas, Adopt-a-Highway, and a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful.

For more than 30 years, Don’t mess with Texas has made tremendous progress educating Texans about the impact of littering on the state’s economy, environment and physical landscape.

In 41 NCWTS races, the 2015 ARCA Racing Series rookie of the year has one top-five (second at Daytona 2017) and three top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 18.9 during his three years of competition.

For more on Niece Motorsports, please visit niecemotorsports.com.

For more on Austin Wayne Self, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.

The Active Pest Control 200 benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (130 laps / 200.2 miles) is the second of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2018 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Feb. 23 from 2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. A final practice session is set for 4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Sat., Feb. 24 beginning at 10:35 a.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 4:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90).

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 Niece Motorsports: 

Niece Motorsports is owned by United States Marine Corps Veteran Al Niece.  In 2018, Niece Motorsports enters its second full season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, fielding two full-time teams with Austin Wayne Self and Justin Fontaine.

Niece also owns Niece Equipment, which has for over 30 years provided clients with reliable products at competitive prices.  Niece Equipment’s reputation is built on service, integrity and dependability.

The company provides water and fuel / lube trucks that are engineered with quality and durability in mind for the construction and mining industry.

Follow the team on Facebook and Instagram @NieceMotorsports as well as Twitter @NieceMotorsport.

CONTACT: media@niecemotorsports.com

Multiple marketing partners to follow Austin Wayne Self to Niece Motorsports in 2018

CHINA GROVE, N.C. – Set to return to a full NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule in 2018 with Niece Motorsports, Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) will see several of this year’s marketing partners continue their relationship next year.

The Austin, Texas native will have a plethora of support from his home state, as Don’t mess with Texas, GO TEXAN, AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) and B&D Industries Inc. will all serve as partners throughout the season with the driver.

The partnerships will be managed by AM Racing, as part of Self’s management group, but hosted by Niece Motorsports.

Niece Motorsports is owned by United States Marine Corps veteran Al Niece. Niece also owns Niece Equipment.

The Don’t mess with Texas campaign is part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) litter prevention program, which includes Don’t mess with Texas, Adopt-a-Highway, and a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful.

For more than 30 years, Don’t mess with Texas has made tremendous progress educating Texans about the impact of littering on the state’s economy, environment and physical landscape.

GO TEXAN 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 (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.

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.

“I’m very thankful to have the support of Don’t mess with Texas, GO TEXAN, AM Technical Solutions and B&D Industries Inc.,” said Self. “This year we were able to accomplish some great things together both on and off the track.

“As our marketing partners continue to look for cutting-edge opportunities to strengthen their brands, it’s important that I do everything I can both on and off the track to keep that not only engaged but recognizable.

“We haven’t even turned the page to the 2018 season yet, but I’m overjoyed to have the opportunity to once again compete for a championship and represent some great marketing partners.”

Entering Friday night’s JAG Metals 350 at Texas Motor Speedway, the 21-year-old Self has 37 NCWTS starts to his credit with a career-best second place finish earned at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in Feb. 2017. Additionally, the Texan has two additional top-10 credits to his season, with a ninth at Eldora Speedway (2016) and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (2017).

Additional marketing partnership(s) at Niece Motorsports for Self, the 2014 ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year, are forthcoming.

 

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

Show your GO TEXAN pride: find Texas productsrestaurants or enroll your business in GO TEXAN.

For more on Niece Motorsports, please visit niecemotorsports.com.

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 GO TEXAN:

GO TEXAN 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 throughout the world.

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.

 

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 and 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.

 

CONTACT:

pr@amracing.racing

Austin Wayne Self to Join Niece Motorsports in 2018

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 30, 2017) – Officials for Niece Motorsports announced today that Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) will join the organization next season, piloting a full time entry in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).

“I am very humbled and thankful for this opportunity to drive for Niece Motorsports for 2018,” said Self, who has a career-best second place finish in the NCWTS at Daytona.

“I’ve been fortunate to run several races for the organization this season and I’m fired up to think what we accomplish in 23 races next season.”

2018 will mark the Austin, Texas native’s third season in the Truck Series and his second full-time. To date, Self has 37 starts, with one top-five and three top-10 finishes.

Marketing partners and a crew chief for Self will be named at a later date.

“I’m incredibly proud of what our team has accomplished this season,” said team owner Al Niece.  “We have assembled a great team and accomplished a lot this year.

“At the beginning of the year we set out to run a few races, and ended up going to the track almost every weekend.  We are thrilled to have Austin join the fold next year at Niece Motorsports and I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish.”

In addition to Niece Motorsports, Al Niece, a Texas native and Marine Corps veteran, also owns Niece Equipment, which has for over 30 years provided clients with reliable products at competitive prices.  Niece Equipment’s reputation is built on service, integrity and dependability.  The company provides water and fuel/lube trucks that are engineered with quality and durability in mind for the construction and mining industry.

Austin Wayne Self sets sights on strong superspeedway return with Niece Motorsports

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Ever since Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) earned a career-best second place finish in February’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, he has been patiently waiting for the return of Saturday afternoon’s fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola for an opportunity to make restrictor plate magic eventuate again.

 

At Daytona, Self found himself a victim in an array of multi-truck accidents which made his AM Racing prepared Toyota Tundra look more like something out of Bristol Motor Speedway’s rough and tumble half-mile oval than a smooth and breathtaking superspeedway oval.

 

Even with an array of damage, Self nestled his way through a crazy final lap to come within inches of earning his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory. Even though the Austin, Texas native had to settle for second when it was all said and done, Self has been waiting for the chance to do it again.

 

“I’ve become a fan of restrictor plate racing,” said Self. “It’s a great opportunity for us – working on an admirable budget to have the capabilities of running with some of the top fleet organizations of the sport.”

 

“We did what we had to do at Daytona. We avoided the chaos for the most part and put ourselves in position when it counted. We need to do the same at Talladega this week.”

 

For the 19th race of the Truck Series season, Self will reunite with NIECE Motorsports and drive the No. 45 Snap Track Toyota in his second career NCWTS start at the 2.66-mile superspeedway.

 

Self has drove for the newly founded Truck Series team in two occasions this season earlier in the year at Kansas Speedway and Iowa Speedway respectively. In their debut, the team negotiated a hard fought and respected 15th place finish.

 

With an identical truck to his Daytona vehicle, Self is determined to bring NIECE Motorsports to the front and deliver their first top-10 finish.

 

“I’m appreciative for the chance to work with Cody (Efaw) and the whole crew from NIECE Motorsports again,” offered Self. “I felt in the two races we ran together, we showed a lot of promise and ability.”

 

“Talladega is going to be completely different to a place like Kansas or Iowa, but I think we easily know what we want to do. For us, it’s just a matter of getting through the madness you come to expect with plate racing and hope for the best.”

Of course, Self enters Talladega already on the heels of being a part of a winning team.

 

Last Friday afternoon at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, Self’s girlfriend Jennifer Anderson won the Better Half Dash charity race on the quarter-mile of the track’s 1.5-mile surface.

 

Self as her spotter guided Anderson through a series of late-race restarts which ultimately allowed her to swipe the lead from Paige Keselowski, wife of NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski for the trophy and champagne celebration.

 

She also collected a $10,000 check which she donated to the Hermie and Elliott Sadler Charitable Foundation.

 

“Jennifer did an amazing job in the Better Half Dash,” offered Self. “She was incredibly smooth and fast with her finesse and I think she really surprised a lot of people. Her brother (Jordan) and I race every week in the Truck Series, but it was an incredible feeling to be on the same side of the fence cheering on someone we care a lot about. She carried the AM Racing banner and did it well!”

 

“Now, it’s my turn to win,” Self said with a chuckle.”

 

In addition to Snap Track, B&D Industries Inc., Superior Essex, Accu-Tech, AM Technical Solutions and Don’t Mess with Texas will serve as an associate marketing partner for Self’s 36th career NCWTS race.

 

In 13 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 10 top-20 finishes respectively.

 

The fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola (94 laps / 250.04 miles) is the 19th of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Oct. 13 from 12:00 a.m. – 12:55 a.m., with a final practice session is set for 2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Oct. 14 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 1:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX, 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.

 

For more on Niece Motorsports, please visit niecemotorsports.com.

 

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 Snap Track, A product of Techline Manufacturing:

Techline’s Snap Track is your complete source for a limited width cable tray system and just one more way Techline Manufacturing is striving to provide the best products available in today’s market. Techline Manufacturing also fabricates custom products such as air manifolds, condensate pots, and instrument racks.

For these reasons, Techline Manufacturing has become a leading manufacturer of domestic instrumentation and electrical support systems including Snap Track cable tray.

Snap Track was designed to transition cables from ladder tray to point of use, while reducing installed costs. Snap Track’s philosophy is simple – Reduce field labor, while supporting and “Protecting the Cable.”

 

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 Niece Equipment:

For over 30 years, Niece Equipment has provided clients with reliable products at competitive prices. Their reputation is built on service, integrity and dependability.

Each of their water and fuel/lube trucks are engineered with quality and durability in mind. Our capability ranges from 2,000 gallon water trucks to 12,000 gallon water towers. The fuel/lube trucks they offer range from 600 to 4,000 gallons.

Niece Equipment has three locations in Fort Scott, Kansas, Irving, Tex. and Buda, Tex.

 

CONTACT:

pr@amracing.racing

Austin Wayne Self propels to solid finish under Kansas Speedway lights

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Competing in his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race since Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in February, Austin Wayne Self piloted the No. 45 Niece Equipment / Precision Air Technology Chevrolet to a solid finish in Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway.

During practice on Thursday, Self and crew chief Cody Efaw spent the session getting accustomed to each other while continuing to work on the handling of their race truck in preparation for the fourth race of the 2017 season.

Picking up the pace considerably in qualifying, Self turned in the 21st quickest lap and immediately put his Niece Motorsports truck inside the top-20 during the early stages of the 167-lap race.

The team’s endless effort to keep up with their handling of their truck with the track’s changing conditions proved to be beneficial for Self as he hovered inside the top-20 for much of the race.

Making the most of the free pass on Friday night, Self found himself climbing inside the top-15 late and despite losing a lap to the leaders in the closing run, the 21-year-old was able to keep his competition at bay to finish 15th, a personal best at the 1.5-mile track in trucks.

“I’m really appreciative of the opportunity with Niece Motorsports,” said Self, a native of Austin, Tex. “We really had a good and productive race. We kept making adjustments on the truck and the changes allowed me to turn some really competitive laps to work our way forward. This is some good momentum for Niece Motorsports and myself heading to Charlotte.”

“I hope there may be another opportunity to work with Niece Motorsports down the road. I certainly enjoyed it. I want to thank Cody (Efaw) and everyone on the 45 crew and of course Niece Equipment and Precision Air Technology for the opportunity to race.”

Next up for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is a stop at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway for the running of the N.C. Education Lottery 200 on Friday night, May 19.

 

For more on Niece Motorsports, please visit niecemotorsports.com.

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 Niece Equipment:

For over 30 years, Niece Equipment has provided clients with reliable products at competitive prices. Our reputation is built on service, integrity and dependability.

Each of our water and fuel/lube trucks are engineered with quality and durability in mind. Our capability ranges from 2,000 gallon water trucks to 12,000 gallon water towers. The fuel/lube trucks we offer range from 600 to 4,000 gallons.

Niece Equipment has three locations in Fort Scott, Kansas, Irving, Tex. and Buda, Tex.

 

About Precision Air Technology:

Precision Air Technology maximizes the broad range of experience of their employees to establish strong bonds with their customers. This expertise helps customers solve problems in their clean manufacturing and research facilities. They are a diversified company, offering services and products to the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries.

Precision Air Technology’s primary business is testing and certifying HEPA filter systems of all types. Completing air balancing, selling air filters and HEPA filtration equipment, and providing turnkey cleanroom retrofits are some of the services and products they offer.

 

About AM Racing:

AM Racing is a second-year NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) 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, Justin Fontaine and J.J. Yeley as AM Racing drivers for 2017.

 

CONTACT:

pr@amracing.racing