Flying Circle flies into competition with Austin Wayne Self; Niece Motorsports for 2018 season

STATESVILLE, N.C. – With the heartbeat of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season on the horizon, Niece Motorsports announced today that Boerne, Texas based Flying Circle will support Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) and the No. 22 team beginning with the JEGS 200 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway on May 4.

Flying Circle has been a trusted supplier of military specialty and travel bags to the U.S. Armed Forces for 30 years.

The company’s mission is to provide service members and their families with dependable, functional, and versatile luggage for the field, office, travel, and enjoying the great outdoors.

Over the years, Flying Circle has become known for their commitment to offering quality products at a fair value and for providing excellent customer service.

The company takes great pride in what they sell, and each product is covered by a lifetime warranty.

Entering its first foray into NASCAR, Flying Circle will serve as a featured partner on Self’s No. 22 Don’t mess with Texas Chevrolet Silverado at Dover, and will have an increased presence with the organization for the remaining 19 races of the year.

“It’s very humbling to have another Texas-based company align with our Niece Motorsports team,” said Self. “I am a proud Texan and the addition of Flying Circle to our organization is a great opportunity for them to expand their horizons and connect with a fan base that is passionate about those who serve in the military.

“This partnership is a win-win.”

Flying Circle Principal Jimmy Chittim says they are thrilled about joining Niece Motorsports and building a relationship with Self, a native of Austin, Texas.

“We are really excited about our partnership with Niece Motorsports and Austin,” he said. “We know that our customers love Truck racing and we love Truck racing, so it’s awesome we get to be a part of the action.”

To jumpstart the partnership, on Wed., Apr. 11, Niece Motorsports team owner Al Niece visited with students from Burnet Blanco High School at Lyndon B. Johnson ranch in Stonewall, Texas alongside Chittim and marketing director Adrienne Ehler.

Niece told stories of his experiences while serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War in 1967.

“We are honored to have Flying Circle come on board,” offered Niece. “We love working with other Texas companies, and Flying Circle’s military focus is an added bonus. They presented me with my very own Niece Motorsports bag, which looks great.

“I’m looking forward to carrying it at the track. We are excited to have them involved in NASCAR and can’t wait to get back to the track in Dover.”

 

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

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

For more on Flying Circle, please visit flyingcirclegear.com, like them on Facebook (FlyingCircleGear) and follow them on Instagram @FlyingCircleGear and Twitter (flyingcircle_). Also connect with Flying Circle on Pinterest and YouTube.

 

About Flying Circle:

Born on a ranch in Boerne, Texas, Flying Circle has been designing and manufacturing field, tactical, and travel bags for the U.S. Military for more than 30 years.  The company has achieved a reputation for quality and durability in the products they produce, including military specialty bags, Tactical iPad® Covers, gun cases, business backpacks, laptop briefcases, duffels, toiletry bags, and travel kits.

Flying Circle stands by the quality of its workmanship and materials.  The full range of Flying Circle bags and cases are covered by a lifetime product guarantee.

On Duty.  Off Duty.  We’ve Got You Covered® at Flying Circle.

 

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

Austin Wayne Self seeks first top-10 of 2018 at Martinsville Speedway

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – With three straight top-20 finish in the books to open the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season, Austin Wayne Self and his Niece Motorsports team had to Martinsville (Va.) Speedway looking for their first top-10 of the year in Saturday afternoon’s Alpha Energy Resources 250.

Returning to the famed paperclip short track, the Austin, Texas native, has two prior starts at Martinsville, including a strong 15th-place showing in the spring of 2016.

Rejuvenated after a two-week break, Self is ready to get back down to business in the first short track race of the year.

“Martinsville is one of those places you either love or hate,” said Self who sits 18th in Truck Series points. “It’s not an easy place to navigate. You must hit your marks every single lap. Truth has usually been told though, if you keep your nose clean you’re going to find yourself in a good position to have a good finish.

“That’s our goal for Saturday afternoon.”

Knowing that track position is crucial at a place like Martinsville, Self expects he and crew chief Joey Cohen to have an emphasis on qualifying, something Self admits he’s struggled at in the past at Martinsville.

“I haven’t been the greatest qualifier at Martinsville, but that’s something I’m looking to change this weekend,” Self chuckled. “We have three practice sessions on Friday and I think that will help a bunch. If we can get ourselves in a good race pace trim, we can turn some of our attention towards qualifying. With the weather looking iffy this weekend – it’s important to know how balanced our truck will be with different setups.”

Announced last week, Kreuz Market will support the No. 22 Chevrolet in the fourth race of the season.

With its landmark servings offering sausage and BBQ, without sauce or forks, in a sprawling, rustic cafeteria-like setting, Kreuz Market is set to embark on its journey into NASCAR with Self, a Texas-based driver.

In addition to its laid-back country-like atmosphere, Kreuz Market also smokes and ships Texas barbecue brisket, ribs, sausage and pork, which Niece Motorsports will receive throughout the year to serve up at the track as the team’s pre-race meal.

“I am thrilled to be partnered with another proud Texas company,” added Self. “I’m excited to have a taste of home each weekend at the track, and there’s no doubt we’ll have some of the best eating of anyone in the garage thanks to Kreuz Market.”

Kreuz Market is equally excited to enter their first foray into NASCAR with Self.

“We are excited to join Austin Wayne Self and the NASCAR Don’t mess with Texas truck series team. It means a lot to all of us at Kreuz to join a team that has such strong Texas pride,” said Weston Black, catering manager for Kreuz Market.

“We are looking forward to sharing our original Kreuz Market barbecue with the team and spreading the message that anyone in the US can buy our authentic Texas Barbecue and have it shipped right to their doorstep year-round.”

Like last year, the Don’t mess with Texas campaign and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 44th 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 43 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 18.8 during his three years of competition.

To order your next pre-race meal and show your support for Austin Wayne Self and Kreuz Market, visit kreuzmarket.com. Also check out its social media platforms on Facebook (Facebook.com/KreuzMarketLockhart) and Twitter (@kreuzmarket).

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 Alpha Energy Solutions 250 (250 laps / 131.5 miles) is the fourth of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2018 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Mar. 23 from 11:05 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. A second practice will roll from 1:05 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. A final practice session is set for 3:05 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Sat., Mar. 24, beginning at 11:05 a.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 2:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Eastern).

About Kreuz Market:

When Charles Kreuz Sr. opened a grocery store in 1900, he started smoking meats and sausage in brick barbecue pits and selling it to his customers on butcher paper. That’s how they did it in the old country at German meat-markets and that’s how Kreuz does it today. New barbecue joints are popping up all the time—some with ribs drowned in sauce, others with new fangled commercial smokers.

You won’t find that stuff at Kreuz. They do it the old-fashioned way because there in the home of Texas barbecue, they know that the original way is still the best way.

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

Kreuz Market joins Austin Wayne Self; Niece Motorsports for 2018 season

STATESVILLE, N.C. – Adding flavor and spice to its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season, Niece Motorsports announced today that Lockhart, Texas based Kreuz Market will support Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) and the No. 22 team beginning with next Saturday’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

 

With its landmark servings offering sausage and BBQ, without sauce or forks, in a sprawling, rustic cafeteria-like setting, Kreuz Market is set to embark on its journey into NASCAR with Self, a Texas-based driver.

 

In addition to its laid-back country-like atmosphere, Kreuz Market also smokes and ships Texas barbecue brisket, ribs, sausage and pork, which Niece Motorsports will receive throughout the year to serve up at the track as the team’s pre-race meal.

 

Kreuz Market will also serve as the featured partner on Self’s No. 22 Don’t mess with Texas Chevrolet Silverado at Martinsville and will have an increased presence with the organization at Texas Motor Speedway in June.

 

“I am thrilled to be partnered with another proud Texas company,” said Self, a native of Austin, Texas. “I’m excited to have a taste of home each weekend at the track, and there’s no doubt we’ll have some of the best eating of anyone in the garage thanks to Kreuz Market.”

 

To order your next pre-race meal and show your support for Austin Wayne Self and Kreuz Market, visit kreuzmarket.com. Also check out its social media platforms on Facebook (Facebook.com/KreuzMarketLockhart) and Twitter (@kreuzmarket).

 

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

 

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

 

About Kreuz Market:

When Charles Kreuz Sr. opened a grocery store in 1900, he started smoking meats and sausage in brick barbecue pits and selling it to his customers on butcher paper. That’s how they did it in the old country at German meat-markets and that’s how Kreuz does it today. New barbecue joints are popping up all the time—some with ribs drowned in sauce, others with new fangled commercial smokers.

 

You won’t find that stuff at Kreuz. They do it the old-fashioned way because there in the home of Texas barbecue in Lockhart, Texas, they know that the original way is still the best way.

 

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

Self prepared for third start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Fresh off his best finish this season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), Niece Motorsports veteran driver Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) looks to keep his No. 22 Don’t Mess with Texas Chevrolet team pointed in the right direction in Friday night’s Stratosphere 200 at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway.

Returning to Sin City, Self, the Austin, Texas native, has two prior starts in Las Vegas, including a track-best 20th-place run last fall. With experience and a determined Niece Motorsports crew alongside, the team eyes its first top-10 finish of the season.

“I’ve always liked Las Vegas,” said Self who sits 19th in Truck Series points. “Each time I’ve run there – I seem to find myself getting more comfortable. It’s a place where momentum certainly helps and balance is key for the long run.

“Last weekend at Atlanta, we worked really hard to get our No. 22 Don’t Mess with Texas Chevrolet better from the green flag to the checkered flag, and I felt that my crew chief Joey Cohen did a great job making the adjustments to my liking, which allowed us to have a solid finish.”

While the Truck Series teams will practice during the day on Thursday and start racing near dusk on Friday night, Self says it’s important for his team to not get too wrapped up in what the truck is doing during the day – and instead prepare for the adjustments of racing under the lights.

“It’s going to be cooler than normal for Las Vegas this weekend and I think that could be a factor in handling,” Self explained. “Las Vegas seems to be one of those temperature sensitive tracks. We’ll start the race in some daylight, but end completely under the lights. The good thing is that Niece has experience at Las Vegas under the lights, and we have our alliance with GMS Racing to feed off as well.

“As good as I ran on most of the intermediate tracks last year, I’d be disappointed if we didn’t contend for a top-10 finish this weekend.”

Set to close out a three-week stretch for the Truck Series Friday night, Self says the first two races have been solid at Niece Motorsports and believes when it comes to the grind of the season, his No. 22 Niece Motorsports team will be a player.

“There have been a lot of changes over the off-season and into the new year, but it’s all been great for Niece and my team,” explained Self. “Justin, (Fontaine) my teammate is off to a fast start and I think we really made some serious gains at Atlanta.

“If we can come out of Las Vegas with a good result, we can go back to the shop, regroup and plan to raise ourselves another notch for Martinsville Speedway next month.”

Like last year, the Don’t mess with Texas campaign and AM Technical Solutions will support Self in his 43rd 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 42 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 18.8 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 Stratosphere 200 (134 laps / 201 miles) is the third of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2018 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs., Mar. 1 from 2:05 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. A final practice session is set for 4:05 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., Mar. 2, beginning at 3:05 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 6:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Pacific).

Austin Wayne Self revved up for Daytona return

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway will always hold special memories for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Austin Wayne Self.

Last February, the Austin, Texas native survived an accident-filled NextEra Energy Resources 250. Slicing and dicing his way through the carnage, Self found himself in contention for his first career victory – and came within inches of doing so, after escaping a breathtaking pileup on the last lap.

Inches from passing leader Kaz Grala, emerging from the smoke on the backstretch, Self settled for second, a career-best in his young Truck Series career. Twelve months later, Self returns to Daytona hoping to find himself in a similar scenario.

“You never know what to expect at Daytona,” said Self. “This race is certainly a crap shoot. You can play all your cards right and then something happens ahead of you and your night is over.

“Last year, everything went right and we almost ended the night in Victory Lane. I’m hoping that the kind of luck can strike twice, and we can have a good race with my Niece Motorsports team.”

Shifting organizations during the off-season, the former ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Rookie of the Year has joined Niece Motorsports, for his second attempt at a full season schedule, aboard the No. 22 Don’t mess with Texas Chevrolet Silverado.

Of course, Self realizes that the game plan has changed this time around and the experience he’s gained since then should help his cause to enter the post-season Playoffs.

“I feel really confident about the season,” said Self. “Niece Motorsports has a great alliance with GMS Racing and these guys on our No. 22 team are incredibly focused. I think like any race at Daytona, there’s pressure to perform.

“The guys have certainly put the manpower and hours into building our No. 22 Don’t mess with Texas Chevrolet and hopefully their efforts will be rewarded during practice on Thursday and then qualifying and the race on Friday.”

Like last year, the Don’t mess with Texas campaign and AM Technical Solutions will support Self in his 41st 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.

“I really can’t thank Don’t mess with Texas and AM Technical Solutions enough for helping make not only Daytona possible – but my second full-time season,” Self added. “It takes a lot of commitment and financial responsibility to put these race trucks on the track.

“As a driver for Niece Motorsports, it’s my job to go out there every weekend and leave nothing on the table and give our partners a finish they can be proud of. We did last year at Daytona and it would be great to do that again.”

The season-opening race on Feb. 16 will also mark Self’s first race working with new crew chief Joey Cohen.

Cohen enters the Niece Motorsports picture after a successful stint at GMS Racing where he most notably gained attention for the development of the team’s successful XFINITY Series program.

The Texan is hopeful that Cohen can continue his success by leading the No. 22 team into the spotlight.

“I have a lot of trust in Joey,” offered Self. “We’ve spent some time getting to know each other and it’s easy to see why he is well-liked. He has a great work ethic and cares about winning.

“That drive, motivation and expertise should put us in a position to surprise a lot of people this year. At least, I hope. We’re optimistic we can go to these first three races and do good work and then take a break and come back at Martinsville and make a charge towards the Playoffs.

“I think anything less than that, we’d be disappointed.”

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 NextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps / 250 miles) is the first of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2018 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs, Feb. 15 from 2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. A final practice session is set for 4:00 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., Feb. 16 beginning at 4:30 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 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

Austin Wayne Self excited for ARCA return in Road America debut

ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. – Revving up for back-to-back road courses, Austin Wayne Self will make a return to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards to compete in Sunday afternoon’s Road America 100 driving for AM Racing and their development partner Win-Tron Racing.

Noted as a huge fan of road courses, Self will drive the No. 33 Don’t mess with Texas Toyota Camry at Road America’s 4.048 course and look for his first top-10 finish in ARCA competition since August 2015.

“I’m really grateful for this opportunity to drive for Win-Tron Racing and carry the Don’t mess with Texas colors this weekend at Road America,” said Self. “I love competing in ARCA. It’s a great series with a lot of competition and talent. It’s going to be a fun weekend.”

AM Racing and Self are utilizing the ARCA road race to prepare the Austin, Texas native for his return to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park where he’ll compete in the Canada 250 on Sept. 3 in the No. 22 Toyota Tundra.

“For me, road racing is about rhythm,” Self explained. “While road course racing can sometimes be a challenge, it’s a challenge I embrace. With all the components that go into road course racing, I feel that getting yourself into a routine where you’re comfortable with the throttle, elevation, shifting and technique – I feel like it will put me in a better position to be competitive in Canada next weekend.”

Self, 21, will make his first ARCA start since the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway in Feb. 2016. In 46 career ARCA starts, Self has one win (Winchester 2015), 13 top-five and 30 top-10 finishes. He also finished a career best second in the championship standings in 2015.

On road courses in ARCA, the Austin, Texas native has three starts with two top-10 finishes, including a career-high seventh at the New Jersey Motorsports Park road course also in 2015.

Despite never maneuvering Road America’s 14-turn course, Self is keeping his expectations realistic for Sunday’s race.

“I would be thrilled to have a top-10 finish,” said Self who will make his first ARCA start since Daytona 2016. “A lot of the same guys on this No. 33 ARCA team work on my truck, so it would a great boost for them to have a good finish at Road America and see if we can carry it to Canadian Tire next weekend.”

Tyler Dippel will return to the driving duties at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds on Sept. 4, while AM Racing development driver Justin Fontaine will return at Salem (Ind.) Speedway on Sept. 9 to complete the 2017 ARCA Racing Series season.

The Road America 100 (25 laps / 101.25 miles) is the 15th of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Sat., Aug. 26 with a forty-five-minute session planned from 8:50 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. Final practice has been etched in from 11:05 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 5:10 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag the next day, Sun., Aug. 27 shortly after 12:00 p.m. The event will be tape-delayed on MAVTV, while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the weekend’s activities. All times are local (CT).

 

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 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.

 

Contact: pr@amracing.racing

In Truck return, AM Racing to boost Texas-based campaign and recovery at Martinsville Speedway

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – In their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) return, AM Racing has a mission to bring awareness to the state of Texas and their ongoing campaigns in Saturday afternoon’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

With the heart and passion of AM Racing built around their founding origin of the Lone Star State, the team will take a no foolin’ approach to push insight about not only their ongoing Texas-based campaign, but recovery too.

On the hood of the team’s No. 22 Toyota Tundra will sport the GO TEXAN logo.

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.

“I am a proud Texan and I’m proud to show it this weekend at Martinsville Speedway,” said Austin Wayne Self, a native of Austin, Tex. “The GO TEXAN program represents an opportunity for companies and corporations of all kinds to fall under one banner. Every time I take a trip home, I always try to shop or eat at places that boast about being Texan proud.”

“The GO TEXAN campaign is something unique and deserves to have as much attention as possible.”

On the quarter panels of their truck, AM Racing has donated the space to bring awareness to the STAR Fund.

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.

“As a Texan, we often depend on our farmers and ranchers,” said AM Racing team principal Tim Self. “Martinsville is an opportunity for AM Racing to show our support and bring further attentiveness to those agriculture producers in the Panhandle of Texas who have been recently affected by wildfires.”

“Every dollar counts as the fires 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.”

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller expressed his gratitude to AM Racing for their efforts this weekend.

“We are so grateful to AM Racing and Austin Wayne Self for their promotion of the STAR Fund,” Commissioner Sid Miller said. “They’ve been the greatest partners to our marketing program and this is just another example of how dedicated AM Racing is to promoting Texas to a broader audience.”

As for Martinsville this weekend, Self looks to better his 15th place performance at the famous 0.526-mile paperclip from last April, especially on the heels of the 21-year-old’s career-best second place showing at Daytona International Speedway in February.

“I’m looking forward to going back to Martinsville this weekend,” added Austin Wayne Self. “Daytona was a great blessing for me and our AM Racing team and even though we didn’t go to Atlanta, our AM Racing team has worked tirelessly to make sure we can be as competitive as possible for 200 laps on Saturday afternoon.”

The Alpha Energy Solutions 250 (250 laps / 131.5 miles) is the third of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Mar. 31 from 1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. A final practice session is set for 3:00 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Sat., Apr. 1 beginning at 3:00 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 3:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90).

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

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.

 

CONTACT:

pr@amracing.racing

Austin Wayne Self Finishes Rookie Season With American Victory; Let’s Make America Great Again Toyota Tundra

Austin Wayne Self

No.22 American Victory; Let’s Make America Great Again Toyota Tundra

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Age: 20

hmsRESULTS: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Homestead-Miami Speedway – Ford ECOBOOST 200

Season Race No.: 23 of 23

Homestead-Miami Speedway Results:

  • Started: 27th
  • Finished: 25th
  • Laps: 133 of 134
  • Driver Point Standings: 15th
  • Owner Point Standings: 22nd

Homestead-Miami Speedway Race Notes:

Austin Wayne Self (AWS) and his No.22 American Victory; Let’s Make America Great Again Toyota Tundra finished 25th in Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

AWS wrapped-up his rookie campaign competing in 22 of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events finishing 15th in the overall national driver point standings.  Highlighted by a career best finish of 9th place at Eldora Speedway, AWS finished the season with a 19th place average finish.

AM Racing competing in their first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Season finished 22nd in the Owner Points Standings.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards will take place Monday, Nov. 21 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel located in the heart of South Beach.

Homestead-Miami Speedway Post Race Quote:

“Thank you everyone for all of your hard work this entire season.  We have a really good team here.  We’ve learned a lot during these last few months and we’ll take that knowledge and come back stronger after the off-season.  I’m proud of everyone’s commitment and tireless effort – thanks to all of our partners for supporting us this season.” -Austin Wayne Self

Last Race: Ford ECOBOOST 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

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NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES AWARD BANQUET

Monday, November 21 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel

The NCWTS Award Show will Air on NBCSN on Nov. 27 starting at 8 p.m. ET.

Austin Wayne Self Turns Second Chance into NCWTS Career Best Finish

April 3, 2016 (Austin, Texas) – In his first career start at Martinsville Speedway, Austin Wayne Self, driver of the AM Technical Solutions-Black’s Barbeque Toyota Tundra, turned weekend adversity into a career best 15th place finish in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Alpha Energy Solutions 250.

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Despite chasing speed and failing to qualify his familiar No.22 Toyota Tundra, Self was given reprieve after stepping in for fellow series competitor, Tommy Joe Martin, who damaged his No.44 truck during group qualifying and was unable to start the race.  Martin, without a backup truck was credited with a qualifying lap good enough for 24th on the starting grid.  At this point Self and his AM Technical Solutions team worked out a deal to re-enter the starting field under the Martin Motorsports No.44 team banner.

“I’m glad that we got to race today in the Alpha Energy 250. Thank you to Thomas Joe Martin and Martin Motorsports for giving me the opportunity to race.  It was a lot of fun out there. Not a bad day for my first time at Martinsville Speedway. I am proud of my entire team for all of their hard work and not giving up all day,” said Self.

Self, who made the most of his opportunity, was credited with a 24th spot starting position but had to take the green flag from the rear of the field (32nd) due to NASCAR’s driver/car change rule.

At the onset, Self was forced to battle an ill-handling truck as he navigated around the demanding half-mile track. Going down as many as 2-laps to the leaders, Self-stayed poised while his crew made changes throughout the 250-lap overtime event.  Battling, the 20-year old rookie driver inched his way up through the field. martinsville1111

After running mid-pack most of the afternoon, Self was able to break inside the top-20 during the late stages of the race.  After several late race cautions the No.44 AM Technical Solutions Toyota took advantage of strong re-starts ultimately finishing in the 15th place position.

After three NCWTS season events Self currently occupies the fifteenth position in the overall driver point standings.  The series schedule resumes at Kansas Speedway (May 6) for the running of the Toyota Tundra 250.

AUSTIN WAYNE SELF AND AM RACING CONTINUE INITIATION IN NCWTS

AUSTIN, Texas (February 29, 2016)–Austin Wayne Self and his AM Racing team continued their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series initiation at Atlanta on Friday evening, as the rookie driver battled to a 16th place finish in the Great Clips 200.

AWSSelf, who was making just his second NCWTS start, qualified 20th for the race in his No. 22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra and was running 14th prior to the final restart. He finished on the lead lap at a track many veteran drivers consider perhaps the series’ toughest. Self was coming off a season-opening performance at Daytona last week in which he ran as high as 6th and on the fringe of the top-10 for much of the race, giving early indication that the team from Texas has the goods to be a NCWTS contender.
“Atlanta was a great learning experience for me, in terms of figuring out how the air impacts these trucks and the way the trucks handle in race conditions,” Self said. “I certainly could have been more aggressive, but my mission was to learn, stay out of trouble and try to finish the race on the lead lap, and we were able to do that.”

Self is in 17th place in the NCWTS driver standings following the first two races of the season. AM Racing is also 17th in Owner Points. As a new team this season, AM Racing has no guaranteed starting position and must qualify for each race.

AM Racing owner Tim Self says so far, so good this season where the team’s competitive plan is concerned. “Our goal as a team in these first few races is to race clean, make no mistakes and try to earn the respect of NASCAR and our competitors in the NCWTS,” Tim Self said. “As a new team without the benefit of previous points, we’re not guaranteed a starting spot. So for us at this point, making the race, finishing the race and bringing our trucks back in one piece is a win. We’re building a solid foundation that will enable continuous improvement and better performance as the season progresses.”

Crew Chief Marc Browning believes there’s no reason the first-year team can’t be a contender in the first-ever NCWTS Chase for the Championship.

“We intend to put ourselves in position to make the Chase, and now
consistency and calculated caution are key to making it happen,” Browning said. “We expect to continue to get better each week. Our guys have great attitudes and are working hard, and they’re all-in with their commitment. As a Texas team, we’re getting great support from our fans and partners there, and we’re thankful to our partners Black’s Barbecue, Texas Tea, Beanitos and Rick’s Salsa for keeping us well-fed during the long days and nights at the race track and shop.”

Next up on the NCWTS schedule for Austin Wayne Self and the AM Racing team is the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville on Saturday, April 2. Televised coverage of the race begins at 2pm EST on Fox Sports 1. Live coverage of the race may also be heard on MRN Radio.

Prior to that, however, Self and his AM Racing teammates will return to the Lone Star State for some late-model racing at the season-opener at Central Texas Speedway, Self’s home track.