Las Vegas Motor Speedway | World of Westgate 200 Race Recap

 Team: No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado

 

Driver: Austin Wayne Self

 

Follow the Team: @NieceMotorsport; @AustinWSelf

 

Start: 25th

 

Finish: Ninth; Running (144 | 144 laps completed)

 

Driver Points Position: 14th (+0 position) | Owner Points Position: 17th (+0 position)

 

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “I’m really happy to get our first top-10 finish of the season for GO TEXAN, AM Technical Solutions, Superior Essex and all of our partners at Niece Motorsports.

 

“We struggled Friday night trying to get the truck where we wanted it, but we continued to work hard and it paid off at the end of the night after all the late race cautions.

 

“We certainly wanted a top-10 finish before the end of the season, but now we can go back to the shop and focus forward and see what we can accomplish for the remaining races. I’m looking forward to Talladega Superspeedway next month.”

 

Next Up: Talladega 250 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on Sat., Oct. 13.

 

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 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 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 | niecemotorsports.com.

Austin Wayne Self looks to roll the dice in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Feeling refreshed following a two-week break in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) competition, veteran Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) and his Niece Motorsports team return to Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway hoping to roll the dice and earn their first top-10 finish of the season in Friday night’s World of Westgate 200.

 

For months, Self and his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions team have been on the verge of a breakthrough after collecting four top-15 finishes in the last seven races.

 

Most recently on the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Self had muscled his way inside the top-10 after starting the race from the rear of the field, but was spun late in the race and had little time to recover.

 

The team settled for a 21st place finish, their first effort outside the top-20 since May.

 

Now returning to Las Vegas, Self hopes for redemption not only from Canada but their 16th place finish at the 1.5-mile speedway in March.

 

“It felt nice to have a break – but I’ve been itching to get back in the truck,” said Self. “We were really, really good at Canada and didn’t have the finish to show for it. Going back to Las Vegas this weekend, I think we can capitalize on the strength of our intermediate speed from the summer and bring home a top-10 finish.”

 

Self, 22, has three prior starts in Sin City, earning a personal-best earlier this year, after qualifying 19th. He hasn’t finished worse than 21st.

 

“The race in the spring was a lot of fun,” added Self. “It was chaotic because there was so much drafting which led to a lot of passing – but that made it entertaining for the fans. I really expect the same on Friday night. It’s going to be a little warmer this week than it was in March, but since the race is at night, I think you’ll still have much of the same scenarios.”

 

With six races remaining in his first full season with Niece Motorsports, Self wants to make his Statesville, N.C.-based team proud with consistency and strong finishes. The Austin, Texas native says his relationship with crew chief Arthur Haire has allowed the team to grow.

 

“Honestly, I think we are one of the more improved teams of the year,” explained Self. “Everyone has worked their guts out back at the shop and I think everyone has seen that hard work be rewarded with some solid finishes this year. We’re not where we want to be yet, but I think we’ve saved the best for last.”

 

After 17 races, Self sits 14th in the series’ standings. He carries an average finish of 17.0 entering Las Vegas.

 

Like last year, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 56th career start.

 

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.

 

Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the 17th race of the year.

 

In 57 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 18.5 during his three years of competition.

 

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

 

For additional information on CForce premium artesian water, please visit cforce.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.

 

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

 

The World of Westgate 200 (134 laps | 201 miles) is the 18th of 23 races on the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck schedule. Practice begins on Thurs., Sept. 13 from 2:05 p.m. – 2:55 p.m., while final practice is set for 4:05 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., Sept. 14 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 FS1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Pacific).

 

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 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 | niecemotorsports.com

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park | Chevrolet Silverado 250 Race Recap

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park | Chevrolet Silverado 250 Race Recap

 

Team: No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions | Superior Essex Chevrolet

 

Driver: Austin Wayne Self

 

Follow the Team: @NieceMotorsport; @AustinWSelf

 

Start: 18th

 

Finish: 21st; Running (65 | 65 laps completed)

 

Driver Points Position: 14th (+0 position) | Owner Points Position: 17th (+0 position)

 

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “It’s so frustrating to leave Canada with a 21st place finish.

 

“We had some struggles throughout the weekend with our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions | Superior Essex Chevrolet – but we had some great gains during the first two stages and even utilized some strategy to get up near the front, but then we got in a wreck.

 

“We fixed the truck and were climbing back through the field again and then chaos erupted on the last lap and we lost all the track position we had gained. It’s disappointing because everyone on this Niece Motorsports team deserved a top-10 finish or better.

 

“All we can do now is pick up the pieces, refocus and prepare for Las Vegas in a couple weeks and plan to rebound.”

 

Next Up: World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway on Fri., Sept. 14

 

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 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 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 | niecemotorsports.com.

Riding momentum, Austin Wayne Self returns to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

]BOWMANVILLE, Ontario – On the heels of another strong finish this past Thursday night at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) and his Niece Motorsports team trek North of the Border this weekend, looking to continue their recent surge in performance, in Sunday afternoon’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP).

 

With plenty of road racing skills, Self eyes his return to the 2.459-mile road course as the perfect venue to earn his first top-10 finish of the season aboard his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado.

 

Riding the momentum of 11 top-20 finishes in the last 12 races, including back-to-back top-15 efforts, Self’s run at Bristol is propelling him to keep the team’s mojo going in the lone road course event of the year.

 

“Man, I’m feeling pretty good about the direction of our Niece Motorsports team,” said Self. “Throughout this summer stretch, we’ve only been getting stronger. Sure, we’ve had some bumps along the way, but we’ve been able to recover quickly and get back on track.

 

“Bristol was really good for us. We started at the rear after making an adjustment prior to the race, but the truck came to life and we just ran out of laps to be better than 13th. But, we’re going back to Canada and I can’t wait to get there and get down to business.”

 

Self, 22, will make his third start at the 10-turn track and looks to better his ninth-place effort from last August, driving under the AM Racing banner. In his Canada debut in 2016, Self finished 15th after starting 22nd.

 

“The more laps I get at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the better,” Self added. “It’s all about being comfortable and getting into a rhythm. I think Canadian Tire is a very technical track where it has some slow portions, but also has some areas of the track, where it’s very high speed.

 

“It produces great racing for the fans and the drivers, so it’s a win-win. I think it’s very reasonable to expect that we can duplicate or better our performance from last season on Sunday.

 

“Who knows, maybe if we play the strategy card right, we can get a top-five. That would be awesome.”

 

The Chevrolet Silverado 250 marks the first race of the Truck Series Playoffs, and although the No. 22 team is not part of the eight-man chase for the championship crown, Self says there’s plenty of opportunity for his team to make some noise over the final seven races of the year.

 

“I’m excited about the upcoming races,” added Self. “Canada, Las Vegas, Talladega, Martinsville, returning to my home state of Texas, it goes on an on. We should have very competitive trucks for the remainder of the season and even though we’re not a part of the Playoffs, I think it will allow us the opportunity to hit our stride when it counts.”

 

After 16 races, Self sits 14th in the series’ standings. He carries an average finish of 16.8 entering Canada.

 

Like last year, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 57th career start.

 

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.

 

Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the 17th race of the year.

 

In 56 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 18.5 during his three years of competition.

 

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

 

For additional information on CForce premium artesian water, please visit cforce.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.

 

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

 

The Chevrolet Silverado 250 (64 laps | 157.37 miles) is the 17th of 23 races on the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck schedule. Practice begins on Sat., Aug. 25 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:25 a.m., while final practice is set for 11:35 a.m. – 12:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 6:00 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag on Sun., Aug. 26 shortly after 2:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Eastern).

 

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 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 | niecemotorsports.com

Austin Wayne Self carries momentum to Thunder Valley

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Fresh off his season-high 11th-place finish this past weekend at Michigan International Speedway (MIS), Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) and his Niece Motorsports team ride the momentum of a strong performance and look to seal their first top-10 finish of 2018 in Thursday night’s UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

 

Despite starting 20th in the Irish Hills of Michigan, Self didn’t stay mid-pack for long. A balanced No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado allowed the Austin, Texas native to climb through the field and fight for some time in the spotlight.

 

While earning his seventh top-15 finish of the season in the Motor City, Self maneuvered his Niece Motorsports team in the spotlight with a top-five run at the conclusion of Stage 2.

 

Heading to Bristol for his third Truck Series start at the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile,” Self is ready for more of the same and to earn his fourth career top-10 finish.

 

“I feel really good heading to Bristol,” said Self. “Over the last couple of weeks, I think everyone at the track has seen dramatic improvements from our Niece Motorsports team. And I don’t expect anything less this week at Bristol.

 

“Sure, it’s a short track – but that should put us in a better position when push comes to shove on Thursday night. While it’s important for our GO TEXAN team to have speed, it’s not the crucial factor at Bristol. Instead, it’s just keeping yourself out of trouble and getting that ump you need out of the corners.”

 

In his two prior starts in Thunder Valley, Self has negotiated a track-best of 21st in his Bristol debut in 2016. This week – the 22-year-old driver believes his Arthur Haire-led team has the capabilities of producing more, much more.

 

“I feel like we’ve circled Bristol as a prime opportunity for us to compete with some of the powerhouse teams in Trucks,” added Self. “You’ve seen it over the years – tracks like Bristol bring the opportunity to bring the fields closer together.

 

“Our equipment is better than it was in February. It hasn’t come without a lot hard of work from Cody (Efaw, general manager), Artie (Haire, crew chief) and everyone on this No. 22 Niece Motorsports team.

 

“We need to finish what we started at Michigan. We needed that race to be like five laps shorter and we would of had a top-10 finish.

 

“We’ll try again.”

 

The UNOH 200 will also mark the last race of the regular season. And while Self knows without a win – he won’t be participating in the post-season Playoffs, he also knows that it’s Bristol and sometimes you can expect the unexpected.

 

“You’ve seen a lot of crazy things happen at Bristol. You just never know,” he added. “We’re going to go there and give it our all and just see what happens in 200 laps. Hopefully, it’s good.”

 

After 15 races, Self sits 14th in the series’ standings. He carries an average finish of 17.0 entering Bristol.

 

Like last year, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 56th career start.

 

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.

 

Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the 16th race of the year.

 

In 56 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 18.5 during his three years of competition.

 

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

 

For additional information on CForce premium artesian water, please visit cforce.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.

 

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

 

The UNOH 200 (200 laps | 106.6 miles) is the 16th of 23 races on the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck schedule. Practice begins on Thurs., Aug. 16 from 9:05 a.m. – 9:55 a.m., while final practice is set for 11:05 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 4:10 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 8:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Eastern).

 

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 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 | niecemotorsports.com

Austin Wayne Self eager for strong run in Motor City

BROOKLYN, Mich. – On the strength of seven consecutive top-20 finishes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) summer stretch, Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) and his Niece Motorsports team head to Michigan International Speedway looking to trade those top-20 runs in for their first top-10 of 2018 in Saturday afternoon’s Corrigan Oil 200.

 

It’s been a productive summer for the driver of the No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado, while his Niece Motorsports team has showcased more speed as the NCWTS season rolls on – Self says they are determined to keep surging forward.

 

“We’ve qualified inside the top-15 in three of the last four races, now we just need to execute a little better during the race,” said Self. “I’m really proud of the hard work of my Niece Motorsports team. Their relentless efforts are starting to get rewarded, we just want more.

 

“You always want more when you’re a race car driver or a team.”

 

For Self, returning to Michigan International Speedway, the 22-year-old driver has delivered solid results in the Truck Series. Last August, he finished 15th after placing 16th the year prior.

 

In two prior ARCA Racing Series races, Self has maneuvered two top-10 finishes, including a third-place finish in 2015 driving for Mason Mitchell Motorsports.

 

“I’ve always enjoyed racing at Michigan,” added Self. “It’s a big track where speed is at a premium. Handling is just as critical with a good motor. The track was repaved several years ago, and the preferred lines are slowing widening out.

 

“You can use the straightaway speeds to get yourself in a position to make that pass. It can be sketchy on restarts – but that makes it exciting for the fans. For us, it’s like a mini-restrictor plate race and that will provide excitement and drama from the drop of the green flag to the checkered flag.”

 

With just two races remaining in the regular season before the post-season Playoffs begin, Self says if the opportunity presents itself for his Niece Motorsports team to use some strategy to contend for the win, all bets are off.

 

“We know we nee to win to assure ourselves a Playoff spot,” sounded Self. “Michigan this weekend and Bristol next weekend can provide some opportunity for strategy to pan out and offer a surprise winner. We’d like to think we can capitalize on that chance if it’s given to us.

 

“I think you’ll see some exciting races at Michigan and Bristol, I just hope we have our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado in the mix.”

 

After 14 races, Self sits 14th in the series’ standings. He carries an average finish of 17.4 entering Michigan.

 

Like last year, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 55th career start.

 

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.

 

Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the 14th race of the year.

 

In 54 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 18.5 during his three years of competition.

 

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

 

For additional information on CForce premium artesian water, please visit cforce.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.

 

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

 

The Corrigan Oil 200 (100 laps | 200 miles) is the 15th of 23 races on the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Aug. 10 from 1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m., while final practice is set for 3:00 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Sat., Aug. 11 beginning at 9:30 a.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 1:00 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 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 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 | niecemotorsports.com

Pocono Raceway Gander Outdoors 150 Race Recap

Pocono Raceway Gander Outdoors 150 Race Recap

 

Team: No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado

 

Driver: Austin Wayne Self

 

Follow the Team: @NieceMotorsport; @AustinWSelf

 

Start: 13th

 

Finish: 18th; Running (59 | 60 laps completed)

 

Driver Points Position: 14th (+0 position) | Owner Points Position: 18th (+0 position)

 

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “Happy to bring home the truck in one piece, even though we struggled trying to get the speed we wanted out of our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado.

 

“However, we will build on this and move forward and vow to be stronger at Michigan in a couple weeks.”

 

Next Up: Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway on Sat., Aug. 11.

 

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 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 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 | niecemotorsports.com.

Austin Wayne Self set for third Truck Series start at Tricky Triangle

LONG POND, Pa. – Carrying momentum from a strong performance in last week’s Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway, Niece Motorsports driver Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) heads to Pocono (Pa.) Raceway this weekend looking to finish what he started in Saturday afternoon’s Gander Outdoors 150.

 

Last Wednesday night at Eldora, Self started 11th and contended for a top-five finish, but late in the race, the driver of the No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado got spun, leaving little time to recover and an 18th place finish.

 

While different circumstances this weekend at Pocono Raceway, Self believes his team can pickup where they left off and contend for a strong finish at the 2.5-mile triangle.

 

“Eldora left us with mixed feelings,” said Self. “We had such a strong truck and contended for our best finish of the season – but we ran into issues late in the race and didn’t have that many laps left.

 

“My Niece Motorsports team has been working hard to bring fast No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolets to the race track and despite our performance – a good finish was robbed from us. I’m determined to finish what we started at Pocono.”

 

The Austin, Texas native has plenty of experience at the Long Pond race track. The 22-year-old has two Truck Series starts at the “Tricky Triangle” in addition to four starts in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards which offered two top-10 finishes.

 

“Pocono is one of those places I just keep getting better with more laps,” added Self. “It’s a fun place – but it’s a track where you have to be on your game every lap. You have some recovery time if you make a mistake – but it’s a track you can lose a lot of time.

 

“It’s almost like every lap is a qualifying lap. You have to hit your marks every lap.”

 

With Saturday’s race only being 60 laps, Self says you must go at the drop of the green flag.

 

“Sixty laps go by quick at Pocono, believe it or not,” sounded Self. “We have to play the strategy right. The stages will go by quick and depending on how the race is playing out – we might play our cards a little different to get some stage points – but more importantly, put ourselves in contention for a top-10 finish.

 

“As we get into this summer stretch, it sure would be great to put a top-10 on the board for our team and our partners.”

 

Posting his eighth top-18 finish or fifth top-15 finish in the last eight consecutive races, Self believes his team is on the cusp of a breakthrough where they’ll emerge from outside the teens and into the top-10, where they can become a threat as the heart of the Truck Series season surges forward.

 

“I’m really proud of my Niece Motorsports team,” added Self. “Even though Eldora was a different format – we showed speed and I believe we’ll continue to show speed at Pocono this weekend and even at Michigan in a couple weeks.

 

We’ve had to overcome some setbacks and some adversity over the last two months or so – but we’ve been diligently working to become a better race team and I think we are close.”

 

After 13 races, Self sits 14th in the series’ standings. He carries an average finish of 17.4 entering Pocono.

 

Like last year, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 54th career start.

 

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.

 

Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the 14th race of the year.

 

In 53 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 18.5 during his three years of competition.

 

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

 

For additional information on CForce premium artesian water, please visit cforce.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.

 

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

 

The Gander Outdoors 150 (60 laps | 150 miles) is the 14th of 23 races on the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck schedule. Practice begins on Fri., July 27 from 12:00 p.m. – 12:55 p.m., while final practice is set for 2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Sat., July 28 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 1:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Eastern).

 

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 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 | niecemotorsports.com

Austin Wayne Self and team ready to play in the dirt at Eldora Speedway

ROSSBURG, Ohio – Veteran NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) doesn’t know what his second trip to Eldora Speedway will bring. However, the Niece Motorsports driver is keen on having a lot of fun in Wednesday night’s Eldora Dirt Derby.

 

Self will make his second Truck Series start at the famed Ohio dirt race track in this week’s highly anticipated race and hopes to return to the top-10 after finishing ninth in his Eldora debut in 2016.

 

And on the heels of yet another solid top-15 performance in his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado last Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway, the Austin, Texas native is hopeful that Eldora brings his fourth career top-10 run.

 

“I’m so ready for Eldora,” said Self who enters Eldora 14th in the championship standings. “It’s an important race, but it’s also one of the races we’ll have the most fun at too. It’s such a blast to be on the edge out of control while doing everything you can to get to the front.

 

“My debut at Eldora went better than I expected, and I hope I can utilize what I learn on Tuesday and Wednesday and bring home a good finish for our Niece Motorsports team.”

 

Posting his seventh top-17 finish or fifth top-15 finish in the last seven consecutive races, Self believes his team is on the cusp of a breakthrough where they’ll emerge from outside the teens and into the top-10 where they can become a threat as the heart of the Truck Series season surges forward.

 

“I’m really proud of my Niece Motorsports team,” added Self. “We’ve had to overcome some setbacks and some adversity over the last two months or so – but we’ve been diligently working to become a better race team and I think we’re just about there.

 

“Make no mistake about it, we want to be racing inside the top-10 each week and we’re gaining ground on that. We just need to keep taking steps forward and good things will come to our GO TEXAN team.”

 

For the first time this season, Niece Motorsports will field three Truck Series entries at Eldora Speedway with newcomer Max McLaughlin set to make his entrance into Trucks behind the wheel of the No. 38 Chevrolet Silverado on Wednesday night.

 

“I’m excited for Max,” added Self. “I’ve had some time to spend with him in the shop and he’s a great guy. “The Truck Series competition is no cakewalk, but his dirt experience should pay some dividends to him. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to not only race with him, but Justin (Fontaine, teammate) and hope we can bring strong finishes home for all three Niece Motorsports trucks.”

 

After 12 races, Self sits 14th in the series’ standings. He carries an average finish of 17.3 entering Eldora.

 

Like last year, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 53rd career start.

 

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.

 

Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the 13th race of the year.

 

In 52 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 18.5 during his three years of competition.

 

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

 

For additional information on CForce premium artesian water, please visit cforce.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.

 

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

 

The Eldora Dirt Derby (150 laps | 75 miles) is the 13th of 23 races on the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck schedule. Practice begins on Tues., July 17 from 7:05 p.m. – 7:55 p.m., while final practice is set for 9:05 a.m. – 9:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day beginning at 4:35 p.m.; with the qualifying races set to follow beginning at 7:00 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 9:00 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 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 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 | niecemotorsports.com

Austin Wayne Self keen on another solid weekend at Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky. – After a weekend off, allowing Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) and his Niece Motorsports team to charge their batteries, the group heads to Kentucky Speedway determined to score their first top-10 of the year in Thursday night’s Buckle Up In Your Truck 225.

 

Matching a season-high 13th place run at Chicagoland Speedway two weeks ago, Self and his No. 22 GO TEXAN Chevrolet team plan to use that momentum to their advantage for their second straight mile-and-a-half intermediate track.

 

“I’m ready to go,” said Self who sits 14th in the championship standings. “The break was nice to allow us to catch up a little bit and spend some time with family and friends, but it will be nice to get back in the saddle at Kentucky Speedway.”

 

The 22-year-old Self has four combined starts at the Northern Kentucky race track between the ARCA Racing Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. While Self has been a fan of the high-speed and finesse of intermediate racing, he’s never been able to secure the finishes he’s hoped for at Kentucky.

 

“I’ve always enjoyed racing at Kentucky even though my finishes don’t show that,” explained Self who holds a track best finish of 11th in ARCA competition in 2015.

 

“Kentucky is a very weather sensitive track and even though it’s been repaved a couple years ago, I’ve heard the track is still getting rougher. The rougher the track is, the better racing it can produce, but it also creates a challenge for us when it comes to handling.

 

“We’ll work through that though. It’s a one-day show, so we need to make sure we have our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado dialed in as best as we can and then turn our concentration towards the race. It’s another event where we practice and qualify during the day and then race at night – so keeping up with the changes will be critical.”

 

At Chicagoland, the teams went through a similar pattern where they practiced and qualified during the day – then raced for 150 laps at night. Self’s truck was solid from the moment they unloaded until they took the checkered flag – but the Austin, Texas native says the team isn’t completely satisfied yet.

 

“Our effort at Chicagoland was something to be proud of for sure,” added Self. “The Niece Motorsports team has really been thrashing to make sure our trucks are as competitive as possible, and I think Chicagoland was a small victory for us. We carried the speed from practice to qualifying and then worked on it for the race.

 

“But, we just want a little more.

 

“Hopefully we can keep going in that right direction and have an opportunity for a top-10 finish on Thursday night, I feel like we certainly deserve it.”

 

At the halfway point of the season, Self says he’s thankful for the commitment from his Niece Motorsports teams in the first 11 races of 2018 – but offers there’s still plenty left to be accomplished.

 

“We’ve had some good runs and a lot of speed, but we want some better finishes to show off all of that,” added Self. “We have six top-17 finishes in the last seven races and that’s something to build on.

 

“I feel like our team is very capable of running in the top-10, we just need to keep working hard and hope a little luck comes our way too. I’m looking forward to the second half.”

 

After 11 races, Self sits 14th in the series’ standings. He carries an average finish of 17.6 entering Kentucky.

 

Like last year, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 52nd career start.

 

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.

 

Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the 12th race of the year.

 

In 51 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 18.6 during his three years of competition.

 

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

 

For additional information on CForce premium artesian water, please visit cforce.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.

 

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

 

The Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 (150 laps | 225 miles) is the 12th of 23 races on the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck schedule. Practice begins on Thurs., July 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 9:55 a.m., while final practice is set for 11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 5:10 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). All times are local (Eastern).

 

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 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 | niecemotorsports.com