Austin Wayne Self, driver of the No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado competes in the
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Statesville, North Carolina-based Niece Motorsports.
The 2018 NCWTS season marks Self’s third year on tour.
While Self is still relatively new to NASCAR, he carries a long list of racing accomplishments
under his belt. He amassed 45 starts in the ARCA Racing Series over three season, highlighted by one win (Winchester Speedway 2015), 13 top-five and 30 top-10 finishes.
To further compliment his on track- success, Self grabbed the 2014 ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year championship battle and finished runner-up in the championship standings.
His freshman season in NASCAR featured a top-10 finish at Eldora Speedway on the dirt, while crafting his skill that led to a respectable second season.
In his second year of competition, Self started the year strong with a career-best second place finish at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. His continued on-track success included an additional top-10 finish on the stimulating road course of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
In all, the Austin, Texas native captured, one top-five, two top-10, eight top-15 and 13 top-20 finishes overall. Despite missing five races from February to Nov., Self still placed 15th overall in the championship standings driving for AM Racing, Martins Motorsports and Niece Motorsports.
At the age of 4, what started out as a hobby quickly became a personal passion for Self and would later spark his career in Motorsports.
Today, the Texan has spent thousands of hours behind the wheel, moving up the ranks from karting to the NASCAR K&N division and Whelen Series’; then onto the ARCA Racing Series and the top-three national divisions of NASCAR.
With his focus, determination and desire to deliver successful on-track results, Self has gained the support of many Texas-based companies including the Texas department of transportation’s Don’t mess with Texas initiative and programs which has allowed him to continue his foray in the sport for the 2018 season.
is the only series owned and operated by NASCAR to race modified production trucks. The series is one of three national divisions of NASCAR. Self will pilot the No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado with AM Racing in 2019 – marking his 4rd career season. NCWTS has been a crucial turning point for young drivers breaking into NASCAR. This year the series will hold 23 total race events and will feature the new Chase Points System.