Native Texan and NASCAR Driver, Austin Wayne Self, Featured in New Commercial for Don’t Mess with Texas Campaign

DMWT2AUSTIN, TEXAS (May 27, 2016) – As part of his ongoing partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Texas native and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Austin Wayne Self will soon be featured in a new statewide television commercial produced by FSSW featuring the Don’t mess with Texas® Trash & Treasure Hunt community cleanup awareness program.

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the popular Don’t mess with Texas public awareness campaign, Austin Wayne Self, driver of the AM Racing Toyota, has been selected as a celebrity spokesperson to encourage participation in the Trash & Treasure Hunt initiative.

During the course of the year, Don’t Mess with Texas will host 25 Trash & Treasure Hunt cleanup events across the state. Part trash pick-up, part treasure hunt, the events are designed to keep the environment clean and promote awareness about the real cost of littering. Volunteers who pick up litter have a chance to receive a variety of prizes.DMWT

The new PSA commercial featuring Austin Wayne Self, which is scheduled for broadcast later this month, will air during MLB Texas Rangers baseball games and other programming on the FOX Sports Southwest network.

“It’s such an honor to take part in this worthy cause and since Texas is my home state, it’s extra special,” said Self. “The Texas Department of Transportation and the Don’t Mess with Texas initiative have supported our racing program for many years. It’s really something special for me to help out and contribute to such a great cause, helping to preserve the beauty of our great state.”

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Austin Wayne Self Travels to America’s Heartland Riding Momentum

May 3, 2016 (Austin, Texas) – Coming off his career best finish at Martinsville (15th) in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), Austin Wayne Self has renewed confidence heading into Friday’s NCWTS Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway.

“After my last run I’m really looking forward to strapping back into the seat at Kansas,” said Self.  “Our AM Technical Solutions team continues to make big strides on and off the tra12794741_967824813267498_8255410450086602087_ock.  I’m focused on doing my part and keeping up the momentum this weekend.”

Riding momentum, the 20-year old driver looks to continue his steady improvement behind the wheel of the No.22 AM Technical Solutions-Black’s Barbeque Toyota.  Self, driving for the newly formed AM Technical Solutions Toyota team has scored three top-20 finishes thus far during his NCWTS rookie campaign – placing him third in the highly competitive ’16 Rookie of the Year contest.

“Austin and team are coming off of their best finish of his Truck Series career at Martinsville, so we are really looking forward to cheering them on in Kansas. They’ve been able to learn so many valuable lessons, and apply what they’ve learned to consistently improve race after race. We expect their commitment to teamwork and communication to continue, and we hope to see the team get their first Top 10!” says Dan Codi, CEO of AM Technical Solutions.

Self, currently occupying the 15th spot in the NCWTS driver championship point standings, has bettered his finishing spot each week since the series opener at Daytona in mid-February – Finishing 19th, 16th and 15th, the Texas native maintains a respectable 16.7 average race finish.

Looking ahead to a busy month of racing Self and the AM Technical Solutions Toyota team had a successful test last week at the Monster Mile in preparation for the May 13th event at Dover International Speedway.

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This Week’s NCWTS Schedule:

NCWTS action from Kansas Speedway will begin with three practice sessions on Thursday, May 5.  Follow for results.  Keystone Light Pole Qualifying will take place Friday, May 6 at 4:30 p.m. Follow Live on FS1. The Toyota Tundra 200 (167 laps, 250.5 miles) begins at 8:30 p.m. Friday night.  Note: All Times Eastern Standard Time.

NCWTS Toyota Tundra 250 Television Broadcast Schedule for Friday, May 6

Catch all the action from Kansas Speedway on FOX SPORTS 1!

4:30 PM EST – NCWST Keystone Light Pole Qualifying (FS1)

8:00 PM EST – NCWTS “Series Set-Up” (FS1)

8:30 PM EST – Start of the Toyota Tundra 20 (FS1)

Note: All Times Eastern Standard Time.

Austin Wayne Self resumes his battle for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year.

Monday, March 28th 2016.Mooresville,NC:

Austin Wayne Self resumes his battle for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year at a track known for showing no mercy as he enters the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday.

Self, driver of the No. 22 AM Technical Solutions/Black’s Barbecue Toyota Tundra, and his fellow NCWTS competitors return to racing at the historic half-mile, paper clip-shaped track after a four-week early-season break in the schedule. Self spent much of his NCWTS debut at Daytona running inside the top-10 before being swept up in a big wreck and finishing 19th, and battled to a 16th place finish at Atlanta.

Saturday will mark Self’s first start at Martinsville, where the tight confines and battle for all-important track position inevitably cause driver tempers to flare. Self knows patience will play a key role in his performance on Saturday.

“Since Atlanta, Pit Crew and I have been practicing Pit Stops together. We have reduced our Stop times by 4-6 seconds. We believe this will have a significant impact on our overall performance at Martinsville.” Said Self.

The opportunity to race at Martinsville, a tradition-soaked short track that exemplifies the roots of NASCAR, is one Self doesn’t take lightly as he is no stranger to short tracks. “I am all about short tracks and I am very excited for my first Martinsville race. It is a great track with even greater history. I am looking forward to adding to that history on Saturday”

Special guests in attendance include Self’s primary sponsor AM Technical Solutions as well as members of the Kymanox team.

“After about a month off from the Truck Series, we know that Austin and his team are anxious to get back on the track and compete. The first two races were tough, with a highly competitive field in Daytona and the team being swept up in a big wreck in Daytona. Our company is behind Austin and the entire 22 team 100% as they head into the Martinsville race. We know that is a very challenging half-mile speedway with a history of tight races, and we are proud to have Austin representing AMTS,” says Dan Codi, CEO of AM Technical Solutions.

Televised coverage of the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville on Saturday begins at 2pm EST on Fox Sports 1. Live coverage of the race may also be heard on MRN Radio. Follow Austin on his social media channels. Facebook: Austin Wayne Self Twitter: @AustinWSelf Instagram: AustinWayneSelf


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AM Racing Tabs Austin Wayne Self to Pilot No. 22 Toyota Tundra

hopMOORESVILLE, NC (December 10, 2015) – AM Racing is proud to announce it has tabbed 19-year old Austin Wayne Self as the driver of the newly formed team’s No. 22 Toyota Tundra.   Self will compete in all 23 races on the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule and compete for the Rookie of the Year honor.

“This is a dream come true for me,” said Austin.  “I grew up dreaming about competing at the highest levels of NASCAR and now I get to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.  I am very appreciative of this opportunity and look forward to working hard on and off the track so I can do the best job possible. I will have a lot to learn and will turn
to our manufacturer and fellow veteran drivers for some key guidance.”

Self is coming off competing the last two seasons in the ARCA Racing Series where he earned one win (Winchester 2015), finished second in the championship points in the 2015 season, won the S&S Volvo Most Laps Completed Award Winner and was the 2014 ARCA Scott Rookie of the Year.  He also collected 13 Top-Five’s and 30 Top-10 finishes in his 45 career starts in the ARCA Racing Series. The Austin, Texas native will lean on these past experiences as he goes through the 2016 season and navigates some of the rookie hurdles such as visiting some tracks for the first time.

The AM Racing team recently announced its newly formed NASCAR operation with its debut coming at Daytona International Speedway in February.  The team has joined forces with Toyota Racing Development (TRD) which is a critical element of their growth.  The team will utilize a Triad Racing Technologies engine program for the season and is in the process of building a new stable of Toyota trucks featuring KBM chassis and suspension components.

“The ability to partner with Toyota, TRD and Triad engines will allow us to put a top level truck on the track each week,” added Self.  “The team is building brand new Toyota trucks which raises my excitement level even higher.  A tremendous amount of work has been put into this AM Racing program and I can’t wait to get to Daytona.  I am very focused on putting my best foot forward on and off the track for the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season and beyond.  Finally, as a native of the great state of Texas it is an honor to represent the only brand of pickup truck that is manufactured in Texas and the largest selling truck in the state – just like me the Toyota Tundra is “Born In Texas and Built by Texans”.”

AM Racing and Austin Wayne Self will make their NASCAR debut together on February 19, 2016 at Daytona International Speedway in the running of the NextEra Energy Resources 250.  To learn more information on Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing please visit