Austin Wayne Self aims to keep momentum rolling in Thunder Valley

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Off to a strong start in his partnership with Martins Motorsports, Austin Wayne Self heads to Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway looking to keep the momentum train rolling in Wednesday night’s UNOH 200.

 

After finishing 16th at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway aboard the No. 44 Don’t mess with Texas Chevrolet, the team took a weekend off and returned to Michigan International Speedway where the team qualified inside the top-20 and propelled to a solid 15th place finish in the LTi Printing 200.

 

Now, the team heads to “Thunder Valley” where accomplishing another top-15 finish could be challenging, but a task that Self and his Mooresville, N.C-based team are ready to conquer.

 

“Man, I’m so pumped to go to Bristol,” said Self who will make his ninth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start of the season. “It’s a track that I think every driver looks at and circles on the calendar.”

 

“Bristol is a fast place with a lot of speed and finesse but it’s a place that is incredibly fun to race at because of its tight quarters. We feel confident we can have a good finish with our No. 44 Don’t mess with Texas Chevrolet.”

 

The Austin, Texas native will make his second trip to the 0.533-mile historic short track Wednesday night. Last summer, Self qualified 26th and finished 21st. This year, knowing a little more on how to tackle the “World’s Fastest Half Mile,” Self believes he can finish inside the top-20.

 

“You know this week’s race is going to be interesting. Not only do the stages break up the race, but the track is going to put down the PJ1 TrackBite which is a substance utilized to create grip. We got a taste of that last year, but I think you’ll see it have a different affect this year, because everyone’s learned so much more about it.”

 

“That will be a good thing and it should produce a good show for the fans on Wednesday night.”

 

Of course, Self flashes back to his 2015 ARCA Racing Series win at Winchester Speedway, a track with similar characteristics to Bristol.

 

“Man, it’s always nice to think back to Winchester,” added Self. “Yeah, the tracks are very similar, but Wednesday night’s race is going to be very stout when it comes to the competition so a finish inside the top-20 would feel like a win for sure.”

 

In addition to AM Technical Solutions, Don’t mess with Texas will serve as an associate marketing partner for Self’s 31st career NCWTS race.

 

Self, 21, is scheduled to remain the primary driver for the No. 44 Chevrolet Silverado for the remainder of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Industry veteran Kevin Eagle will continue his role as crew chief.

 

The UNOH 200 (200 laps / 100 miles) is the 14th of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on Wed., Aug. 16 from 9:00 a.m. – 9:55 a.m., with a final practice session is set for 11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 4:35 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 8:30 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).

 

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

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For more on Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf

 

About Don’t mess with Texas:

TxDOT’s Don’t mess with Texas litter prevention campaign has been educating Texans about litter prevention since 1986. For more information, visit dontmesswithtexas.org. Don’t mess with Texas is a registered trademark and service mark owned by the Texas Department of Transportation.

 

About the No. 44 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team:

The No. 44 NASCAR Camping World Truck fielded by Martins Motorsports is a marketing and brand collaboration effort with Faith Motorsports owned by Shane Lamb.

Pocono Raceway / Overton’s 150 Box Score Report

 

Austin Wayne Self, No. 44 Don’t mess with Texas / AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet 

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 

Pocono Raceway / Overton’s 150

Box Score Report 

Race No. 12 of 23

Stats:

Started: 21st

Finished: 16th

Laps: 60 / 60

Status: Running

 

Quick Recap:

In his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut with Martins Motorsports in collaboration with Faith Motorsports, Austin, Texas native earned a solid 16th place finish in Saturday afternoon’s Overton’s 150 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.

Grateful for an opportunity to drive the No. 44 Don’t mess with Texas / AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet for Martins Motorsports, Self and his new team work hard over the weekend to improve the handling on their truck from the shortened practice session on Friday afternoon.

From practice to qualifying on Saturday afternoon, Self continued to pick up the pace, qualifying a track-best 21st at the 2.5-mile triangle just three hours before the start of the 12th race of the season.

Throughout the short 60-race stint, Self battled an extremely tight race truck at the end of Stage 1, but diligent work by the Martins Motorsports team improved the handling condition significantly allowing Self to climb from 20th at the end of Stage 2 to finish 16th when the checkered flag waved.

The effort was Self’s fifth top-20 finish of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Also, the run was best since a competitive 12th-place run at Texas Motor Speedway driving for AM Racing in June.

Self, 22, has 29 career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts to his credit. He holds a career-best finish of second at Daytona International Speedway in Feb. 2017 driving for AM Racing. Self’s career-best qualifying effort occurred at his hometown track of Texas Motor Speedway in June 2017 where he qualified 15th before finishing 12th.

 

Driver Quote:

“I appreciative of this opportunity to drive for Martins Motorsports, Faith Motorsports and to have the support of Don’t mess with Texas, AM Technical Solutions and all of our partners who make this possible.”

“Our truck was pretty decent. We kept making some changes and with those changes the truck got faster. Pocono is a short race, so if you don’t have it the way you want too by the start – you play catchup the entire race.”

“I’m really proud of the guys though. They worked their guts out and we had a solid finish. Looking forward to seeing what’s next.”

 

Event Notes:

  • Austin Wayne Self finished 16th in the Overton’s 150 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway in his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the famed 2.5-mile triangle. Last July, the Texan finished 25th after starting 21st.

 

  • Self-made his seventh NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start of the year but first with Martins Motorsports in a collaboration with Faith Motorsports. Self also has raced for AM Racing and Niece Motorsports respectively this season.

 

  • Christopher Bell won the Overton’s 150 followed by Ben Rhodes (second), Ryan Truex (third), John Hunter Nemechek (fourth) and Johnny Sauter (fifth).

 

Next Race: LTi Printing 200 at Michigan International Speedway on Sat., Aug 12.

 

To learn more information on AM Racing please visit amracingteam.com.

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

For more on Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.

 

About Don’t mess with Texas:

TxDOT’s Don’t mess with Texas litter prevention campaign has been educating Texans about litter prevention since 1986. For more information, visit dontmesswithtexas.org. Don’t mess with Texas is a registered trademark and service mark owned by the Texas Department of Transportation.

 

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NASCAR driver Austin Wayne Self to attend 2017 Presidential Inaugural Ball

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – While members of his AM Racing team are readily preparing for the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season, driver Austin Wayne Self joined by AM Racing president Tim Self will attend Thursday night’s Black Tie & Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball at the Gaylord National Harbor in Maryland.

Self’s No. 22 ‘Trump-Pence Make America Great Again’ Toyota Tundra that competed in last October’s fred’s 250 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway will also be on display for event attendees.

Designated as a V.I.P. for the black-tie affair, Self will sign autographs from 10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. at the National Harbor Sports Bar as part of his entertainment responsibilities on Jan. 19.

20-year-old Self participated in his first presidential election this past November and has been vocal about showing his support for president-elect Donald Trump and vice president Mike Pence.

“I’m very humbled to have the opportunity to represent AM Racing at Thursday night’s Black Tie & Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball,” said driver Austin Wayne Self. “We were proud of our commitment to show support to the Republican party at Talladega with a strong top-15 finish.

“While I’m excited to have our Talladega truck on display, I said last October that politics has never been really that important to me until recently, but now more than ever we need change. President elect Donald Trump and his values are in line with my beliefs. I’m a big supporter of his business background and believe his experience is what our country has been waiting for. I’m excited to continue to show my support with those closest to me as we welcome a new president into office.”

The state of Texas, home of both Self and his primary partner AM Technical Solutions, has a strong reputation for its longstanding support of the Republican Party. For team principal and owner Tim Self, he is proud to be a part of a historical event.

“Our mission with the ‘Trump-Pence Make America Great Again’ truck was to make a small difference,” said AM Racing owner Tim Self. “I felt we did that and more. Now, we’re proud to stand beside our new president and his staff and rebuild our country on a foundation of Godly values.

“Thursday night will be a remarkable night for our AM Racing team and I couldn’t be more proud.”

News of AM Racing’s Trump-Pence presidential support garnished high marks in their home state of Texas. As a proud partner of the Texas Departure of Agriculture’s GO TEXAS agri-business program, the second-year NASCAR team received kudos from the commissioner of Agriculture, among other supporters.

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 Racing:

AM Racing is a second-year NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team owned by entrepreneur Tim Self. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C. Operated by Self, a native of Austin, Texas, the team is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance. The team has named Austin Wayne Self and Justin Fontaine as AM Racing drivers for 2017.

 

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Austin Wayne Self set for return to AM Racing for 2017 Truck Series season

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Officials from AM Racing announced that 20-year-old Austin Wayne Self will return to the team to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) next season.
Self, a native of Austin, Texas competed in 22 of the 23 races this past season earning a season-best ninth place finish on the dirt at Eldora Speedway. Despite sitting out Martinsville (Va.) Speedway this past October, the 2014 ARCA Scott Rookie of the Year finished 15th in the overall series standings.
aws22Other highlights in his rookie season included a 13th place finish at his home track of Texas Motor Speedway in June, a 15th on the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and a 14th place finish at Talladega Superspeedway, where the AM Racing team showed their support of the then upcoming presidential election with a Trump- Pence support paint scheme.
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to return to AM Racing next season,” said Self. “I learned a lot in my first year of competition and I’m eager to take that knowledge and return to the track and earn better results. I have a great team and supporters behind me and I will continue to work hard for them both on and off the track.”

Returning alongside Self for 2017 will be longtime supporter AM Technical Solutions.

Austin-based 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.

“I’m proud to have AM Technical Solutions on board with me again this season in Trucks,” Self said. “I’m overwhelmed and thankful for the amazing support they continue to provide. 2017 will be the sixth season where I’m able to pursue my dreams because of them. Our team and I remain committed to doing everything it takes to AMTS and their clients, all of our fans and partners proud.”

AM Racing team principal Tim Self said the overall improvement in Austin Wayne Self throughout the season justified the team’s decision for 2017.
“We’re proud of the progress Austin made in 2016,” Tim Self said. “We knew being his rookie year that there would be trial and tribulations, but Austin never gave up on and off the race track. It was only justified to keep him apart of AM Racing next season with the understanding that we want to enhance and continue to build on the program as a whole.”

Prior to joining the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2016, Self, competed for two season in the ARCA Racing Series where he earned one win (Winchester 2015), finished second in the championship standings and won the S&S Volvo Most Laps Completed award.

The Texan says his experience in ARCA attributed to some of his stronger runs in 2016, including his top-10 performance at Eldora Speedway this past summer.TMS

“Like 2016, I hope to lean on my past experiences to help make me a better driver,” he added. “Without my prior experience on the dirt in ARCA, I don’t think I would have adapted as well as I did at Eldora.

“AM Racing is still a new team, but we are a growing quickly. At the end of every race, results are important not only for our manufacturer and marketing partners, but for our team too. We’re excited about the progress we’ve made with our superspeedway program and hope that yields a strong showing at Daytona in February.”

To learn more information on AM Racing please visit awsracing.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.
PHOTO CAPTION: Austin Wayne Self, driver of the No. 22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra for AM Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images).
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Phoenix International Raceway Post Race Review

lvms2Austin Wayne Self

No.66 AM Hope for the Warriors Toyota Tundra

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Age: 20

RESULTS: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Phoenix Int’l Raceway – Lucas Oil 150

Season Race No.: 22 of 23

Texas Motor Speedway Results:

  • Started: 29th
  • Finished: 22nd
  • Laps: 147 of 150
  • Driver Point Standings: 15th
  • Owner Point Standings: 22nd
  • Best Finish: 9th (Eldora Speedway)

Phoenix Int’l Raceway Race Notes:

Austin Wayne Self (AWS) and his No.66 Hope for the Warriors Toyota Tundra finished 22nd in Friday’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway. AWS made his 21st NASCAR Camping World Series Truck Series start driving the No.66 entry for AM Racing.  This was AM Racing’s first multi-truck team effort of the season.  The flagship No.22 Truck was driven by first timer Myatt Snider. Snider finished 17th behind the wheel of his Louisiana Hot Sauce Toyota.

After 10 months and 22 NCWTS’ events the attention now shifts to the season finale on Friday, November 18 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Phoenix International Raceway Post Race Quote:pir1

“It was a tough night out there.  We didn’t really have the best starting position – had to really battle the truck during qualifying.  The handling got much better once green flag dropped.  I had a little trouble getting into the corners early on but overall it was a huge improvement from qualifying. But that was all short lived – had some problems with tire damage from early incident with 02 truck that wasn’t really noticeable until 5 or 6 laps into that long green flag run.  It really hurt our chances and caused us to go couple laps down.  It was frustrating but the guys worked really hard for that finish.”

Austin Wayne Self

Last Race: Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway

Next up on the NCWTS schedule is race No. 23 of 23 – The FORD ECOBOOST 200 on Friday, November 18 at 8:00 P.M. All times EST.

Austin Wayne Self To Race Trump-Pence Victory Truck at Homestead-Miami

trump-pence-1Austin Wayne Self
No.22 American Victory; Let’s Make America Great Again Toyota Tundra
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Age: 20

2016 NCWTS Stats:

• 2016 NCWTS Point Standings – 15th
• Last Race: 22nd Place Finish at Phoenix International Raceway
• Top-10’s: 1
• Average Finish: 20.1

Race Notes: Homestead-Miami Speedway
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series visits Homestead-Miami Speedway for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Season Finale.
AM Racing Team Notes:
Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing will wrap up their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series freshman season this weekend in Miami. Season competition which began at Daytona International Speedway in February is set to conclude this weekend with the FORD ECOBOOST 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Trump Tribute Truck Rides Again!
AM Racings’ Austin Wayne Self will pay tribute to President-Elect, Donald J. Trump with a special ‘American Victory; Make America Great Again’ paint scheme in this weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Just one week ago Trump woke up America winning one of the most notable and highly contested presidential elections in United States history.
Self, who showed his support with a Trump designed truck during the presidential campaign at Talladega Superspeedway (Oct.22) will once again pay homage to the soon to be 45th commander in chief, Donald J. Trump.
This message was paid for by AM Racing and is not endorsed by the Republican Party or President-Elect Donald J. Trump.
Track: Homestead – Miami Speedway
Race: FORD ECOBOOST 200

134 LAPS, 201 MILES- (NCWTS Event 23 of 23)

Date: Friday, November 18, 2016trump-pence
Broadcast Information: 8:00 PM EST. LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1
Practice: Friday, November 18, 2016

• First Practice: 8:30 AM-9:30 AM (FOX SPORTS 1)
• Final Practice: 10:30 AM-11:25 AM (FOX SPORTS 1)

NCWTS Keystone Light Pole Qualifying:

• Friday, November 18, 2016 at 3:45 PM (FOX SPORTS 1)
***ALL TIMES EASTERN***

Homestead-Miami Speedway Specifications:
Track/Race Length: 1.5 mile oval
Degree of Banking: Turns: Variable 18-19-20 degrees
Straightaways: Length: 1,760 feet – Banking: 4 degrees

Austin Wayne Self Unveils Veteran’s Day Tribute at Phoenix

pir1Austin Wayne Self

No.66 Hope for the Warriors Toyota Tundra

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Age: 20

2016 NCWTS Stats:

  • 2016 NCWTS Point Standings – 15th
  • Last Race: 22nd Place Finish at Texas Motor Speedway
  • Top-10’s: 1
  • Average Finish: 20.1
  • Best Finish: 9th (Eldora Speedway)

Race Notes: Phoenix International Raceway

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series visits Phoenix International Raceway for the 22nd event of the season.  Phoenix is the second to last race of the season.

AM Racing Team Notes:

AM Racing will feature a two-truck team effort at Phoenix International Speedway.  Myatt Snider will make his NASCAR Camping World Series debut driving the No.22 Louisiana Hot Sauce Toyota while Austin Wayne Self will drive the No.66 Hope for the Warriors Toyota Tundra.

Veteran’s Day Tribute

Austin Wayne Self will pay tribute to the men and women of the United States Military by carrying the colors of Hope for the Warriors a non-profit organization which provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources.   Self will debut the tribute truck (No.66) on Veteran’s Day (11/11/16) during the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway.  For more information please visit: HopeForTheWarriors.org

“We cannot thank Austin and his team (AM Racing) enough for representing Hope for the Warriors this weekend at Phoenix.  Understanding he will be carrying our logo on Veteran’s Day to honor and remember our Nation’s Service Members is not something we can put into words.”

Travis Hanson, Senior Director of Sports & Recreation for Hope for the Warriorspir

Track: Phoenix International Raceway

Race: Lucas Oil 150

150 LAPS, 150 MILES- (NCWTS Event 22 of 23)

Date: Friday, November 11, 2016

Broadcast Information: 10:00 PM EST. LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1

Practice: Friday, November 11, 2016

  • First Practice: 8:00 AM-8:55 AM (FOX SPORTS 1)
  • Final Practice: 9:40 AM-10:25 AM (FOX SPORTS 1)

NCWTS Keystone Light Pole Qualifying:

  • Friday, November 11, 2016 at 5:15 PM (FOX SPORTS 1)

***ALL TIMES EASTERN***

Phoenix International Raceway Specifications:

1-Mile Oval

Degrees of banking: Turns 1 and 2, 11 degrees – Turns 3 and 4, 9 degrees. Frontstretch Length 1,179 ft. Backstretch 1,551

Austin Wayne Self Post Texas Motor Speedway Review

michiganAustin Wayne Self

No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Age: 20

RESULTS: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Texas Motor Speedway – Striping Technology 350.

Season Race No.: 21 of 23

Texas Motor Speedway Results:

  • Started: 30th
  • Finished: 22nd
  • Laps: 144 of 147
  • Driver Point Standings: 15th
  • Owner Point Standings: 22nd
  • Best Finish: 9th (Eldora Speedway)

Texas Motor Speedway Race Notes:

Austin Wayne Self (AWS) and his No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra finished 22nd in Friday’s Striping Technology 350 at Texas Motor Speedway. Friday’s Texas homecoming was AWS’s 20th event of the season and marked his return to the driver’s seat after forgoing last week’s race in Martinsville where Justin Fontaine made his NCWTS debut piloting AM Racing’s No.22 machine.

With only two races remaining in the 2016 NCWTS season AWS shifts his attention to the final stretch.  The series moves further west for Friday night’s race at Phoenix before concluding at Homestead Miami Speedway on November 18.

Texas Motor Speedway Post Race Quote:

“It wasn’t the homecoming finish we wanted but overall another good day for our AM Technical Solutions team.  I would have loved to be up front but we just couldn’t get the truck where it needed to be until late in the race.  We fought a loose truck early on but once we got things right the truck was solid during those long green flag runs.  I’m really thankful for everyone sticking in there today.  We’re leaving with a clean truck and headed to Phoenix.” -Austin Wayne Selftms00

Last Race: Striping Technology 350 at Texas Motor Speedway

Next Race:

Next up on the NCWTS schedule is race No. 22 of 23 – The Lucas Oil 150 from Phoenix International Raceway on Friday, November 11 at 10:00 P.M. All times EST.

Austin Wayne Self Hopes For Another Solid Finish at Texas Motor Speedway

AustinAustin Wayne Self

No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Age: 20

2016 NCWTS Stats:

  • 2016 NCWTS Point Standings – 16th
  • Last Race: 14th Place Finish at Talladega Superspeedway
  • Top-10’s: 1
  • Average Finish: 19.9
  • Best Finish: 9th (Eldora Speedway)

Race Notes: Texas Motor Speedway

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to Texas Motor Speedway for second time this season marking the NCWTS’ 21st overall event on the year.

AM Technical Solutions Team Notes:

A native son of Austin, Texas, Austin Wayne Self, will make his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Texas Motor Speedway.  Self, who sat out during last week’s Martinsville race, finished 13th in June in his first ever race at Texas Motor Speedway.   Excited for his homecoming, Self will reunite with his team with a strong supporting cast in his corner.  Joining AM Racing and Self at Texas will be a large contingency of supporters from his primary partner, AM Technical Solutions.  Sid Miller, the Texas Agriculture Commissioner along with a group from Texas based Four Escobar’s BBQ Sauce will also be on hand to pull for Self and AM Racing.

AWS Texas Motor Speedway Quote:

“This is a big week for the entire team.  There’s nothing quite like racing in front of your hometown fans.  We’ve had such tremendous support all year long – and so much of that support comes from right here in my backyard.  I’m humbled – nothing would be more satisfying than turning in a great performance Friday night.  We had a solid run here (Texas) earlier in the year. I’m excited and ready to get back behind the wheel.”

Austin Wayne Self

Team Preview:

Track: Texas Motor Speedway  

Race: Long Horn 350

147 LAPS, 220.5 MILES- (NCWTS Event 21 of 23)

Date: Friday, November 4, 2016

Broadcast Information: 8:30 PM EST. LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1

Practice: Thursday, November 3, 2016

  • First Practice: 2:30 PM-3:25 PM (FOX SPORTS 1)
  • Final Practice: 4:30 PM-5:25 PM (FOX SPORTS 1)

NCWTS Keystone Light Pole Qualifying:TX

  • Friday, November 4, 2016 at 3:45 PM (FOX SPORTS 1)

***ALL TIMES EASTERN***

Texas Motor Speedway Specifications:

1.5 Mile Quad Oval

Degree of Banking: Turns: 24 degrees

Straightaways: Banking: 5 degrees;

Straights: Front – 2250 feet; Back – 1330 feet

Justin Fontaine Set to make NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Debut at Martinsville

jpfAustin, Texas (October 25, 2016) – AM Racing announced today that 19-year old Justin Fontaine will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut driving the team’s No.22 ProMATIC Automation Toyota Tundra during the Texas Roadhouse 200 on October 29 at Martinsville Speedway.

Justin Fontaine, a native of Ashville, NC and freshman at UNC Charlotte is a three-year veteran of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series with four NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts in 2016.  Making the move up the ranks, Fontaine began his career racing Quarter Midgets, Mini Cup and Late Models on local short tracks throughout North Carolina and Tennessee.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be joining AM Racing for my upcoming NASCAR Truck event at Martinsville Speedway,” says Justin Fontaine.  “After spending time at the shop with the team and going over the truck I feel confident our ProMATIC Automation Toyota Tundra will be fast off the truck.  I can’t thank everyone at the team for the effort they’ve put in to get us ready for the race.”

Fontaine occupying the seat normally reserved for NCWTS rookie Austin Wayne Self, was part of a decision between AM Racing and driver Self to lay the foundation for the team’s long term strategic growth plans of fielding multiple fulltime trucks in the series starting in ’17.

“The best interest of the team always comes first.  This was a business decision made in the best interest of the team,” said Self.  “I’m excited for Justin and the direction our team is headed.  Allowing him (Fontaine) to get behind the wheel at Martinsville is a big step for our team and allows Justin the opportunity to gain valuable seat time so he can come back and compete with us in a larger role.  I’ll be offering him all the support I can while I prepare for my next start at Texas.”

Fontaine will rely on the vast experience of crew chief, Rick Ren, for setup and insight as the North Carolina teenager prepares for his first NASCAR Series start.

Justin Fontaine is the younger cousin of longtime NCWTS competitor Chris Fontaine. jpf-truck

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions from Martinsville Speedway will air LIVE on FOX Sports 1, Saturday, October 29 at 1:30 PM EST.

About ProMATIC Automation

ProMATIC Automation, Inc. specializes in the design and build of custom factory automation equipment. With complete in-house capabilities of design, programming, fabrication, machining, electrical and mechanical assembly, ProMATIC can manage project resources and coordinate manufacturing efforts to provide quality, on-time automation project implementation. ProMATIC Automation, Inc. has extensive experience in the integration of high-level automation technologies like robotics, laser, vision, and dispensing systems along with many years of combined experience in the design and machining of custom manufactured components.  For more information on ProMATIC Automation please visit www.promaticautomation.com.

About AM Racing

AM Racing is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team that fields a full-time truck. Piloting the No. 22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra is 2016 Rookie of the Year contender, Austin Wayne Self.  Established in December 2015, AM Racing is located in “Race Capital USA” Mooresville, North Carolina. Owned and operated by successful businessman, Tim Self, a native of Austin, Texas, the team is prided on Faith, Honesty and Intelligent Performance. For additional information about AM Racing or Austin Wayne Self, visit www.awsracing.com.