Austin Wayne Self seeks phenomenal finish at Phoenix Raceway

AVONDALE, Ariz. – With the penultimate NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race on deck this weekend at Phoenix (Ariz.) Rac
eway, Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) steers west with his Martins Motorsports team hoping for a phenomenal finish in Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150.

 

The Austin, Texas native returns to Martins Motorsports on the heels of a solid top-15 finish this past weekend at Texas Motor Speedway with Niece Motorsports, but the Texan hopes he’s able to carry that momentum in his 17th race of the season.

 

“Texas was a good boost for me,” said Self who locked his 12th top-20 finish of the season. “Everyone worked hard and it paid off with a solid finish. But, I’m excited to be back with the Martins Motorsports gang and getting another shot at Phoenix.”

 

Friday night’s race will be Self’s second start at the 1.0-mile race track where last year he qualified 29th but methodically worked his way forward to post a respectable 22nd place effort in a collaboration event with Bolen Motorsports.

 

This weekend however, Self believes anything less than a top-20 finish is a disappointment for himself and his Mooresville, N.C.-based team.

 

“Phoenix took a little to get used to but I felt like I adapted well as the race wore on,” added Self, driver of the No. 44 Don’t’ Mess with Texas Chevrolet. “It’s classic short track racing with some massive speed in the corners, especially Turns 3 and 4.

 

“These Martins Motorsports guys have really shined this season, especially when it comes to short tracks. I really thought we were going to have a good showing at Martinsville Speedway two weeks ago, but our day ended short with engine failure.

 

“Heading to Phoenix though, I think we can pick up the pieces and rebound in a fashionable way that carries us to the season finale next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

 

For Friday night’s race, Self is thrilled to welcome B&D Industries Inc., as a major associate marketing partner for the 22nd race of the season.

 

Based in Albuquerque, N.M., B&D Industries Inc. was founded in 1955 and offers specialized expertise in electrical, plumbing, technologies and HVAC systems, including construction, operation, maintenance and repair services.

“B&D has been a great supporter of mine and I appreciate them stepping up to the plate. It sure would be nice to reward them with my third top-10 finish of the season Friday night.”

In addition to AM Technical Solutions and B&D Industries Inc., Don’t Mess with Texas will serve as an associate marketing partner for Self’s 39th 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.

 

In 16 races this season driving for AM Racing, Martins Motorsports and Niece Motorsports, Self earned a career-best second place performance in the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway and earned an additional top-10 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, both finishes driving for AM Racing. Overall, Self has earned one top-five, two top-10, eight top-15 and 12 top-20 finishes respectively.

 

The Lucas Oil 150 (150 laps / 150 miles) is the 22nd of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Nov. 10 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 3:30 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 6:30 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 Mountain (MT).

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

About Don’t mess with Texas:

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

 

About AM Technical Solutions:

AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) is a leading construction management, project management and facility solutions firm for high-tech markets.

AMTS provides diverse integrated solutions across a facilities life cycle to include new cleanroom construction, integrated construction management, total quality programs, capital asset solutions and cleanroom certification and testing.

 

About B&D Industries:

Based in Albuquerque, N.M., B&D Industries Inc. founded in 1955 offers specialized expertise in electrical, plumbing, technologies and HVAC systems, including construction, operation, maintenance and repair services.

Throughout the years, their focus has remained on performance, cost, schedule, and relationships.  Exceeding their customer’s requirements and expectations is the norm for their company and their people.  This has served their clients well and has enabled them to develop and maintain long-lasting relationships.

This in turn has provided them the opportunity to compete for work with a variety of clients in industry, research, academia, government, manufacturing, high tech spaces and healthcare.

 

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.

 

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Austin Wayne Self ready for Texas-sized performance in Lone Star State

FORT WORTH, Texas – Just days after being announced as a full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver for Niece Motorsports next season, Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) heads to Texas Motor Speedway for this Friday night’s JAG Metals 350 with confidence on his side.

 

Self, a native of Austin, Texas is hoping that confidence carries from the garage to inside his No. 45 United Sorghum Checkoff Program / Don’t Mess with Texas Chevrolet.

 

“I’ve been waiting to get back to Texas Motor Speedway,” said Self. “We had a really good truck there in the Spring and got tangled in a last lap accident and finished 12th. I wasn’t sure what kind of race that new asphalt would permit, but it really turned into a fun and competitive race.

 

“For me, there’s a lot of good things happening and I’d like to go back to Texas and finish what we started and see if we can get our Niece Motorsports Chevrolet inside the top-10 at the end of the night.”

 

Feeling confident about his race truck for the penultimate intermediate track of the season, Self is proud to bring a new marketing partner to his Truck Series team for the 147-lap race.

 

The Texas Grain Sorghum Board and the United Sorghum Checkoff Program will serve as the primary marketing partners for Self’s fourth trip to Texas Motor Speedway.

 

In the ethanol industry, the United Sorghum Checkoff Program is focusing on developing direct awareness of the benefits of using sorghum as a fuel and feedstock.

 

Renewable fuel, which includes ethanol, serves as the foundation of demand for the sorghum industry. Ethanol producers typically use about one-third (approximately 120 million bushels) of the sorghum crop to produce clean-burning, high octane fuel.

 

The Sorghum Checkoff’s renewables program is focused on expanding and developing opportunities for sorghum growers within the renewables space through a combination of research and market development.

 

Last year, sorghum was planted across about 1.9 million acres in Texas with millions of bushels harvested. Texas was second in the top-five sorghum-producing states in 2016.

 

“As we work harder to provide a healthier environment, I’m proud to have the support of the United Sorghum Checkoff Program and the Texas Grain Sorghum Board for Friday night’s race at Texas,” said Self.

 

“They are doing so much to help fuel America by creating jobs and trying to preserve the world we live in, along with its resources, for future generations to come. I plan to try to educate my fans as much as possible, so they know just how much sorghum has been an influence to make ethanol a clean-burning, high octane fuel and its connection to NASCAR.

 

“I’ve learned a lot the last few weeks and I never realized all of the uses for sorghum.  I’m especially impressed that sorghum uses 1/3 less water and produces the same amount of ethanol per gallon compared to other ethanol producing plants.

 

“It’s all very neat and I look forward to promoting its use.”

 

Knowing that under the right circumstances, Friday night’s Truck race has the opportunity to become a fuel mileage race – his new association puts everything into perspective.

 

“You never know what kind of race you’re going to get at Texas,” said Self. “You can have a fast-paced race with hardly any cautions or you can have a very active race where cautions wave frequently.

 

“It’s anyone’s guess.”

 

Looking for his fourth career top-10 finish in Truck Series competition, Self says it’s important to stay in the spotlight, especially at his hometown race.

 

“In a way, this is like my Daytona 500,” he explained. “We have a bunch of guests, friends and marketing partners who come to the track and root for us. I’m very fortunate to have a great group of Texas-based marketing partners who would like to see us deliver a top-10 run, and believe me that’s on our agenda!”

 

In addition to The Texas Grain Sorghum Board, Don’t Mess with Texas, AM Technical Solutions, GO TEXAN, B&D Industries Inc., Superior Essex and Accu-Tech will serve as associate marketing partners for Self’s 38th career NCWTS race.

 

In 15 races this season driving for AM Racing, Martins Motorsports and Niece Motorsports, Self earned a career-best second place performance in the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway and earned an additional top-10 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, both finishes driving for AM Racing. Overall, Self has earned one top-five, two top-10, seven top-15 and 11 top-20 finishes respectively.

 

The JAG Metals 350 (147 laps / 220.5 miles) is the 21st of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs., Nov. 2 from 2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m., with a final practice session set for 4:00 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Nov. 3 beginning at 3:00 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 7:00 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 Central (CT).

 

To learn about the Texas Grain Sorghum Board and the United Sorghum Checkoff Program and its benefits, please visit sorghumcheckoff.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 Niece Motorsports, please visit niecemotorsports.com.

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

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

 

About 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 Texas Grain Sorghum Board and The United Sorghum Checkoff Program:

In the ethanol industry, the United Sorghum Checkoff Program is focusing on developing direct awareness of the benefits of using sorghum as a fuel and feedstock.

Sorghum is truly a versatile crop that can be grown as a grain, forage or sweet crop. The United States is the world’s largest producer of grain sorghum, having produced 480 million bushels in 2016.

The United Sorghum Checkoff Program commits to efficiently invest checkoff dollars to increase producer profitability and enhance the sorghum industry.

 

About Niece Equipment:

For over 30 years, Niece Equipment has provided clients with reliable products at competitive prices. Their reputation is built on service, integrity and dependability.

Each of their water and fuel/lube trucks are engineered with quality and durability in mind. Niece Equipment’s capability ranges from 2,000 gallon water trucks to 12,000 gallon water towers. The fuel/lube trucks they offer range from 600 to 4,000 gallons.

Niece Equipment has three locations in Fort Scott, Kansas, Irving, Tex. and Buda, Tex.

 

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Austin Wayne Self to attend Texas State Fair with partner GO TEXAN

AUSTIN, Texas – While juggling a busy NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule, Austin, Texas native Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) will carve time to attend the highly popular State Fair of Texas set to launch on September 29 and run through October 22 at the Fair Park in Dallas.

Before competing in Saturday night’s Las Vegas 350 at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway, the Texan will detour to his home state where he’ll attend a VIP event this Thursday, Sept. 28 to officially kick off the three-week festival.

“I’m very excited to come back home and attend the State Fair of Texas,” said Self who recorded a career-best second place NASCAR finish at Daytona International Speedway earlier this season.

“The atmosphere, events, rides, games, food and all really do a good job at  showcasing the pride that Texans have at this fair and I’m looking forward to spending some time there over the next couple of weeks.”

In addition to attending the VIP event this week, Self will return to the State Fair of Texas for two additional weekends making appearances at the GO TEXAN pavilion.

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.

One of the featured partners with GO TEXAN is Texas Grain Sorghum.

In the United States, and other countries across the globe, sorghum grain is primarily used for livestock feed and ethanol production, but is becoming popular in the consumer food industry and other emerging markets.

Traditionally, nearly one-third of the U.S. sorghum crop is used for renewable fuel production. In fact, sorghum produces the same amount of ethanol per bushel as comparable feedstocks while using up to one-third less water.

With ethanol drawing a more hefty presence in NASCAR, the partnership is a win-win for all parties involved.

At the pavilion, Self will meet with attendees, sign autographs, take pictures, and draw for tickets to the JAG Metals 350 at Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 3.

Additionally, AM Racing’s No. 22 GO TEXAN truck will be on display for the entire Texas State Fair allowing go-getters an up close and personal view of Self’s 3,400-pound machine.

 

His appearance schedule at the pavilion is as follows:

 

Saturday, October 7:

  • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 8:

  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Friday, October 20:

  • 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 21:

  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 22:

  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

GO TEXAN has been a tremendous partner at AM Racing and I’m honored that they have asked me to spend some time with the fair attendees over the next couple of weeks,” added Self. “I’m looking forward to bringing a little bit of the NASCAR world to the pavilion and its going to be a great time!”

 

For more on the Texas State Fair including discounted tickets, hours of operation and more, please log onto bigtex.com/bigtexinsider.

For more on The Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program, please visit www.gotexan.org.

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

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

 

About AM 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, Justin Fontaine and J.J. Yeley as AM Racing drivers for 2017.

 

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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.

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.