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.

 

CONTACT:

pr@amracing.racing

Austin Wayne Self heads to Las Vegas eyeing jackpot finish

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Fresh off his best finish for Martins Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) heads to Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway this weekend looking to keep his recent swing of momentum rolling in Saturday night’s Las Vegas 350.

 

Last Saturday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Self soundlessly maneuvered from his 19th place qualifying effort at the 1.058-mile track to navigate a 14th place finish, his fourth top-20 finish for the Mooresville, N.C.-based team in five races.

 

Now, Self, 21, returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway eyeing a jackpot finish for Martins Motorsports, Faith Motorsports and his marketing partners.

 

“We had a good weekend at New Hampshire,” said Self. “The truck was really solid and we ran our race. We had to make some changes to our truck throughout the race and those changes worked allowing me to move through the field and earn our best finish together.

 

“I really think our team flies under the radar. Martins and Faith Motorsports are full of talented people who have a huge heard and love for NASCAR racing. We may not have the biggest budget, but we have the heart and desire to do big things. Quietly, we’ve been able to do that and hopefully this is just the start of what’s to come for the rest of the season.”

 

This weekend, Self returns to Sin City where he hopes the fast speeds of Las Vegas offers an opportunity to earn his third top-10 finish of the year.

 

“I like Las Vegas,” added Self. “Of course, I love the city and its entertainment it brings, but the track is awesome too. “It’s a fast place, where speed is important, but drafting can be a great equalizer to make up any speed you’re missing.

 

“I think you’ll see a lot change between the teams throughout the day. Practice is really early in the morning, then we qualify later in the day and darkness will soon fall after taking the green flag. The team(s) able to keep up with those changes will have a great opportunity to contend for a good finish.

 

“I hope we’re included in that group.”

 

Saturday night’s race will mark the Austin, Texas native’s second run at the 1.5-mile speed plant. Last October, he qualified 25th and raced hard to a respectable 21st place finish. This weekend, however, Self says anything less than a top-20 finish is unacceptable.

 

“I feel I’ve grown as a driver over the past year and I think that has shown with our finishes this year. I know when I can push the truck and when I can’t. I know when to makes moves and when to back off and try again later. That said, I feel like the more experience I have returning to Las Vegas will be a big plus for us.

 

“Of course, anything can happen in the race, but I feel like we have a good enough team where we have the capabilities of finishing better if everything works out. I feel like it’s going to be a fast-paced race on Saturday night, so we’ll just have to see what happens.”

 

Before Self turns his attention towards Las Vegas, he’ll detour to Dallas, Texas where he’ll help kickoff the start of the Texas State Fair with partner GO TEXAN.

 

The State Fair begins September 29 and runs through October 22 at the Fair Park in Dallas.

“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 AM Technical Solutions, Don’t Mess with Texas will serve as an associate marketing partner for Self’s 35th 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 12 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 nine top-20 finishes respectively.

 

The Las Vegas 350 (146 laps / 219 miles) is the 18th of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on Sat, Sept. 30 from 8:30 a.m. – 9:25 a.m., with a final practice session is set for 10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 3:10 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 5:00 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 local (Pacific).

 

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

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 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

 

CONTACT:

pr@amracing.racing

Austin Wayne Self returns to New Hampshire eyeing another solid run

LOUDON, NH – Continuing to mount solid finishes behind the wheel of the No. 44 Don’t mess with Texas Chevrolet, Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway eyeing another top-20 finish in Saturday afternoon’s UNOH 175.

While the Austin, Texas native isn’t a part of this year’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) playoffs, there is still plenty left for Self and his team to accomplish as the checkered flag nears on the 2017 season.

With three top-20 finishes in four races steering the No. 44 Don’t’ mess with Texas Chevrolet, Self returns to New Hampshire hoping his short track experience will pay dividends and put him in contention for another solid showing.

“When you think about it, we have a lot to be proud of,” said Self. “This opportunity to drive for Martins and Faith Motorsports came together pretty quickly, but together we have kept our expectations realistic and I think we’ve overdelivered when it comes to our finishes.”

“If not for the late race issues at Bristol, we’d be heading to New Hampshire looking at four top-20 finishes overall. To me, that’s impressive.”

“This weekend, it’s more of the same for us. We just look to run our race and see what kind of finish we can put together. A good finish on Saturday will propel us towards one of my favorite tracks next weekend, Las Vegas.”

But, before Self can shift his concentration towards Sin City, he must conquer New Hampshire, a flat 1.058-mile short track with tight turns and crisp straightaways. Last fall, Self qualified 29th but found himself involved in a late-race accident and finished 29th.

“We had a good truck at New Hampshire last year, just didn’t have the result that we were looking for,” recalled Self. “Still, I learned a lot about the track and what it takes to maneuver, especially off Turn 4 to get that run down the frontstretch that you can carry into Turn 1.”

“The 21-year-old added that since New Hampshire is difficult to pass, qualifying is crucial towards having a good day at “The Magic Mile.”

“Even though it’s a short track, New Hampshire is still tough to negotiate,” he said. “For being a small team like we are, we feel like we can excel a little better on these smaller tracks. Hopefully, everyone will see that.”

“The closer we can start to the front the better our chances for a good finish will be. I appreciate the opportunity to drive this truck and earn another respectable performance for everyone who makes this race possible.”

In addition to AM Technical Solutions, Don’t Mess with Texas will serve as an associate marketing partner for Self’s 34th 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 11 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, six top-15 and eight top-20 finishes respectively.

The UNOH 175 (175 laps / 185.15 miles) is the 17th of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Sept. 22 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:25 p.m., with a final practice session is set for 3:30 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Sat., Sept. 23 beginning at 10:05 a.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 1:00 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 local (Central).

 

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 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.

Austin Wayne Self heads to Chicagoland eyeing back-to-back top-10 finishes

JOILET, Ill. – With his second top-10 finish in the books in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) most recent race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, sophomore driver Austin Wayne Self heads to Chicagoland Speedway hoping the momentum blows into on-track competition in Friday night’s Chicagoland 225.

 

In a one-off return with his AM Racing team North of the Border, Self is ready to return to Martin Motorsports’ No. 44 Don’t mess with Texas / AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet looking to be a factor in the final race of the regular season.

 

“Before I turn my concentration on Chicagoland, my heart is pouring out to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma,” said Self.

 

“It’s very sad to turn on a television and see Mother Nature’s fury take on my home state and a state where I’ve made a lot of memories. We’re racing hard for a good finish this week in honor of all those victims.”

 

To help with the devastation, Martin Motorsports has donated the bed top of the truck to bring awareness to the STAR Fund, which also needs help in the aftermath of Harvey.

 

The State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund was created solely with monetary donations from private individuals and companies, including Farm Credit, Valero and McCoy’s Building Supply. STAR Fund money may be used to assist farmers and ranchers in rebuilding fences, restoring operations and paying for other agricultural disaster relief.

 

“It’s important to remember while many families lost everything in Harvey, so did a lot of farmers and ranchers,” added Self. “Chicagoland Speedway, thanks to Martins Motorsports is an opportunity to show our support and bring further attentiveness to those agriculture producers in the wrath of Harvey’s destruction.

 

“Every dollar counts as the floods have devastated many farming and ranching operations and caused massive loss of livestock and feed sources and as proud Texans we’re going to do our part to inform people of the STAR Fund and its purpose.”

 

As for Chicagoland, Self is hoping to build on his 17th place finish from last fall after starting 26th.

 

“I learned a lot at Chicago last year,” noted Self. “You can’t race Chicago like you race Kentucky or Kansas or Homestead. Chicago has its owner finesse and style. I feel confident that we can get our No. 44 Don’t mess with Texas Chevrolet rotating good through the corners so we can have the speed to carry on the straightaways.”

 

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 Chicagoland 225 (150 laps / 225 miles) is the 16th of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs., Sept. 14 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:25 p.m., with a final practice session is set for 5:30 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., Sept. 15 beginning at 4:05 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 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 (Central).

 

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

 

For more on the STAR Fund and its mission, please click here.

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 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.