Transmission Failure Ends Austin Wayne Self’s Dover Chances Early

Austin, TX (May 14, 2016) – For the second consecutive week of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition, Austin Wayne Self was plagued by unforeseen circumstances outside his control.Dover1

 

Down on luck, Self’s Dover chances came to an abrupt end after losing his transmission 43-laps into the JACOB Companies 200 at Dover International Speedway.

 

Friday’s early exit resulted into a season-low 32nd place finish for the No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota team. This has been especially disappointing considering Self and his new team started the season with three consecutive top-20 finishes.

 

“We just seem to have bad luck the last couple of weeks,’ said Self.  I hate for my guys and the entire AM Technical Solutions team. I know these sort of things are part of racing and every team goes through this at some point but it still doesn’t make it any easier.  I guess we’ll go home and get ready for Charlotte next weekend. Hopefully things will turn around!”

 

DoverThe AM Technical Solutions team will hit the reset button for next week’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

 

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Monster Mile Awaits Austin Wayne Self

Austin, TX (May 9, 2016) – After a disappointing outcome in last week’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event at Kansas Speedway, Austin Wayne Self is determined to rebound when the series invades the often tricky Dover International Speedway for the Dover 200 on Friday, May 13martinsville11

Dover, known as the “Monster Mile”, has a longstanding reputation for fierce side-by-side racing often delivering catastrophic results for drivers looking to tame the demanding one-mile concrete oval.

Self, who completed a successful test last month at Dover, is cautiously optimistic.

“We had a great test (Dover) a couple weeks back and I think we learned a lot which we’ll apply to our Toyota Tundra this weekend,” said Self.  “Dover can be tricky. It’s going to be a constant battle for position each and every lap.  It’s one of those tracks that can come up and bite you at any time if you’re not smart about it.  I just gotta keep my focus, run a smart race – complete all 200-laps.”

Self, driver of the No.22 AM Technical Solutions-Black’s Barbeque Toyota, will make his fifth series start of the ’16 truck campaign.  The Austin, Texas native currently occupies the 18th spot in the NCWTS driver standings and sits fourth in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year chase.

“Our young team continues to battle tough each and every week.  I’m proud of our guys and their never quite attitude.  We definitely didn’t get the results we wanted last week but we’re ready to get back at it at Dover.”

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This Week’s NCWTS Schedule:

NCWTS action from Dover International Speedway will begin with two practice sessions on Thursday, May 12.  Follow NASCAR.com for results.  Keystone Light Pole Qualifying will take place Friday, May 13 at 2:15 p.m. TV Coverage TBA.  The Dover 200 (200 laps, 200 miles) begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday night.  Note: All Times Eastern Standard Time.

 

NCWTS Dover 200 Television Broadcast Schedule for Friday, May 13

Catch all the action from Dover on FOX SPORTS 1!

2:15 PM EST – NCWST Keystone Light Pole Qualifying (TBA)

5:30 PM EST – Start of the Dover 200 (FS1)

Note: All Times Eastern Standard Time.