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

Post Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Review

rdAustin Wayne Self

No.22 AM Go Texan/Bucee’s Toyota Tundra

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Age: 20

RESULTS: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – Chevrolet Silverado 250

 

 

AWS Canada Results:

Started: 22nd

Finished: 15th

Laps: 66 of 66

Driver Point Standings: 15th

Canadian Tire Motorsports Park Race Notes:

Austin Wayne Self, driver of the No.22 Go Texan/Bucee’s Toyota, started the action packed weekend off with an engine change following Final Practice on Saturday afternoon. Forced to start in the rear of the field for Sunday’s Silverado 250, the team took advantage of some extra practice during Qualifying.

AWS had one goal – keep the No. 22 Go Texan/Bucee’s Toyota out of trouble. Crew Chief Rick Ren made a good call on Lap 7 to keep the Rookie driver out, allowing him to gain valuable track position. Throughout the remainder of the race, Austin battled a strong field of trucks, but was able to remain in the Top 15 for most of the day, reaching as high as 2nd place at one point.

Just as the laps were winding down, and AWS was holding on to a solid Top 10 finish, a blown right rear tire caused the team to have to pit late in the running. Restarting 29th. Self fought to gain seventeen positions in two laps, moving him into 12th, before an on-track incident led to another blown tire, coming out of Turn 10 on the Final Lap. Despite the set back, Austin was able to maintain control of the No. 22 Toyota, with only three good tires and come home with another Top 15 finish.

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Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Post Race Quote:

“I am really proud of my entire No. 22 AM Racing team. We continue to fight every week to get my Toyota Tundra handling the way it should be on track. We’ve had some decent finishes the past couple weeks, but we’re fighting against some bad luck. I think I would have been able to get the best finish of the year, if it wasn’t for the blown tire. We’ll continue to learn, and move on to Chicagoland in a couple weeks.” -Austin Wayne Self

Last Race: Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Next Race:

Next up on the NCWTS schedule is race No. 16 of 23 – The American Ethanol 225 from Chicagoland Speedway on Friday, September 16 at 8:30 P.M. All times Eastern Standard Time.

Career Best NASCAR Finish for Austin Wayne Self at Texas

KS5_5068 rsz_1tmsAUSTIN, TEXAS  (June 12, 2016) – Austin Wayne Self turned in a career best 13th place finish in his highly anticipated home track debut in Friday’s  NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway.

 

“What a thrill! This was a big night for me and our team,” said Self, who delivered a solid performance in front of his home state fans.  “I’ve been coming here since I was a kid and have watched hundreds of laps.  I think tonight might have been bigger than starting at Daytona at the beginning of the year.”

 

“After struggling the last few races our AM Racing team stepped up and rebounded at the perfect time. Our guys did a great job all night long and gave me the opportunity to finish strong.  I can’t wait to come back in November and do this all over again.”

 

After a busy homecoming week filled with media appearances, Self, excitedly made his way to Texas Motor Speedway filled with optimism.  Starting 18th on the grid, the native Texan quickly raced his way inside the top-15 where he’d remain throughout the course of 250-mile event.

 

“Everything went pretty smooth this weekend.  The truck handled great and we had good speed all night long.  We made very few adjustments.  I think we learned a lot which will really help us in the future.”

 

“It was cool having a lot of our team partners at the track weekend.  I can’t thank everyone enough for their continued support.  Without them none of this is possible.  Big thanks to AM Technical Solutions, Sid Miller (Texas Department of Agriculture), Don’t Mess with Texas, Go Texan, Big Ass Fans, Rick’s Salsa, Texas Tea, and Four Escobars.”

 

Friday’s finish was Self’s second top-15 and fourth top-20 finish in seven NCWTS attempts.  He maintains 20th position in the overall series driver point standings.

 

Next up on the schedule is the SPEEDIATRICS 200 from Iowa Speedway on Saturday, June 18.

 

Follow Austin Wayne Self on Social Media: 

Be sure to follow Austin on all social media platforms. You can find him on facebook at facebook.com/AustinWSelf, on twitter at @AustinWSelf and Instagram @AustinWayneSelf.  You can also visit AWSracing.com.

AM Racing Introduces Joint Partners in the NASCAR Truck Series

Austin, Texas (June 8, 2016) – AM Racing announced today the addition of two new team partners who join the organization in support of its efforts fielding the No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota, driven by Austin Wayne Self in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Joining AM Racing are Big Ass Fans and Four Escobars LLC.

Both strategic associate partnership agreements begin this weekend in conjunction with Austin Wayne Self’s series debut at Texas Motor Speedway.

“It’s a privilege to welcome both Big Ass Solutions and Four Escobars Barbeque Sauce (Four Escobars, LLC) brands to our young NASCAR Truck organization,” said Matt Donovan, President of Corporate Partnerships for AM Racing.

“We’re proud to represent these companies and excited to provide them with a unique platform to expose their respected brands to millions of race fans throughout the season.”

Big Ass Solutions, based in Lexington, Kentucky, designs and manufactures the world’s most advanced consumer and industrial ceiling fans and light fixtures. Big Ass Solutions is the parent company of Big Ass Fans and Big Ass Light, as well as the recently launched the Haiku Home residential division. The Haiku residential fan has won than 65 international design and technology awards and hold the top 19 spots on ENERGY STAR®’s list of most efficient ceiling fans. For more information visit BigAssSolutions.com.

“Big Ass Solutions is excited about our entry into racing with the AM Team,” said Kevin Young, Business Development Manager at Big Ass Solutions. “The Lone Star state is our second home – our earliest fans were sold there when the company was founded in 1999. We chose to partner with a Texas-based organization as a sign of support for our largest market.”

Four Escobars Barbeque Sauce, which is based near Austin Wayne Self’s hometown of Austin, Texas, is a provider of Award Winning BBQ Sauce with over 100,000 bottles distributed annually. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/fourescobars/.

“We’re so excited to be part of the AM Racing Family! It’s an honor to partner up with Austin and his team. Great things come out of Texas – NASCAR and Barbecue Sauce,” commented Cletis Escobar, President of Four Escobars, LLC.Big Ass Fans

About Big Ass Fans

Big Ass Solutions’ unique name originated with the massive overhead fans the company perfected to bring comfort and energy savings to large spaces lacking air conditioning, such as dairy barns and factories. Today, though, Big Ass is much more than industrial—and much more than Big Ass Fans. Big Ass means quality, form and function to solve problems in the built environment. Churches and schools needed fans to cool their congregations and classrooms, so the company developed the first silent motor for massive fans. The Big Ass Light division started in 2014 with the launch of the company’s heavy-duty, industrial-grade LED fixtures, so tough you can drive a truck over them. The Haiku Home residential division was recently launched to transform the home through cutting edge technology, iconic design and effortless conservation. Big Ass Solutions has an insatiable drive to research, engineer, innovate and improve. In short, they don’t do things halfway – they go Big Ass.

About Four Escobars, LLC

Four Escobars is the new favorite of Texans everywhere! This barbecue sauce blends the perfect amount of paprika, chili powder and crushed red pepper with just the right amount of sweetness to create a fantastic sauce that makes for “A Little Sweet, A Little Heat.” It will grab both sides of your tongue and leave a lasting impression on your palate. Try all three flavors: Raspberry, Original and Honey.

The name Four Escobars represents family, which is what Texas is all about. The creation and development of this “perfect sauce” came from the four members of the Escobar family: Cletis (dad), Michelle (mom), Gannon and Garrison (sons). Each member played an important role in the development of the sauce. Cletis was the creator, and the rest of the family were the critiques! Gannon was the deciding factor in just how much raspberry should go into the Raspberry sauce, while Garrison was the creative mind “bee-hind” the Honey label.

Four EscobarsThe label was created to highlight cities and towns across Texas. Behind the logo you will find a map of Texas with small towns and large cities nicely faded into the background. Four Escobars was created in Waxahachie, Texas, which is prominently and proudly displayed below the logo. If you look close, you will also find the names of each family member on the map. The GO TEXAN logo is also displayed on the label so consumers will know that it is a Texas product.

Four Escobars, LLC, was established in September of 2013. Distribution started with an HEB partnership in January of 2015. By March of 2016, sales were over 100,000 bottles locally.  HEB has expanded distribution throughout the state of Texas, and now Four Escobars can be found in over 150 HEB locations.

Austin Wayne Self Returns Home for Texas NASCAR Showdown

Austin, Texas (June 7, 2016)  After a two week pause in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule, Austin Wayne Self and his No.22 AM Racing Technical Solutions Toyota team return to action in their home state of Texas for this weekend’s Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, June 10.AWS2

A native son of Austin, Texas, Self, will make his first ever start at Texas Motor Speedway and his seventh overall career start in the NCWTS.  Building a strong rookie campaign, the 20-year old driver and his newly formed team currently occupy the 20th position in the point standings.

AWS0“It’s a dream come true to come back to Texas and race in front of my hometown fans,” said Self.

“Texas is where I saw my first NASCAR race when I was five-years old.  It’s truly going to be surreal when I get out there and turn my first laps.”

Looking to better his career best 15th place finish which came earlier in the year at Martinsville, Self looks ahead to his home track, in search for his first career top-10 finish.

“We continue to work and put a lot of effort into this team.  We’ve had some really strong runs get spoiled this year.  Nothing would be better than getting our first top ten this weekend and share it with all our great partners who’ll be out in full force supporting me and our team.”

In celebration of AM Racing’s homecoming, the team will host a good ole fashion Texas Barbeque provided by local favorite and supporter, Blacks Barbeque, for a large contingency of Texas based partners and guests, including AM Technical Solutions, Don’t Mess with Texas, Go Texan, Rick’s Salsa, Texas Tea, and Four Escobars.

“What more could we ask for – this weekend’s Camping World truck race is in our home state at the Texas Motor Speedway! It’s a first for Austin, and we will be there in full force to support him and the entire AMTS 22 team,” says Dan Codi, CEO of AM Technical Solutions. “We know this is a day Austin has been dreaming about for quite some time, and he really wants to perform well for his entire Texas family.”

The pre-race party will feature country music artist, Keith Kelso, who’ll deliver an intimate performance with Texas Motor Speedway serving as a dramatic backdrop. Kelso, well-known within the Austin, Texas music scene and all over the country, will deliver his rich blend of country vocals prior to Friday night’s main event.

AM Racing will also welcome Sid Miller, the Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture, who will serve as the team’s celebrity guest and sit atop the pit box during the Rattlesnake 400.AWS2AWS1

“I am excited to see the GO TEXAN truck in action at this week’s Camping World Truck Series race,” Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said. “The Texas Department of Agriculture is proud to promote a Texas-owned company like AM Racing that, in turn, supports so many other Lone Star businesses and GO TEXAN members like Toyota, Black’s Barbecue, Texas Tea and Four Escobars. Everyone at the Texas Department of Agriculture will be rooting for Austin Wayne Self and his team this Friday! ”

“Also, let me make a prediction,” Commissioner Miller said, ”regardless of the outcome of the race, the GO TEXAN program and Texas businesses will win big!”

Follow Austin Wayne Self on Social Media: 

Be sure to follow Austin on all social media platforms. You can find him on facebook at facebook.com/AustinWSelf, on twitter at @AustinWSelf and Instagram @AustinWayneSelf.  You can also visit AWSracing.com.

This Week’s NCWTS Schedule:

NCWTS action from Texas Motor Speedway will begin with three practice sessions on Thursday, June 9. First Practice session starts at 2:30 p.m., Second Practice Session starts at 4:30 p.m. and the final Practice Session starts at 6:30 p.m.  Keystone Light Pole Qualifying will take place Friday, June 10 at 5:00 p.m. Follow Live on FS1. The Rattlesnake 400 (167 laps, 250.5 miles) begins at approximately 8:19 p.m. Friday night.  Note: All Times Central Standard Time. Follow NASCAR.com for results.

NCWTS Rattlesnake 200 Television Broadcast Schedule for Friday, June 10

Catch all the action from Texas on FOX SPORTS 1!

5:00 PM CST – NCWST Keystone Light Pole Qualifying (FS1)

8:00 PM CST – Start of the Rattlesnake 400 (FS1)

Note: All Times Central Standard Time.