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 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 on Talladega Superspeedway Post Race

Atss11ustin Wayne Self

No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Age: 20

RESULTS: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Talladega Superspeedway – Fred’s 250.

Season Race No.: 19 of 23

Talladega Superspeedway Results:

  • Started: 23rd
  • Finished: 14th
  • Laps: 94 of 94
  • Driver Point Standings: 15th
  • Owner Point Standings: 21st
  • Best Finish: 9th (Eldora Speedway)

Talladega Superspeedway Race Notes:

Austin Wayne Self (AWS) showcasing his No.22 ‘Trump-Pence, Make American Great Again’ tribute Toyota Tundra finished 14th in Saturday’s Fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. AWS turned in a solid performance in his first career NCWTS start at Talladega.  Armed with a strong Toyota Tundra, AWS mastered the draft and avoided the “Big One” to earn his fifth top-15 finish of his rookie campaign.

Featuring the Trump-Pence Truck at Talladega, AM Racing’s marketing campaign was a colossal media success.   Reaching millions of American’s the story was shared via social media and picked up by countless media outlets such as FOX News, Yahoo Sports. Sporting News and the Charlotte Observer to name a few.tss1

Prior to Saturday’s race AWS was a featured guest and spoke to FOX News Channel’s ‘FOX and Friends’ to discuss his Trump-Pence Talladega entry.

Watch AWS’s FOX Interview: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=blr9uBwzG1M&feature=youtu.be

AWS Talladega Superspeedway Post Race Quote:

“I am proud of my entire No. 22 AM Racing team. We fought all day, we just got shuffled back there at the end. I was hoping we could get a third lane going there with the Green-White-Checkered, unfortunately no one ever went.  We’ll take P14 and move onto Martinsville. I’m also grateful to all those who supported our special Trump-Pence truck this weekend – let’s keep fighting to make America great again.  Get the word out.  Get out and vote!”   -Austin Wayne Self

AM Racing Debuts Trump-Pence Truck at Talladega Superspeedway

Austin Wayne Self

No.22 Trump-Pence Toyota Tundra

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Age: 20

2016 NCWTS Stats:

  • 2016 NCWTS Point Standings – 16th
  • Last Race: 21st Place Finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  • Top-10’s: 1
  • Average Finish: 20th
  • Best Finish: 9th (Eldora Speedway)

Race Notes: Talladega Superspeedway

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to Talladega Superspeedway for the 19th event of the season.  Talladega, known for its high banked 2.66 mile racing surface has delivered exciting – big pack restrictor plate racing to the NASCAR Truck series since the inaugural race in 2006.  AM Technical Solutions Team Notes:

Austin Wayne Self, a native of the great state of Texas, along with his AM Racing NASCAR truck team, plan to unveil their red, white and blue No.22 ‘Trump-Pence, Make American Great Again’ tribute truck at this weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – Fred’s Pharmacy 250 powered by Coca-Cola event at Talladega Superspeedway on October 22.  The Talladega race date which falls three weeks before the United States presidential election of 2016, provides a timely stage to show support.

AWS Talladega Superspeedway Quote:

“I’m excited to make my first career Truck Series start at Talladega.  I’ve had some decent results over the past couple years in the ARCA Series so I’m coming in with some experience – knowing what to expect.  These plate races are so intense, you’re up on the wheel the entire race with no time to relax.  These trucks are so aero sensitive. With the high speeds and tight racing you’ve really got to be patient and not make any mistakes or it will cost you.” -Austin Wayne Self

Track: Talladega Superspeedway

Race: Fred’s Pharmacy 250 Powered by Coca-Cola

94 LAPS, 250 MILES- (NCWTS Event 19 of 23)

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016

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

Practice: Friday, October 21, 2016

  • First Practice: 12:00 PM-9:30 AM (FOX SPORTS 1)
  • Final Practice: 2:00 PM-2:55 PM (FOX SPORTS 1)

NCWTS Keystone Light Pole Qualifying:

  • Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 10:30 AM (FOX SPORTS 1)

***ALL TIMES EASTERN***

Talladega Superspeedway Specifications:

Intermediate: 2.6 Mile Paved Tri-Oval

Turns: Banking: 33 degrees Length: 3,750 feet Radius: 1,100 feet

Frontstretch: Chute length: 2,150 feet Total length: 4,300 Backstretch: Length: 4,000 feet.

Austin Wayne Self, AM Racing Talladega Bound with Trump

Austin, Texas (October 6, 2016) –With the Presidential election heating up, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing announced today their joint support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence.

Self, a native of the great state of Texas, along with his AM Racing NASCAR truck team, plan to unveil their red, white and blue No.22 ‘Trump-Pence, Make American Great Again’ tribute truck at the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – Fred’s Pharmacy 250 event at Talladega Superspeedway on October 22.

The Talladega race date which falls three weeks before the United States presidential election of 2016, provides a timelystage to show support.

Austin Wayne Self, NASCAR driver and part of the millennial generation, knows the importance of exercising his privilege to vote in the upcoming November presidential election.

“This will be the first presidential election I’ve been old enough to take part in,” says 20-year old driver, Austin Wayne Self.  “Politics has never really been that important to me until now – but now more than ever we need change.  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 this country has been waiting for. I’m really excited to show my support”.

Proud to carry the Trump-Pence endorsement on the side of his truck at Talladega, Self realizes the importance of this election.

“It’s important we carry this message and remind everyone, especially my peers, to get out and be heard come Election Day.  I think it’s cool we have someone running for president who doesn’t necessarily come from the political world.  Trump is a guy that I can really stand behind – he’s here to trumpmake American great again.”

The state of Texas, home of both Self and his primary partner AM Racing, has a strong reputation for its historical support of the Republican Party.

“We have to get God back into our lives and rebuild our Country on a foundation of Godly values,” stated AM Racing’s team owner, Tim Self.  “Trump’s actions indicate that he will push public policy in that direction.  Jerry Falwell Jr, Franklin Graham and our good friend Dr. James Dobson have faith in Trump. He is our guy. Hopefully, the Trump Pence Truck will make a small difference. It represents our family and friends doing our part.”

News of AM Racing’s Trump-Pence presidential ticket support has garnished high marks in their home state of Texas.  As proud partner of the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN agri-business program, AM Racing received kudos from the commissioner of Agriculture.

“I’m proud to see that AM Racing is doing their part to get out the vote for Donald Trump by running their Trump/Pence truck at Talladega Superspeedway on October 22,” said Sid Miller, Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture. “As one of Mr. Trump’s key advisors in Texas I am confident he can win and bring back jobs to America.  He will make free trade into fair trade and that means a lot for the Texas agriculture industry and jobs across the country.  AM Racing and Donald Trump: both are Making America Great Again!”

Earlier this year Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump received a personal endorsement from NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France.

This message was paid for by AM Racing and is not endorsed by the Republican Party or the Donald J. Trump-Mike Pence Presidential campaign. The NCWTS – Fred’s Pharmacy 250 from Talladega Superspeedway will air live on FOX SPORTS 1 (FS1) at 1:00pm Saturday October 22, 2016.  FS1 will also cover same day qualifying at 10:30 am.  Expanded coverage of two practice sessions will air Friday October 21 at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.  All time Eastern Standard Time.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway Post Race Review

lvms2Austin Wayne Self

No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Age: 20

RESULTS: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Las Vegas Motor Speedway – DC 350.

Season Race No.: 18 of 23

Las Vegas Motor Speedway Results:

  • Started: 25th
  • Finished: 21st
  • Laps: 142 of 146
  • Driver Point Standings: 16th
  • Owner Point Standings: 22nd
  • Best Finish: 9th (Eldora Speedway)

Las Vegas Motor Speedway Race Notes:

Austin Wayne Self (AWS) driving his No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra finished 21st in Saturday night’s DC SOLAR 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Self, currently occupying the 16th position in the NCWTS driver standings has notched nine top-20 finishes during his rookie campaign.  His season best ninth place finish in July came on the dirt at Eldora Speedway.  With five races remaining on the ’16 NCWTS schedule Self looks ahead to his next series start at Talladega Superspeedway on October 22.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway Post Race Quote:lvms1

“We obviously didn’t get the finish we wanted tonight but we’re getting out of here in a lot better shape (blown motor) than we did last weekend at New Hampshire.  I want to give a special shout out to the guys from JB Henderson Construction who made it out to the track this weekend.  They’ve been a big part of our season and I can’t thank them enough for all their support.  With the season winding down and a few weeks off before the next race the team will travel back to North Carolina and start preparing for Talladega. The guys on this team continue to work hard – and I know we’re all focused on the same goals.  With only a handful of races left in the season we’ll be ready for the final stretch run. -Austin Wayne Self

Last Race: DC Solar 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Next Race:

Next up on the NCWTS schedule is race No. 19 of 23 – The Fred’s Pharmacy 250 from Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, October 22 at 1:00 P.M. All times EST.

Austin Wayne Self Is Ready For Las Vegas Motor Speedway

nhms2Austin Wayne Self

No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Age: 20

2016 NCWTS Stats:

2016 NCWTS Point Standings – 16th

Last Race: 29th Place Finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Top-10’s: 1

Average Finish: 20th

Best Finish: 9th (Eldora Speedway)

Race Notes: Las Vegas  Motor Speedway

This year’s DC Solar 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway marks the 20th anniversary of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ inaugural event which was held on November 3, 1996 – won by Jack Sprague.  The 18th event of the 2016 NCWTS season, Vegas represents the last race before a 3-week pause in the schedule before commencing for five consecutive weekends of racing which will conclude at Homestead Miami on November 11.

AM Technical Solutions Team Notes:

AM Racing welcomes members of JB Henderson Construction to Las Vegas for this weekend’s race in the desert.  JBH, a proud partner of AM Racing was established in 1959, specializes in providing general contracting services.

AWS Las Vegas Motor Speedway Quote:

“I’m really looking forward to my first start at Las Vegas.  Our team has shown a lot of growth and success on the 1.5 mile tracks during the second half of the season.  Despite the misfortunes we encountered last week with the engine failure my confidence remains high.  This team never gives up.  We’ll be ready to go in Vegas.” -Austin Wayne Self

Track: Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Race: DC SOLAR 350

146 LAPS, 219 MILES- (NCWTS Event 18 of 23)

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016nhms3

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

Practice: Saturday, October 1, 2016

  • First Practice: 8:30 AM-9:30 AM (FOX SPORTS 1)
  • Final Practice: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM (FOX SPORTS 1)

NCWTS Keystone Light Pole Qualifying:

  • Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 3:10 PM (FOX SPORTS 1)

***ALL TIMES LOCAL***

Las Vegas Motor Speedway Specifications:

Intermediate: 1.5 Mile Paved Tri-Oval

Front straight: 2,275 feet Back straight: 1,572 feet

NEW Banking [2007]: Corners: 20°, Front Straight: 9°, Back Straight: 9°

New Hampshire Motor Speedway Post Race Review

nhmsAustin Wayne Self

No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Age: 20

RESULTS: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series New Hampshire Motor Speedway – UNOH 175.

Season Race No.: 17 of 23

New Hampshire Motor Speedway Results:

  • Started: 22nd
  • Finished: 29th
  • Laps: 126 of 175
  • Driver Point Standings: 16th
  • Owner Point Standings: 23rd
  • Best Finish: 9th (Eldora Speedway)

New Hampshire Motor Speedway Race Notes:

Austin Wayne Self (AWS) driving his No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra suffered a blown engine resulting in an early exit and 29th place finish in Saturday’s UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  After qualifying 22nd for his NCWTS debut at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, AMS took the green flag and began his climb up the leader board.  However, on lap-25, the Texas born driver started reporting high engine temps along w/ water spewing from his Tundra truck.  Despite the early warning signs AWS was able to race his way into the 15th position by lap-30 of the scheduled 175-lap event. But continued dangerous engine temps soon resulted in several pit stops to help remedy the concern. Temporarily cooling off the truck AWS was confident and back on track.  Short-lived, the motor temp spiked again on lap-128 resulting in a blown engine which sent the 22-truck hard into the outside wall ending AWS’s day early with a disappointing 29th place finish.   nhms1

New Hampshire Motor Speedway Post Race Quote:  

“This was not the day we wanted.  The overheating was a major concern almost from the start.  The guys did everything they could to keep it cooled but in the end there was nothing from keeping our engine from blowing.  Disappointing for sure, but we’ll gather up and be ready for Vegas next week.” Austin Wayne Self

Last Race: UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Next Race:Next up on the NCWTS schedule is race No. 18 of 23 – The DC SOLAR 350 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 1 at 8:30 P.M. All times Eastern Standard

New Hampshire Motor Speedway Preview

Austin Wayne Self

No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Age: 20

2016 NCWTS Stats:

  • 2016 NCWTS Point Standings – 15th
  • Last Race: 17th Place Finish at Chicagoland Motor Speedway
  • Top-10’s: 1
  • Average Finish: 20th
  • Best Finish: 9th (Eldora Speedway)

Race Notes: New Hampshire Motor Speedway14425490_1089400161109962_1242002909998542960_o

The UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway marks the return of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Season series to the east coast for the 17th event of the ’16 season.  Known as the ‘Magic Mile’, The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series gather for a doubleheader showing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend.

AM Technical Solutions Team Notes:

AM Racing, in the midst of their freshman year, continues to make gains in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.  Officials and guests of the team’s primary sponsor, AM Technical Solutions, will be on-hand at the track as AWS makes his debut appearance at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

AWS New Hampshire Motor Speedway Quote:

“I’m looking forward to getting to Loudon this week for my first track appearance at New Hampshire. Mile tracks typically run like a short track but carry way more speed into the corners.  We should be good.  Our team continues to grow with confidence.  Everyone on this team from Crew Chief to driver to guys back in the shop are working hard every day to improve.  And we’re starting to see our hard work payoff – running a complete race with no mistakes will be critical to our success this weekend.”         -Austin Wayne Self

 

Track: New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Race: UNOH 175

175 LAPS, 185 MILES- (NCWTS Event 17 of 23)

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016

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

Practice: Friday, September 23, 2016

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

NCWTS Keystone Light Pole Qualifying:

  • Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 10:10 AM (FOX SPORTS 1)

***ALL TIMES LOCAL***

New Hampshire Motor Speedway Specifications:

Intermediate: 1.06 Mile Oval

Banking:

Turns: Banking: 12 degrees; Straights: 2 degrees

Length of Straights: Frontstretch – 1500ft; Backstretch – 1500ft