AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway | N.C. Education Lottery 200
No. 22 AM Racing Team:
Driver: Austin Wayne Self
Primary Partner(s): GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions
Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado
Crew Chief: Ryan Salomon
Spotter: Tony Raines
2021 Driver Points Position: 12th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 13th
Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 109; previously raced at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway on May 7, 2021 (Start: 12th | Finish: Ninth).
Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies
Notes of Interest:
Texas Pride: Two Texas-based companies will return as the primary partners for Austin Wayne Self this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Statesville, N.C.-based team will sport the signage of GO TEXAN and AM Technical Solutions on the No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado for the ninth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race of the season.
GO TEXAN is a widely recognized brand. It represents a diverse collection of people, products and services that are genuinely Texan. 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.
Headquartered in Austin, TX, AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) was founded in 1994.
AM Technical Solutions is a Global Architecture, Engineering & Construction firm specializing in the high-tech markets. AMTS has managed over $20B of global capital projects for over 170 different customers in 24 countries and across five continents.
Career Year: Approaching the halfway point of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing are enjoying a banner year.
Nine races into the season, the team hasn’t finished worse than 23rd and maintains an average finish of 15.9 entering the N.C. Education Lottery 200.
Self’s current 12th place fitting in the championship standings is the highest he’s been this deep into the year. He is mirroring his 2018 Truck Series season where he finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings maintaining an average finishing position of 17.0.
Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Charlotte Motor Speedway Stats: From 2016 to 2020, Austin Wayne Self has five prior starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In those five starts, he has delivered a personal track-best of 12th in 2017.
He also holds an average finishing position of 20 and has completed 651 of 670 laps for a 97.2 percent lap completion.
Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Intermediate Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway, Self has made 67 starts throughout his career with four top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 18.8.
Circuit of the Americas | Toyota Tundra 225 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Circuit of the Americas, Austin Wayne Self made his 116th NCWTS start.
After qualifying his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado 29th in the rain at COTA, Self battled the race track at his hometown track during a rain-soaked event to finish a respectable 16th.
Nine races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have two top-10s, four top-15s, seven top-20s and nine top-23 finishes.
To The Point(s): Entering Charlotte, Self sits 12th in the championship standings with 199 points earned and maintaining the same position following COTA.
Just 26 points separate Self from 10th in the championship standings currently held by Carson Hocevar and 89 points in the arrears from fifth locked by Todd Gilliland with 13 races remaining this season.
AM Racing also secures 13th in the NCWTS owner standings.
Calling the Shots: Ryan Salomon will continue to lead Austin Wayne Self and the AM Racing team this weekend at Charlotte.
This weekend marks his 13th race as crew chief for Self and in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. During his tenure, he guided Self to an average finish of 15.2 during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively.
Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 116 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, delivering two top-five and 10 top-10 finishes. He finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings in 2018.
Spanning six years of Truck Series competition, he maintains an average finish of 18.4.
Did You Know? Austin Wayne Self and his wife Jennifer have 16 chickens and a dog named Echo.
I Do….: Austin Wayne Self married longtime girlfriend Jennifer Anderson, sister of fellow NASCAR Camping World Truck and Xfinity Series driver Jordan Anderson in December 2020.
Lineup: In addition to GO TEXAN and AM Technical Solutions continuing their roles as the primary marketing partner for Self in 2021, the AM Racing team will also receive support from AIRBOX Air Purifier, Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle, and Kreuz Market.
Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes:
On Charlotte Motor Speedway: “Obviously, it’s very nice to run in the backyard of our AM Racing team at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Traditionally over the years, Charlotte hasn’t been the best of race tracks for me, but I’m excited to have Ryan calling the shots and see what he can do to help improve our performance.
“Things are going very well with our AM Racing team and I’m hopeful we can continue that pace with our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet on Friday night.”
On Circuit of the Americas: “It certainly was a challenging race in the rain, but as a team, we fought the battle and came out with a decent finish at Circuit of the Americas.
“We had some issues on pit road that may have hindered our finish a little bit, but that’s just part of racing sometimes. We’ll take this solid finish our group and charge forward to Charlotte and hope for a top-10 finish.”
On 2021 Season: “We are right there on the cusp of making the Truck Series Playoffs. It’s going to take a lot of work, but we have made great progress so far during the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.
“We’ve been very solid to the start of 2021, we just need to keep after it and hope we’re able to produce more of the same or even bigger results into the upcoming summer stretch.”
Visit AM Technical Solutions online at amts.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 Flying Circle, please visit flyingcirclegear.com, like them on Facebook (FlyingCircleGear) and follow them on Instagram (@flyingcirclegear) and Twitter (@flyingcircle_). Also, connect with Flying Circle on Pinterest and YouTube.
For additional information on CForce premium artesian water, please visit cforce.com.
The N.C. Education Lottery 200 (134 laps | 201 miles) is the 10th of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., May 28th from 11:35 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 5:35 p.m. The field will take the green flag a short time later after 8:30 p.m. ET with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (ET).