AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway | Rackley Roofing 200
No. 22 AM Racing Team:
Driver: Austin Wayne Self
Primary Partner(s):GO TEXAN | At Home Concert Experience | AM Technical Solutions
Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado
Crew Chief: Ryan Salomon
Spotter: Tony Raines
2021 Driver Points Position: 13th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 15th
Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 107; previously raced at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway on August 30, 2020 (Start: 20th | Finish: 30th).
Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies
Notes of Interest:
Open The Gates: For the first time since 2011, NASCAR returns to the Music City area and specifically Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway. The 1.33-mile concrete oval hosted at least one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from 2001 to 2011.
Only five of the 43 drivers entered for Friday night’s Rackley Roofing 200 have prior experience at the Lebanon, Tenn.-based track.
Nashville Superspeedway is located approximately 36 miles east of downtown Nashville.
Texas Pride: Two Texas-based companies will return as the primary partners for Austin Wayne Self this weekend at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway.
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 12th 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.
Welcome Aboard: This weekend at Nashville, AM Racing welcomes the At Home Concert Experience powered by Soldiers for Faith.
Amidst the uniquely challenging environment created by the lockdowns, the At Home Concert Experience (ahcx) was founded by Kelly McAndrew, founder of Soldiers For Faith Ministries, and Chad Mattson, lead singer and founding member of the Christian band Unspoken.
Not immune from today’s environment, musicians have been very directly affected through the canceling of concerts and closing of other performance venues where their special gifts have been muted and their livelihoods virtually shut down.
The audience has also been impacted as we are unable to gather in person for Christian fellowship and worship.
In discussing the difficulties faced by our fellow Christians and the rest of the world and inspired by Hebrews 10:24-25, the concept of creating a virtual concert series of Christian artists was created.
The spirit of this passage led them to the concept of an intimate, highly personalized, and interactive Christian concert experience — the At Home Concert Experience.
Career Year: Just past the halfway point of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing are enjoying a banner year.
11 races into the season, the team hasn’t finished worse than 23rd and maintains an average finish of 15.9 entering the Rackley Roofing 200.
Self’s current 13th 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.
How Did She Do? Last week before Austin Wayne Self competed at Texas Motor Speedway, his wife Jennifer Self competed in the return of the Better Half Dash as a virtual event in collaboration with iRacing.
The Better Half iRacing Dash features the women of NASCAR, highlighting their contributions to the sport and allowing them to raise money for charity.
Partaking in the virtual Texas Motor Speedway and competing in a Legends Car, Self contended for a top-five finish in her No. 22 AIRBOX Air Purifier car but a late race incident relegated her to a sixth-place result.
Self, the sister of fellow Truck Series driver Jordan Anderson was the 2017 winner of the seventh-annual Better Half Dash in a 25-lap Bandolero real life event on October 6 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.
Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Nashville Superspeedway Stats: Friday night’s Rackley Roofing 200 will mark Self’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the 1.33-mile Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway.
Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Intermediate Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway, Self has made 69 starts throughout his career with four top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 18.7.
Texas Motor Speedway | SpeedyCash.com 220 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Austin Wayne Self made his 118th NCWTS start.
Starting 13th based on the metrics set by NASCAR without practice or qualifying, Self recovered from early race handling woes in his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado to claim a solid 15th at the checkered flag.
11 races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have two top-10s, five top-15s, nine top-20s and 11 top-23 finishes.
To The Point(s): Entering Texas, Self sits 13th in the championship standings with 244 points earned but lost one spot following the SpeedyCash.com 200.
Just 45 points separate Self from 10th in the championship standings currently held by Carson Hocevar and 98 points in the arrears from fifth locked by Zane Smith with 11 races remaining this season.
In the race for a Playoff spot, Self is just eight points from the cutoff currently held by Chandler Smith.
AM Racing also secures 15th 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 Nashville.
This weekend marks his 15th 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 15.3 during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively.
Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 118 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 18.3.
Did You Know? Austin Wayne Self and wife Jennifer have 16 chickens and a dog named Echo.
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 At Home Concert Experience, AIRBOX Air Purifier, Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle, and Kreuz Market.
Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes:
On Nashville Superspeedway: “As a team, we are really focused on Nashville. We are bringing a truck we haven’t raced in almost a year, but it was really fast at Gateway last August.
“We know that time is running out to put ourselves above the cutoff spot in terms of the Playoffs, but it won’t be from lack of effort from everyone on this AM Racing team.
“With some luck, I think we can easily contend for a top-10 finish on Friday night at Nashville and that’s our goal.”
On Texas Motor Speedway: “It was a decent day for the AM Racing team. We struggled with the balance of our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado, but Ryan (Salomon, crew chief) did a great job making adjustments throughout the race that our truck was the best at the end of the race.
“We’re on the cusp of making it into the Playoffs. We will continue to work hard and hope for the best at Nashville.”
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 crucial 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 Rackley Roofing 200 (150 laps | 199.5 miles) is the 12th of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Jun. 18, 2021, from 10:05 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day at 4:05 p.m. The 36-truck field will take the green flag that night shortly after 7:00 p.m. CT (8:00 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 (CT).