AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
World Wide Technology Raceway | Toyota 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: 15th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 16th
Toyota 200 Starting Position: 15th (Based on event formula)
Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies
Notes of Interest:
Texas Pride: Two Texas-based companies will return as partners for Austin Wayne Self this weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.
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 16th 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.
Banner Year: Approaching the stretch zone of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing are enjoying a banner year.
15 races into the season, the team has just two finishes of 23rd or worse and maintains an average finish of 17.8 entering the Toyota 200.
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 Gateway Stats: Friday night’s Toyota 200 presented by CK Power will mark Self’s fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the 1.25-mile track.
In his previous four efforts, the Austin, Texas native has delivered a track-best of 16th during the 2018 Truck Series, while backing up the performance a year later of 17th in 2019 after starting a track best of 15th.
He has completed 582 of the 640 laps available for a 91-percentage lap completion.
Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Speedway Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway, Self has made 70 starts throughout his career with four top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 18.9.
Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International | United Rentals 176 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, Austin Wayne Self-made his 122nd NCWTS start.
Starting 20th based on the metrics set by NASCAR without practice or qualifying
Self-contended for his third top-10 finish of the season in a very physical road course event but settled for 16th in a lightning shorten event.
15 races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have two top-10s, five top-15s, 10 top-20s and 13 top-23 finishes.
To The Point(s): Entering World Wide Technology Raceway, Self sits 15th in the championship standings with 307 points earned and a loss of one position following the United Rentals 176.
107 points separate Self from 11th in the championship standings currently held by Grant Enfinger with seven races remaining this season. Enfinger is the highest competitor who is not currently in the Truck Series Playoffs.
AM Racing also secures 16th 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 World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.
This weekend marks his 19th 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 16.9 during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively.
Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 122 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 18.5.
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, The Safe Air Zone, AIRBOX Air Purifier, Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle, and Kreuz Market.
Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes:
On World Wide Technology Raceway: “We had such a fast No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet, last year but got turned by another competitor and ruined our race.
“I’ve been waiting for this race to circle back on the calendar for a shot at redemption and hopefully finish what we started in 2020. I really want to get our team another top-10 finish and hope we can accomplish that on Friday night.”
On Watkins Glen: “It was a decent effort from our AM Racing team. It was definitely a chaotic race start to finish, but we made some gains throughout the race but unfortunately didn’t have the strategy at the end to propel us back into the top-10.
“It’s a bummer that we didn’t make the Playoffs, but I’m still very proud of the effort of this AM Racing team. We still have plenty to prove and accomplish before the end of the season in November.”
On 2021 Season: “We gave it our best, but came up a little short of making the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs this season. Still, I am incredibly proud of our team for the strides we have made this season and look forward to continuing our progress for the remaining seven races of the 2021 season.”
Visit AM Technical Solutions online at amts.com.
Learn more about The Safe Air Zone, visit thesafeairzone.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 Toyota 200 presented by CK Power (160 laps | 200 miles) is the 16th of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Fri., Aug. 20, 2021, shortly after 9:00 p.m. ET with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90.