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NickHolt posted a topic in Announcements, Press Releases, and ResultsAustin Wayne Self focused on fourth Charlotte Truck Series start CONCORD, N.C. – Looking to recover from an engine failure last weekend at Kansas Speedway, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) veteran Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) heads to Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway hoping to bounce back and earn his second top-10 finish of the season in Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200. Courtesy of AM Racing PR Despite the misfortune in Kansas, Self heads to Charlotte embracing the speed his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado has showcased this season. The Austin, Texas native credits the hard work of crew chief Eddie Troconis and his AM Racing team for the uptick in performance as the season has marched on. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to put ourselves near the front of the field on Friday night,” said Self. “We’ve had a lot of speed in our trucks this season, in particular, the last two races but unfortunately we don’t have much too show for it. “I’m really proud though of the work Eddie (Troconis, crew chief) and the guys have put forth in the shop. Whether it’s a good week or a bad week, there’s nothing but determination to make sure we’re putting the best truck on the track as possible. Hopefully, things go our way in Charlotte, and we can get our solid finishes back on track.” Self invades Charlotte Motor Speedway looking to make his fourth start in the Queen City and better a track-best 12th place finish in 2017. “Charlotte is a pretty cool place to race,” added Self. “It’s not the traditional mile and a half track, but its unique layout is something that I feel like suits my driving style. There’s a bunch of different lanes to run even though it’s narrow, but you can run from the bottom to the top. “Another part to Charlotte success is tire conservation. The racing surface is pretty abrasive on tires, which is a big part of running up front at the end of the race.” The Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and AM Technical Solutions will support Self in his 69th career start. GO TEXAN, celebrating its 20th Birthday this year, represents Texas agri-business on state, national and international levels by building recognition with the GO TEXAN mark. Along with its signature mark in the shape of Texas, GO TEXAN celebrates, promotes and supports the business savvy and plainspoken grit Texas agriculture is known for throughout the world. Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the eighth race of the year. In 68 NGOTS races, the 2015 ARCA Menards Series Rookie of the Year has one top-five (second at Daytona 2017) and five top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 18.3 during his three years of competition. The Austin, Texas native is nestled 18th in the championship standings with 16 races remaining. For more on Austin Wayne Self, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf. For more on AM Racing, please visit AMRacingteam.com, like their Facebook page (AM Racing) or follow them on Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR. For more information on Don’t mess with Texas and how you can become involved in the program, visit dontmesswithtexas.org. For additional information on CForce premium artesian water, please visit cforce.com. 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 more on Kreuz Market, please visit kreuzmarket.com. like them on Facebook (KreuzMarketLockhart) and follow them on Twitter (@kreuzmarket). The North Carolina Education Lottery 200 (134 laps| 201 miles) is the eighth of 23 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2019 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., May 17 from 9:05 a.m. – 9:55 p.m. A final practice session is set for 10:35 a.m. – 11:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 4:35 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 8:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Eastern). About GO TEXAN: 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. Consumers make buying decisions based on the prestige of GO TEXAN, a desire to support the Texas economy and the value received from buying local. About AM Technical Solutions: Headquartered in Austin, TX, AM Technical Solutions was founded in 1994. AM Technical Solutions is a global engineering and construction management firm, specializing in the high-tech industries. AMTS has managed over $20B of global capital projects for over 170 different customers in 15 countries. For more information, please visit amts.com. About AM Racing: AM Racing is a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) team owned by entrepreneur Tim Self. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C. Operated by Self, a native of Austin, Texas, the team is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance
NickHolt posted a topic in Announcements, Press Releases, and ResultsAustin Wayne Self hopeful for Daytona success again DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Two years ago, AM Racing driver Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) found himself one position away from winning his first NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race. This weekend, the Austin, Texas native heads to the “World Center of Racing” armed with a new truck, new crew chief and team ready to battle in Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250. With new leader Eddie Troconis calling the shots as crew chief of the No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado, the 22-year-old is hoping for the opportunity to put his truck in Victory Lane. “I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to get to Daytona,” said Self who will campaign the full Truck Series championship with his Mooresville, N.C-based team. “Since Eddie joined the team, we’ve been working day and night to get ready for the 2019 season. “I feel like we are in good shape and I’m proud of what our team has done in such a short amount of time. We’re bringing a new truck to the track this weekend and I’m hoping it will pay dividends when it counts most.” With the addition of Troconis, the family-owned team also formed a technical alliance with GMS Racing which Self sees as a benefit as he focuses on putting his AM Racing team into the Playoffs and surpassing his 12th place championship finish last year. “We’ve put a lot of resources into our equipment during the off-season,” Self added. “I think we have 23 or 24 trucks in our hands that we can work with at any given time. From short track trucks, to superspeedway trucks and even a road course truck. I feel like the components are there for us to race competitively, we just need to go out and execute.” Although Self knows that Daytona can be a dangerous game of Russian Roulette, he says he still gets fired up about racing at the 2.5-mile superspeedway. “It’s Daytona, it does not get any better than this,” sounded Self. “It’s a place where dreams can come true. Just as cool as Daytona is – the luck could change on an instant. We just happened to be at the right place at the right time in 2016 and it nearly paid off for us. “As a team, we need to do our job collectively and hope when push comes to shove, we’re in a good place when the checkered flag waves. We definitely want to get our season off to the best start possible.” Winning Truck Series crew chief Troconis who joins AM Racing after a stint at ThorSport Racing believes Self can earn his first Truck Series win in 2019 and perhaps at Daytona. “I’m excited about the opportunity to lead AM Racing and Austin Wayne Self starting this weekend in Daytona,” sounded Troconis. “We have worked very hard on our program over the past few months and I think we’ll be able to turn some heads. “Daytona is unpredictable but we’re going there with the mindset that we have the chance to win. Austin is a smart plate racer and he’s been in contention to win there before. I’d like to think together we can do it again on Friday night.” Like last year, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 64th career start. GO TEXAN represents Texas agri-business on state, national and international levels by building recognition with the GO TEXAN mark. Along with its signature mark in the shape of Texas, GO TEXAN celebrates, promotes and supports the business savvy and plainspoken grit Texas agriculture is known throughout the world. Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the first race of the year. In 63 NGOTS races, the 2015 ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year has one top-five (second at Daytona 2017) and four top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 18.2 during his three years of competition. For more on Austin Wayne Self, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf. For more on AM Racing, please like their Facebook page (AM Racing) or follow them on Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR. A new website is forthcoming. For additional information on CForce premium artesian water, please visit cforce.com. 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. The NextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps | 250 miles) is the first of 23 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2019 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs, Feb. 14 from 2:35 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. A final practice session is set for 4:35 p.m. – 5:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., Feb. 15 beginning at 4:40 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90).
AM Racing returns to NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2019 MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Officials from AM Racing (@AMRacingNASCAR) announced today the reboot of their NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) team with driver Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) for the full season beginning with the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Fri., Feb. 15, 2019. Courtesy AM Racing PR As part of their restructure, AM Racing has moved its assets from Statesville, N.C. to Mooresville, N.C., where the team will be managed by longtime industry veteran Kevin Cywinski in a collaborative effort with Win-Tron Racing. The team has purchased several trucks from GMS Racing to prepare for the upcoming 23-race schedule and has also signed a technical alliance with the organization. “We are very optimistic about the upcoming season,” said AM Racing team principal Tim Self. “We have made a significant number of changes during the offseason including moving locations, purchasing new equipment and acquiring innovative personnel. “We feel very confident in the direction of the race team and look forward to producing results on the track that will justify our restructuring and give our marketing partners the exposure and satisfaction they are looking for.” Guiding Self for his fourth season on the NGOTS tour will be Eddie Troconis who joins AM Racing after serving as crew chief at ThorSport Racing for the past three seasons. Troconis brings a wealth of knowledge and winning pedigree to AM Racing. His traits has the family-owned organization hopeful it will propel them into the Truck Series Playoffs. “I’m super excited in my new position at AM Racing and to be able to lead the team for the 2019 season,” said Troconis. “Kevin (Cywinski) and I have put together a great team with a combination of skills, knowledge and experience. Everyone at the shop has a great attitude with good chemistry and that’s important. “Austin (Wayne Self) is a great kid with a great attitude. He is at the shop working every day and that’s important to me. I believe he has the talent to drive a truck and run in the top-five and fight for wins. We have some things to work on, but I have been working with a lot of young drivers and I feel like I have a special way of communicating with them and hope that will translate with Austin too. “I’m looking forward to a great year and I’m so glad to be back home in North Carolina!” Self, 22 says the changes within his program have him excited to take the green flag at Daytona in less than two weeks. “I can’t wait to work with Eddie and the guys on our AM Racing team,” sounded Self. “Our team has made a significant investment and I’m eager to see the results. I feel like with my experience and the leadership that Eddie brings to the table – we should find ourselves near the front a lot more in 2019.” Announcements pertaining to marketing partners for Self’s No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado this season are forthcoming. In 63 NGOTS starts, Self earned a career-best finish of second at Daytona International Speedway in 2017 – with one top-five and four top-10 efforts to his resume. He finished a career-high 12th in the championship standings in 2018. The NextEra Energy Resources 250 from Daytona International Speedway is the first of 23 races on the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule. The season-opening race is set for Fri., Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. ET with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90. To learn more information on AM Racing, stay tuned for a new website, but 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
NickHolt posted a topic in Announcements, Press Releases, and ResultsAustin Wayne Self heads to Michigan International Speedway 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: 21st Place Finish at Bristol Best Finish: 9th at Eldora Speedway Average Finish: 20th Best Finish: 9th (Eldora Speedway) Courtesy of AM Racing PR AM Technical Solutions Team Notes: Recently announced, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team AM Racing and ARCA Championship team, Win-Tron Racing, have joined forces for the remainder of the 2016 and for the full 2017 racing seasons. The newly formed partnership leverages the cost efficiencies associated with shared assets and resources while exploiting the knowledge and experience of its two principle members, Kevin Cywinski and Tim Self. The joint effort will deliver cost efficient quality racing programs to selected drivers in both the NCWTS and the ARCA Series.AWS Michigan International Speedway Race Quote: “Michigan has always been a good track for me. Although it’s only my first start in the truck I’ve had some strong runs the last couple years in the ARCA Series. I’m going in with some experience so it should reduce the learning curve. Rick (Ren) has put together a good game plan and the guys in the shop have worked hard preparing a good piece for the weekend – I’m hopeful, expecting a strong run. -Austin Wayne Self MIS track surface receives prep prior to NASCAR Weekend: Michigan International Speedway is doing some extra preparation to its track surface before the return of NASCAR action this weekend. The speedway has been utilizing a “tire dragger” – which is dragged along the surface to help apply extra rubber. It’s the same device used by Kentucky Speedway after its repave and Bristol after it “polished” the lower racing groove. Track: Michigan International Speedway Race: Careers for Veterans 200 presented by Cooper Standard 100-Laps/200 Miles (NCWTS Event 14 of 23) Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 Broadcast Information: 1:00 PM EST. LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 Practice: Friday, August 26 First Practice: 1:30 PM-2:55 PM (FOX SPORTS 1) Final Practice: 4:00 PM-4:55 PM (FOX SPORTS 1) NCWTS Keystone Light Pole Qualifying: Saturday, August 27 at 9:45 AM (FOX SPORTS 1) Michigan International Speedway Specifications: Superspeedway: 2-mile D-Shape Oval Banking: 12 to 18 Degrees Straights: 2,600 Ft. front stretch 2,242 Ft. back stretch