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  1. https://racingnews.co/2021/10/06/nascar-crew-chief-suspended-indefinitely-after-talladega/ NASCAR, as usual, refused to clarify what actually led to the suspension, but at least they said it was not for something that happened on-track.
  2. AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway | Chevrolet Silverado 250 No. 22 AM Racing Team: Driver: Austin Wayne Self Crew Chief: Ryan Salomon Spotter: Tony Raines 2021 Driver Points Position: 14th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 15th Chevrolet Silverado 250 Starting Position: 12th (Based on event formula) Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 027; previously raced at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on February 14, 2020 (Start: 24th | Finish: 31st). Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies Primary Partner(s): AIRBOX Air Purifier | GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado Chassis Intel: AM Racing crew chief Ryan Salomon has elected to bring chassis No. 027 to Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. This chassis has not seen the race track in nearly a year and a half, but this specific No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado has gone under a complete overhaul, rebuild, and a new approach with a focus on the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. If the team is happy with its performance Friday night, the team will consider additional updates to their superspeedway fleet for next season. Looking Ahead: With the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season on the horizon, AM Racing is starting to look ahead to its future. The organization is focused on adding a second truck to their team next year. The Statesville, N.C. team has the equipment and personnel to expand their footprint for 2022, whether it’s a part-time or full-time program. Earlier this year, AM Racing tested the waters of a second Truck Series effort at Knoxville Raceway. Brett Moffitt drove the No. 37 Concrete Supply | Destiny Homes Chevrolet Silverado in the event. Moffitt contended for a top-five finish before a late-race accident relegated the former Truck Series champion and team to a 38th place finish. Banner Year: Entering the stretch zone of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing are enjoying a banner year. 19 races into the season, the team has just two finishes of 23rd or worse and maintains an average finish of 16.4 entering the Chevrolet Silverado 250. 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 Talladega Superspeedway Stats: Saturday afternoon’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 will mark Self’s sixth start at the famed Alabama superspeedway. In his previous five efforts, the Austin, Texas native has delivered a track-best of 12th in the 2018 FR8 Auctions 250 after starting 24th. Overall, he carries an average finish of 18.6 at the 2.66-mile superspeedway. He has completed 444 of the 475 laps available for a 93.5 percentage lap completion. Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Superspeedway Track Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway, two miles and larger in length, Self has made 22 starts throughout his career with two top-five and three top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 18.6. Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway | Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway, Austin Wayne Self-made his 126th NCWTS start. Starting 13th based on the metrics set by NASCAR without practice or qualifying, Self’s No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet maintained a competitive pace throughout the 200-lap race and charged to a season-best eighth-place finish for the team’s fourth top-10 of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. The performance was a personal best for the former ARCA Menards Series winner at the 1.5-mile speedway. 19 races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have four top-10s, nine top-15s, 14 top-20s and 17 top-23 finishes. To The Point(s): Entering Las Vegas, Self sits 14th in the championship standings with 410 points earned and moving up one spot following the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts at Las Vegas (Va.) Motor Speedway. 121 points separate Self from 11th in the championship standings currently held by Grant Enfinger with three races remaining this season. Enfinger is the highest competitor who is not currently in the Truck Series Playoffs. Self, however, is 14 points behind his next competitor Derek Kraus who occupies 13th in the championship standings. 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 Talladega Superspeedway. This weekend marks his 23rd 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 15.9 during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively. Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 126 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, delivering two top-five and 13 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. Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes: On Talladega Superspeedway: “Talladega is Talladega. You never know what you are going to get. I’m very thankful that the AM Racing team has brought me very competitive superspeedway trucks in the past and I know Ryan is really looking forward to bringing this piece back to the track on Saturday afternoon. We have not raced it since Daytona in February 2020, but we’ve been able to really rebuild this truck the way that we want too and I’m excited to see what we can do. “Las Vegas was a good result for the AM Racing team and I’m hoping we can continue to mount more strong finishes as the season is nearing a close.” On 2021 Season: “It’s hard to believe that the year is starting to wrap up. We only have three races left on the schedule and I definitely want to make the best of them. There are some good tracks left for our AM Racing over the next five weeks or so and I think there is definitely an opportunity to score more top-10s and hopefully even a top-five before we close the books on the 2021 season at Phoenix in November.” The Chevrolet Silverado 250 (94 laps | 250.4 miles) is the 20th of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Sat., Oct. 2, 2021, shortly after 12:00 p.m. CT (1:00 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). Follow on Social Media: 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. AM Racing is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team headquartered in Statesville, N.C. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance.
  3. Cory Roper – No. 04 The Dean Ford F-150 Preview Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 Presented by Westgate Resorts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway No. 04 News and Notes · Hitting our Groove: The team has finished in the top 20 in 3 of the last 4 races. This streak has given the team confidence heading into Las Vegas. Roper was the second highest finishing Ford at Bristol. Morale is high as the team heads west to Sin City. · What happens in Vegas...: This will be Roper’s 5th race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The team has always had great speed at the high banked mile and a half. The 2019 Spring race weekend featured a 5th place qualifying effort from Roper and the 04 team. · Tune in: Find out what happens when the green flag drops on the first race of the Round of 8 for the NASCAR Truck Series. Tune in at 9:00 PM on September 24th on FS1. From the Driver’s Seat: Cory Roper: “Very excited to be back in Vegas! Shane has put together a new truck for this race and I'm excited to see what we got. Happy to have a lot of good friends come out to Vegas to support our race team. I want to thank Darla and Shawn Dean for jumping on board to help us make this race and our CarQuest partnership for everything they do for our race team.” From the Pit Box: Shane Whitbeck: “Vegas is the last mile and half this year and everybody has put in a lot of work into bringing this truck to Las Vegas. This is also one of Cory’s favorite tracks so I can’t wait to get on the track and see what The Dean truck can do this weekend. I feel this is going to be a solid weekend for us.” Roper 2021 Camping World Truck Series Stats Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish 12 0 1 1 0 0 28.1 26 Roper Career Camping World Truck Series Stats Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish 39 0 1 2 0 0 24 23.4 About Roper Racing Roper Racing Team Headquarters is located in Mont Belvieu, Texas, just outside of Houston, where they field the No. 04 Ford F-150 truck. The core of the team has been together with Cory Roper for many years. Part of the success of the team comes from the dedication of many friends and family members. After working all day at their full-time jobs, they commit to working late nights at the race shop. The 2021 season will be the 4th year for the team. Cory Roper serves not only as the driver but the owner of the team as well. Roper’s lifelong dream had been to drive in NASCAR. For more information go to roperracingteam.com About Carquest Carquest Auto Parts is a part of the Advanced Auto Parts family which resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. With more than 85 years of experience, their combined knowledge of automobiles runs deep. They have more than 71,000 Team Members who are passionate about the industry and are committed to your success. They use state-of-the-art data and technology systems to ensure that their distribution centers have the right mix of products based on the vehicles in any common area. For more information about Carquest Auto Parts go to carquest.com Contact Info: Cherie Roper Roper Racing Team Administrator 409.771.3489 candcroper@yahoo.com Alisha Anderson Track Public Relations Representative 832.221.2199 alishaa@roperracingteam.com
  4. AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway | Victoria’s Voice Foundation 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 Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 Starting Position: 13th (Based on event formula) Chassis Intel: AM Racing Chassis No. 116; previously raced at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway on June 26, 2021 (Start: 21st | Finish: 19th). Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies Chassis Intel: AM Racing crew chief Ryan Salomon has elected to bring chassis No. 116 to Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway. Since its last race at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway in late June, this specific No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado has gone under a complete overhaul, rebuild, and new approach with a focus on the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. If the team is happy with its performance Friday night, the team will consider additional updates to their fleet for next season. Banner Year: Entering the stretch zone of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing are enjoying a banner year. 18 races into the season, the team has just two finishes of 23rd or worse and maintains an average finish of 16.9 entering the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts. 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 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Stats: Friday night’s Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts will mark Self’s 10th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in “Sin City.” In his previous nine efforts, the Austin, Texas native has delivered a track-best of Ninth in the 2018 World of Westgate 200 after starting 25th. Overall, he carries an average finish of 17.0 at the 1.5-mile speedway. He has completed 1,212 of the 1,240 laps available for a 97.7 percentage lap completion. Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Speedway Track Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway, Self has made 72 starts throughout his career with five top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 18.7. Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway | UNOH 200 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Austin Wayne Self-made his 125th NCWTS start. Starting 16th based on the metrics set by NASCAR without practice or qualifying, Self’s No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet maintained a competitive pace throughout the 200-lap race and even recovered from a late-race spin in Stage 3 to rocket back into the top-15 when the checkered flag was flown. Self’s 14th place result was his second-best result in Thunder Valley. 18 races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have three top-10s, eight top-15s, 13 top-20s and 16 top-23 finishes. To The Point(s): Entering Las Vegas, Self sits 15th in the championship standings with 381 points earned and maintaining his points position following the UNOH 200 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. 120 points separate Self from 11th in the championship standings currently held by Grant Enfinger with five races remaining this season. Enfinger is the highest competitor who is not currently in the Truck Series Playoffs. Self, however, is only four points behind his next competitor Tyler Ankrum who occupies 14th in the championship standings. 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 Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This weekend marks his 22nd 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 16.3 during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively. Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 125 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, delivering two top-five and 11 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. Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes: On Las Vegas Motor Speedway: “Las Vegas Motor Speedway is one of my better intermediate tracks. I’ve always seemed to have had good luck in Las Vegas without really having to gamble, ha. Ryan has done a great job over the last couple of months of bringing really fast No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverados to the track where despite practice, we’ve been able to be very consistent and right there on the cusp of fighting for top-10 finishes week in and week out. We are going to roll the dice this weekend tough. We are bringing a truck that we haven’t raced since Pocono, but we have completely overhauled it. If it works, it’s a direction we will take for next season.” On 2021 Season: “It’s hard to believe that the year is starting to wrap up. We only have four races left on the schedule and I definitely want to make the best of all of them. There are some good tracks left for our AM Racing over the next six weeks or so and I think there is definitely an opportunity to score more top-10s and hopefully even a top-five before we close the books on the 2021 season at Phoenix in November.” Race Information: The Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts (134 laps | 201 miles) is the 19th of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Fri., Sept. 24, 2021, shortly after 6:00 p.m. PT (9:00 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 (PT). Follow on Social Media: 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. AM Racing is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team headquartered in Statesville, N.C. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance.
  5. https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2021/09/02/where-are-they-now-catching-up-with-terry-labonte/
  6. AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Darlington (S.C.) Raceway | In It To Win It 200 Fast Facts 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 In It To Win It 200 Starting Position: 15th (Based on event formula) Chassis Intel: AM Racing Chassis No. 109; previously raced at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway on May 22, 2021 (Start: 13th | Finish: 17th). Chassis No. 109 is also the same truck that Self piloted at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway on May 7, 2021, for the LiftKits4Less.com 200 (Start: 12th | Finish: Ninth). Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies 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. 16 races into the season, the team has just two finishes of 23rd or worse and maintains an average finish of 17.3 entering the In It To Win It 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 Darlington Raceway Stats: Sunday afternoon’s In It To Win It 200 will mark Self’s third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the 1.336-mile track. In his previous two efforts, the Austin, Texas native has delivered a track-best of ninth in May’s LiftKits4Less.com 200 after starting 12th. In his track debut last year, he netted a 17th place finish from his 24th place starting position. He has completed 299 of the 299 laps available for a 100-percentage lap completion. Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Speedway Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway, Self has made 71 starts throughout his career with five top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 18.7. World Wide Technology Raceway | Toyota 200 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Austin Wayne Self-made his 123rd NCWTS start. Starting 15th based on the metrics set by NASCAR without practice or qualifying, Self’s No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet improved throughout the 163-lap race and utilized a late race restart to propel himself into the top-10 and earn a ninth-place finish in the Toyota 200. The finish was Self’s third top-10 of the season and first since finishing ninth at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway in May. The team also earned a 10th place run on the Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Dirt in March. 16 races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have three top-10s, six top-15s, 11 top-20s and 14 top-23 finishes. To The Point(s): Entering Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, Self sits 15th in the championship standings with 335 points earned and maintaining his points position following the Toyota 200 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. 91 points separate Self from 11th in the championship standings currently held by Grant Enfinger with six 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 the track dubbed Too Tough To Tame. This weekend marks his 20th 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 16.5 during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively. Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 123 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, delivering two top-five and 11 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. Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes: On Darlington Raceway: “As a team, we are excited about going back to Darlington Raceway this weekend. It’s close to home and we had a really good run in the spring and hope to back it up on Sunday afternoon. I’ve learned a lot in my two races at Darlington. It definitely can be a challenging track but if you can get into a rhythm and set yourself up to make passes, it can be a blast.” On World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway: “I’m really proud of our AM Racing team. Our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet wasn’t the best at the start of the race, but Ryan (Salomon, crew chief) made some great adjustments, and we had a little bit of luck and were able to deliver our third top-10 of 2021. Hopefully we can keep the momentum rolling at Darlington.” On 2021 Season: “It’s hard to believe that the year is starting to wrap up. We only have six races left on the schedule and I definitely want to make the best of all of them. There are some good tracks left for our AM Racing over the next two months or so and I think there is definitely an opportunity to score more top-10s and hopefully even a top-five before we close the books on the 2021 season at Phoenix in November.” Race Information: The In It To Win It 200 (147 laps | 200.1 miles) is the 17th of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The field will take the green flag on Sun., Sept. 5, 2021, shortly after 1:30 p.m. ET with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90. About AM Racing: AM Racing is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team headquartered in Statesville, N.C. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance. For more on AM Racing, please visit AMRacingteam.com, like their Facebook page (AM Racing) or follow them on Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR. Follow on Social Media: For more on Austin Wayne Self, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self), or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.
  7. AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International | United Rentals 176 Fast Facts No. 22 AM Racing Team: Driver: Austin Wayne Self Primary Partner(s): AIRBOX Air Purifier | The Safe Air Zone Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado Crew Chief: Ryan Salomon Spotter: Tony Raines 2021 Driver Points Position: 15th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 16th WISE Power 200 Starting Position: 16th (Based on event formula) Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 110; previously raced at Circuit of the Americas on May 22, 2021 (Start: 29th | Finish: 16th). Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies Notes of Interest: Returning To The Finger Lakes: For the first time since 2000, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will make left and right turns at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International for their third and final road course start of the 2021 NCWTS season. The Truck Series was held each year at Watkins Glen from 1996 to 2000, with Greg Biffle winning the series' last race there in June of 2000. Road-course expert Ron Fellows won Watkins Glen's truck event in 1997 and 1999. The event located in Schuyler County, is among the 16 national series’ tripleheader events in 2021. Welcome Back: AIRBOX Air Purifier returns to AM Racing as the primary marketing partner for driver Austin Wayne Self in Saturday afternoon’s United Rentals 176 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International. AIRBOX Air Purifier has partnered with the Statesville, N.C.-based team for five races between the 2020 and 2021 seasons respectively. Welcome To The Team: This weekend at Watkins Glen, AM Racing welcomes The Safe Air Zone as an associate partner on Austin Wayne Self’s No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado. Texas Pride: Two Texas-based companies will also return as partners for Austin Wayne Self this weekend at Watkins Glen. 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 15th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race of the season. Double Duty: For the first time this season, Austin Wayne Self will have double driving responsibilities as he’ll pilot the No. 32 AIRBOX | Janitronics Chevrolet in Friday evening’s ARCA Menards Series race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International. Self will make his 50th ARCA Menards Series start on Friday, Aug. 6, and first since 2019. In four career ARCA road course events, Self-delivered three top-10 finishes and maintains a solid average finish of 11.8. 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. 14 races into the season, the team has just two finishes of 23rd or worse and maintains an average finish of 17.9 entering the United 176. 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 Watkins Glen Stats: Saturday afternoon’s United Rentals 176 at WGI will mark Self’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the 2.450-mile road course. This weekend, however, will be his third road course race of the season. Earlier this season, Self-competed on the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course and Circuit of the Americas (COTA) Road Course. Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Road Course Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a road course, Self has made seven starts throughout his career with one top-10 finish, while also carrying an average finishing position of 14.4. Knoxville Raceway | Corn Belt 150 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Knoxville Raceway, Austin Wayne Self-made his 121st NCWTS start. Starting 21st for the second consecutive race, Self-contended for his third top-10 finish of the season before being swept into a massive late-race pileup ending his night 20 laps from the finish. Self-finished 30th, the team’s worst finish of the 2021 season. 14 races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have two top-10s, five top-15s, nine top-20s and 12 top-23 finishes. To The Point(s): Entering Watkins Glen, Self sits 15th in the championship standings with 280 points earned and a loss of one position following the Corn Belt 150. Just 84 points separate Self from 10th in the championship standings currently held by Stewart Friesen and 171 points in the arrears from fifth locked by Zane Smith with eight races remaining this season. In the race for a Playoff spot, Self is 71 points from the cutoff currently held by Chandler Smith and needs a win on Saturday afternoon to vault himself into the Playoff picture. 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 Watkins Glen. This weekend marks his 18th 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 17.0 during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively. Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 121 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. Follow on Social Media: 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. Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes: On Watkins Glen International: “It’s nice to get back in a truck after several weeks off. I’m pumped about getting back on a road course. I really enjoy road course racing and feel like I continue to improve as a road course driver with every race. Running the ARCA race on Friday evening will be a big help in getting familiar with the layout of Watkins Glen and hopefully we can carry the momentum of the ARCA race to the Truck race on Saturday afternoon. I also want to thank The Safe Air Zone and Janitronics for jumping on board this weekend at Watkins Glen. Hopefully, it’s a strong weekend start to finish.” On Knoxville Raceway: “That was unfortunate. We had such a fast No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado, but the bottom lane really became king there in Stage 3 and it became just a matter of bumper trucks on the restarts and we found ourselves on the wrong end very late in the race. It’s a shame. Ryan (Salomon, crew chief) and everyone brought me a great truck and Brett (Moffitt) was doing great too before he had his issues. I’m proud of the effort by this AM Racing team even if we don’t have the results to show for it. On to Watkins Glen and our last shot at a Hail Mary to make the Playoffs.” On 2021 Season: “This is it as far as the Playoffs are concerned. We will do what we can to put ourselves in a position to either contend for the win or even throw a Hail Mary to pull an upset. It is not going to be easy, but we won’t be going down without a fight. Even if we don’t make the Playoffs though, it’s been a strong season for the AM Racing team and we have a lot more to accomplish and prove before Phoenix in November.” Race Information: The United Rentals 176 (72 laps | 176.4 miles) is the 15th of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Sat., Aug. 7, 2021, shortly after 12:00 p.m. ET with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90. About AM Racing: AM Racing is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team headquartered in Statesville, N.C. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance.
  8. Chase Briscoe – No. 04 CircleBDiecast.com Ford F-150 Preview - Corn Belt 150 at Knoxville Raceway No. 04 CircleBDiecast.com News and Notes · Briscoe Back in Action: Chase Briscoe returns to the 04 Ford for his third race of the 2021 Season. He previously drove for the team at Kansas and Bristol · Success on Dirt: Briscoe has a history of success on dirt tracks in the Truck Series. He is a champion of the Eldora Dirt race and brought the Roper Racing team a Top-5 finish at the inaugural Bristol Dirt Race. · Tune in: Roper Racing and CircleBDiecast.com are excited to be a part of this historic race. Tune in on July 9th at 9:00 ET on FS1. From the Driver’s Seat: Chase Briscoe: “I'm really excited to get back with the Roper Racing guys in the 04 Truck, especially at the sprint car capital of the world in Knoxville. As a sprint car driver growing up you dream of getting to race at Eldora and Knoxville. I've been fortunate to be able to win at Eldora in the Truck Series and hopefully I can be the inaugural winner in Knoxville.” From the Pit Box: Shane Whitbeck: “I am really looking forward to getting back to dirt racing with Chase this weekend at Knoxville. We had really good speed at Bristol. The one area we lacked at Bristol was having the forward drive we needed on long runs. I think we’ve made progress in solving that issue. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase what this team can do. Hoping for good weather!” Briscoe 2021 Camping World Truck Series Stats Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish 2 0 1 1 0 0 31.5 12 Briscoe Career Camping World Truck Series Stats Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish 27 2 12 17 5 435 8.2 8.4 About Roper Racing Roper Racing Team Headquarters is located in Mont Belvieu, Texas, just outside of Houston, where they field the No. 04 Ford F-150 truck. The core of the team has been together with Cory Roper for many years. Part of the success of the team comes from the dedication of many friends and family members. After working all day at their full-time jobs, they commit to working late nights at the race shop. The 2021 season will be the 4th year for the team. Cory Roper serves not only as the driver but the owner of the team as well. Roper’s lifelong dream had been to drive in NASCAR. For more information go to roperracingteam.com
  9. Austin Wayne Self, AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Knoxville Raceway | Corn Belt 150 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: 14th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 16th Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 115; previously raced at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Dirt on March 29, 2021 (Start: 17th | Finish: 10th). Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies Notes of Interest: Taking Over: For the first time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history, the tour will visit Knoxville Raceway for Friday night’s Corn Belt 150. The historic half-mile facility known as the “Sprint Car Capital Of The World” has been hosting racing events since 1901 – but will host its first NASCAR national series event nearly a 120 years later. Knoxville will serve as the second and final dirt race for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season. Texas Pride: Two Texas-based companies will return as the primary partners for Austin Wayne Self this weekend at Knoxville Raceway. 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 13th 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: Just past the halfway point of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing are enjoying a banner year. 13 races into the season, the team has only one finish worse than 23rd and maintains an average finish of 17.0 entering the Corn Belt 150. Self’s current 14th 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. Hey Teammate: For the first time since the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season, AM Racing will field a second entry in competition. On Tuesday, the Statesville, N.C.-based team announced that 2018 Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt will drive the No. 37 Concrete Supply | Destiny Homes Chevrolet Silverado. AM Racing is exploring opportunities of expanding their operation for other select races in 2021 ahead of the 2022 NCWTS season. Austin Wayne Self Truck Knoxville Raceway Stats: Friday night’s Corn Belt 150 presented by Premier Chevy Dealers will mark Self’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the 0.5-mile Knoxville Raceway. This weekend, however, will be his second dirt NCWTS race of the season. In March, Self-finished 10th on the Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Dirt driving for AM Racing. Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Dirt Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a dirt track, Self has made four starts throughout his career with two top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 12.5. Pocono Raceway | CRC Brakleen 150 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway, Austin Wayne Self-made his 120th NCWTS start. Starting 21st 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 19th at the checkered flag. 13 races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have two top-10s, five top-15s, nine top-20s and 12 top-23 finishes. To The Point(s): Entering Knoxville, Self sits 14th in the championship standings with 273 points earned and a loss of one position following the CRC Brakleen 150. Just 62 points separate Self from 10th in the championship standings currently held by Carson Hocevar and 135 points in the arrears from fifth locked by Todd Gilliland with nine races remaining this season. In the race for a Playoff spot, Self is 41 points from the cutoff currently held by Chandler Smith. 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 Pocono. This weekend marks his 17th 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 16.2 during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively. Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 120 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. 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 Quotes: On Knoxville Raceway: “Very excited to get to Knoxville Raceway. I love racing on the dirt. It’s a blast, especially with a truck. We are bringing back the same No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado we earned a top-10 finish on the dirt earlier this year at Bristol and that has my confidence peaking. Just hope we can have a good night on Friday night and continue to turn heads in the garage.” On Pocono Raceway: “It was an OK race for us. Nothing spectacular. We have some work to do though if we’re going to put ourselves and our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet into the Playoffs. We are running out of time and there are only two races left in the regular season. We will continue to work hard and fight, but do not be surprised if we attempt to throw a Hail Mary at Knoxville and | or Watkins Glen, it may be our only chance.” On Teammate Brett Moffitt: “Thrilled to have Brett Moffitt as a teammate this weekend at Knoxville. He is a competitive race car driver and I know he brings a great wealth of knowledge, experience and drive to the AM Racing organization. “Hopefully, we can rekindle what AM Racing did in 2017 at Daytona – when both AM Racing trucks finished inside the top-10 in the same race.” On 2021 Season: “We have two races left to throw our team into the Playoff mix. It is not going to be easy, but we won’t be going down without a fight. We’ve been very solid to the start of 2021. We were able to rebound in our most recent race at Pocono, but we can’t stop there. We must push hard and stay humble and keep doing what we’ve been doing all year long. Playoffs or not, I’m proud of this AM Racing team.” Race Information: The Corn Belt 150 presented by Premier Chevy Dealers (150 laps | 75 miles) is the 14th of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The lone practice begins on Thurs., Jul. 8, 2021, at 6:05 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. Qualifying heat races begin on race day, Fri. Jul. 9, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The 40-truck field will take the green flag later that night shortly after 8:00 p.m. CT with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90. Follow on Social Media: 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. About AM Racing: AM Racing is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team headquartered in Statesville, N.C. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance. The team has named Austin Wayne Self as its driver for the 2021 season.
  10. Bayley Currey Pocono Raceway race advance - CRC Brakleen 150 Team: No. 45 CircleBDiecast.com Chevrolet SilveradoDriver: Bayley CurreyFollow the Team: @NieceMotorsport; @BayleyCurreyPR Contact: Michelle Brachowski; mbrachowski@niecemotorsports.comCurrey on Racing at Pocono: “I’m thankful for another chance to get behind the wheel of one of these Niece Motorsports Chevrolets,” said Currey. “A huge thank you to Al Niece, everyone at the team, and CircleBDiecast.com for making this possible. I think Pocono is a fun track, even though it has a reputation as a tough track. I’m looking forward to the challenge.” Courtesy of Niece Motorsports Currey at Pocono: Currey will make his fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start this weekend at Pocono Raceway. In his three previous starts, he has a best finish of 16th, which came last season.The Texas-native has one NASCAR Xfinity Series start at ‘The Tricky Triangle’, coming in 2020.Currey also has one NASCAR Cup Series start at Pocono Raceway, coming in 2019.On the Truck: The No. 45 Chevrolet will race with support from CircleBDiecast.com this weekend at Pocono Raceway.Plan B Sales was founded in 2010 with the goal of bringing service to dealers that carry licensed motorsports products. Plan B Sales started as a Lionel diecast and Chase Authentics apparel distributor. Over the last few years Plan B Sales has grown to be the largest account for Lionel, servicing the motorsports market and has expanded its product offerings.About Niece Motorsports: Niece Motorsports is owned by United States Marine Corps Veteran Al Niece. In 2021, Niece Motorsports enters its sixth season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Niece also owns Niece Equipment, which has for over 40 years provided clients with reliable products at competitive prices. Niece Equipment’s reputation is built on service, integrity and dependability. The company provides water and fuel/lube trucks that are engineered with quality and durability in mind for the construction and mining industry. Follow the team on Facebook and Instagram @NieceMotorsports as well as Twitter @NieceMotorsport.
  11. Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing set for 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: AM Racing 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. Race Information: 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). 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. Welcome Aboard: This weekend at Nashville, AM Racing welcomes the At Home Concert Experience powered by Soldiers for Faith. 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. Follow on Social Media: 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. 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.” About AM Racing: AM Racing is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team headquartered in Statesville, N.C. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance. The team has named Austin Wayne Self as its driver for the 2021 season.
  12. AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Circuit of the Americas | Toyota Tundra 225 Fast Facts 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. 110; brand new chassis to AM Racing. 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 Circuit of the Americas (COTA). 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. Self consider this weekend’s race the most important of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Self is a native of Austin, Texas with his marketing partners on his No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado all from the state of Texas. Self has spent the week leading up to the race in Austin with marketing partner obligations and as well as media responsibilities for COTA promoting the Truck Series race as an Austin, Texas native. The team is expected to have over 100 people attending the race in the grandstands throughout the 3.4-mile road course. Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Circuit of the America Stats: Saturday afternoon’s Toyota Tundra 225 will mark Self’s Truck Series debut at the highly touted Circuit of the Americas. Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Road Course Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a road course, Self has made six starts throughout his career with one top-10 finish at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, while also carrying an average finishing position of 14.2. Darlington Raceway | LiftKits4Less.com 200 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Darlington Raceway, Austin Wayne Self made his 115th NCWTS start. After starting 12th, Self battled the race track in his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado. Avoiding a massive crash on a late-race restart, Self was able to cling to the top-10 by taking the checkered flag in ninth earning his second top-10 finish of the 2021 season. Eight races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have two top-10s, four top-15s, six top-20s and eight top-23 finishes. To The Point(s): Entering COTA, Self sits 12th in the championship standings with 178 points earned and a one-position gain following Darlington. Just 22 points separate Self from 10th in the championship standings currently held by Johnny Sauter and 69 points in the arrears from fifth locked by Matt Crafton with 14 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 COTA. This weekend marks his 12th 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 15.1 during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively. Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 114 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. Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes: On Circuit of the Americas: “This is a huge weekend for our AM Racing team. I am so pumped to be racing in my hometown city of Austin, Texas. I feel like there’s a lot that is going to be learned between practice and qualifying but it should produce a great race for the fans. We will have a lot of friends, family and our marketing partners at the race on Saturday and I love racing on road courses, so I’m keeping my hopes up that we can have a good race and capture another top-10 finish in 2021.” On Darlington Raceway: “It was a great night for everyone at AM Racing in our throwback No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet. Ryan (Salomon, crew chief) really did a great job with adjustments and we avoided that major accident on the restart to find ourselves inside the top-10. I would have liked to have grabbed a top-five, but we’ll take ninth and look ahead to my hometown track of Circuit of the Americas.” 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 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.” Race Information: The Toyota Tundra 225 (41 laps | 139.81 miles) is the ninth of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., May 21st from 2:05 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for the following morning beginning at 8:05 a.m. The field will take the green flag later in the day shortly after 12:00 p.m. CT with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (CT). For more on Austin Wayne Self, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf. About AM Racing: AM Racing is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team headquartered in Statesville, N.C. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance. The team has named Austin Wayne Self as its driver for the 2021 season. For more on AM Racing, please visit AMRacingteam.com, like their Facebook page (AM Racing) or follow them on Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR.
  13. Former driver Mason Mitchell focused on ‘getting fans in the stands and just keeping racing alive’ at Houston Motorsports Park By Cara Cooper, NASCAR.com Mason Mitchell may have quit full-time racing a decade ago, but the itch never left. He’s just, instead, found new ways to share his love of racing in Texas. Mason Mitchell went to Victory Lane at Houston Motorsports Park in his racing days. Now he's the track's race director. Photo courtesy of NASCAR. Mitchell is the race director at Houston Motorsports Park, a NASCAR-sanctioned 0.375-mile banked asphalt oval track in Houston, Texas. It’s the same track where he used to race in the early 2010s. He stopped racing himself in 2011, when work, family, and life got too busy. But even though Mitchell wasn’t behind the wheel, he remained involved with uncles and cousins who were still racing. His family was also working to re-open HMP and Mobile International Speedway in Alabama. Mitchell’s mom started the Gulf Coast Racing Series in Houston and Mobile, and he helped for a couple years before being asked to take on the role of race director at both tracks. Now he has his hands on every little thing at the track on race days – from cleaning the track, concessions, and bathrooms, to calling the races, talking to drivers in the driver’s meeting to explain the rules, timing, and setting up wireless radios and cameras for livestreams of races. “I know pretty much everything that goes into it and I just have my hand in every jar, I guess you could say,” Mitchell said. “It’s really just a jack of all trades.” Mitchell was a fourth generation driver. His great-grandfather started as a factory driver for Indian Motorcycles in Daytona, Florida in the ’40s. Both of his grandfathers also raced, at one time even against each other. It was watching his uncles race when he was younger that got Mitchell interested in trying it himself. He would go to the track and help on their cars, and he finally got the opportunity to try racing on dirt in a limited modified. “I took to it. I wasn’t really good on dirt, and then I had a chance to race on asphalt and I just went from there,” he said. “It just seemed like it came natural to me. As many races as I watched growing up, watching the line and watching everybody’s runs. It’s one of those things where I just grew up around it and knew I wanted to do it.” At the time he quit racing, Mitchell said he was travelling a lot for work, often out of the country, and he didn’t want to commit to the sport if he couldn’t give it his full attention. “It’s just really hard to be competitive in racing if you’re not giving 100 percent to it,” he said. “And I’m not the kind of guy who’s just, I like doing it but at the same time I know I can be competitive. And if I’m going to race I’m going to be competitive and try to win. It’s just one of those things.” The itch to get back into the car never left Mitchell, even after he quit racing full-time. He’s run a couple pro truck events for his father-in-law over the last couple years, and he never turns down a chance to get behind the wheel. “Any day of the week if somebody asks me to come out and hot lap their car I’m 100 percent willing,” he said. “Any chance I can get back in the car I’m back in the car. Even making some hot laps or helping the drivers out at the track and giving my knowledge of what I’ve known in the past to young drivers or drivers in general… I always have the itch.” Mitchell’s hope is that drivers at HMP and in Mobile can tell he sees racing from the perspective of a driver. “At the end of the night I try to make it a point to go talk to a lot of the drivers and get their perspectives and see what we can do better and what we can build on,” he said. “That’s something I’m always looking at. Same with the fans. In order to keep fans in the stands you’ve got to have drivers that want to come out and race and you’ve got to have a field. “I’m not the kind of director that’s all about business, making money here, making money there. I’m for the racer. Having a racing background and a family in racing, it’s easier, I think, for me to talk to the drivers and the drivers knowing I did that in the past and the respect we have for each other. I think that makes it work out as well as it does is just having all that knowledge about racing in general from the get-go.” Every now and then Mitchell will go race again, but for now he said he’s really focusing on his directing job and “getting fans in the stands and just keeping racing alive in Houston and in Texas.” For him, racing is about more than just being behind the wheel. It’s sharing the love of the sport with friends made at the track, and “just seeing an old school track and the history from way back when and just trying to bring it back to life,” he said. “Racing has kind of died off in Texas for the most part as far as short tracks on asphalt,” he said. “We have a lot of dirt tracks but asphalt racing has really died off and it got the point there where we really didn’t have anything and it was up to us to either do it and make a series and keep racing going or it was just going to be one of those things where it was dead. So I definitely didn’t want to see that happen. “It’s just the friendships and the rivalries. Everything that goes along with it. It’s in my blood. I like doing it. I feel comfortable doing it. Even when I’m stressed out and have 50 things going on at the racetrack in the same day, I’m in my inner circle, I guess you could say.”
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Texas Motor Speedway’s Eddie Gossage to step down following June 13 NASCAR All-Star race Fort Worth, Texas (May 13, 2021) – After more than three decades of service to race fans on behalf of Speedway Motorsports, including the last 25 years at Texas Motor Speedway, Eddie Gossage will step down as President of The Great American Speedway following the June 13 NASCAR All-Star Race. “The timing just feels right after 32 years with the company,” Gossage stated. “The Smith family and Speedway Motorsports changed my life and I will forever be appreciative and grateful. “Before my wife Melinda and I chart our next adventure, I’m thankful that I get to come full circle as a promoter with the NASCAR All-Star Race.” After working for Nashville International Raceway, Bristol International Raceway and Miller Brewing Company in motorsports management and public relations capacities, Gossage joined Speedway Motorsports in 1989 as the Vice President of Public Relations at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He honed his skill for promotional flair under the guidance of Speedway Motorsports Executive Chairman Bruton Smith and then Charlotte Motor Speedway President Humpy Wheeler. During one Gossage produced press conference in 1992 to promote the first NASCAR All-Star Race to run at night, the young promoter rigged a giant light switch to highlight the innovative new lighting system at the superspeedway. When Smith threw the switch, sparks flew, setting the speedway founder and owner’s hair on fire. “I thought I was headed for the unemployment line for sure,” laughed Gossage. “But for some reason, Bruton kept me around, and it wasn’t long after that he gave me an opportunity I could have only dreamed of.” Smith took Gossage under his wing as he began to purchase property in North Texas and design plans for what would become not only the finest motorsports facility in Texas, but also one of the most spectacular entertainment venues in the world. The 1,500-acre complex includes a 1.5-mile superspeedway,194 luxury suites, 76 condominiums, a nine-story Speedway Club, Class A office space and the 11,000-seat, four-tenths-mile Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. Smith named Gossage General Manager of Texas Motor Speedway in 1995 and added the title of TMS President in 2004. Now 62, Gossage is one of the longest-tenured employees at Speedway Motorsports. “When I built Texas Motor Speedway, I had plenty of architects, accountants and attorneys, but what I really needed was promotion,” said Smith. “That’s where Eddie came in. They say ‘everything’s bigger in Texas’, and I needed a big personality in Dallas/Fort Worth. Eddie’s become a shrewd businessman over the years, but he’s remained a publicist at heart, and he never forgot what the entertainment business is about---having FUN. “I am grateful for all that Eddie has done for our company. He’s been a promoter, friend and an asset to the entire motorsports industry.” “In my career, I’ve been blessed to meet presidents, world leaders, astronauts, scholars, world-famous athletes, actors and musicians, millionaires and billionaires,” said Gossage. “Of them all, Bruton Smith is the greatest man I’ve ever met. I thank God I met Bruton and that he selected me to head up Texas Motor Speedway. His continued trust in me is an honor I consider part of one of the most cherished relationships two men could enjoy.” Under Gossage’s leadership, Texas Motor Speedway has hosted millions of fans at NASCAR, IndyCar and World of Outlaw races, produced car shows and concerts with The Rolling Stones, ZZ Top and Willie Nelson, and in 2015, built the world’s largest LED high-definition television, the 22,704 square-foot 'Big Hoss'.  “Eddie Gossage has been synonymous with Texas Motor Speedway’s success, and his contributions to our company and the speedway’s impact on the state of Texas during his career are immeasurable,” said Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith. “Beyond the big events, wild pre-race shows and publicity stunts, Eddie has always been the biggest fan of the fans. No one has more desire to give them a memorable experience. I’ll always be thankful for his dedication to our company and the inspiration he’s given our staff to always put the fans first.” “The NASCAR All-Star Race was one of the first major events I promoted at Charlotte,” Gossage said. “I’ve wanted to bring it to Texas for years. I’m glad Marcus made it happen, and I’m thankful for each and every opportunity he’s continued to give me since becoming CEO. Like with his dad, Speedway Motorsports is in good hands with Marcus. “I’m not sure what my next adventure will be. I do know Melinda and I are looking forward to some more fun with the grandkids,” Gossage said with his trademark smile. “But first, we’re going to corral some Texas-size fun one last time with the fans at the NASCAR All-Star Race!” Speedway Motorsports will launch a nationwide search for Gossage’s successor. Tickets for Texas Motor Speedway’s 2021 major event season, including the June 13 NASCAR All-Star Race, are on sale now at texasmotorspeedway.com. For more information, fans can keep track of all of Texas Motor Speedway’s events during the 25th Season of Speed by following on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Keep up with all the latest news and information on the speedway website and TMS mobile app.
  15. Austin Wayne Self; AM Racing conquer Darlington Raceway with top-10 finish Recap Darlington (S.C.) Raceway | LiftKits4Less.com 200 Race Team: No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Driver: Austin Wayne Self Start: 12th (Based on event formula) Finish: Ninth; Running (147 | 147 laps completed) Driver Points Position: 12th (+1 position) Owner Points Position: 13th (+2 positions) Austin Wayne Self Quote: “It was a great night for everyone at AM Racing in our throwback No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet. Ryan (Salomon, crew chief) really did a great job with adjustments and we avoided that major accident on the restart to find ourselves inside the top-10. I would have liked to have grabbed a top-five, but we’ll take ninth and look ahead to my hometown track of Circuit of the Americas in a few weeks.” Next Up: Toyota Tundra 225 at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) on Sat., May 22, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. (ET) live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) | Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90. For more on Austin Wayne Self visit AWSRacing.com, like him on Facebook (Austin Wayne Self) follow him on Twitter (@AustinWSelf) and Instagram (@AustinWayneSelf). For more on AM Racing visit amracing.racing, like them on Facebook (AM Racing) follow them on Twitter (@AMRacingNASCAR) and Instagram (@AMRacingNASCAR22). About AM Racing: AM Racing is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team headquartered in Statesville, N.C. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance.
  16. Austin Wayne Self, AM Racing ready for Darlington NASCAR Truck race NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Darlington (S.C.) Raceway | LiftKits4Less.com 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: 13th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 15th LiftKits4Less.com 200 Starting Position: 12th (Based on event formula) Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 109; previously raced at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway on March 20, 2021 (Start: 12th | Finish: 23rd). 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 Richmond (Va.) Raceway. 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 sixth 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 To Throwback Weekend: AM Racing and driver Austin Wayne Self are proud to participate in NASCAR Throwback weekend at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway with their No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado this weekend. AMR and Self will pay tribute to spotter Tony Raines with a look similar to his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series livery during the 1997 and 1998 NASCAR season when Raines piloted the No. 19 Pennzoil Dodge and Ford for Truck owner Kurt Roehrig. During the two-year period, Raines earned one pole, four wins, 11 top-five and 22 top-10s with a fifth-place championship finish in 1998. Courtesy of AM Racing Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Darlington Raceway Stats: Austin, Texas native Austin Wayne Self will make his second career Truck Series start at Darlington Raceway this weekend. Last year, he earned a track-best of 17th after starting 24th in his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet. Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Speedway Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway ranging from 1.0 to 2.0 miles in length, Self has made 66 starts throughout his career with three top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 19.0. Kansas Speedway | WISE Power 200 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway, Austin Wayne Self made his 114th NCWTS start. After starting 16th, Self battled the handling with his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet. Falling to as deep as 25th in the running order, chassis adjustments allowed Self to battle back during Stage 3 to earn a respectable 16th place finish, his fifth top-20 finish of the 2021 season. Seven races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have one top-10, three top-15s, five top-20s and seven top-23 finishes. To The Point(s): Entering Darlington, Self sits tied with Raphael Lessard Smith for 13th in the championship standings, a loss of zero at Kansas Speedway. Just 19 points separate Self from 10th in the championship standings currently held by Johnny Sauter and 65 points in the arrears from fifth locked by Stewart Friesen with 15 races remaining this season. 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 Darlington. This weekend marks his 11th 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 15.7 during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively. Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 114 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. Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes: On Darlington Raceway: “I’m eager to get back to Darlington Raceway this weekend and propel our AM Racing team with a top-10 finish. I think our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado looks great with the Throwback scheme, I just hope we have a finish to go along with the excitement. Darlington is definitely a tough track, but we are ready and determined to conquer the challenge.” On Kansas Speedway: “Another solid finish for the AM Racing team at Kansas Speedway. I was hoping we could escape with a top-15 finish, but we came up a little short. Our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet wasn’t the best at the beginning of the race – but Ryan (Salomon, crew chief) did a great job with adjustments and by the end of the race, the truck was at its best.” On Tony Raines Throwback Tribute: “Everyone at AM Racing did a great job keeping our Throwback scheme a secret from Tony, but I’m excited for him to spot a truck he had so much success in the Truck Series early in its heyday. It’s an awesome-looking truck and I appreciate everyone who worked so hard to make it a reality.” The LiftKits4Less.com 200 (147 laps | 200.1 miles) is the eighth of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Fri., May 7, 2021 shortly after 7:30 p.m. ET with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90. Social Spotlight: Follow on Social Media: 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. About AM Racing: AM Racing is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team headquartered in Statesville, N.C. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance. The team has named Austin Wayne Self as its driver for the 2021 season.
  17. Chase Briscoe – No. 04 Trick Shot Penetrating Lubricant Ford F-150 Preview - Wise Power 200 at Kansas Speedway No. 04 Trick Shot Penetrating Lubricant News and Notes · Briscoe Back in the Seat: Chase Briscoe will climb back into the No. 04 Trick Shot Penetrating Lubricant Truck for Roper Racing this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Briscoe competed for the team at the Bristol Dirt Race where he finished 5th. · Trick Shot Penetrating Lubricating: Trick Shot will make their debut as a new primary sponsor for Briscoe and Roper Racing this weekend. · Trick Shot celebrates sustainability around Earth Day: Trick Shot is a high-performance penetrating lubricant that unlocks seized parts, prevents & breaks rust loose, fights corrosion, lubricates, protects, cleans, and is a “green” product. It is 100% biodegradable, non-toxic, non-flammable and safe for the environment. · Race Info: The Wise Power 200 at Kansas Speedway will begin at 7:30 p.m. EST on Saturday May 1st, 2021. The race will have live coverage on FS1, Sirius XM Radio Ch. 90, and MRN Radio. From the Driver’s Seat: Chase Briscoe: “I’m excited to get back with the Roper guys, we had a great run on the dirt and I’m excited to see where their stuff is on the pavement side and help them try to evaluate where they stack up. I’m honored that they asked me to do it as I had a blast racing with them at Bristol and I’m sure it will be the same at Kansas.” Shane Whitbeck: “It’s good to have Trick Shot come aboard the truck with Chase. I’m looking forward to having him drive the truck for us this weekend. A driver of his caliber is capable of running up front. Cory was very generous to let Chase drive the truck and we thank him for that. This is the first time we will be using our own front and rear clips on the truck. It will be a test of the equipment that we built in house.” Briscoe’s 2021 Camping World Truck Series Stats Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish 1 0 1 1 0 0 33.0 5.0 Briscoe’s Career Camping World Truck Series Stats Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish 26 2 12 17 5 435 7.3 8.0 About Roper Racing Roper Racing Team Headquarters is located in Mont Belvieu, Texas, just outside of Houston, where they field the No. 04 Ford F-150 truck. The core of the team has been together with Cory Roper for many years. Part of the success of the team comes from the dedication of many friends and family members. After working all day at their full-time jobs, they commit to working late nights at the race shop. The 2021 season will be the 4th year for the team. Cory Roper serves not only as the driver but the owner of the team as well. Roper’s lifelong dream had been to drive in NASCAR. For more information go to roperracingteam.com About Trick Shot Penetrating Lubricant Trick Shot is known as a high-performance penetrating lubricant that helps unlock seized parts, prevents and breaks rust loose, fights corrosion, lubricates, protects, cleans, and is known as a green product. It is 100 percent biodegradable, non-toxic, and is safe for the environment. For more information about this lubricant, go to itdoesthetrick.com
  18. Cory Roper – No. 04 Preferred Industrial Contractors, Inc./Carquest Ford F-150 Review Toyota Care 250 at Richmond Raceway No. 04 Preferred Industrial Contractors, Inc./Carquest News and Notes · Tough Break in Richmond: Cory Roper crossed the finish line with a 31st place finish in his Preferred Industrial Contractors, Inc./Carquest Ford F-150 for Roper Racing in the Toyota Care 250 at Richmond Raceway. · Throttle Problems: Roper started 21st but battled issues with his throttle early in the race which forced him to pit early to fix the problem and lost a lot of laps in the process. · Picking Up Spots: Despite the issues, Roper was able to pick up a few more spots with other drivers having issues during the race, which helped the team gain a few more points. From the Driver’s Seat: Cory Roper: “It was a frustrating day not being able to compete with a great truck. Not happy with the finish but excited about the way the truck handled and the speed we had. Shane, Chris and all the guys are building fast trucks and we will keep pushing.” From the Pit Box: Shane Whitbeck: “We had some issues right at the start of the race and it was just hard to overcome that. Cory did a good job and stayed with it all day. We learn a lot about the truck and what he needs on the short tracks. I feel good about going to more of them and I can’t wait to get to Kansas.” Roper’s 2021 Camping World Truck Series Stats Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish 5 0 1 1 0 0 23.8 26.2 Roper’s Career Camping World Truck Series Stats Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish 32 0 1 2 0 0 22.4 22.8 About Preferred Industrial Contractors, Inc. Preferred Industrial Contractors, Inc. is a national industrial engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, and maintenance company that is located in Baytown, Texas. They execute turnkey capital, and maintenance projects from scope development through construction, and they can maintain your facilities. PIC proudly serves a vast range of industries including the power, chemical processing, petroleum refining, food and beverage, and biotechnical facilities. For more information go to preferredindustrialcontractors.com About Carquest Carquest Auto Parts is a part of the Advanced Auto Parts family which resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. With more than 85 years of experience, their combined knowledge of automobiles runs deep. They have more than 71,000 Team Members who are passionate about the industry and are committed to your success. They use state-of-the-art data and technology systems to ensure that their distribution centers have the right mix of products based on the vehicles in any common area. For more information about Carquest Auto Parts go to carquest.com About Roper Racing Roper Racing Team Headquarters is located in Mont Belvieu, Texas, just outside of Houston, where they field the No. 04 Ford F-150 truck. The core of the team has been together with Cory Roper for many years. Part of the success of the team comes from the dedication of many friends and family members. After working all day at their full-time jobs, they commit to working late nights at the race shop. The 2021 season will be the 4th year for the team. Cory Roper serves not only as the driver but the owner of the team as well. Roper’s lifelong dream had been to drive in NASCAR. For more information go to roperracingteam.com
  19. Our Texas NCWTS teams didn't fare too well at Atlanta. Austin Wayne Self finished 23rd, 2 laps down, and Cory Roper was 27th, 3 laps in arrears.
  20. Stealing Toyota Tim's Theme

    That Vegas race may have been on a mile and a half CC track but it was the best mile and a half I've seen in some time. Aggressive racing and drivers making moves, hell even won by a dirt guy what more could you ask for.
  21. Chase Briscoe joins Roper Racing for Bristol dirt, first Truck race since 2019, as ringer by Justin Nguyen, thecheckeredflag.co.uk Chase Briscoe will run his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in two years when he heads to Bristol Motor Speedway later this month. On Thursday, Huffy Bicycles announced the Cup Series rookie has joined Roper Racing for the Bristol dirt race on Saturday, 27 March. He will drive the #04 Ford F-150.Huffy Bicycles, a bicycle manufacturer that began sponsoring Briscoe in 2021, tweeted a series of dirt-related jokes in the hours before confirming they will sponsor Briscoe and the #04 for the Bristol dirt event. TexaCon Cut Stone, based in Briscoe’s native Indiana, will also provide sponsorship. “Dirt jokes aside, we’re excited to announce Huffy is sponsoring the No. 04 @RoperRacingTeam Truck w/ @TexaConCutStone wheeled by @ChaseBriscoe_14 in the #Bristol #CampingWorld #TruckRace,” read the announcement tweet. Briscoe posted in a quote tweet, “Excited to be back in the truck series! Looking forward to it with some great partners and team! What does everyone think of the truck?!” The race will be Briscoe’s first in the Truck Series since 2019. He ran his lone full Truck campaign in 2017, during which he won the season finale and finished sixth in points, before spending the next three years in the Xfinity Series. In 2018 and 2019, he returned to the Trucks for the Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway, which was the lone dirt race in the NASCAR national series at the time. Driving for ThorSport Racing, he led the most laps in both editions, won the 2018 race, and finished seventh in 2019. Briscoe is perhaps an unsurprising choice for the dirt race as he grew up racing on the surface. As a 13-year-old, he became the youngest driver to win a 410 sprint car race, beating NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon. The Truck start will also provide additional seat time for Briscoe on Bristol’s dirt layout before running the Cup race the following day. Although Bristol’s dirt configuration is new for NASCAR, Briscoe has enjoyed success on its regular concrete version. In six career Xfinity starts at the short track, he has four top-five finishes and a win in the 2020 fall race. He finished the 2020 season with a series-high nine wins and a fourth-place points finish. While Eldora was removed from the Truck schedule for 2021, the series will visit a second dirt track in July at Knoxville Raceway, the site of the famed Knoxville Nationals. It was not announced if Briscoe will also run the Knoxville race, especially as the Cup Series’ Road America event is two days later. Three races into his rookie year at the top level for Stewart-Haas Racing, Briscoe is currently twenty-fifth in points with a best finish of eighteenth at Homestead last Sunday. Briscoe will be Roper Racing’s first driver besides owner/driver Cory Roper since Roger Reuse ran the 2019 Mosport race in the #04. However, Briscoe is the first to do so in a “true” effort for the team as Reuse’s start came in a Jordan Anderson Racing truck that utilised Roper Racing’s points. Roper finished a career-best third in the 2021 season opener at Daytona; his team is currently in their first full season after running part-time for the last three years, and Roper will start twenty-seventh in Friday night’s race at Las Vegas. Other dirt track ringers will likely be revealed as race day approaches. Jake Griffin has long planned to compete in both dirt events for Reaume Brothers Racing, while Devon Rouse has publicly expressed hopes to do but has not finalised his plans. At the Cup level, Chris Windom and Shane Golobic have been confirmed as specialists for the Sunday race.
  22. Cory Roper – No. 04 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Ford F-150 Preview Bucked Up 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway No. 04 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals News and Notes: • Viva Las Vegas: Cory Roper will make his 4th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the No. 04 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Ford F-150 for Roper Racing. Roper had a previous best qualifying run of 5th in 2019 at Las Vegas. • Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals: Roper will be racing with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals on his truck in Las Vegas with Carquest Auto Parts as an associate sponsor. Roper will help bring awareness toward CMN Hospitals. “It is a privilege to represent Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals this weekend on the No. 04 Ford F-150,” said Roper. “This is a great cause to help change kids’ health and change the future for children all over the country. We’re going to give our very best this weekend for CMN.” Statement from CMN: “We’re thrilled to have Cory Roper and Roper Racing supporting Children’s Miracle Network this weekend for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Our partners suggested we jump onboard with Roper Racing this weekend and we couldn’t refuse. This a great opportunity to help build awareness to our organization. We wish Cory and his team the best this weekend.” • Points: Roper comes into this race 13th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings. • Race Info: The Bucked Up 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway begins at 9:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 5th , 2021. The race will have live coverage on FS1, Sirius XM Radio Ch. 90 and MRN Radio. Behind the Driver’s Seat: Cory Roper: “Las Vegas is a very fun race track to compete because you can use multiple grooves on the track to race on. The trucks are also packed together with the speeds that we run. The competition here at this track is phenomenal. I look forward to battling it out with the other teams all race.” About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a nonprofit organization that helps raise funds for children’s hospitals in the United States and Canada which supports the health of 10 million children each year. CMN was founded in Utah on August 11th, 1983. Since 1983, CMN Hospitals have helped fill funding gaps by raising more than $7 billion, most of it coming at $1 a time through Miracle Balloon icon campaigns. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. For more information go to childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/ About Roper Racing Roper Racing Team Headquarters is located in Mont Belvieu, Texas, just outside of Houston, where they field the No. 04 Ford F-150 truck. The core of the team has been together with Cory Roper for many years. Part of the success of the team comes from the dedication of many friends and family members. After working all day at their full-time jobs, they commit to working late nights at the race shop. The 2021 season will be the 4th year for the team. Cory Roper serves not only as the driver but the owner of the team as well. Roper’s lifelong dream had been to drive in NASCAR. For more information go to www.roperracingteam.com Cory Roper #04 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Ford at Las Vegas. Image Roper Racing
  23. NASCAR Carl Edwards Motor. This motor came out of a backup car with 0 miles. Dyno test with all specs to be posted once sheet is received. Also comes with headers, dry sump tank, power steering alternator, and dry sump oil pump. All needed to run motor is a carburetor. Call 713-865-0027
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