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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing ready for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono's Brakleen 150 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 CRC Brakleen 150 Starting Position: 21st (Event Formula) 2021 Driver Points Position: 13th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 15th Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 116; previously raced at Texas Motor Speedway on June 12, 2021 (Start: 13th | Finish: 15th). 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 Pocono (Pa.) 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. 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. 12 races into the season, the team has only one finish worse than 23rd and maintains an average finish of 16.8 entering the CRC Brakleen 150. 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. Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Pocono Raceway Stats: Saturday afternoon’s CRC Brakleen 150 will mark Self’s sixth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the 2.5-mile Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. In his previous five starts, Self has a personal-track best of 15th in the 2019 Gander RV 150 after starting 18th. Last June, Self was involved in a Lap 5 accident with rookie Raphael Lessard and finished 38th. Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Intermediate Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway 2.0-miles and larger, Self has made 21 starts throughout his career with two top-five and three top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 18.6. Austin Wayne Self ARCA Menards Series Pocono Raceway Stats: Before graduating to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), Self competed in the ARCA Menards Series where he made six starts at the “Tricky Triangle.” From 2014 to 2019, Self made five starts at the Long Pond, Pa.-based track and delivered three top-10 finishes including an ARCA track-best of sixth in his most recent series’ start in 2019 driving for AM Racing. Nashville Superspeedway | Rackley Roofing 200 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Nashville Superspeedway, Austin Wayne Self-made his 119th NCWTS start. Qualifying 27th, the AM Racing team struggled with the balance of his No. 22 GO TEXAN | At Home Concert Experience | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado throughout the night and soldiered to a 27th-place result. Despite the lead lap finish, the finish was the team’s worst effort this season. 12 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 Pocono, Self sits 13th in the championship standings with 255 points earned and retaining the same position following the Rackley Roofing 200. Just 56 points separate Self from 10th in the championship standings currently held by Carson Hocevar and 116 points in the arrears from fifth locked by Todd Gilliland with 10 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 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 Pocono. This weekend marks his 16th 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 16.0 during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively. Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 119 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. 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 Pocono Raceway: “I am eager for a little redemption this weekend at Pocono Raceway. We didn’t have a good race at Nashville, and I only ran five laps here in a truck last year because of a crash. “I’ve always enjoyed racing at Pocono because it’s such a unique race track which provides the opportunity for strategies and some good racing. We need to get ourselves back on track with a top-10 finish on Saturday afternoon and I think with a little luck we can do that with our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado.” On Nashville Superspeedway: “It was not the night we were looking for. We struggled with the handling of our No. 22 GO TEXAN | At Home Concert Experience Chevrolet Silverado throughout the day and night and never could get a comfortable balance. “We’ll learn from this and be better. Hopefully, we have a major rebound at Pocono.” 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 still have a shot. “We’ve been very solid to the start of 2021. We were a little off last weekend at Nashville, but we are determined to bounce back and produce some strong results in this crucial summer stretch.” Race Information: The CRC Brakleen 150 (60 laps | 150 miles) is the 13th of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Sat., Jun. 26, 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. All times are local (ET). 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Kansas Speedway | WISE Power 200 Fast Facts No. 22 AM Racing Team: Driver: Austin Wayne Self Primary Partner(s): AIRBOX Air Purifier | GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado Crew Chief: Ryan Salomon Spotter: Tony Raines 2021 Driver Points Position: 13th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 14th WISE Power 200 Starting Position: 16th (Based on event formula) Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 116; previously raced at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway on March 5, 2021 (Start: 12th | Finish: 14th). Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies Notes of Interest: Welcome Back: AIRBOX Air Purifier returns to AM Racing as the primary marketing partner for driver Austin Wayne Self in Saturday night’s WISE Power 200 at Kansas Speedway. Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Kansas Speedway Stats: Austin, Texas native Austin Wayne Self will make his eighth career Truck Series start at Kansas Speedway this weekend. In his previous seven outings at intermediate speedway, he earned a track-best of 13th twice, most recently last July. Overall, in 2020, Self earned three top-20 finishes in the City of Oz, with efforts of 17th, 13th and 19th respectively. Since 2016, he carries an average finish at Las Vegas of 18.4 and has completed 922 of 1,078 laps available for an 85.5 percent lap completion. 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 65 starts throughout his career with three top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 19.0. Self also has two ARCA Menards Series starts in 2014 and 2015 respectively with a best finish of 12th driving for Mason Mitchell Motorsports in 2015. Richmond (Va.) Raceway | ToyotaCare 250 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Richmond (Va.) Raceway, Austin Wayne Self made his 113th NCWTS start. After starting 10th, 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 19th place finish, his fourth top-20 finish of the 2021 season. Six races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have one top-10, three top-15s, four top-20s and six top-23 finishes. To The Point(s): Entering Kansas, Self sits tied with Chandler Smith for 12th in the championship standings, a loss of two spots since Richmond. Just 12 points separate Self from 10th in the championship standings currently held by Johnny Sauter and 61 points in the arrears from fifth locked by Matt Crafton with 16 races remaining this season. AM Racing also secures 14th 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 Kansas. This weekend marks his 10th 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 113 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. Lineup: In addition to AIRBOX Air Purifier, 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 Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle, and Kreuz Market. Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes: On Kansas Speedway: “I’ve turned a lot of laps at Kansas Speedway and I’m ready to turn some more on Saturday night. I’m really excited about going back to Kansas knowing how strong our Truck was at Las Vegas last month. “Ryan (Salomon, crew chief) has worked extremely hard to bring the best truck he can to the race track without the benefit of practice or qualifying and I think our No. 22 AIRBOX Air Purifier Chevrolet Silverado will be able to contend for a top-10 finish on Saturday night.” On Richmond Raceway: “For whatever reason, we just could not get our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado to come to life as we needed it too. “We struggled all day with the balance and then handling and even though we made gains – we ran out of laps to contend for a top-15 finish.” On 2021 Season After Six Races: “Honestly, I think we have proven a lot as a race team in 2021 but there is still more work to be done. “Our trucks have been fast, but the series is extremely competitive this season. We just need to stay focused and come to the track worried about the performance of our No. 22 AIRBOX Air Purifier Chevrolet and hope everything else will work out for itself.” 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. Race Information: The WISE Power 200 (134 laps | 201 miles) is the seventh of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Sat., May 1, 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. 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.
  9. AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Richmond (Va.) Raceway | ToyotaCare 250 - No. 22 AM Racing Team - Driver: Austin Wayne Self - Primary Partner(s): GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions - Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado - Crew Chief: Ryan Salomon - 2021 Driver Points Position: 10th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 11th - Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 117; previously raced at Martinsville on October 30, 2020 (Start: 13th | Finish: Ninth) - Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies Notes of Interest: Back To Familiar Territory: In his fifth full-time season of Truck Series competition, Self returns to Richmond (Va.) Raceway looking to improve on his track-best 14th place run at the 0.875-mile short track in September 2020. Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250 will be Self’s second start at Richmond. Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Short Track Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a short track, Self has made 16 starts throughout his career with one top-10 finish (Martinsville 2020) while also carrying an average finishing position of 19.4. Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway | Pinty’s Dirt Truck Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the highly anticipated Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Austin Wayne Self made his 112th NCWTS start. After Mother Nature canceled the heat races, Self-started the race 17th but showcased his dirt track skills to move forward throughout the 150-lap race to finish 10th and claim his first top-10 finish of the 2021 Truck Series season. The performance was also the second top-10 for the Austin, Texas native on the dirt. In 2016, he netted his first career top-10 finish on the dirt at Eldora Speedway finishing ninth. Overall, it was his 10th career top-10 finish. To The Point(s): Entering Richmond, Self sits 10th in the championship standings, a gain of four spots since Bristol. Just 47 points separate Self from fifth in the championship standings currently held by Stewart Friesen with 17 races remaining this season. AM Racing also secures 11th 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 Richmond. This weekend marks his ninth 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 112 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 Richmond Raceway: “I feel really good about going to Richmond this weekend, especially with the momentum our AM Racing team is carrying right now. Ryan and the AM Racing guys are doing a tremendous job and bringing fast No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverados to the track and I think we can contend for our second straight top-10 finish on Saturday afternoon. Richmond is about track position and tire management. Being able to start inside the top-10 is going to help our position on the track, but we just need to make sure the balance is drivable and be as conservative as we can until its go time in Stage 3.” On Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Dirt Finish: “I had an absolute blast at Bristol with our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado. The track continued to change throughout the race – but luckily we adapted as best as we could and we still had a fast truck. I was bound and determined to bring the guys and our partners home a top-10 and that’s exactly what we accomplished. It was a great confidence booster for our team.” On 2021 Season After Five Races: “Honestly, I think we have proven a lot as a race team in 2021 but there is still more work to be done. Our trucks have been fast, but the series is extremely competitive this season. We just need to stay focused and come to the track worried about the performance of our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet and hope everything else will work out for itself.” Race Information: The ToyotaCare 250 (250 laps | 187.5 miles) is the sixth of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Sat., Apr. 17, 2021 shortly after 1:30 p.m. ET 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. 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.
  10. Austin Wayne Self ready for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Pinty’s Dirt Truck Race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway 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 2021 Driver Points Position: 14th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 17th Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 115; previously raced at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. 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 Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. The Statesville, N.C.-based team will sport the signage of GO TEXAN and AM Technical Solutions on the No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado for the fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race of the season. Headquartered in Austin, TX, AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) was founded in 1994. It’s Dirt Baby: This weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway marks the historic NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on dirt. The Pinty’s Dirt Truck Race is the first of two dirt Truck Series races in 2021. Driver Austin Wayne Self has previous experience on dirt in the ARCA Menards Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He participated in three races at the famed Eldora Speedway in 2016, 2018 and 2019 respectively. He earned a best finish of ninth in his dirt debut in 2016 after starting 28th. The Format: Saturday night’s field will consist of 40 trucks. 35 trucks will earn a spot based on their points earned in the qualifying races (qualifying race finish points + passing points). Four additional provisional spots will be awarded to the top four trucks in 2021 Truck Series owners’ points who have not already earned a spot in the race. The final provisional will go to the most recent past champion. If one does not exist, it will go to the next highest truck in Truck Series owner points.Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Bristol Motor Speedway Stats: While Austin Texas native Austin Wayne Self does not have any starts on the Bristol dirt, he does have five starts on the traditional oval. From 2016 to 2020, Self has competed in five races on the 0.533-mile concrete oval, delivering a track-best of 13th in 2018. Atlanta Motor Speedway | FR8 Auctions 200 Race Recap: On the heels of a season-best 14th place finish at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway in early March, the AM Racing team had high hopes for the FR8 Auctions 200. After starting 12th, Self was able to maintain a presence throughout the top-20 during most of the race. Unfortunately, a late race speeding penalty hindered the team’s ability to recover after running out of laps. Self did, however, hustle from the back to a respectable 23rd place finish. Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes: On Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Dirt: “I’m energetic about running the Dirt Track this weekend at Bristol. I love racing on the dirt and overall have been pretty decent at it. The credit goes to my AM Racing team for bringing me a truck I can wheel. It is going to be important to utilize practice to the best of our ability, see what happens in the heat race and then just maintain our pace during the race to make sure we are in contention for a good finish when the checkered flag is thrown.” On Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway Finish: “It certainly wasn’t the finish we were hoping for. We started out decent, but the lack of grip seemed to have hindered us throughout the race. The late-race speeding penalty didn’t help either. We made some gains in the final run to the finish, so I’m thankful we salvaged a somewhat decent day when it could have been a lot worse.” On 2021 Season After Four Races: “We have worked really hard at AM Racing during the opening stint to the season. We have been very solid. Our trucks have been fast, but the series is extremely competitive this season. We just need to stay focused and come to the track worried about the performance of our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet and everything else will work out. We are looking forward to the upcoming break after Bristol to regroup and then press the attack at Richmond in April.” To The Point(s): Entering Bristol, Self sits 14th in the championship standings. Just 40 points separate Self from fifth in the championship standings currently held by Stewart Friesen with 18 races remaining this season. AM Racing also secures 17th 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 Bristol Motor Speedway. This weekend marks his eighth 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 16th during the 2020 and 2021 seasons respectively. Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 111 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, delivering two top-five and nine top-10 finishes. He finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings in 2018. On dirt, Self has three NCWTS starts with one top-10 and an average finish of 13.3. Did You Know:? Austin Wayne Self and his wife Jennifer have seven chickens and a dog named Echo. 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. Race Information: The Pinty’s Dirt Truck Race (150 laps | 75 miles) is the fifth of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The first of two practices begins at 3:05 p.m. – 3:55 p.m., with a final fifty-minute practice etched in from 5:35 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. Qualifying heat races begin on race day, Mar. 27, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Sat., Mar. 20, 2021 shortly after 8:00 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.
  11. Austin Wayne Self, AM Racing set for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the FR8 Auctions 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 2021 Driver Points Position: 10th (T) | 2021 Owner Points Position: 14th FR8 Auctions 200 Starting Position: 12th (Based on event formula) Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 109 brand new chassis at 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 Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway. The Statesville, N.C.-based team will sport the signage of GO TEXAN and AM Technical Solutions on the No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado for the fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race of the season. The AM Racing team will also receive support from Don’t mess with Texas, AIRBOX Air Purifier, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle, and Kreuz Market. Making his fifth career Truck Series start at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway this weekend. In his previous four outings at the 1.5-mile speedway, he earned a track-best of 15th in the second race of 2018. Last season, he finished 30th after encountering tire issues early in the race. Since 2016, he carries an average finish at Atlanta of 22.0 and has completed 514 of 530 laps available for a 97 percent lap completion. Race Information: The FR8 Auctions 200 (130 laps | 200.02 miles) is the fourth of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Sat., Mar. 20, 2021 shortly after 2:30 p.m. ET with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90. Las Vegas Motor Speedway | Bucked Up 200 Race Recap: On his 25th birthday in Sin City, Austin Wayne Self drove his No. 22 AIRBOX Air Purifier Chevrolet Silverado to a strong 14th-place finish in the third race of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. The team was able to rebound from some early handling woes and allow Self to post his best finish of the year in 14th. To The Point(s): Entering Atlanta, Self sits tied for 10th in the championship standings tied with fellow NASCAR driver Carson Hocevar. Just 22 points separate Self from fifth in the championship standings currently held by Chandler Smith with 19 races remaining this season. AM Racing also secures 14th in the NCWTS owner standings. He's Back!: Ryan Salomon who joined the AM Racing team as crew chief last October at Kansas Speedway will continue to lead the Statesville, N.C.-based team as crew chief of the GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Silverado in 2021. In his four races as crew chief for Self last year, he guided the Austin, Texas native to two top-10s and four top-20 efforts and carrying an average finish of 13.75 in the final stint of the 2020 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 110 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, delivering two top-five and nine top-10 finishes. He finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings in 2018. On speedways larger than one-mile, Self has 64 NCWTS starts with three top-10s and an average finish of 19th. I Do….: During the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series off-season, Austin Wayne Self married longtime girlfriend Jennifer Anderson, sister of fellow NASCAR Camping World Truck and Xfinity Series driver Jordan Anderson in December. Did You Know:? Austin Wayne Self and his wife Jennifer have seven chickens and a dog named Echo. Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes: “Atlanta hasn’t been the kindest to me over the years, but I’m hoping the momentum we are carrying will pay dividends this weekend. Track position and handling especially on newer tires are going to make such a difference at Atlanta this weekend because of the tire wear. I just hope we are in a position to take advantage of that if we get a late-race caution. The goal at Atlanta is to leave there with another solid finish and make sure we are in a good spot for the highly anticipated Bristol dirt race.” On Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Finish: “I can’t thank everyone on this AM Racing team for all their hard work. We had a good No. 22 AIRBOX Air Purifier Chevrolet throughout much of the race. We were strong on restarts but just came a little short of a top-10 finish. I’m really happy with the performance of our team to start the year and can’t wait for Atlanta.” On 2021 Season After Three Races: “I’m really proud of my AM Racing team. I know it has only been three races so far in 2021, but I think we have shown that we have it what it takes to be contenders this season. We showed speed in our trucks at Daytona, on the Road Course of Daytona and even at Las Vegas. It’s going to be crucial for us to continue to showcase our ability this weekend at Atlanta.” 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.
  12. AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway | Bucked Up 200 Fast Facts No. 22 AM Racing Team - Driver Austin Wayne Self Primary Partner(s): AIRBOX Air Purifier | GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado Crew Chief: Ryan Salomon 2021 Driver Points Position: 12th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 16th Bucked Up 200 Starting Position: 12th (Based on event formula) Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 116; competed last at Texas Motor Speedway on October 25, 2020. (Start: 18th | Finish: Seventh) Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies Notes of Interest: Welcome Back: AIRBOX Air Purifier returns to AM Racing as the primary marketing partner for driver Austin Wayne Self in Friday night’s Bucked Up 200 at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway. AIRBOX Air Purifier returns to the team after partnering with Self for two races in 2020 at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course and Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, respectively. Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Las Vegas Motor Speedway Stats: Austin, Texas native Austin Wayne Self will make his ninth career Truck Series start at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway this weekend. In his previous eight outings at the 1.5-mile speedway, he earned a track-best of ninth in the fall race of 2018. Last season, he finished 17th and 24th respectively. Since 2016, he carries an average finish at Las Vegas of 17.4 and has completed 1,078 of 1,106 available for a 97.5 percent lap completion. Happy Birthday Austin!: Austin Wayne Self will celebrate his 25th birthday during Friday night’s Bucked Up 200 and is eyeing his 10th career top-10 finish as the perfect birthday present. Daytona Road Course | BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 Race Recap: In a chaotic second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race of the season, Austin Wayne Self was able to overcome a series of late-race hiccups to earn a top-15 place finish in the BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course. After starting 14th, Self maintained a pace inside the top-15 throughout the first two stages of the race and despite being punted late in the race, Self was able to roar back through the field in NASCAR overtime to finish 15th for a season-high 2021 finish. To The Point(s): Entering the Daytona International Speedway Road Course, Self sits 12th in the championship standings tied with 10th and 11th place drivers Ryan Truex and Todd Gilliland at 45 points apiece. Just 10 points separate Self from sixth in the championship standings currently held by Carson Hocevar with 20 races remaining this season. AM Racing also secures 16th in the NCWTS owner standings. He's Back!: Ryan Salomon who joined the AM Racing team as crew chief last October at Kansas Speedway will continue to lead the Statesville, N.C.-based team as crew chief of the No. 22 AIRBOX Air Purifier Chevrolet Silverado in 2021. In his four races as crew chief for Self last year, he guided the Austin, Texas native to two top-10s and four top-20 efforts and carrying an average finish of 13.75 in the final stint of the 2020 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 109 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, delivering two top-five and nine top-10 finishes. He finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings in 2018. On speedways larger than one-mile, Self has 63 NCWTS starts with three top-10s and an average finish of 19th. He has five Truck Series road course starts to his credit with one top-10 and an average finish of 14th. I Do….: During the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series off-season, Austin Wayne Self married longtime girlfriend Jennifer Anderson, sister of fellow NASCAR Camping World Truck and Xfinity Series driver Jordan Anderson in December 2020. Lineup: In addition to AIRBOX Air Purifier, 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 Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle, and Kreuz Market. Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes on Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway: “I always enjoy competing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. I’ve had several good performances there even if we don’t necessarily have the finishes to show for that. We’re bringing the truck that we ran in the top-10 with last fall at Texas Motor Speedway and Ryan did a great job with the setup and working on the truck throughout the race. I’m excited to see what we can do with this truck on Friday night.” On Daytona (Fla.) international Speedway RC Finish: “Man, what an up and down night for our AM Racing team. I’m really proud of everything that we overcame. Everyone did a great job and we had a fast truck and even finished fourth in Stage 2. Near the end of the race, it became very hectic and I got booted twice which forced us to come from the back of the field both times. We managed to go from 29th to 15th in that final sprint to the finish. Even though it wasn’t a top-10, I think we showed everyone we have a lot of speed in our trucks and that we’re going to be contenders throughout the year. I’m looking forward to Las Vegas.” On 2021 Season After Two Races: “I’m really proud of my AM Racing team. I know it has only been two races so far in 2021, but I think we have shown that we have it what it takes to be contenders this season. We showed speed in our trucks at Daytona and on the Road Course of Daytona. It’s going to be important to continue to showcase our ability this weekend at Las Vegas. I would love to leave Las Vegas on Friday night with a top-10 finish and a positive outlook to Atlanta Motor Speedway in a few weeks.” Race Information: The Bucked Up 200 (134 laps | 201 miles) is the third of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Fri., Mar. 5, 2021 shortly after 6:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. ET) with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM 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.
  13. AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Daytona International Speedway Road Course | BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 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 2021 Driver Points Position: 23rd | 2021 Owner Points Position: 24th BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 Starting Position: 14th (Based on event formula) Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 134; competed last at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course on August 16, 2020. (Start: 23rd | Finish: 11th) Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies Notes of Interest: Back At It: Last month AM Racing announced that Austin Wayne Self will return as the driver of the No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado with 2021 marking Self’s fifth full-time season. Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Daytona Road Course Stats: Austin, Texas native Austin Wayne Self will make his second career Truck Series start at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course in Friday night’s BrakeBest Brake Pads 159. Last August, the AM Racing driver showcased his impressive road racing skills once again with a strong 11th-place finish after starting 23rd. Daytona | NextEra Resources 250 Race Recap: What appeared to be his third top-10 finish at the 2.5-mile superspeedway of Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway was all for not after contact from another competitor wiped Self from the top-10 in the final lap of the NextEra Energy Resources 250. Despite a spin down the backstretch, Self-managed to recover and take the checkered flag in 21st. To The Point(s): Entering the Daytona International Speedway Road Course, Self sits 23rd in the championship standings but is only eight points from 15th and 13th from 10th currently held by Codie Rohrbaugh with 21 races remaining this season. AM Racing also secures 24th in the NCWTS owner standings. He's Back!: Ryan Salomon who joined the AM Racing team as crew chief last October at Kansas Speedway will continue to lead the Statesville, N.C.-based team as crew chief of the No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado in 2021. In his four races as crew chief for Self last year, he guided the Austin, Texas native to two top-10s and four top-20 efforts and carrying an average finish of 13.75 in the final stint of the 2020 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 108 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, delivering two top-five and nine top-10 finishes. He finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings in 2018. He has five Truck Series road course starts to his credit with one top-10 and an average finish of 14th. He finished a road course-best ninth at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in 2017. I Do….: During the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series off-season, Austin Wayne Self married longtime girlfriend Jennifer Anderson, sister of fellow NASCAR Camping World Truck and Xfinity Series driver Jordan Anderson in December. 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 Don’t mess with Texas, AIRBOX Air Purifier, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle, and Kreuz Market. Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes: On Daytona (Fla.) international Speedway Road Course: “I am actually pretty pumped to go the Daytona Road Course this weekend. Our AM Racing team had some pretty good luck there year. “I don’t know what it is but I seem to really enjoy competing at these road courses in the Truck Series. “We finished 11th there last year, anything less than that will be a disappointment for sure.” On Daytona (Fla.) international Speedway Finish: “I’m proud of the effort from Ryan (Salomon, crew chief) and the entire AM Racing team. They built me a fast and competitive truck and when push came to shove on the last lap we literally got shoved out of the way. That was a bummer because we recovered pretty well from a hiccup earlier in the race. Everyone knew we were there though and that’s something for us to be proud of looking ahead.” On 2021 Truck Series Outlook: “I think it’s going to be a season to remember for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The schedule went through a shakeup which should produce some surprises and I’m optimistic that we can accel through the diverse schedule and contend for one of the Playoff spots.” Race Information: The BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 (44 laps | 158.85 miles) is the second of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Fri., Feb. 19, 2021 shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM 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 Technical Solutions: Headquartered in Austin, TX, AM Technical Solutions 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. For more information, please visit amts.com. 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.
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