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Austin Wayne Self to be back in NASCAR action this weekend

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From a post by Austin Wayne Self today:

‪Hey guys - Thank you all so much for your continued support, encouragement, and prayers through this difficult season of my life. ‬

‪Truly am looking forward to being back at home in the truck this weekend alongside my crew working hard to secure a great finish.

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Austin Wayne Self suspension lifted after completion of Road to Recovery program

By Daniel McFadin - Apr 30, 2019

Austin Wayne Self‘s indefinite suspension has been lifted by NASCAR after he completed its Road to Recovery program.

NASCAR suspended Self on April 1 for a failed drug test that was taken during the Daytona race weekend.

NBC Sports has confirmed that Self will return to AM Racing’s No. 22 Chevrolet this weekend in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway.

Following the drug test at Daytona, Self competed in the first three races of the season. After NASCAR became aware of the positive result drug test, it asked him to “stand down” from competing at Martinsville (March 23) and Texas (March 29). Self was given the option of requesting additional testing on the initial sample or waive that and accept any penalty.

Bubba Wallace drove in Self’s place in each race and finished 10th and 20th.

This weekend’s race at Dover will be the first Truck Series event since Self’s suspension was announced.

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Haven't missed him ..I KNOW this is going to look bad towards me but I dont care .. if he failed to pass a drug test  he should have been band for least the season . there should be heavy time off for illegal drugs in a persons system in racing ..this isnt paddle boat racing .

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2 hours ago, toyotatim said:

Who said it was drugs?

I absolutely agree with toyotatim this time.

There are lots of anomalies that can show up in these random substance tests.  That NASCAR released his suspension so quickly indicates to me that nothing major was reported in his sample. And the fact that it took so long after the sample was taken at Daytona to suspend him indicates that it was probably some performance supplement rather than a mind-altering or narcotic-based substance. 

Just my speculation.

Nick

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And here is the press release from AM Racing:

Austin Wayne Self focused on Dover International Speedway return

DOVER, Del. – With the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series back from a spring break sabbatical, Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf), driver of the No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado heads to Dover (Del.) International Speedway eyeing his second top-10 finish of the season in Friday afternoon’s JEGS 200.

Self, 22 returns to the “Monster Mile” set to make his third career Gander Outdoors Truck Series start at the famed one-mile oval but more importantly hopes to better his 15th place finish he earned last year.

“Glad to get back to racing and to drive our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado Friday afternoon at Dover,” said Self.

“I love Dover. It’s a cool race track with a lot of banking but it’s a place where I feel like you have to be aggressive in order to have a good finish.

“I’m looking forward to working with my crew chief Eddie (Troconis) and see if we can put ourselves in contention for our second top-10 run of the year.”

Being a nearly five-week hiatus from Texas Motor Speedway to Dover, Self says his AM Racing team has been able to work hard in the race shop prepping trucks ahead of the grueling summer stretch – but the Austin, Texas native says the downtime has allowed his Mooresville, N.C-based team to play catchup with the intent to enhance their on-track product.

“We’ve been busy,” Self said. “When you have four races to start the year almost back-to-back, it didn’t allow us a lot of time to work on our trucks to get better. The “spring break” did that for us.

I feel like we’ve gotten caught up and I’m really excited to roll out some of these trucks to see what we can do.”

Despite missing two races, Self sits 18th in the series standings and while facing a deficit, Self believes he has the team and equipment to allow him to fight back into the top-15 in the championship standings.

“There’s still a long ways to go in the season and our team has a lot to be proud of,” offered Self. “We’ve shown that we have speed and that we have the capabilities of running inside the top-10 on a regular basis, we just have to keep plugging away and we’ll produce the finishes I know we’re capable of.”

The Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and AM Technical Solutions will support Self in his 67th career start.

GO TEXAN, celebrating its 20th Birthday this year, represents Texas agri-business on state, national and international levels by building recognition with the GO TEXAN mark.

Along with its signature mark in the shape of Texas, GO TEXAN celebrates, promotes and supports the business savvy and plainspoken grit Texas agriculture is known for throughout the world.

Don’t mess with Texas, Abbie Gregg Inc., CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the sixth race of the year.

In 66 NGOTS races, the 2015 ARCA Menards Series Rookie of the Year has one top-five (second at Daytona 2017) and five top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 18.2 during his three years of competition.

For more on Austin Wayne Self, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.

For more on AM Racing, please visit AMRacingteam.com, like their Facebook page (AM Racing) or follow them on Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR. 

For more information on Don’t mess with Texas and how you can become involved in the program, visit dontmesswithtexas.org. 

For additional information on CForce premium artesian water, please visit cforce.com.

For more on Flying Circle, please visit flyingcirclegear.com, like them on Facebook (FlyingCircleGear) and follow them on Instagram (@flyingcirclegear) and Twitter (@flyingcircle_). Also connect with Flying Circle on Pinterest and YouTube.

For more on Kreuz Market, please visit kreuzmarket.com. like them on Facebook (KreuzMarketLockhart) and follow them on Twitter (@kreuzmarket).

The JEGS 200 (200 laps| 200 miles) is the sixth of 23 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2019 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs., May 2 from 2:05 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. A final practice session is set for 4:05 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., May 3 beginning at 1:10 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 5:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Eastern).
 
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About GO TEXAN:

GO TEXAN is a widely recognized brand. It represents a diverse collection of people, products and services that are genuinely Texan.  Whether it’s grown, sewn or served on a plate, more than 26 million Texans shop, travel and dine out in full support of Texas business and agriculture. 

Consumers make buying decisions based on the prestige of GO TEXAN, a desire to support the Texas economy and the value received from buying local.

 
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About AM Technical Solutions:

Headquartered in Austin, TX, AM Technical Solutions was founded in 1994. AM Technical Solutions is a global engineering and construction management firm, specializing in the high-tech industries. AMTS has managed over $20B of global capital projects for over 170 different customers in 15 countries.
For more information, please visit amts.com.

 
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About AM Racing:

AM Racing is a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) team owned by entrepreneur Tim Self.

Established in December 2015, AM Racing is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C. Operated by Self, a native of Austin, Texas, the team is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance

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14 minutes ago, NickHolt said:

And the fact that it took so long after the sample was taken at Daytona to suspend him indicates that it was probably some performance supplement rather than a mind-altering or narcotic-based substance. 

AJ Allmendinger comes to mind on that one......

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Nascar errs on the side of caution.  There are some things that on on the substance abuse list that are beneficial as long as they are not being abused.  Sometimes, they just have to take action to insure that something is not being abused.  

I can tell you this, their alcohol volume is .02.   This alone would probably fail about 50% of the local racers.

 

http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/23394501/an-overview-nascar-substance-abuse-policy

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4 hours ago, NickHolt said:

I absolutely agree with toyotatim this time.

There are lots of anomalies that can show up in these random substance tests.  That NASCAR released his suspension so quickly indicates to me that nothing major was reported in his sample. And the fact that it took so long after the sample was taken at Daytona to suspend him indicates that it was probably some performance supplement rather than a mind-altering or narcotic-based substance. 

Just my speculation.

Nick

Ask Jeremy Mayfield. Just allergy medicine? In all honesty I hope it works out for Austin. Whenever I watch a truck race I'm always looking to see how he's running. What I did see from him this year he had been running good.

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On 5/1/2019 at 6:00 PM, Radical said:

Ask Jeremy Mayfield. Just allergy medicine? In all honesty I hope it works out for Austin. Whenever I watch a truck race I'm always looking to see how he's running. What I did see from him this year he had been running good.

i look for him 

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I watch for him too. He wasn't doing bad (in top 15) until he wrecked out...hopefully he is better the next race

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On ‎5‎/‎1‎/‎2019 at 1:17 PM, NickHolt said:

I absolutely agree with toyotatim this time.

There are lots of anomalies that can show up in these random substance tests.  That NASCAR released his suspension so quickly indicates to me that nothing major was reported in his sample. And the fact that it took so long after the sample was taken at Daytona to suspend him indicates that it was probably some performance supplement rather than a mind-altering or narcotic-based substance. 

Just my speculation.

Nick

While I see where your coming from on this, why didn't they fight the suspension if it was a performance enhancing or nothing illicit. Most likely what happened is he took a test at Daytona and something came up, so they tested him again randomly and it came up again so they stepped in.  Sounds like what they did was first test was a warning and from what I have heard about their testing if there is reason to suspect they will do stuff like that.  We aren't in the NASCAR Hauler or area where this comes out so we all don't know specifically.  But if I knew it wasn't something serious or something I didn't even know I would of fought it.

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