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Austin Wayne Self; AM Racing hope teamwork effort rewards jackpot performance at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Teamwork, dedication and determination collided over the weekend for AM Racing to prepare the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) team for Friday night’s Strat 200 at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway.

While contending for a solid top-15 finish this past Saturday afternoon at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway, the Mooresville, N.C.-based team found themselves a victim in a late race incident. The damage to the team’s No. 22 GO TEXAN | JB Henderson Construction Company Chevrolet Silverado sent the Eddie Troconis-led team pedaling hard back to the team’s shop in North Carolina to prepare another race truck to utilize for competition in the third Truck Series race of the season.

After nearly 36 hours of teamwork, focus, and diligence, the team was able to build a new Chevrolet Silverado for Self to compete with in his fifth race at the 1.5-mile speedway.

“I can’t begin to tell you how proud I am of the guys on this AM Racing team,” said Self. “We struggled during the Atlanta race with our handling, but Eddie worked hard, and we got a lot better.

“Unfortunately, we were moving to the front when we got swept up in a crash on a late race restart.

“The truck was damaged pretty good, so the guys rushed back to the shop after the race and spent all day Sunday and Monday morning putting another truck together for this weekend. That meant a lot to me. Nobody complained. We all got in there and helped one another and hopefully our hard work will be rewarded in the race on Friday night.”

Self, 22, returns to Las Vegas after earning a ninth-place finish last September. Overall, the Austin, Texas native hasn’t finished worse than 21st in his four prior starts. He carries an average finish of 16.5 since 2016.

“I like racing at Las Vegas,” added Self. “Last March, the Truck Series race was crazy as the draft really came into effect and it provided a very entertaining race for the fans but a mentally exhausting race for the drivers. At times, it felt a lot like we were racing at Daytona or Talladega.

“I think you will see the same type of racing this weekend. It’s a very fast track and the temperatures will be cool so that will provide good racing. We need to bounce back after our Atlanta finish and get ourselves in a good spot to earn some more stage points and make a dent in the standings before taking our first break of the year.

“Speed matters a lot at Vegas, but you need to handle too, especially over the bumps. Eddie is really smart when it comes to setup and I think our No. 22 GO TEXAN | JB Henderson Construction Company Chevrolet Silverado will be competitive from practice to the race. No matter what happens on Friday though, I’m proud of my guys and their commitment to get us to the race track.”

Kevin Cywinski, team manager for AM Racing says the morale around the shop hasn’t changed despite the long hours over the last few days.

“If you are looking for the true definition of teamwork, AM Racing was the place to be the last couple of days,” he said. “Eddie’s leadership and our guys’ commitment to get a truck built for Las Vegas shows their passion for not only racing – but their faith in Austin as a race car driver.

“Our goal is a top-10 finish on Friday night and if we can accomplish that, it will feel like a victory.”

The Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and JB Henderson Construction will support Self in his 66th 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.

JB Henderson Construction based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico performs general and mechanical contracting for manufacturing, industrial, commercial, and institutional clients in both the public and private sectors.

AM Technical Solutions, Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the third race of the year.

In 65 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, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.

For more on AM Racing, please like their Facebook page (AM Racing) or follow them on Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR. A new website is forthcoming.

Visit JB Henderson Construction at jbhenderson.com.

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.

The Strat 200 (134 laps| 201 miles) is the third of 23 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2019 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs., Feb. 28 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., Mar. 1 beginning at 2:10 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 6:00 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 (Pacific).

About GO TEXAN:

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

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

About JB Henderson Construction:

J.B. Henderson Construction Co. based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico performs general and mechanical contracting and is dedicated to serving their customers and employees through collaborative construction focused on safety, solutions, and skill.

Using a process-based organizational approach, JBH builds for manufacturing, industrial, commercial, and institutional clients in both the public and private sectors. By combining traditional values with cutting-edge capabilities, they deliver construction projects that meet the strictest industry regulations from standard building codes to ASME, DOE, and NQA-1 quality mandates, while constantly focusing on the human aspect and fostering long-standing client and employee relationships.

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.

The team has named Austin Wayne Self as its driver for the 2019 season.

Austin Wayne Self; AM Racing carry Daytona momentum to Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. – Two years ago, veteran NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) driver Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) found himself in a similar position leaving Daytona with a good finish to start the season.

But, one circumstance is majorly different heading to Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway, site of Saturday afternoon’s Atlanta 200, Self will be a competitor in the event. In 2017, Self finished a career-best second at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, but did not attempt Atlanta, wiping out the team’s hopes of a competing for a championship.

However, the mindset is completely different 24 months later where the AM Racing team led by crew chief Eddie Troconis treks to Atlanta on the heels of a solid ninth-place finish to open the season.

With some momentum on their side, the team is eager to impress in the opening races of 2019.

“It felt so good for our team to have such a strong run at Daytona,” said Self. “I feel like we impressed a lot of people. I don’t think many expected us to make it to the final round of qualifying. We kept the speed and performance up through the first two stages of the race and then survived the chaos at the end to get us a top-10 finish.

Saturday afternoon’s double-header will be the second race where Self and Troconis have worked together but the Austin, Texas native says that the chemistry with his new crew chief hasn’t even hit its peak.

“Eddie’s energy, focus, and leadership really contributed to our success at Daytona last weekend,” added Self. “He was eager to listen to what I was saying about our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado and made the adjustments I needed to improve our speed on the track.

“I know that there’s a vast difference between Daytona and Atlanta, but that trust between each other is quickly building and I think it will only continue to get stronger the longer the season goes. I honestly feel like we can win a race or two this year, that’s how pumped I am right now.”

Self, 22, will make his third start at Atlanta’s 1.54-mile track and looks to better his top-15 performance last year. In his track debut in 2016, he finished 16th.

“My record isn’t that bad at Atlanta,” noted Self. “It’s a track where patience is your best friend. Tires go away in a hurry and you have to manage that. The stage breaks help, but you have the chance to get yourself a lap down during the third stage if you don’t manage yourself.

“We have high hopes that we can backup what we did in qualifying at Daytona and put ourselves in a good position for the race. If we can’t put ourselves in a good spot to win, collecting as many points as possible is our top priority.”

Troconis says he’s proud of the commitment by Self and sees Daytona as only the preview of what’s to come for AM Racing.

“I’m proud of our team,” he said. “We came out of the box with a new group of guys but a very dedicated bunch. I’m looking forward to the year. Austin gave us everything he could behind the wheel, and we survived the race as best as we could.

“Austin has proven to be a steady and firm driver on the intermediate tracks in the past and I hope with the improvements we’ve made to the truck, it will allow him to pick up a bunch of spots and earn another top-10 finish to carry us into Las Vegas.”

The Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and JB Henderson Construction will support Self in his 65th 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 throughout the world.

JB Henderson Construction based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico performs general and mechanical contracting for manufacturing, industrial, commercial, and institutional clients in both the public and private sectors.

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

In 64 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 18.1 during his three years of competition.

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

For more on AM Racing, please like their Facebook page (AM Racing) or follow them on Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR. A new website is forthcoming.

Visit JB Henderson Construction at jbhenderson.com.

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.

The Ultimate Tailgating 200 (130 laps| 200.2 miles) is the second of 23 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2019 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Feb. 22 from 2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. A final practice session is set for 4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Sat., Feb. 23 beginning at 10:40 a.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 4:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90).

About GO TEXAN:

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

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

About JB Henderson Construction:

J.B. Henderson Construction Co. based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico performs general and mechanical contracting and is dedicated to serving their customers and employees through collaborative construction focused on safety, solutions, and skill.

Using a process-based organizational approach, JBH builds for manufacturing, industrial, commercial, and institutional clients in both the public and private sectors. By combining traditional values with cutting-edge capabilities, they deliver construction projects that meet the strictest industry regulations from standard building codes to ASME, DOE, and NQA-1 quality mandates, while constantly focusing on the human aspect and fostering long-standing client and employee relationships.

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.

The team has named Austin Wayne Self as its driver for the 2019 season.

AM Racing announces primary partnership lineup for 2019

 MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Officials from AM Racing (@AMRacingNASCAR) announced today their partnership lineup that will support NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) driver Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) in his fourth season of competition beginning with Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

Self, a native of Austin, Texas will have a plethora of support from his home state, as GO TEXAN, AM Technical Solutions (AMTS), Don’t mess with Texas, and the United Sorghum Checkoff Program will all adorn the No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado as primary partners this season.

Set to adorn the hood on Self’s truck this weekend at Daytona and for a majority of the NGOTS season is third year returning partner GO TEXAN.

GO TEXAN represents Texas agri-business on state, national and international levels by building recognition with the GO TEXAN mark.

Along with its signature mark in the shape of Texas, GO TEXAN celebrates, promotes and supports the business savvy and plainspoken grit Texas agriculture is known for throughout the world. This year the Texas Department of Agriculture is celebrating 20 years with their long-standing marketing campaign, GO TEXAN which has taken Texas businesses above and beyond.

“On behalf of the GO TEXAN program, we’re proud to sponsor Austin Wayne Self and the AM Racing team for another successful year,” said Commissioner Sid Miller. “From BBQ sauce to boots, the great state of Texas is home to the best stuff on earth and this partnership with AM Racing is a great way to get the message out.

“The GO TEXAN program is celebrating its 20-year anniversary this year and working with Austin and his team are a great way to “drive” Texans to locally made products.  So, when you shop, look for our brand in the shape Texas and “Find the Mark That Matters!”

AM Technical Solutions will carry the role as a major associate marketing partner for the 2019 season adorning the upper quarter panel on AM Racing’s truck this year.

AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) is a Global Engineering & Construction Management firm, specializing in the high-tech industries.  AMTS provides diverse integrated solutions across a facilities life cycle to include new cleanroom construction, integrated construction management, total quality programs, capital asset solutions and cleanroom certification and testing.

Alongside AM Technical Solutions, Abbie Gregg, Inc. will also join the team for the 2019 season.

Abbie Gregg, Inc. (an AMTS company) is a licensed engineering and architecture firm providing design and consulting services to advanced technology, government, university and industry clients, specializing in research, pilot lines and manufacturing for over 33 years

Returning to its coveted location on the television panel of Self’s truck is Don’t mess with Texas.

The Don’t mess with Texas campaign is part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) litter prevention program, which includes Don’t mess with Texas, Adopt-a-Highway, and a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful.

For more than 30 years, Don’t mess with Texas has made tremendous progress educating Texans about the impact of littering on the state’s economy, environment and physical landscape.

Returning for a second straight season, the United Sorghum Checkoff Program will campaign its efforts through the Sorghum: The Smart Choice® brand with Self at both Texas Motor Speedway races in March and June respectively.

Sorghum is the world’s fifth-most important grain crop and is grown on approximately 100 million acres worldwide, including approximately six million acres in the U.S. Currently, Texas and Kansas account for 80 percent of U.S. sorghum production.

The Sorghum Checkoff focuses on developing direct awareness of the benefits of using sorghum as a fuel and feedstock in the ethanol industry. This serves as the foundation of demand for the sorghum industry, as ethanol producers typically use about one-third of the sorghum crop to produce clean-burning, high octane fuel.

Austin is a tremendous advocate for sorghum farmers in Texas and across the U.S.,” offered John Duff Strategic Business Director Sorghum. “We’re already seeing increased demand for higher blends as a result of the partnership, and we can’t wait to see what awesome opportunities we’ll have to promote ethanol alongside Austin in 2019.”

“I’m very thankful to have the support of GO TEXAN, AM Technical Solutions, Don’t mess with Texas, and Sorghum: The Smart Choice,” said Austin Wayne Self. “It’s humbling to know that all of our partners from 2018 have pledged their support for another season.

“This year we will continue to focus on accomplishing some great things together both on and off the track. As our marketing partners continue to look for cutting-edge opportunities to strengthen their brands, it’s important that I do everything I can both on and off the track to keep that not only engaged but recognizable.”

Additional marketing partnership(s) for Self, the 2014 ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year, are forthcoming.

Show your GO TEXAN pride: find Texas productsrestaurants or enroll your business in GO TEXAN.

Visit AMTS at amts.com.

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

To learn about the United Sorghum Checkoff Program and sorghum’s benefits, please visit sorghumcheckoff.com.

For more on AM Racing, please like their Facebook page (AM Racing) or follow them on Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR and stay tuned for a brand new website.

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

About GO TEXAN:

GO TEXAN is a widely recognized brand. It represents a diverse collection of people, products and services that are genuinely Texan.  Whether it’s grown, sewn or served on a plate, more than 26 million Texans shop, travel and dine out in full support of Texas business and agriculture.  Consumers make buying decisions based on the prestige of GO TEXAN, a desire to support the Texas economy and the value received from buying local.

 

 

 

 

About AM Technical Solutions:

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

Headquartered in Tempe, AZ, Abbie Gregg, Inc. was founded in 1985 by Abbie Gregg. AGI specializes in integrating facilities, processes and tools with cleanroom layout and design. AGI has gained global industry recognition for the depth of excellence their services provide and completed over 850 projects on 5 continents. For more information, please visit abbiegregg.com.

About Don’t Mess with Texas:

TxDOT’s Don’t Mess with Texas litter prevention campaign has been educating Texans about litter prevention since 1986. For more information, visit dontmesswithtexas.org. Don’t Mess with Texas is a registered trademark and service mark owned by the Texas Department of Transportation.

 

About the United Sorghum Checkoff Program:

In the ethanol industry, the United Sorghum Checkoff Program focuses on developing direct awareness of the benefits of using sorghum as a fuel and feedstock.

Sorghum is truly a versatile crop that can be grown as a grain, forage or sweet crop. The United States is the world’s largest producer of grain sorghum, having produced 480 million bushels in 2016.

The United Sorghum Checkoff Program is a producer-funded organization dedicated to improving the sorghum industry through research, promotion and education.

Media Contact: pr@amracing.racing

AM Racing announces primary partnership lineup for 2019

 MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Officials from AM Racing (@AMRacingNASCAR) announced today their partnership lineup that will support NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) driver Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) in his fourth season of competition beginning with Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

Self, a native of Austin, Texas will have a plethora of support from his home state, as GO TEXAN, AM Technical Solutions (AMTS), Don’t mess with Texas, and the United Sorghum Checkoff Program will all adorn the No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado as primary partners this season.

Set to adorn the hood on Self’s truck this weekend at Daytona and for a majority of the NGOTS season is third year returning partner GO TEXAN.

GO TEXAN represents Texas agri-business on state, national and international levels by building recognition with the GO TEXAN mark.

Along with its signature mark in the shape of Texas, GO TEXAN celebrates, promotes and supports the business savvy and plainspoken grit Texas agriculture is known for throughout the world. This year the Texas Department of Agriculture is celebrating 20 years with their long-standing marketing campaign, GO TEXAN which has taken Texas businesses above and beyond.

“On behalf of the GO TEXAN program, we’re proud to sponsor Austin Wayne Self and the AM Racing team for another successful year,” said Commissioner Sid Miller. “From BBQ sauce to boots, the great state of Texas is home to the best stuff on earth and this partnership with AM Racing is a great way to get the message out.

“The GO TEXAN program is celebrating its 20-year anniversary this year and working with Austin and his team are a great way to “drive” Texans to locally made products.  So, when you shop, look for our brand in the shape Texas and “Find the Mark That Matters!”

AM Technical Solutions will carry the role as a major associate marketing partner for the 2019 season adorning the upper quarter panel on AM Racing’s truck this year.

AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) is a Global Engineering & Construction Management firm, specializing in the high-tech industries.  AMTS provides diverse integrated solutions across a facilities life cycle to include new cleanroom construction, integrated construction management, total quality programs, capital asset solutions and cleanroom certification and testing.

Alongside AM Technical Solutions, Abbie Gregg, Inc. will also join the team for the 2019 season.

Abbie Gregg, Inc. (an AMTS company) is a licensed engineering and architecture firm providing design and consulting services to advanced technology, government, university and industry clients, specializing in research, pilot lines and manufacturing for over 33 years

Returning to its coveted location on the television panel of Self’s truck is Don’t mess with Texas.

The Don’t mess with Texas campaign is part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) litter prevention program, which includes Don’t mess with Texas, Adopt-a-Highway, and a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful.

For more than 30 years, Don’t mess with Texas has made tremendous progress educating Texans about the impact of littering on the state’s economy, environment and physical landscape.

Returning for a second straight season, the United Sorghum Checkoff Program will campaign its efforts through the Sorghum: The Smart Choice® brand with Self at both Texas Motor Speedway races in March and June respectively.

Sorghum is the world’s fifth-most important grain crop and is grown on approximately 100 million acres worldwide, including approximately six million acres in the U.S. Currently, Texas and Kansas account for 80 percent of U.S. sorghum production.

The Sorghum Checkoff focuses on developing direct awareness of the benefits of using sorghum as a fuel and feedstock in the ethanol industry. This serves as the foundation of demand for the sorghum industry, as ethanol producers typically use about one-third of the sorghum crop to produce clean-burning, high octane fuel.

Austin is a tremendous advocate for sorghum farmers in Texas and across the U.S.,” offered John Duff Strategic Business Director Sorghum. “We’re already seeing increased demand for higher blends as a result of the partnership, and we can’t wait to see what awesome opportunities we’ll have to promote ethanol alongside Austin in 2019.”

“I’m very thankful to have the support of GO TEXAN, AM Technical Solutions, Don’t mess with Texas, and Sorghum: The Smart Choice,” said Austin Wayne Self. “It’s humbling to know that all of our partners from 2018 have pledged their support for another season.

“This year we will continue to focus on accomplishing some great things together both on and off the track. As our marketing partners continue to look for cutting-edge opportunities to strengthen their brands, it’s important that I do everything I can both on and off the track to keep that not only engaged but recognizable.”

Additional marketing partnership(s) for Self, the 2014 ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year, are forthcoming.

Show your GO TEXAN pride: find Texas productsrestaurants or enroll your business in GO TEXAN.

Visit AMTS at amts.com.

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

To learn about the United Sorghum Checkoff Program and sorghum’s benefits, please visit sorghumcheckoff.com.

For more on AM Racing, please like their Facebook page (AM Racing) or follow them on Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR and stay tuned for a brand new website.

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

About GO TEXAN:

GO TEXAN is a widely recognized brand. It represents a diverse collection of people, products and services that are genuinely Texan.  Whether it’s grown, sewn or served on a plate, more than 26 million Texans shop, travel and dine out in full support of Texas business and agriculture.  Consumers make buying decisions based on the prestige of GO TEXAN, a desire to support the Texas economy and the value received from buying local.

 

 

 

 

About AM Technical Solutions:

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

Headquartered in Tempe, AZ, Abbie Gregg, Inc. was founded in 1985 by Abbie Gregg. AGI specializes in integrating facilities, processes and tools with cleanroom layout and design. AGI has gained global industry recognition for the depth of excellence their services provide and completed over 850 projects on 5 continents. For more information, please visit abbiegregg.com.

About Don’t Mess with Texas:

TxDOT’s Don’t Mess with Texas litter prevention campaign has been educating Texans about litter prevention since 1986. For more information, visit dontmesswithtexas.org. Don’t Mess with Texas is a registered trademark and service mark owned by the Texas Department of Transportation.

 

About the United Sorghum Checkoff Program:

In the ethanol industry, the United Sorghum Checkoff Program focuses on developing direct awareness of the benefits of using sorghum as a fuel and feedstock.

Sorghum is truly a versatile crop that can be grown as a grain, forage or sweet crop. The United States is the world’s largest producer of grain sorghum, having produced 480 million bushels in 2016.

The United Sorghum Checkoff Program is a producer-funded organization dedicated to improving the sorghum industry through research, promotion and education.

Media Contact: pr@amracing.racing

AM Racing returns to NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2019

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Officials from AM Racing (@AMRacingNASCAR) announced today the reboot of their NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) team with driver Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) for the full season beginning with the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Fri., Feb. 15, 2019.

As part of their restructure, AM Racing has moved its assets from Statesville, N.C. to Mooresville, N.C., where the team will be managed by longtime industry veteran Kevin Cywinski in a collaborative effort with Win-Tron Racing.

The team has purchased several trucks from GMS Racing to prepare for the upcoming 23-race schedule and has also signed a technical alliance with the organization.

“We are very optimistic about the upcoming season,” said AM Racing team principal Tim Self. “We have made a significant number of changes during the offseason including moving locations, purchasing new equipment and acquiring innovative personnel.

“We feel very confident in the direction of the race team and look forward to producing results on the track that will justify our restructuring and give our marketing partners the exposure and satisfaction they are looking for.”

Guiding Self for his fourth season on the NGOTS tour will be Eddie Troconis who joins AM Racing after serving as crew chief at ThorSport Racing for the past three seasons. Troconis brings a wealth of knowledge and winning pedigree to AM Racing. His traits has the family-owned organization hopeful it will propel them into the Truck Series Playoffs.

“I’m super excited in my new position at AM Racing and to be able to lead the team for the 2019 season,” said Troconis. “Kevin (Cywinski) and I have put together a great team with a combination of skills, knowledge and experience. Everyone at the shop has a great attitude with good chemistry and that’s important.

“Austin (Wayne Self) is a great kid with a great attitude. He is at the shop working every day and that’s important to me. I believe he has the talent to drive a truck and run in the top-five and fight for wins. We have some things to work on, but I have been working with a lot of young drivers and I feel like I have a special way of communicating with them and hope that will translate with Austin too.

“I’m looking forward to a great year and I’m so glad to be back home in North Carolina!”

Self, 22 says the changes within his program have him excited to take the green flag at Daytona in less than two weeks.

“I can’t wait to work with Eddie and the guys on our AM Racing team,” sounded Self. “Our team has made a significant investment and I’m eager to see the results. I feel like with my experience and the leadership that Eddie brings to the table – we should find ourselves near the front a lot more in 2019.”

Announcements pertaining to marketing partners for Self’s No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado this season are forthcoming.

In 63 NGOTS starts, Self earned a career-best finish of second at Daytona International Speedway in 2017 – with one top-five and four top-10 efforts to his resume. He finished a career-high 12th in the championship standings in 2018.

The NextEra Energy Resources 250 from Daytona International Speedway is the first of 23 races on the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule. The season-opening race is set for Fri., Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. ET with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90.

To learn more information on AM Racing, stay tuned for a new website, but please visit awsracing.com.

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

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Austin Wayne Self celebrates one-year anniversary with new partner at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Fresh off a strong top-15 finish this past weekend at Dover (Del.) International Speedway, Niece Motorsports driver Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) heads west to Kansas Speedway looking for his first top-10 finish of the season.

 

Friday night’s 37 Kind Days 250 at Kansas celebrates the one-year anniversary of Self’s, a native of Austin, Texas, first time piloting a Niece Motorsports truck.

 

The sixth race of the year also signifies the debut of a new partner aboard the team’s No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado for the second night race of the year.

 

CForce Bottling Company founded in 2015, by Gena and American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter Chuck Norris, will serve as a major partner at Kansas Speedway.

 

CForce natural artesian water is bottled at the source. The Lone Wolf Spring, which supplies CForce’s pristine water, was discovered on the Norris family ranch in Navastoa, Tex. – adding another partner with Texas ties to Self’s team.

 

The water is over 23,000 years old, dating back to the last ice age. The water filters through volcanic rock and is then deposited into a deep sustainable aquifer. Through an engineered delivery system, the water travels directly from the source to the bottling plant, so that it remains untouched until it is opened.

 

“I’m very excited and proud to have this relationship with CForce Bottling Company,” said Self. “The Norris’s are amazing people and I’m glad to branch their product into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Niece Motorsports.

 

“CForce tastes great and most of all, it keeps me plenty hydrated before and after a race. We had a good weekend at Dover and I’m hoping we can keep that momentum up at Kansas on Friday night.”

 

Speaking of Kansas, the 22-year-old will make his third NCWTS start at the 1.5-mile speedway, and hopes to better a 15th-place finish earned with Niece Motorsports last Spring. In addition to the Truck Series, Self has two additional starts in an ARCA car from 2014-2015.

 

“I’ve always enjoyed Kansas,” sounded Self. “It’s a fast mile-and-a-half track where handling is key and speed is essential. The trucks like to dance a lot on the intermediate tracks, especially in the draft – but we’ve done a good job working on our speedway program this year and I’m encouraged from our speed at Las Vegas – that we’ll be equally competitive under the lights.

 

“The biggest thing we’ll have to combat on Friday is weather. We’ll practice and qualify during the day, but take the checkered flag at night. Luckily, Cody (Efaw), my crew chief is very knowledgeable when it comes to track transition and he should be able to keep our No. 22 Don’t’ mess with Texas | CForce Chevrolet tuned up with the track, which hopefully brings us a good finish.”

 

Like last year, the Don’t mess with Texas campaign and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 46th career start.

 

The Don’t mess with Texas campaign is part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) litter prevention program, which includes Don’t mess with Texas, Adopt-a-Highway, and a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful.

 

For more than 30 years, Don’t mess with Texas has made tremendous progress educating Texans about the impact of littering on the state’s economy, environment and physical landscape.

 

In 45 NCWTS races, the 2015 ARCA Racing Series rookie of the year has one top-five (second at Daytona 2017) and three top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 18.6 during his three years of competition.

 

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

 

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

 

For more on Niece Motorsports, please visit niecemotorsports.com.

 

The 37 Kind Days 250 (200 laps | 200 miles) is the sixth of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2018 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., May 11 from 8:35 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. A final practice session is set for 10:35 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 4:05 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Central).

 

About CForce Premium Artesian Water:

CForce Bottling Company, a certified woman-owned business, was founded in 2015 by Gena and Chuck Norris. While looking for a new well site, the Norris family discovered the pristine water source on their Lone Wolf Ranch in Navasota, TX.

CForce premium artesian water is naturally filtered through ancient, 23,000-year-old, volcanic rock and is then deposited into a deep, sustainable aquifer.

As a force of nature, the water erupts from the ground and is already pure, smooth and naturally high in pH. A state-of-the-art bottling facility was constructed on the property in 2016 to bottle CForce premium artesian water at its source.

CForce Bottling Company prides itself on being a different kind of company and appreciates all of its partners. For more information, visit cforce.com.

 

About Niece Motorsports: 

 

Niece Motorsports is owned by United States Marine Corps Veteran Al Niece.  In 2018, Niece Motorsports enters its second full season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, fielding two full-time teams with Austin Wayne Self and Justin Fontaine.

 

Niece also owns Niece Equipment, which has for over 30 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.

 

CONTACT: media@niecemotorsports.com

Justin Fontaine joins Niece Motorsports full-time in 2018

STATESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 12, 2017) – ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards graduate Justin Fontaine (@driverFontaine) will join Niece Motorsports (@NieceMotorsport) and contend for Rookie of the Year honors next season, piloting the No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) beginning with the Feb. 16 running of the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

The 2018 season will mark Fontaine’s first full season of competition in the NCWTS.

He made the announcement live on SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR channel 90 during The Morning Drive with hosts Mike Bagley and Pete Pistone.

“This is an exciting time in my career and I believe I’m ready for this next challenge with Niece Motorsports,” said Fontaine, a native of Asheville, N.C.

“I know I have a lot to learn, but with the leadership of Niece Motorsports and the support of my management team at AM Racing, I believe I can transition well and produce some good results in my rookie season.”

Fontaine, the cousin of NCWTS driver Chris Fontaine has three NCWTS starts to his credit, including one in 2017 for Niece Motorsports at Chicagoland Speedway.

To date, his best NCWTS finish came in his season debut at Pocono Raceway in Aug., where he earned a 15th-place finish.

The 20-year-old made his NCWTS debut in the fall of Oct. 2016 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

In addition to his NCWTS experience, Fontaine ran a partial ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season in 2017 for AM Racing’s development partner Win-Tron Racing.

Despite being injured in the open race of the ARCA Racing Series season, Fontaine only missed five races before returning to the tour in June at Elko (Minn.) Speedway, where he earned a solid 11th place finish. Overall, he picked up a career-best finish of ninth at the high-banks of Winchester (Ind.) Speedway and ended the year with a top-10 on the 1.5-mile track of Kentucky Speedway in the penultimate event of the season.

Fontaine started his racing career in 2008. With success in quarter midgets, he carefully moved up the racing ladder, competing in various racing divisions until his path led him to competing in Late Models across the Northeast in 2014.

From there, the North Carolinian moved into the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2016, shifting his concentration to ARCA and Trucks the following year.

Marketing partners and a crew chief for Fontaine will be named at a later date.

The marketing partnerships will be managed by AM Racing, as part of Fontaine’s management group, but hosted by Niece Motorsports.

“We are thrilled to have Justin join the team next season,” said team owner Al Niece.  “In speaking with Justin, his excitement for the 2018 season is contagious.

“As a group we are really looking forward to getting this season started. There’s a lot of work to be done, but we have a solid group who’s ready to hit the ground running.”

For more on Justin Fontaine, please visit JustinFontaine.com, like his Facebook page (Justin Fontaine) or follow him on Twitter @driverFontaine.

About Niece Motorsports: 

Niece Motorsports is owned by United States Marine Corps Veteran Al Niece.  In 2018, Niece Motorsports enters its second full season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, fielding two full-time teams with Austin Wayne Self and Justin Fontaine.

Niece also owns Niece Equipment, which has for over 30 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.

CONTACT: pr@amracing.racing / media@niecemotorsports.com

Austin Wayne Self to Join Niece Motorsports in 2018

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 30, 2017) – Officials for Niece Motorsports announced today that Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) will join the organization next season, piloting a full time entry in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).

“I am very humbled and thankful for this opportunity to drive for Niece Motorsports for 2018,” said Self, who has a career-best second place finish in the NCWTS at Daytona.

“I’ve been fortunate to run several races for the organization this season and I’m fired up to think what we accomplish in 23 races next season.”

2018 will mark the Austin, Texas native’s third season in the Truck Series and his second full-time. To date, Self has 37 starts, with one top-five and three top-10 finishes.

Marketing partners and a crew chief for Self will be named at a later date.

“I’m incredibly proud of what our team has accomplished this season,” said team owner Al Niece.  “We have assembled a great team and accomplished a lot this year.

“At the beginning of the year we set out to run a few races, and ended up going to the track almost every weekend.  We are thrilled to have Austin join the fold next year at Niece Motorsports and I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish.”

In addition to Niece Motorsports, Al Niece, a Texas native and Marine Corps veteran, also owns Niece Equipment, which has for over 30 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.

Justin Fontaine upbeat about ARCA season finale

KANSAS CITY, Kan – Still upbeat after notching his second top-10 finish of the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season, Justin Fontaine (@driverFontaine) heads to Kansas Speedway looking to end his freshman season on the tour with a career-best finish in Friday night’s Kansas ARCA 150.

While having nearly a month to allow his 10th place finish at Kentucky Speedway to soak in, Fontaine has been incredibly focused on heading to Kansas and improving the performance of his No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota with the intention of delivering his first top-five run in his Kansas debut.

The Asheville, N.C.-native will tell you that the recent late summer to fall surge of momentum from AM Racing’s development partner Win-Tron Racing team rallies behind a confident driver and competitive race cars.

Two solid ARCA performances on the mile-and-a-half tracks at Chicagoland and Kentucky Speedway respectively, plus a competitive top-20 performance in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) at Chicagoland has Fontaine hungry for more.

“I’m feeling really good about Kansas,” said Fontaine. “Kentucky was good for us, but there’s always room to be better and that’s what we are focused on. With every lap on an intermediate track, I feel like I’m even more comfortable and able to help the team improve the car.

“Each of these tracks are a little different – but overall have the same fundamentals. The rainout of the Kentucky Speedway test put me a little behind because of school, but I felt like start to finish we made up a lot of ground and it has me probably the most confident I have been this season on these bigger tracks.

“These bigger tracks are a blast to drive too.”

While the recently turned 20-year-old has never been to Kansas, he’s leaning on his team and his Win-Tron Racing teammate Gus Dean for additional support to hopefully propel the North Carolinian to his career-best finish in his 13th career ARCA start.

In fact, it would be the perfect belated Birthday present for Fontaine who turned 20 on Wed., Oct. 18.

“I’ve been fortunate throughout the year to have some good connections with the drivers in the garage,” explained Fontaine. “Of course, I know I can always lean on Gus, but it’s a good feeling that when you’re feeling something you can lean on one of your friends – even though he’s a competitor to get some feedback.

“Friday night’s race is going to go by quick and I feel like I’ve done a good job preparing myself from Kansas. From studying various layouts to watching some old races or just talking – I feel prepared and hopefully that shows right away in practice on Friday morning.”

The Kansas ARCA 150 will mark the final race of the 2017 ARCA season and while Fontaine has certainly experienced his ups and downs, the seat time has been priceless and the former NASCAR K&N Pro Series East competitor hopes to showcase that not only on Friday night but next season as well.

“I’ve learned a lot this year,” sounded Fontaine. “I thought Daytona was going to be a good race, then I got hurt and to go through a recovery process and we steadily got our mojo going during the summer months.

“I feel like there’s still plenty left to be accomplished. We’re going to work real hard this week at Kansas to end our season on a high note for ProMATIC and all our other partners to take into the off season.

“I’m very grateful and appreciative to be driving race cars and I’d like to show my appreciation for that with a good run on Friday night.”
In addition to ProMATIC Automation, Fontaine will have additional marketing partnership support from Accu-Tech, Snap Track, AM Technical Solutions, Superior Essex and Legrand for his third-career ARCA intermediate start.

Entering Friday night’s ARCA race, Fontaine currently sits 14th in the series’ standings (+1 position from Kentucky). Fontaine has a career best finish of ninth at Winchester Speedway in the Winchester ARCA 200 on Aug. 6. An eighth-place qualifying effort at Iowa Speedway in July is his best time trials effort to date.

The Kansas ARCA 150 (100 laps / 150 miles) is the 20th of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Fri., Oct. 20 with a two-hour practice session planned from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 2:30 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag later shortly after 7:30 p.m. The event will be broadcasted live on FOX Sports 2 (FS2), while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the week’s activities. All times are local (CT).
To learn more information on AM Racing please visit amracingteam.com.

For more on Justin Fontaine, please like his Facebook page (Justin Fontaine) or follow him on Twitter @driverFontaine.
Follow Win-Tron Racing on Twitter @WinTronRacing, like on Facebook (WinTron Racing) or click on WinTronRacing.com.

About ProMATIC Automation:

ProMATIC Automation Inc. specializes in the design and build of custom factory automation equipment. With complete in-house capabilities of design, programming, fabrication, machining, electrical and mechanical assembly, ProMATIC can manage project resources and coordinate manufacturing efforts to provide quality, on-time automation project implementation.

ProMATIC Automation, Inc. has extensive experience in the integration of high-level automation technologies like robotics, laser, vision, and dispensing systems along with many years of combined experience in the design and machining of custom manufactured components.

For more information on ProMATIC Automation please visit promaticautomation.com.

About AM Racing:

AM Racing is a second-year NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) 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. The team has named Austin Wayne Self, Justin Fontaine and J.J. Yeley as AM Racing drivers for 2017.

About Win-Tron Racing:

Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, Win-Tron Racing is a professional race team headquartered in “Race City USA.” Owned by former racer Kevin Cywinski, the team will compete for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship in 2017 with driver Gus Dean in the No. 32 GREE Toyota Camry. The team will also field a second entry in the No. 33 Toyota Camry with Justin Fontaine and others. Learn more at WinTronRacing.com or on Twitter @WinTronRacing.

CONTACT: pr@amracing.racing