AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway | NextEra Energy Resources 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
2020 Driver Points Position: 16th | 2020 Owner Points Position: 21st
Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 131; competed last at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on October 3, 2020 (Start: 19th | Finish: 20th)
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 Stats: Austin Wayne Self will make his sixth start at Daytona in Friday’s NextEra Energy Resources 250. Self earned a career-best second at the 2.5-mile superspeedway in 2017 and has two top-10 finishes since 2016.
His best start came in 2019 when he qualified 12th.
He carries an average starting position of 18.6 and average finishing position of 16.2.
2020 Recap: Despite a pandemic, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series completed a full season with Self participating in all 23 events from February to November 2020.
Self captured a season-high seventh at Texas Motor Speedway in October and finished a competitive ninth in the penultimate race of the season at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. He finished the year with two top-10s, six top-15s and 15 top-20 runs.
Self, 24, finished 16th in the driver championship standings, while AM Racing cemented 21st in the championship 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.
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: “I’m looking forward to Friday night’s race. The entire AM Racing team led by Ryan (Salomon, crew chief) has worked incredibly hard to make sure we can come to Daytona and contend for the win.
“I’ve always enjoyed competing at Daytona and it’s the site of my best finish in Trucks in 2017 and would like nothing more to repeat that second-place finish or even better it with a win with our No. 32 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet.”
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.”
On Crew Chief Ryan Salomon: “Super stoked to work with Ryan again this season. He brought new energy to the team last year and that carried to our on-track performance too.
“I hope we’re able to pick up right where we left off at the end of the 2020 season.”
Visit AM Technical Solutions online at amts.com.
For more information on Don’t Mess With Texas and how you can become involved in the program, visit dontmesswithtexas.org.
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 additional information on CForce premium artesian water, please visit cforce.com.
The NextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps | 250 miles) is the first of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs, Feb. 11 from 5:35 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., Feb. 12 beginning at 3:10 p.m. The 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 Channel 90.