AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Texas Motor Speedway | SpeedyCash.com 220
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. 116; previously raced at Kansas Speedway on May 7, 2021 (Start: 16th | Finish: 16th).
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 Texas 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 11th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race of the season.
GO TEXAN is a widely recognized brand. It represents a diverse collection of people, products and services that are genuinely Texan. Whether it’s grown, sewn or served on a plate, more than 26 million Texans shop, travel and dine out in full support of Texas business and agriculture.
Headquartered in Austin, TX, AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) was founded in 1994.
AM Technical Solutions is a Global Architecture, Engineering & Construction firm specializing in the high-tech markets. AMTS has managed over $20B of global capital projects for over 170 different customers in 24 countries and across five continents.
Career Year: Approaching the halfway point of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing are enjoying a banner year.
10 races into the season, the team hasn’t finished worse than 23rd and maintains an average finish of 16.0 entering the SpeedyCash.com 220.
Self’s current 12th 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.
It’s Her Turn First: Before Austin Wayne Self tackles Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, his wife Jennifer Self will compete in the return of the Better Half Dash, this year as a virtual event in collaboration with iRacing.
The Better Half iRacing Dash features the women of NASCAR, highlighting their contributions to the sport and allowing them to raise money for charity.
Participants will compete in a virtual Legends Car race at the virtual Texas Motor Speedway on the iRacing platform. FOX Sports provides exclusive coverage of The Better Half iRacing Dash, which will air during a special edition of NASCAR Race Hub Thursday, June 10 at 6 p.m. ET on FS1.
Jennifer Self will drive the No. 22 AIRBOX Air Purifier car in the event with her husband serving as crew chief.
Self was the 2017 winner of the seventh-annual Better Half Dash in a 25-lap Bandolero event on October 6 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.
Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Texas Motor Speedway Stats: From 2016 to 2020, Austin Wayne Self has nine prior starts at Texas Motor Speedway. In those nine starts, he has delivered a personal track-best of seventh in October 2020.
He also holds an average finishing position of 15th and has completed 1383 of 1428 laps for a 96.8 percent lap completion.
Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Intermediate Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway, Self has made 68 starts throughout his career with four top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 18.8.
Charlotte Motor Speedway | N.C. Education Lottery 200 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Austin Wayne Self made his 117th NCWTS start.
After qualifying was rained out, Self started 13th in his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado, but spun at the end of Stage 2. Self magnificently recovered to finish a respectable 17th.
10 races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have two top-10s, four top-15s, eight top-20s and 10 top-23 finishes.
To The Point(s): Entering Texas, Self sits 12th in the championship standings with 199 points earned and maintaining the same position following Charlotte.
Just 45 points separate Self from 10th in the championship standings currently held by Carson Hocevar and 110 points in the arrears from fifth locked by Todd Gilliland with 13 races remaining this season.
In the race for a Playoff spot, Self is just two points from the cutoff currently held by Johnny Sauter.
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 Texas.
This weekend marks his 14th 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 117 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.
Did You Know? Austin Wayne Self and wife Jennifer have 16 chickens and a dog named Echo.
I Do….: Austin Wayne Self married longtime girlfriend Jennifer Anderson, sister of fellow NASCAR Camping World Truck and Xfinity Series driver | owner Jordan Anderson in December 2020.
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 AIRBOX Air Purifier, Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle, and Kreuz Market.
Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes:
On Texas Motor Speedway: “Texas Motor Speedway is always an important race for our AM Racing with the heritage of our family and marketing partners all being based from the great state of Texas.
“I’ve always enjoyed racing at Texas too and last October – we enjoyed one of our best races there and it has been excited about getting another shot at a top-10 finish or better on Saturday afternoon.”
On Charlotte Motor Speedway: “We were hoping to be closer to the top-10, but all things considered, we’ll take another solid top-20 finish. We’re staying close to that cutoff spot in the Playoffs – but we just have to do what we can to keep that spot in reach or hopefully get above the cutline.
“Ryan and the AM Racing team did a good job improving the truck throughout the day. We weren’t good in practice, but the team’s hustle throughout the rest of the day paid off. We’ll go to Texas and look for our third top-10 of the year.”
On Better Half Dash: “Jennifer is pretty stoked about the Better Half Dash on Thursday night, and I’m pumped for her too. It’s going to be fun to see what her and the Women of NASCAR can do on iRacing at the virtual Texas Motor Speedway.
“Being the defending champion of the Better Half Dash, I know she is determined to do what she can to defend her title. I can’t thank our partner AIRBOX Air Purifier enough for their support of the event as well.”
On 2021 Season: “We are right there on the cusp of making the Truck Series Playoffs. It’s going to take a lot of work, but we have made great progress so far during the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.
“We’ve been very solid to the start of 2021; we just need to keep after it and hope we’re able to produce more of the same or even bigger results into the upcoming summer stretch.”
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 SpeedyCash.com 220 (147 laps | 220.5 miles) is the 11th of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The field will take the green flag 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).