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Kentucky Speedway Post-Race Recap

Austin Wayne Self, No. 22 Airflotek / Snap Track Toyota Tundra

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS)

Kentucky Speedway / Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 

Box Score Report 

Race No. 10 of 23

 

Stats:

Started: 32nd

Finished: 22nd

Laps: 130 / 150

Status: Running

 

Quick Recap:
In his sixth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start of the season and fourth for AM Racing, driver Austin Wayne Self rallied from a broken fuel pump cable to earn a 22nd place finish in a late night at Kentucky Speedway this past Thursday night.

After practicing well Wednesday, qualifying for the series was ultimately canceled as Mother Nature settled in around the 1.5-mile speedway throughout the evening on Thursday night, also pushing back the start of the race.

Finally, under dry and cooler conditions, Self roared from his 32nd place starting position and comfortably set inside the top-25 before the conclusion of Stage 1 when a mechanical failure set the team to the garage.
A quick diagnosis and the Mooresville, N.C.-based team found the fuel pump cable stopped functioning.
After it was replaced, Self re-fired the engine on his No. 22 Airflotek / Snap Track Toyota Tundra and returned to the race 19 laps down.

 

Electing to utilize the race as a test session, Self avoided further troubles during the remainder of the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 and capitalized on attrition to finish 22nd, his track best at Kentucky Speedway in two races.

Driver Quote:
“Thursday night had the potential to be another big night for our AM Racing team. We really wanted to have a good showing for Airflotek, Snap Track and all of our supporters at Kentucky Speedway.”

“Unfortunately, the fuel pump cable broke. That’s not something that happens very often, but the guys did a great job to diagnosis the issue and fix it quickly and we were still able to get back on track and compete for a majority of the race.”

“We knew that our potential for a good finish was out the window, but the opportunity to gain experience and try some things with our truck was still possible. Our finish wasn’t an indicator of our performance and I can’t wait to get back to another mile-and-half track soon, because I think we’ll impress again.”

Event Notes:

  • Austin Wayne Self finished 22nd in the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway, his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 1.5-mile oval. The effort betters his 27th place finish in Sparta last July.

 

  • In six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this season, Austin Wayne Self has collected one top-five and four top-15 finishes, including a career-best second at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in February.

 

  • Christopher Bell won the seventh annual Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 followed by Brandon Jones  (second), Justin Haley (third), Austin Cindric (fourth) and Noah Gragson (fifth).

Next Race:
Aspen Dental Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway on Weds., July 19.
To learn more information on AM Racing please visit amracingteam.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.

About Airflotek:
Founded in 1982, Airflotek (airflotek.com) is a distributor of air filtration systems including fan and filter modules, HEPA / ULPA filters, terminal ducted modules, cleanroom ceilings and cleanroom lighting, softwall cleanrooms, air showers, pass-throughs, HEPA filtered vacuums, shoe cleaners, cleanroom furniture, laminar flow equipment and cleanroom constructions.
Applications for the Suwanee, Ga. based company include pharmaceuticals, bearing, food service, storage, electronics, medical, satellite, testing labs, wet processing, aerospace, assembly and dry processing.

About Snap Track, A product of Techline Manufacturing:
Techline Snap Track is your complete source for a limited width cable tray system and just one more way Techline Manufacturing is striving to provide the best products available in today market. Techline Manufacturing also fabricates custom products such as air manifolds, condensate pots, and instrument racks.
For these reasons, Techline Manufacturing has become a leading manufacturer of domestic instrumentation and electrical support systems including Snap Track cable tray.
Snap Track was designed to transition cables from ladder tray to point of use, while reducing installed costs. Snap Track philosophy is simple  Reduce field labor, while supporting and Protecting the Cable.

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.

CONTACT:
pr@amracing.racing