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Flying Circle returns to AM Racing for 2020 Truck Series season

STATESVILLE, N.C.: For the third consecutive NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (NGROTS) season, AM Racing proudly announced today that Boerne, Texas-based Flying Circle, a leading manufacturer of tactical and travel luggage for the U.S. military will return to the organization as a major associate partner beginning with next month’s season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

Introduced to AM Racing through a business-to-business relationship, the two companies have worked closely together to bring attentiveness to Flying Circle’s foundation while also using at-track experiences with driver Austin Wayne Self to flourish the partnership with customers, employees and members of the military alike.

AM Racing and Flying Circle have hosted giveaways at Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) stores where active duty military and veterans can enter to win a VIP experience at the track alongside the team.  AM Racing will continue to host guests of Flying Circle at a number of races throughout the 2020 Truck Series season.

“2019 was a great year for Flying Circle and AM Racing,” said Flying Circle owner Jimmy Chittim.  “Not only did we get to watch Austin in action, several of our customers got to see the racing up close and personal.  We look forward to creating more great memories during the 2020 season with our service members.”

For Self, he is thrilled to carry the Flying Circle emblem once again.

“Our relationship with Flying Circle continues to grow each year and for that I’m extremely thankful,” said Self. “We have worked hard to help bring awareness to Flying Circle and the great products that they offer. We will work harder this season to make sure even more race fans know who they are and what they do.

“For me though, one of the biggest blessings of this partnership is being able to host members of our military at the track throughout the season. To have them on pit road with us as the National Anthem is sung and to have their support in our team prayer, it’s such a powerful moment for our race team. I look forward to making more of those memories in 2020.”

The green flag for the 2020 NGROTS season begins at the “World Center of Racing” at Daytona International Speedway on Fri., Feb 14, 2020 for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 live on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90.

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 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.

About Flying Circle:

Born on a ranch in Boerne, Texas, Flying Circle has been designing and manufacturing tactical and travel bags for the U.S. military for more than 30 years. The company has achieved a reputation for quality and durability in the products they produce, including military specialty bags, tactical backpacks, gun cases, business backpacks, laptop bags, duffels, toiletry bags, and travel kits.

Flying Circle stands by the quality of its workmanship and materials. The full range of Flying Circle bags and cases are covered by a lifetime product guarantee.

On Duty. Off Duty. We’ve Got You Covered® at Flying Circle.

About AM Racing:

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

Established in December 2015, AM Racing is headquartered in Statesville, 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 2020 season.

AM Racing’s huge investment for the future continues with 2020 initiatives

STATESVILLE, N.C.: With the 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway next week, AM Racing recently completed a successful transition to its new headquarters in Statesville, N.C.

The family-owned team officially made the announcement Wednesday morning with driver Austin Wayne Self and team principal Tim Self in conjunction with Jordan Anderson Racing who will also operate his fulltime NGROTS team from the same location.

Set for its fourth full-time Truck Series season under the AM Racing banner, the team will operate the 2020 season from its new 30,000 square foot shop in Statesville located off Interstate 40 East.

Moving from its previous location in Mooresville, N.C. to Statesville, N.C. provides opportunity for the organization to increase its current fleet of Chevrolet Silverados’ while also provide the scope for the team to expand its operation in the near future.

“This was a huge project, but we’re glad to be settled into our new home,” said AM Racing team manager Kevin Cywinski. “Our move to Statesville expands our capabilities in nearly all aspects of our race team including chassis dyno, body and paint, fabrication, 3D printing and much more.

“More than anything though, this transition signals our commitment to continue to grow and strengthen AM Racing into a championship caliber operation and we look forward to getting the new season underway.”

AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) Board Member Mike McAndrew also announced at the unveiling Wednesday that the company will continue to support AM Racing in a major partnership role this year.

AMTS has been a longtime supporter of driver Austin Wayne Self dating back to his ARCA Menards Series East and West competition in 2013.

“The core of the AMTS brand is ensuring that partners and sponsorships are connected to those enterprises that are aligned with our cultures and values.  This is immensely important for us, and AM Racing and Austin Wayne Self fit those categories perfectly,” McAndrew said.

“At AMTS, we have high aspirations for the company in 2020 and we know AM Racing have bold ambitions of their own and look forward to reaching those goals together.

“We also want to thank the fans that follow the sport so closely. Without the fans, none of this would be possible.”

AM Racing team prinpcial Tim Self added, “Our growth and investments in NASCAR have been and always will be intentional, measured and based on long term sustainability. Our five-year plan has been to be at a level where we can compete for wins in 2020 and be a solid championship contender in 2021.”

The NextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps | 250 miles) is the first of 23 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2020 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs, Feb. 13 from 4:05 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. A final practice session is set for 5:05 p.m. – 5:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., Feb. 14 beginning at 3:10 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).

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

Visit AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) online at amts.com.

About AM Technical Solutions:

Headquartered in Austin, TX, AM Technical Solutions 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.

For more information, please visit amts.com.

About AM Racing:

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

Established in December 2015, AM Racing is headquartered in Statesville, 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 2020 season.

Plenty of reasons to succeed for Austin Wayne Self at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS, Kan. – Chalking up a solid return to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) last weekend at Dover (Del.) International Speedway, Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) and his AM Racing team carry the momentum of their on-track speed as the series treks to Kansas Speedway for Friday night’s Digital Ally 250.

Taming the Monster Mile, Self was on course for a top-10 finish – but a late race obstacle thwarted the team’s effort. Despite the team’s top-20 finish, the Mooresville, N.C.-based operation was encouraged by their efforts and hope to deliver Self’s second top-10 run of the year under the Kansas City lights.

“I’ve always enjoyed going to Kansas,” said Self. “It’s a traditional 1.5-mile race track with a lot of similarities to Kentucky Speedway – but historically Kansas has been one of my better intermediate tracks.

“I hope that continues Friday night.”

Of course, there’s plenty of motivation for Self to deliver a strong outing in the Land of Oz.

With family always being Self’s number one priority, Friday night’s seventh race of the season holds a little more sentimental value with this Sunday (May 12) being Mother’s Day and with Self’s mother JoAnn being a huge supporter front and center nearly every race weekend.

“I love having my family at the race track every weekend,” offered Self. “My mom and dad are there almost every weekend and offer a lot of encouragement and support through the good and bad. The moms in NASCAR make a lot of sacrifices including my mom – so a good run on Friday night will mean a little more for me and hopefully her too.”

Self, 23, will make his fourth NGOTS at Kansas and looks to better a 13th place finish which he earned last May. In addition to Trucks, Self has two additional starts in the ARCA Menards Series from 2014 – 2015.

“With Kansas being a one-day show, we can’t afford to leave anything on the table,” noted Self. “It’s important to make sure I’m working with Eddie (Troconis, crew chief) to make sure our balance during the day in practice and even qualifying will be transparent at night.

“That was the biggest thing for us last year. We were able to keep the speed up because our truck responded to the changing track conditions. At this point, I feel like we have a lot of speed and just want to keep moving in the right direction not only this weekend at Kansas but for the upcoming races too.”

The Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and AM Technical Solutions will support Self in his 68th 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, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the seventh race of the year.

In 67 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.

The Austin, Texas native is nestled 18th in the championship standings with 17 races remaining.

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 Digital Ally 250 (167 laps| 250.5 miles) is the seventh of 23 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2019 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., May 10 from 8:35 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. A final practice session is set for 10:35 a.m. – 11:25 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 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Central).

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.

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.

Plenty of reasons to succeed for Austin Wayne Self at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS, Kan. – Chalking up a solid return to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) last weekend at Dover (Del.) International Speedway, Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) and his AM Racing team carry the momentum of their on-track speed as the series treks to Kansas Speedway for Friday night’s Digital Ally 250.

Taming the Monster Mile, Self was on course for a top-10 finish – but a late race obstacle thwarted the team’s effort. Despite the team’s top-20 finish, the Mooresville, N.C.-based operation was encouraged by their efforts and hope to deliver Self’s second top-10 run of the year under the Kansas City lights.

“I’ve always enjoyed going to Kansas,” said Self. “It’s a traditional 1.5-mile race track with a lot of similarities to Kentucky Speedway – but historically Kansas has been one of my better intermediate tracks.

“I hope that continues Friday night.”

Of course, there’s plenty of motivation for Self to deliver a strong outing in the Land of Oz.

With family always being Self’s number one priority, Friday night’s seventh race of the season holds a little more sentimental value with this Sunday (May 12) being Mother’s Day and with Self’s mother JoAnn being a huge supporter front and center nearly every race weekend.

“I love having my family at the race track every weekend,” offered Self. “My mom and dad are there almost every weekend and offer a lot of encouragement and support through the good and bad. The moms in NASCAR make a lot of sacrifices including my mom – so a good run on Friday night will mean a little more for me and hopefully her too.”

Self, 23, will make his fourth NGOTS at Kansas and looks to better a 13th place finish which he earned last May. In addition to Trucks, Self has two additional starts in the ARCA Menards Series from 2014 – 2015.

“With Kansas being a one-day show, we can’t afford to leave anything on the table,” noted Self. “It’s important to make sure I’m working with Eddie (Troconis, crew chief) to make sure our balance during the day in practice and even qualifying will be transparent at night.

“That was the biggest thing for us last year. We were able to keep the speed up because our truck responded to the changing track conditions. At this point, I feel like we have a lot of speed and just want to keep moving in the right direction not only this weekend at Kansas but for the upcoming races too.”

The Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and AM Technical Solutions will support Self in his 68th 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, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the seventh race of the year.

In 67 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.

The Austin, Texas native is nestled 18th in the championship standings with 17 races remaining.

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 Digital Ally 250 (167 laps| 250.5 miles) is the seventh of 23 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2019 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., May 10 from 8:35 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. A final practice session is set for 10:35 a.m. – 11:25 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 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Central).

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.

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.

Dover (Del.) International Speedway | JEGS 200 Race Recap

Team: No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado
Driver: Austin Wayne Self
Follow the Team: @AMRacingNASCAR; @AustinWSelf
Start: 17th
Finish: 19th; Running (197 | 200 laps completed)
Driver Points Position: 17th | Owner Points Position: 14th

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “It was amazing to get back behind the wheel this weekend.

“We made good changes to the truck for the race and I was really happy with the truck I had. I love getting to drive for these group of guys, everyone works hard during the week and I feel like it’s showing. I can’t wait to be back at the shop Monday to start preparing for Kansas.”

Next Up: Digital Ally 250 at Kansas Speedway on Fri., May 10, 2019

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.

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.

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 brings partners front and center for upcoming Texas Truck Series race

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Off to a solid start in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) this season, AM Racing has shifted much of their concentration during the recent off weeks to the fifth race of the season at Texas Motor Speedway on Fri., Mar. 29.

Alongside his full-time team with connected roots deep within the Texas landscape, Austin, Texas native Austin Wayne Self will see his No. 22 Chevrolet carry primary support from the United Sorghum Checkoff Program, while also commemorating GO TEXAN and their 20th year celebration.

The Sorghum Checkoff returns to the team after supporting Self during the last three NGOTS races at the 1.5-mile speedway elevating awareness of the benefits of American ethanol.

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.

The Sorghum Checkoff program was introduced to AM Racing through GO TEXAN who is celebrating its third year of partnership with the team and serving as the primary partner on Self’s truck for a majority of the 2019 season.

AM Racing partners Flying Circle and CForce are also proud GO TEXAN products.

GO TEXAN was established in 1999 to promote Texas agriculture products under one easily recognized trademark- an iconic brand in the shape of Texas.  Fast forward 20 years and TDA’s award-winning campaign continues to thrive as a powerful marketing catalyst; envied by competitors yet admired and respected on a worldwide stage.

This year, AM Racing has started a rocker panel program where GO TEXAN members can ride alongside the famous mark with their own branded logo being featured on the truck.

Joining Self, Texas entrepreneur and team owner Tim Self and the remainder of the AM Racing team is Ag Commissioner Sid Miller.

Since taking office, Miller and his staff have visited every continent on the globe to promote Texas products. His historic visit to China led the way to opening the Chinese market to Texas beef for the first time in decades. With his relentless efforts Miller is putting Texas producers on the world stage.

On Mar. 29, he will attend the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race to support Self and the team alongside Sorghum Checkoff Renewables Director John Duff.

With Texas being one of the top producers of Sorghum, the Texas Department of Agriculture and the Sorghum Checkoff have a deep-rooted relationship.

“I always look forward to going back home and competing at Texas Motor Speedway,” said Self. “It’s one of my favorite tracks on the circuit, plus I have the opportunity to spend a lot of time with family, friends and our partners.

“My relationship with GO TEXAN and the Sorghum Checkoff is very important to me. Their mission is not only something I believe in – but makes me even prouder to be a Texan. We’ve had a lot of success together and continue to build our partnership with the Sorghum Checkoff, so I’m looking forward to a strong result.

“To have Ag Commissioner Sid Miller join us for the race is a huge plus for us,” added Self. “He is a very busy individual, but he is familiar with what we’re trying to do with AM Racing and wants to show his support. I’d like nothing more than bring home a strong finish for not only him, but all of our Texas partners.”

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

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

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 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.

The Vankor 350k (147 laps| 220.5 miles) is the fifth of 23 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2019 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs., March 28 from 3:05 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. A final practice session is set for 5:05 p.m. – 5:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., Mar. 29 beginning at 4:10 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 8:00 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 (Central).

About GO TEXAN:

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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 to utilize Joe Gibbs Racing engines in 2017

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – In an effort to enhance their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) program for the 2017 season, officials from AM Racing (@AMRacingNASCAR) announced today their Toyota Tundra’s will be powered by Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) engines.

AM Racing headquartered in Mooresville, N.C. is entering their second season of NCWTS competition beginning with this month’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 24.

Team principal Tim Self says the change in engine providers was part of the team’s annual assessment.

“We’re looking forward to running our Toyota Tundra’s with horsepower from Joe Gibbs Racing this season,” said Self. “In a constant effort to look at opportunities to enhance the overall performance of our young team, we felt the change in engine providers offers that chance to strengthen our on-track product even more.”

Self added, “We look forward to Daytona later this month and hope for a strong debut with JGR engines to give AM Racing and our partners a good boost to start the 2017 season.”

Details of AM Racing’s driver and marketing partnership(s) lineup for Daytona is forthcoming.

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

Stay tuned for a brand new team website launching soon.

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 and Justin Fontaine as AM Racing drivers for 2017.

 

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Justin Fontaine returns to AM Racing for limited 2017 Truck Series season

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Officials from AM Racing announced that Asheville, N.C. native Justin Fontaine will return with the organization for a limited NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule next season.

Fontaine, 19, joins AM Racing regular driver Austin Wayne Self who was recently announced as a returning driver for the Mooresville, N.C.-based team in their sophomore season of competition.

With the addition of Fontaine to the team’s roster, AM Racing plans to expand their operation to a two-truck team for several events to be named at a later date.

Fontaine made his Truck Series debut for AM Racing this past October at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway aboard the team’s No. 22 ProMATIC Toyota Tundra. After qualifying 28th, he finished 26th.

“It is an absolute pleasure to be re-joining AM Racing for 2017,” said Fontaine. “Since I’ve been with the team, I have seen nothing but the upmost professionalism from everyone within the organization and I can’t wait to continue to build upon what we started at Martinsville.”

A three-year veteran of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, Fontaine advanced his career with four NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts this season before diving into one of NASCAR’s top-three national series. Making the move up the ranks, he began his career racing Quarter Midgets, Mini Cup and Late Models on local short tracks throughout North Carolina and Tennessee.

“My primary goal for 2017 is to simply learn as much as I can,” added Fontaine. “With a part time schedule, it’s more difficult to take in everything the trucks have to offer, but with the team we have I believe I can learn quickly and be an effective member of this team.

“I learned so much at Martinsville, from the way the trucks drive to what I can expect from my fellow competitors. I felt like I took to the trucks even quicker than I did the K&N cars, despite what the results say. The professionalism and competition within the series is incredible, and I can’t wait to be back next year.”

To enhance his motorsports skills, Fontaine will also run in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards events for Win-Tron Racing, the driver development partner of AM Racing next season. Fontaine will partake in the upcoming test session at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway next month, then return for the series’ season-opener on Feb. 18.

“We’re extremely pleased and glad to have Justin back with AM Racing in 2017,” said AM Racing team principal Tim Self. “Justin is a hardcore racer with a desire to work hard on and off the track, while carrying an upbeat contagious demeanor. We’re eager to see his progression and success next year.”

Justin Fontaine is the younger cousin of longtime Truck Series competitor and Florida short track ace Chris Fontaine.

To learn more information on AM Racing please visit awsracing.com.

For more on Justin Fontaine, please like his Facebook page (Justin Fontaine) or follow him on Twitter @JPFracing.

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 and Justin Fontaine as AM Racing drivers for 2017.

 

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