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Iowa Speedway | M&M’s 200 presented by Casey’s General Store Race Recap

Team: No. 22 GO TEXAN | IceBox Helmet Coolers Chevrolet Silverado
Driver: Austin Wayne Self
Follow the Team: @AMRacingNASCAR; @AustinWSelf
Start: 16th
Finish: 14th; Running (199 | 200 laps completed)
Driver Points Position: 16th | Owner Points Position: 16th

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “We had a good long run truck in the first two stages and felt pretty strong when we had cloud cover but struggled in the third stage when the sun came out, could have used one more caution to maybe make another adjustment but the truck made it all 200 laps with no problems.

“Looking forward to the opportunity in front of us at Gateway.”

Next Up: CarShield 200 presented by CK Power at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway on Sat., June 22, 2019 live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) | Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90.

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 IceBox Helmet Coolers:

The IceBox Helmet Cooler is a product of AirBox Air Purifiers.  AirBox Air Purifiers is an entity owned by Tim Self, the owner of AM Technical Solutions Inc. The IceBox by AirBox represents an innovative Air-Cooling Solution for personal and confined environment where space, weight and power consumption are critical considerations. Design applications include Aviation, Aerospace and Performance Racing industries.

Built in the AirBox tradition of unsurpassed quality, IceBox uses only the best components available globally to construct a world-class product.  The IceBox is a light-weight personal chiller with a cooling capacity of Delta T 20-30 Deg F.

For more information, please visit airboxairpurifier.com/icebox-helmet-cooler.

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.

Austin Wayne Self upbeat about Iowa Speedway return

NEWTON, Iowa. – Continuing to showcase speed in his No. 22 AM Racing Chevrolet Silverado, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) heads to Iowa Speedway hoping luck will prevail and his team can capture their second top-10 finish together in Saturday night’s M&M’s 200.

Last week at Texas Motor Speedway, Self’s No. 22 United Sorghum Checkoff Program Chevrolet battled all night for a top-10 finish – but an electrical failure late in the race derailed the team’s outing and left more to be desired approaching the halfway point of the 2019 season.

“I’m looking forward to getting back to some short track racing after a few weeks on big tracks,” said Self. “We’ve had a lot of speed in our Chevrolet Silverados over the last month or so, we just haven’t been able for one reason or another to have the finishes to showcase our ability.

“Hopefully, Saturday night everything will fall into place and we can have a good effort and give our team a much-welcomed boost.”

Self, 23, will make his fourth start at the 0.875-mile short track. In his three previous efforts, he has two top-16 finishes including a track-best of 15th earned last June after starting 19th.

For Iowa, AM Racing welcomes new associate partner, IceBox Helmet Coolers onboard.

The IceBox by AirBox represents an innovative Air-Cooling Solution for personal and confined environment where space, weight and power consumption are critical considerations. Design applications include Aviation, Aerospace and Performance Racing industries.

IceBox incorporates advanced semiconductor component and application technology to create a thermoelectric heat pump that requires no moving parts and a minimal amount of electrical current to effect cooling.

“Pretty stoked to have IceBox Helmet Coolers onboard for this weekend at Iowa,” added Self. “I’ve been fortunate enough to use the product and it’s one of the best helmet coolers I’ve ever had or seen. It’s going to come in handy this summer when the temperatures peak.”

Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program will support Self in his 71st 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.

AM Technical Solutions, Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the 10th race of the year.

In 70 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 18.3 during his three years of competition.

The Austin, Texas native is nestled 17th in the championship standings with 14 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 more details on the IceBox Helmet Cooler, please visit airboxairpurifier.com/icebox-helmet-cooler.

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 M&M’s 200 (200 laps|175 miles) is the 10th of 23 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2019 schedule. Practice begins on Sat., June 15 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. A final practice session is set for 10:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 4:35 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 IceBox Helmet Coolers:

The IceBox Helmet Cooler is a product of AirBox Air Purifiers. AirBox Air Purifiers is an entity owned by Tim Self, the owner of AM Technical Solutions Inc. The IceBox by AirBox represents an innovative Air-Cooling Solution for personal and confined environment where space, weight and power consumption are critical considerations. Design applications include Aviation, Aerospace and Performance Racing industries.

Built in the AirBox tradition of unsurpassed quality, IceBox uses only the best components available globally to construct a world-class product. The IceBox is a light-weight personal chiller with a cooling capacity of Delta T 20-30 Deg F.

For more information, please visit airboxairpurifier.com/icebox-helmet-cooler.

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.

ARCA rookie Justin Fontaine hopes prior Iowa Speedway pays off

NEWTON, Iowa Continuing to impress since returning to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards tour last month, newcomer Justin Fontaine (@driverFontaine) heads to Iowa Speedway for Saturdays Fans with Benefits 150 seeking his first career top-10 finish.

Fontaine had a strong showing in his most recent race at Madison (Wisc.) International Speedway, but last lap contact from an impatient driver bounced the Asheville, N.C. native outside the top-10 after earning his career-best 10th place qualifying effort earlier in the day.

With the support of his AM Racing and their development team Win-Tron Racing, the former late model now treks back to Iowa Speedway, a unique 7/8-mile short track not only determined, but eager to show that his prior track experience will pay off in the anticipated Saturday night rumble.

“I’m really proud of my No. 33 ProMATIC team for the gains we’ve made over the last month said Fontaine. really starting to show some speed. We had the opportunity to really contend for a top-10 finish, but I feel we got called out on a controversial restart call.”

“Then, we were minding our matters and looking to end into the off-week with a good finish and kinda got robbed there on the last lap. All things in perspective though, Madison is in the past and I’m looking ahead to what on deck.”

Fontaine’s prior run at Iowa Speedway last year in a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East car earned him a solid 14th place finish. Fontaine described that the more he turned laps around America Short Track, the more he enjoyed competing at the Newton short rack.

“Iowa Speedway is really a fun track,” said Fontaine. “With every lap I made, the more I got comfortable behind the wheel and it showed with my lap times and my eventual finish. I think the biggest change we’ll have to keep up with our No. 33 ProMATIC Toyota will be adjusting the car from the daytime of practice and qualifying to racing under the lights.”

“Iowa can be a temperature sensitive track. Luckily for me, I found the balance I was looking for in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race and I think after talking to my crew chief Bill (Henderson), we have a good setup for where we need to be.”

“I’d be really disappointed with anything less than a top-10 performance on Saturday night.”

Currently 16th in the series standings (+4 positions from Madison), Fontaine has a career best finish of 11th twice at Elko (Minn.) Speedway and Madison (Wisc.) international Speedway respectively.

While sticking with a heavy ARCA schedule for now, Fontaine focus is expected to turn towards the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series where he compete in a limited schedule this summer in an AM Racing entry.

The Fans with Benefits 150 (132 laps / 150 miles) is the 10th of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Sat., July 8 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 3:15 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag later in the day shortly after 8:00 p.m. The event will be broadcasted live on MAVTV, while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the week 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 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.Â

 

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.

 

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.

 

CONTACT: pr@amracing.racing