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Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing deliver solid top-20 finish in rain shortened Kentucky race

Kentucky Speedway | Buckle Up Your Truck 225 Race Recap

Team: No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado

Driver: Austin Wayne Self

Follow Austin Wayne Self on Social Media: For more on Austin Wayne Self visit AWSRacing.com, like him on Facebook (Austin Wayne Self) follow him on Twitter (@AustinWSelf) and Instagram (@AustinWayneSelf).

Follow AM Racing on Social Media: For more on AM Racing visit amracing.racing, like them on Facebook (AM Racing) follow them on Twitter (@AMRacingNASCAR) and Instagram (@AMRacingNASCAR22).

Start: 27th (Qualifying draw)

Finish: 20th (71 | 71 laps completed; rain-shorten event)

Driver Points Position: 21st (+1 positions)

Owner Points Position: 26th (+3 positions)

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “It’s a bummer that we didn’t get the opportunity to run the entire race because I felt like we had a lot of speed in our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado.

“We played some strategy early to get track position, but it was really dicey out there, especially on the restarts. I wish we could have gotten Stage 3 started because I feel like we would have been able to contend for a top-10 finish.

“Nonetheless, I’m looking forward to racing on my hometown turf next weekend at Texas Motor Speedway!”

Next Up: Vankor 250 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sat. Jul 18, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. (ET) live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) | Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90.

For more on Austin Wayne Self visit AWSRacing.com, like him on Facebook (Austin Wayne Self) follow him on Twitter (@AustinWSelf) and Instagram (@AustinWayneSelf).

For more on AM Racing visit amracing.racing, like them on Facebook (AM Racing) follow them on Twitter (@AMRacingNASCAR) and Instagram (@AMRacingNASCAR22).

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 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.

AM Racing, Austin Wayne Self look to Kentucky for rebound

AM Racing, Austin Wayne Self look to Kentucky for rebound

SPARTA, Ky: With the Holiday off-weekend behind them, AM Racing and driver Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) are ready to get back down to business in Saturday night’s Buckle Up Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway.

The Statesville, N.C.-based team is hoping that the seventh race of the season is a good opportunity to bounce back from a tough showing at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway two weeks ago when Self was collected in two separate incidents in the opening laps of the event.

Shaking off the tough luck at the “Tricky Triangle” – Self leans on Kentucky’s 1.5-mile speedway as an opportunity to get team back on track for a busy month of racing ahead.

“It was hard to have that off week because, after Pocono, I think everyone on this AM Racing team was ready to go back to the track ad bounce back immediately,” said Self.

“But the break allowed us to catch our breath, settle down and refocus for one of the races that I always look forward to.”

Self has four prior Truck Series starts at the Sparta located track and earned a track-best sixth-place finish last July.

He also has two prior ARCA Menards Series starts from 2014 – 2015, yielding two top-12 finishes.

All things considered; Kentucky is one of those races circled on the AM Racing calendar in the shop as an opportunity to build on last year’s finish.

“It was a chaotic race last July, but we earned that finish,” offered Self. “We worked hard, Eddie (Troconis, crew chief) made some great adjustments on our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado and I think the notes that we have from last year can be even more beneficial this weekend.”

With NASCAR still limiting the series’ time at the race track, the Truck Series won’t have any practice or qualifying before hitting the track and while that pivotal track time can be essential, Self believes it could set the tone for an exciting race.

“Kentucky is really fast with sweeping corners,” he added. “You really need to get your truck handling well over the bumps and get the launch off the corners to carry the speed on the straightaways to make a pass.

“With no practice or qualifying, I think most teams will rely on their setup from last July which worked fairly good for us during the race. With qualifying being thrown out the window, I think you’re going to have some fast trucks stacked throughout the field which should make the race more exciting but will keep us drivers up on our toes too.”

Traditionally, the garage and pit road area at Kentucky is flooded with family members and close relatives who have come to cheer on Self and the AM Racing team. However, with the garage access currently restricted and no fans expected in attendance, Self knows those members who still support his team this season just virtually.

“It’s a bummer that we don’t have fans back in the stands and can have people in the garage, but I understand the reasoning,” he said. “I know I have a lot of family who will be cheering us on Saturday night from in front of their televisions or radios. Hopefully, we can have a finish like we did last year and take that momentum to Texas next week!”

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 90 NGROTS races, the 2014 ARCA Menards Series Rookie of the Year has two top-fives (second at Daytona 2017, fifth at Michigan 2019) and seven top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 18.5 during his five years of competition.

The Austin, Texas native is nestled 22nd 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 on Squeeze Marketing or to learn how they can help grow your business, please visit squeezemarket.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.

Visit JB Henderson Construction online at jbhenderson.com.

For additional information on CForce premium artesian water, please visit cforce.com.

For more on Kreuz Market, please visit kreuzmarket.com. like them on Facebook (KreuzMarketLockhart) and follow them on Twitter (@kreuzmarket).

The Buckle Up Your Truck 225 (150 laps| 225 miles) is the seventh of 23 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2020 schedule. The 40-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 (Eastern).

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 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.

 

 

Kentucky Speedway | Camping World 225 Race Recap

Team: No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado
Driver: Austin Wayne Self
Follow the Team: @AMRacingNASCAR; @AustinWSelf
Start: 16th
Finish: Sixth; Running (150 | 150 laps completed)
Driver Points Position: 16th | Owner Points Position: 15th

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “Really happy with how we had our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado dialed in Thursday night. We had an awesome race.

“I believe we had a top-three truck, I just struggled to get around a slower truck and it cost us a couple of spots. Really looking forward to showing up to Pocono Raceway in a couple of weeks.

“I’m more excited than ever to drive these trucks Eddie and the team has prepared.”

Next Up: Gander RV 150 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway on Sat., July 27, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. 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 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.

Justin Fontaine optimistic about Kentucky Speedway debut

SPARTA, KY – With just two races remaining in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season, Justin Fontaine (@driverFontaine) is hoping to capture some momentum in Friday night’s Crosley Brands 150 at Kentucky Speedway that will propel him towards the season finish line next month at Kansas Speedway.

Fontaine was hoping to be one of 20 or so drivers to participate in the open-test session at the 1.5-mile speedway on Tuesday, however, inclement weather soaked the track’s surface pushing the test back to Wednesday.

Fontaine, a native of Asheville, N.C. was unable to participate because of his commitment to his college courses.

Still, between hitting the books and preparing for his 12th ARCA race of the season, Fontaine says he believes his No. 33 ProMATIC Toyota will be competitive this weekend, despite the lack of track time.

“It’s a shame we had a weather delay, but school is important to me, so I decided to go back,” said Fontaine. “The good thing is Bill (Henderson, crew chief) and I believe we have a good baseline on where we want to be setup wise. I don’t have much experience on the intermediate tracks in ARCA, but we’ll make most of the situation and hope it all pays off when the checkered flag waves on Friday night.”

Fontaine said he learned a lot about mile-and-a-half racing in his last outing at Chicagoland Speedway last weekend, but a blown tire in the late stages of the ARCA race combated his chances for a better finish. Still, Fontaine finished 15th and went on to record a respectable top-20 finish the following night in his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race of the year.

Overall, Fontaine says the experience helps the bottom line.

“There’s a lot that’s different about the ARCA cars and Trucks, but some similarities too,” noted Fontaine.

“I’m still learning about these cars at the different tracks and how much I can push. It’s different every week. It’s going to be a competitive field on Friday night and we might have the chance to push our way into the mix. But, I’m hoping the double dose of racing last week will help a little bit in my Kentucky debut.”

Looking for his second top-10 finish of the season at Kentucky, Fontaine knows that the ARCA field will be stacked, but says his team has the drive and motivation to put themselves in the hunt and prepare for whatever may come their way.

“I think it’s important for us in practice to spend much of our time in race pace as possible,” noted Fontaine. “I would think we could see some long green flag runs on Friday night, so we need the car rotating through the corners to carry that speed on the straightaways. We’ll see how we stack out.”

Entering Saturday night’s race ARCA race, Fontaine currently sits 15th in the series’ standings (+1 position from Chicagoland). Fontaine has a career best finish of ninth at Winchester Speedway in the Winchester ARCA 200 on Aug. 6.

The Crosley Brands 150 (100 laps / 150 miles) is the 19th of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Fri., Sept. 22 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 5:10 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag later shortly after 8:00 p.m. The event will be broadcasted live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the week’s activities. All times are local (ET).

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.

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

Justin Fontaine optimistic about Kentucky Speedway debut

SPARTA, KY – With just two races remaining in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season, Justin Fontaine (@driverFontaine) is hoping to capture some momentum in Friday night’s Crosley Brands 150 at Kentucky Speedway that will propel him towards the season finish line next month at Kansas Speedway.

Fontaine was hoping to be one of 20 or so drivers to participate in the open-test session at the 1.5-mile speedway on Tuesday, however, inclement weather soaked the track’s surface pushing the test back to Wednesday.

Fontaine, a native of Asheville, N.C. was unable to participate because of his commitment to his college courses.

Still, between hitting the books and preparing for his 12th ARCA race of the season, Fontaine says he believes his No. 33 ProMATIC Toyota will be competitive this weekend, despite the lack of track time.

“It’s a shame we had a weather delay, but school is important to me, so I decided to go back,” said Fontaine. “The good thing is Bill (Henderson, crew chief) and I believe we have a good baseline on where we want to be setup wise. I don’t have much experience on the intermediate tracks in ARCA, but we’ll make most of the situation and hope it all pays off when the checkered flag waves on Friday night.”

Fontaine said he learned a lot about mile-and-a-half racing in his last outing at Chicagoland Speedway last weekend, but a blown tire in the late stages of the ARCA race combated his chances for a better finish. Still, Fontaine finished 15th and went on to record a respectable top-20 finish the following night in his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race of the year.

Overall, Fontaine says the experience helps the bottom line.

“There’s a lot that’s different about the ARCA cars and Trucks, but some similarities too,” noted Fontaine.

“I’m still learning about these cars at the different tracks and how much I can push. It’s different every week. It’s going to be a competitive field on Friday night and we might have the chance to push our way into the mix. But, I’m hoping the double dose of racing last week will help a little bit in my Kentucky debut.”

Looking for his second top-10 finish of the season at Kentucky, Fontaine knows that the ARCA field will be stacked, but says his team has the drive and motivation to put themselves in the hunt and prepare for whatever may come their way.

“I think it’s important for us in practice to spend much of our time in race pace as possible,” noted Fontaine. “I would think we could see some long green flag runs on Friday night, so we need the car rotating through the corners to carry that speed on the straightaways. We’ll see how we stack out.”

Entering Saturday night’s race ARCA race, Fontaine currently sits 15th in the series’ standings (+1 position from Chicagoland). Fontaine has a career best finish of ninth at Winchester Speedway in the Winchester ARCA 200 on Aug. 6.

The Crosley Brands 150 (100 laps / 150 miles) is the 19th of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Fri., Sept. 22 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 5:10 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag later shortly after 8:00 p.m. The event will be broadcasted live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the week’s activities. All times are local (ET).

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.

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