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Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing score season-best finish at Texas Motor Speedway

Texas Motor Speedway | Vankor 250k 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 (AMDashboard Racing) follow them on Twitter (@AMRacingNASCAR) and Instagram (@AMRacingNASCAR22).

Start: 26th (Qualifying draw)

Finish: 14th (165 | 167 laps completed)

Driver Points Position: 18th (+3 positions)

Owner Points Position: 22nd (+4 positions)

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “It was a solid night for our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado. While we fought the handling of our truck throughout the race, we were still fast enough to charge through the field and spend a majority of the race hovering inside the top-15.

“We’re going in the right direction and that’s a positive. We’ll take this finish and look ahead to the doubleheader weekend at Kansas Speedway.”

Next Up: Kansas 200 at Kansas Speedway on Fri. Jul 24, 2020, at 7:00 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 hope for a big performance at Texas Motor Speedway

AM Racing, Austin Wayne Self hope for a big performance at Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH, Tex.: The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (NGROTS) will take center stage Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway for the Vankor 250 and for driver Austin Wayne Self and his AM Racing team, any race in the Lone Star State is huge.

Nearly 210 miles south of Fort Worth’s Texas Motor Speedway sits the city of Austin and the hometown for the 24-year-old driver.

And while the coronavirus pandemic will keep his routine influx of activity and guests from attending this weekend’s race, Self and his team are motivated to surge into the spotlight for their first top-10 finish of the year.

“Going to Texas Motor Speedway is always huge for me,” said Self. “I’m incredibly disappointed that the ongoing pandemic is keeping a lot of our partners, family and friends from being at the track with us this weekend, but for me – I’m using that as an opportunity to go out there and showcase our team and partners on our hometown turf.”

Self will make his eighth Truck Series start at the 1.5-mile speedway and has delivered six top-20 finishes in the last seven races and hasn’t finished worse than 22nd.

Noted as one of the best intermediate race tracks for Self, he hopes the first of two trips to TMS this year yields his eighth career top-10 Truck Series finish.

“Texas has been a solid race track for us,” added Self. “For whatever reason, we’ve always been able to produce solid finishes – but we are hunting a top-10 run on Saturday night. That would be awesome for us.

“We have been making strides the last couple of races despite the bump at Pocono – but I honestly feel like we can go to Texas and Eddie (Troconis, crew chief) can keep adjusting on our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet throughout the early stage and two that puts us in a good position to capitalize on track position during the third and final stage.”

With temperatures expected to soar into the upper 90s this weekend at Texas, Self also knows staying hydrated will be instrumental in tackling the 167-lap race.

“We have plenty of CForce (premium artesian water) this weekend to keep me hydrated,” Self mentioned. “Usually when we come for the June race, it’s hot. It will be hotter than June this weekend though. Thankfully, I’ve taken the steps to prepare my body for the heat earlier this week.

“I don’t think it will be as bad this weekend since we don’t have practice or qualifying, but it will still be warm for the race – even as the sun sets – but I think the humidity will still be a factor.

“The heat should provide some good racing though. The track will be slick and that normally puts on a good show. Can’t wait to get down there and make it happen.”

Earlier this week, AM Racing announced a new partner for the remainder of the 2020 NGROTS season, starting this weekend.

Prasek’s is the latest Texas-based company to support AM Racing and their Austin, Texas native driver Austin Wayne Self through its existing relationship with GO TEXAN.

Famous for their craft jerky, sausage and smokehouse products, Prasek’s offers so much more. They are a bakery, specialty meat market, restaurant, convenience store, gift shop and ice cream parlor.

Prasek’s has a huge line of wines, specialty foods, outdoor fire pits and grills, hunting gear, deer stands, fishing gear, Yeti products, Costa sunglasses and gear and a full line of Frio products.

“I’m glad to be at my home track of Texas, especially with the support of our new partner Prasek’s,” said Self. “Everyone at AM Racing is thrilled to welcome another new partner from the state of Texas as we continue to expand our diverse partnership lineup that are Texas-based companies.

“I hope that we’re able to give Prasek’s and all of our partners a good showing.”

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

In 91 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 21st in the championship standings with 16 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.

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

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).

To learn more about Prasek’s and what they offer, please visit praseks.com.

The Vankor 250 (167 laps| 250.5 miles) is the eighth of 23 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2020 schedule. The 36-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 (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.

AM Racing welcomes new partner for Texas Motor Speedway

AM Racing welcomes new partner for Texas Motor Speedway

STATESVILLE, N.C.: Ahead of the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (NGROTS) first trip to Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) this season, officials from AM Racing are pleased to announce the signing of Prasek’s Family Smokehouse as an associate partner for the remainder of the 2020 season.

Prasek’s is the latest Texas-based company to support AM Racing and their Austin, Texas native driver Austin Wayne Self through its existing relationship with GO TEXAN.

Famous for their craft jerky, sausage and smokehouse products, Prasek’s offers so much more. They are a bakery, specialty meat market, restaurant, convenience store, gift shop and ice cream parlor.

Prasek’s has a huge line of wines, specialty foods, outdoor fire pits and grills, hunting gear, deer stands, fishing gear, Yeti products, Costa sunglasses and gear and a full line of Frio products.

Saturday night’s Vankor 250 at Texas Motor Speedway marks Prasek’s first foray into NASCAR.

“I’m glad to be at my home track of Texas, especially with the support of our new partner Prasek’s,” said Self. “Everyone at AM Racing is thrilled to welcome another new partner from the state of Texas as we continue to expand our diverse partnership lineup from the Lone Star state.

“Texas is always a big opportunity for our AM Racing team, and I hope that we’re able to give Prasek’s and all of our partners a good showing.”

Prasek’s said they are elated to join AM Racing and build a relationship with Self.

“We’re thrilled to be welcomed with open arms into the AM Racing family and experience the NASCAR world for ourselves,” offered Mike Prasek Jr.  “We pride ourselves on being associated with a driver who has direct ties to our great state and look forward at the chance to grow our partnership over time.”

To learn more about Prasek’s and what they offer, please visit praseks.com.

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 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.

Austin Wayne Self saddles up for Texas Motor Speedway return

FORT WORTH, Tex. – With spring break in the rearview mirror, Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) and his AM Racing team head to Texas Motor Speedway looking for their second top-10 finish together in Friday night’s SpeedyCash.com 400.

Self will make his seventh NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) start at the 1.5-mile track but eyes his first top-10 at his hometown track.

In his previous six starts, Self has maneuvered a best finish of 12th in 2017 – but has also finished inside the top-20 five times.

Eager to get back to the race track, Self hopes the standalone Texas race brings the opportunity to earn his sixth career top-10 Gander Outdoors Truck Series finish.

“Super excited to get back to Texas Motor Speedway,” said Self. “We’ve been working hard on our Texas truck the last few weeks. Texas means so much to me being the track I grew up watching races and also have the support United Sorghum Checkoff Program along with GO TEXAN.

“Always a big week when we show up in the home state.”

For the ninth NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) race of the year and second time this season, AM Racing will carry the brand of the United Sorghum Checkoff Program, while also commemorating GO TEXAN and their 20th-year celebration.

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 and urges consumers to choose E15 at the pumps. Ethanol 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 AM Racing’s truck for a majority of the 2019 season.

“The Sorghum Checkoff program has been fantastic and I’m looking forward to having them back on the truck this weekend,” added Self. “They always embrace their experience at the race track and I’d like to reward them for their continued support with our best finish of the season.”

The 23-year-old Self also hopes his final visit to the Lone Star state this season will provide the chance to get his AM Racing track back on track after a two-race slide at Kansas and Charlotte respectively.

“Texas is the perfect place to get our year back on track,” Self added. “Texas is so fun to race. The new Turn 1 and 2 is almost like a road course corner, where you can overdrive it easy. It makes for some really good racing and makes you think about your passing opportunities. It’s going to be a good show on Friday night, and I can’t wait to get there.”

The United Sorghum Checkoff Program and Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program will support Self in his 70th 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 ninth race of the year.

In 69 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 15 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.

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

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

The SpeedyCash.com 400 (167 laps| 250.5 miles) is the ninth of 23 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2019 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs., June 6 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., June 7 beginning at 4:35 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 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 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 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.

Darrell Wallace Jr. returns to AM Racing at Texas Motor Speedway

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Fresh off a top-10 finish this past weekend at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) driver Darrell Wallace Jr. returns to AM Racing for Friday night’s Vankor 350k at Texas Motor Speedway.

For the fifth NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) race of the year, AM Racing will carry the brand of the United Sorghum Checkoff Program, while also commemorating GO TEXAN and their 20th-year celebration for Wallace’s fifth start at the 1.5-mile speedway.

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 and urges consumers to choose E15 at the pumps. Ethanol 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 AM Racing’s truck for a majority of the 2019 season.

In Wallace’s previous four starts in the Lone Star state, he has delivered three top-10 finishes, including a personal-track best of sixth in his track debut in 2013 driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

After finishing 10th at Martinsville and adding to the team’s top-10 run in the season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, the team seeks their third top-10 to kickoff the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season.

“I’m looking forward to having “Bubba” back in the truck this weekend at Texas,” offered crew chief Eddie Troconis. “We made great strides at Martinsville this past weekend and rebuilt our communication and I feel like we can go to Texas and equal or better our showing from Martinsville.

“Historically, Texas has been a solid track for Bubba and if we can earn another top-10 finish – it will be a performance that will give our team some much-welcomed momentum heading into our spring break.”

AM Racing general manager Kevin Cywinski noted that Texas is one of the team’s marquee events this season and has put a lot of emphasis on their No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado for the first of two races at the Fort Worth facility this weekend.

“We feel very confident about the truck we are bringing to the track this weekend,” offered Cywinski.

“Eddie and the team have been working very hard since Martinsville to make sure the truck is to their liking. We want to be better on the mile-and-a-half tracks this year and we believe the feedback from Bubba will allow us to enhance our on-track product for the rest of the Truck Series season.”

In addition to the United Sorghum Checkoff Program, AM Racing partners  GO TEXAN will serve as a major associate partner on March 29.

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.

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

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.

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 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 GO TEXAN:

GO TEXAN 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.

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 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.

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.

Solid finishes keep Austin Wayne Self upbeat looking ahead

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – AM Racing driver Austin Wayne Self wasn’t sure what exactly to expect in his sophomore season of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) competition, but solid runs have propelled the Austin, Tex. native forward and eager to get into the summer stretch.

Self’s year started out in a huge way with a second-place finish in the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. Not only did the former ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year mount his best finish, but his team in their debut of two trucks left the 2.5-mile superspeedway with both trucks inside the top-10.

While their next outing at Martinsville Speedway on April 1 didn’t turn out as hoped, the team led by crew chief Bill Henderson and team consultant Rick Ren refused to let a setback stand in their way.

So, they made the two-hour trip back home and went to work.

And they worked hard.

Getting an opportunity to keep in the seat for his next planned race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, Self teamed up with Niece Motorsports where at Kansas Speedway he drove the team’s Chevrolet to a top-15 finish.

The following week in his AM Racing return, the 22-year-old qualified 18th and muscled his way to a respectable 12th place finish.

In his most recent race at Texas Motor Speedway, Self looked to his hometown track not only to make some noise but prove that the team’s Charlotte performance was no fluke on an intermediate track.

Armed with support from fellow Texans in his home state, Self qualified a career-best 15th, quickly bolted inside the top-10 and remained amongst the lead pack for the entire race, before a loose race truck got the most of the young driver on the last lap of race while battling for sixth.

Still, while Self’s night ended on the front stretch grass in the winstaronlinegaming.com 400, there wasn’t a grim face afterwards. His performance last Friday night could easily be dubbed as one of the best yet by the racer who says he now carries tons of momentum moving forward.

“We had such a great truck on Friday night,” recalled Self. “I sincerely appreciate all the hard work of the AM Racing team and all of the support from our marketing partners.  To have all of this support at what I consider to be my home track means a lot – but to run as well as we did meant even more.”

“I’m still learning – but I have learned a bunch and it paid off with a strong showing. We didn’t get the finish that we wanted, but it was still something that we could walk away from and be proud of. I can’t wait to get back on the track soon.”

Mixing it up with veterans Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter and Timothy Peters, Self said he enjoyed racing in circles amongst the best of the best and hopes he is starting to earn their respect.

“We’ve worked hard to build AM Racing into a competitive operation,” Self said. “I felt privileged having the opportunity to race and compete with guys like Crafton and Sauter – but also duke it out with the younger guys like myself who are trying to make a name. We got a sniff of that at Charlotte but at Texas it was all out.”

“I am so pumped about getting back in a truck, I really am.”

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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.

 

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Don’t Mess With Texas® Expands Relationship with AM Racing

MOORESVILLE, N.C., May 25, 2017 — On the heels of a strong finish this past Friday night in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, officials from AM Racing proudly announced today their relationship with Don’t mess with Texas has expanded for the remainder of the 2017 season.

The Don’t mess with Texas campaign is part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) litter prevention program, which includes Don’t mess with Texas, Adopt-a-Highway, and a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful.  For more than 30 years, Don’t mess with Texas has made tremendous progress educating Texans about the impact of littering on the state’s economy, environment and physical landscape.

“Community outreach is an important component of the Don’t mess with Texas campaign,” said Brenda Flores-Dollar, program administrator for TxDOT’s Don’t mess with Texas campaign. “The continuing partnership with AM Racing enables us to further raise awareness about the effort to reduce litter in Texas and educate a wider audience on how they can help.”

With the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series invading Texas Motor Speedway for its first of two trips to the 1.5-mile track, Don’t mess with Texas will be predominately displayed on the hood of the No. 22 Toyota Tundra driven by Austin, Tex. native Austin Wayne Self on June 9.

“I’m very proud to continue my relationship with TxDOT and the Don’t mess with Texas campaign,” said Austin Wayne Self. “, the Don’t mess with Texas initiative is successfully reducing litter in my home state and is working to keep it vibrant and clean. I’m looking forward to seeing our race team continue to spread the message about its importance not only at Texas Motor Speedway in a few weeks, but all yearlong.”

Powered with an infrastructure that boasts Texas-based marketing partnerships at AM Racing, team principal Tim Self says the continuation of their relationship with the Don’t mess with Texas campaign is a mutual benefit.

“We’ve always been advocates for the Don’t mess with Texas campaign, even before our partnership at AM Racing last year,” said Tim Self, a successful entrepreneur from the Austin area. “However, because of our partnership, we’ve been able to work closely with our other Texas-based partners who also not only believe in their mission, but are eager to stand with us and help make Texas cleaner than it’s ever been. It’s a partnership that we’re proud to have, but equally honored to represent.”

Last year, Austin Wayne Self, as part of his ongoing partnership with TxDOT, was featured in a statewide television commercial produced by Fox Sports Southwest featuring the Don’t mess with Texas Trash & Treasure Hunt community cleanup awareness program.

Self, 22, will make his third career NCWTS start at Texas Motor Speedway in the running of the Rattlesnake 400 on June 9. The race will be broadcasted live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio Channel 90 beginning at 8:00 p.m. (CST). Self’s best finish at the Fort Worth track is 13th in June 2016.

For more information on Don’t mess with Texas and how you can become involved in the program , visit dontmesswithtexas.org.

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 Don’t mess with Texas:

TxDOT’s Don’t mess with Texas litter prevention campaign has been educating Texans about litter prevention since 1986. For more information, visit dontmesswithtexas.org. Don’t mess with Texas is a registered trademark and service mark owned by the Texas Department of Transportation.

 

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