AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway | UNOH 200
No. 22 AM Racing Team:
Driver: Austin Wayne Self
Primary Partner(s): GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions
Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado
Crew Chief: Ryan Salomon
Spotter: Tony Raines
2021 Driver Points Position: 15th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 16th
UNOH 200 Starting Position: 16th (Based on event formula)
Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 107; previously raced at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway on June 18, 2021 (Start: 27th | Finish: 27th).
Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies
Notes of Interest:
Texas Pride: Two Texas-based companies will return as partners for Austin Wayne Self this weekend at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
The Statesville, N.C.-based team will sport the signage of GO TEXAN and AM Technical Solutions on the No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado for the 18th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race of the season.
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.
Headquartered in Austin, TX, AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) 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.
Banner Year: Entering the stretch zone of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing are enjoying a banner year.
17 races into the season, the team has just two finishes of 23rd or worse and maintains an average finish of 17.1 entering the UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics.
He is mirroring his 2018 Truck Series season where he finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings maintaining an average finishing position of 17.0.
Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Bristol Motor Speedway Stats: Thursday night’s UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics will mark Self’s sixth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in “Thunder Valley” on concrete.
In his previous five efforts, the Austin, Texas native has delivered a track-best of 13th in the 2018 UNOH 200 after starting 24th. Overall, he carries an average finish of 21.2 at the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile.”
He has completed 944 of the 1,003 laps available for a 94 percentage lap completion.
Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Short Track Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a short track, Self has made 17 starts throughout his career with one top-10 finish, while also carrying an average finishing position of 19.4
His lone short track top-10 came at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway during last year’s Truck Series penultimate race of the season where he finished ninth after starting 13th.
Darlington Raceway | In It To Win It 200 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, Austin Wayne Self-made his 124th NCWTS start.
Starting 16th based on the metrics set by NASCAR without practice or qualifying, Self’s No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet maintained a competitive pace throughout the 147-lap race and even recovered from a flat tire at the end of Stage 2 to rocket back into the top-15 when the checkered flag was flown.
Self’s 14th place result was his second-best result at the track dubbed “Too Tough To Tame.”
17 races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have three top-10s, seven top-15s, 12 top-20s and 15 top-23 finishes.
To The Point(s): Entering Bristol, Self sits 15th in the championship standings with 358 points earned and maintaining his points position following the In It To Win It 200 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.
99 points separate Self from 11th in the championship standings currently held by Grant Enfinger with six races remaining this season. Enfinger is the highest competitor who is not currently in the Truck Series Playoffs.
Self, however, is 11 points behind his next competitor Tyler Ankrum who occupies 14th in the championship standings.
AM Racing also secures 16th in the NCWTS owner standings.
Calling the Shots: Ryan Salomon will continue to lead Austin Wayne Self and the AM Racing team this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.
This weekend marks his 21st race as crew chief for Self and in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. During his tenure, he guided Self to an average finish of 16.5 during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively.
Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 124 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, delivering two top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. He finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings in 2018.
Spanning six years of Truck Series competition, he maintains an average finish of 18.4.
Did You Know? Austin Wayne Self and wife Jennifer have 16 chickens and a dog named Echo.
Lineup: In addition to GO TEXAN and AM Technical Solutions continuing their roles as the primary marketing partner for Self in 2021, the AM Racing team will also receive support from, The Safe Air Zone, AIRBOX Air Purifier, Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle, and Kreuz Market.
Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes:
On Bristol Motor Speedway: “I love Bristol. We don’t have the results to show that I love Bristol, but hopefully we can change that on Thursday night. It will be an aggressive race – especially being a cutoff event for the Playoffs.
“I don’t plan to put myself in a position that may jeopardize a Playoff driver, but Bristol is a tight, fast short track. Things happen in a hurry, and we are hunting goals of our own at AM Racing.
“We had a top-10 finish on the dirt in March and I’d love to bring home a top-10 finish on the concrete with our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado.”
On 2021 Season: “It’s hard to believe that the year is starting to wrap up. We only have five races left on the schedule and I definitely want to make the best of all of them.
“There are some good tracks left for our AM Racing over the next two months or so and I think there is definitely an opportunity to score more top-10s and hopefully even a top-five before we close the books on the 2021 season at Phoenix in November.”
Visit AM Technical Solutions online at amts.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.
For additional information on CForce premium artesian water, please visit cforce.com.
The UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics (200 laps | 106.6 miles) is the 18th of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Thurs., Sept. 16, 2021, shortly after 9:00 p.m. ET with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (ET).