AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway | Lucas Oil 150
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: 14th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 15th
Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 116; previously raced at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway on September 24, 2021 (Start: 13th | Finish: Eighth).
Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies
Notes of Interest:
Texas Pride: Two Texas-based companies will return as the primary partners for Austin Wayne Self this weekend at Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway.
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 22nd 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.
Looking Ahead: With the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season on the horizon, AM Racing is starting to look ahead to its future.
The organization is focused on adding a second truck to their team next year.
The Statesville, N.C. team has the equipment and personnel to expand their footprint for 2022, whether it’s a part-time or full-time program.
Earlier this year, AM Racing tested the waters of a second Truck Series effort at Knoxville Raceway.
Brett Moffitt drove the No. 37 Concrete Supply | Destiny Homes Chevrolet Silverado in the event. Moffitt contended for a top-five finish before a late-race accident relegated the former Truck Series champion and team to a 38th place finish.
Banner Year: Heading into the final race of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing are enjoying a banner year.
21 races into the season, the team has just three finishes of 23rd or worse and maintains an average finish of 17.2 entering the Lucas Oil 150.
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.
The Racing Season Isn’t Over Yet: The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series may be done for the season following Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Raceway, but the racing season as a whole isn’t quite done for Austin Wayne Self.
In addition to Trucks, Self has spent a majority of the season competing quietly in Dirt Modifieds. Trying to hone an additional craft on dirt to help with the added dirt races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Self has been competing in the American Racers Modified division where he currently stands second in the championship standings.
Self won this summer at East Lincoln Speedway and returns to the track for the next event on the tour the weekend of November 19-20, 2021.
Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Phoenix Raceway Stats: Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 will mark Self’s sixth start at the famed Arizona race track.
In his previous five efforts, the Austin, Texas native has delivered a track-best of 18th in the 2019 Lucas Oil 150 after starting 25th. Overall, he carries an average finish of 20.8 at the 1.0-mile oval.
He has completed 657 of the 756 laps available for an 86.9 percentage lap completion.
Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Speedway Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway in lengths of 1.0 to 2.0-mile(s) in length, Self has made 73 starts throughout his career with six top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 18.5.
Martinsville (Va.) Speedway | United Rentals 200 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, Austin Wayne Self-made his 128th NCWTS start.
Starting 21st based on the metrics set by NASCAR without practice or qualifying, Self’s No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet charged towards a top-20 finish but was collected in a last-lap melee that regulated Self and the team to a 20th place finish.
21 races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have four top-10s, nine top-15s, 15 top-20s and 18 top-23 finishes.
To The Point(s): Entering Phoenix, Self sits 14th in the championship standings with 436 points earned and maintaining his position following the United Rentals 200 at Martinsville Speedway.
127 points separate Self from 11th in the championship standings currently held by Grant Enfinger with one race remaining this season. Enfinger is the highest competitor who is not currently in the Truck Series Playoffs.
Self, however, is 21 points behind his next competitor Derek Kraus who occupies 13th in the championship standings.
AM Racing also secures 15th 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 Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway.
This weekend marks his 25th 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 16.2 during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively.
Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 128 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, delivering two top-five and 13 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 Phoenix Raceway: “I don’t have the greatest results at Phoenix, but that is a statistic that we can change this weekend. Ryan (Salomon, crew chief) is bringing the same truck we were so competitive with at Las Vegas last month.
“I’m excited with practice and qualifying on the schedule to see what we can do to further dial in this No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado and then see what the race delivers.
“We finished eighth at Las Vegas and I’m hopeful we can at least repeat or better that on Friday night.”
On 2021 Season: “It’s hard to believe that this is it. This year feels like it has gone by so quickly.
“I’m so proud of this AM Racing team and what we’ve accomplished this year. I really think we have shown the other players in the series, that we are authentic.
“I think there is definitely an opportunity to score one more top-10 or maybe even a top-five before we close the books on the 2021 season on Friday night.
“We are already starting to work hard on 2022 and I’m excited about the future of this AM Racing team.”
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 Lucas Oil 150 (150 laps | 150 miles) is the 22nd of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Nov. 5, 2021, from 8:05 a.m. – 8:55 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day at 2:05 p.m. The 36-truck field will take the green flag that night shortly after 5:00 p.m. (8:00 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 (MT).