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Gander Outdoors Truck Series News
Officials from AM Racing (@AMRacingNASCAR) announced today their partnership lineup that will support NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) driver Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) in his fourth season of competition beginning with Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
Self, a native of Austin, Texas will have a plethora of support from his home state, as GO TEXAN, AM Technical Solutions (AMTS), Don’t mess with Texas, and the United Sorghum Checkoff Program will all adorn the No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado as primary partners this season.
Set to adorn the hood on Self’s truck this weekend at Daytona and for a majority of the NGOTS season is third year returning partner 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 for throughout the world. This year the Texas Department of Agriculture is celebrating 20 years with their long-standing marketing campaign, GO TEXAN which has taken Texas businesses above and beyond.
“On behalf of the GO TEXAN program, we’re proud to sponsor Austin Wayne Self and the AM Racing team for another successful year,” said Commissioner Sid Miller. “From BBQ sauce to boots, the great state of Texas is home to the best stuff on earth and this partnership with AM Racing is a great way to get the message out.
“The GO TEXAN program is celebrating its 20-year anniversary this year and working with Austin and his team are a great way to “drive” Texans to locally made products. So, when you shop, look for our brand in the shape Texas and “Find the Mark That Matters!”
AM Technical Solutions will carry the role as a major associate marketing partner for the 2019 season adorning the upper quarter panel on AM Racing’s truck this year.
AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) is a Global Engineering & Construction Management firm, specializing in the high-tech industries. AMTS provides diverse integrated solutions across a facilities life cycle to include new cleanroom construction, integrated construction management, total quality programs, capital asset solutions and cleanroom certification and testing.
Alongside AM Technical Solutions, Abbie Gregg, Inc. will also join the team for the 2019 season.
Abbie Gregg, Inc. (an AMTS company) is a licensed engineering and architecture firm providing design and consulting services to advanced technology, government, university and industry clients, specializing in research, pilot lines and manufacturing for over 33 years
Returning to its coveted location on the television panel of Self’s truck is Don’t mess with Texas.
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.
Returning for a second straight season, the United Sorghum Checkoff Program will campaign its efforts through the Sorghum: The Smart Choice® brand with Self at both Texas Motor Speedway races in March and June respectively.
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.
Austin is a tremendous advocate for sorghum farmers in Texas and across the U.S.,” offered John Duff Strategic Business Director Sorghum. “We're already seeing increased demand for higher blends as a result of the partnership, and we can't wait to see what awesome opportunities we'll have to promote ethanol alongside Austin in 2019.”
“I’m very thankful to have the support of GO TEXAN, AM Technical Solutions, Don’t mess with Texas, and Sorghum: The Smart Choice,” said Austin Wayne Self. “It’s humbling to know that all of our partners from 2018 have pledged their support for another season.
“This year we will continue to focus on accomplishing some great things together both on and off the track. As our marketing partners continue to look for cutting-edge opportunities to strengthen their brands, it’s important that I do everything I can both on and off the track to keep that not only engaged but recognizable.”
Additional marketing partnership(s) for Self, the 2014 ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year, are forthcoming.
Show your GO TEXAN pride: find Texas products, restaurants or enroll your business in GO TEXAN.
Visit AMTS at amts.com.
For more information on Don’t mess with Texas and how you can become involved in the program, visit dontmesswithtexas.org.
To learn about the United Sorghum Checkoff Program and sorghum’s benefits, please visit sorghumcheckoff.com.
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.
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GMS Racing announced today PlanBSales.com will sponsor reigning NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt in the season-opening race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway this Friday. In addition to Daytona, PlanBSales.com will also sponsor Moffitt’s No. 24 Chevrolet Silverado at ISM Raceway in Phoenix on November 8.
Brent and Ladonna Powell started in the motorsports merchandise business in 1999 with their own Action Racing Collectibles Authorized Dealer retail shop. Brent’s career has provided him the opportunity to see all sides of the retail/wholesale business. The entire team at Plan B Sales has been involved in the wholesale and/or retail of licensed motorsports merchandise for a combined 80+ years.
“Having the chance to partner with GMS Racing and defending NASCAR Truck Series champ, Brett Moffitt, was a chance we could not pass up,” Brent Powell said. “We are even more excited to have the opportunity to join the team for both the Daytona and Phoenix races, where we will provide fans the opportunity to include their names on Brett’s truck this November.”
“I partnered with PlanBSales.com last year to offer autographed diecasts for the fans,” Moffitt said. “Brent (Powell) and all the people at PlanBSales.com have been great to work with and I look forward to a great partnership in 2019. We will also be offering fans the opportunity to have their name on our No. 24 Chevrolet for the Phoenix race. Stay tuned for details on how to get your name on my truck.”
Friday’s NEXTERA Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway will be broadcast live on FS1 and MRN at 7:30pm ET.
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Spencer Boyd is honored to announce that Crowd Cow will be an associate sponsor throughout the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series Season starting at Daytona. The online distributor of craft meats allows consumers direct access to craft meat straight from the farm right to their door.
“Growing up in the Midwest and having farmers in my family has influenced the way I look at the food we eat,” states Boyd. “We should all aspire to purchase from individual and family farms whenever possible. Crowd Cow allows us to know exactly where the meat is coming from while supporting farmers. I’m delighted to have them on board this year.”
Crowd Cow is the marketplace for high quality craft beef and meats from farms and ranches around the world. They only work with farms that they know personally because they believe that when you know where and how your meat was raised, you're able to make better decisions for yourself, your family and your health.
“By the looks of the Daytona infield, NASCAR fans love to barbeque,” comments Joe Heitzeberg, CEO of Crowd Cow. “Fans have options when it comes to the food they put on their grills. We want them to choose to support small farmers and ranchers and at Crowd Cow we can connect them to a wide variety of direct sources with amazing quality. And it happens to taste amazing.”
Missouri native, Spencer Boyd, is coming off his first full time season in NASCAR where he earned the honors of top five most popular driver in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. His eyes set on being a driver to watch out for on the race track Boyd smirked and said, “I’ve got a great sponsor that is going to help us go faster, so you may hear me say on the radio ‘MOOve over, coming through’.”
The NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway marks the location of the first race where Crowd Cow will appear on the Young’s Motorsports No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado.
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Officials from AM Racing (@AMRacingNASCAR) announced today the reboot of their NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) team with driver Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) for the full season beginning with the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Fri., Feb. 15, 2019.
As part of their restructure, AM Racing has moved its assets from Statesville, N.C. to Mooresville, N.C., where the team will be managed by longtime industry veteran Kevin Cywinski in a collaborative effort with Win-Tron Racing.
The team has purchased several trucks from GMS Racing to prepare for the upcoming 23-race schedule and has also signed a technical alliance with the organization.
“We are very optimistic about the upcoming season,” said AM Racing team principal Tim Self. “We have made a significant number of changes during the offseason including moving locations, purchasing new equipment and acquiring innovative personnel.
“We feel very confident in the direction of the race team and look forward to producing results on the track that will justify our restructuring and give our marketing partners the exposure and satisfaction they are looking for.”
Guiding Self for his fourth season on the NGOTS tour will be Eddie Troconis who joins AM Racing after serving as crew chief at ThorSport Racing for the past three seasons. Troconis brings a wealth of knowledge and winning pedigree to AM Racing. His traits has the family-owned organization hopeful it will propel them into the Truck Series Playoffs.
“I’m super excited in my new position at AM Racing and to be able to lead the team for the 2019 season,” said Troconis. “Kevin (Cywinski) and I have put together a great team with a combination of skills, knowledge and experience.
Everyone at the shop has a great attitude with good chemistry and that’s important.
“Austin (Wayne Self) is a great kid with a great attitude. He is at the shop working every day and that’s important to me. I believe he has the talent to drive a truck and run in the top-five and fight for wins. We have some things to work on, but I have been working with a lot of young drivers and I feel like I have a special way of communicating with them and hope that will translate with Austin too.
“I’m looking forward to a great year and I’m so glad to be back home in North Carolina!”
Self, 22 says the changes within his program have him excited to take the green flag at Daytona in less than two weeks.
“I can’t wait to work with Eddie and the guys on our AM Racing team,” sounded Self. “Our team has made a significant investment and I’m eager to see the results. I feel like with my experience and the leadership that Eddie brings to the table – we should find ourselves near the front a lot more in 2019.”
Announcements pertaining to marketing partners for Self’s No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado this season are forthcoming.
In 63 NGOTS starts, Self earned a career-best finish of second at Daytona International Speedway in 2017 – with one top-five and four top-10 efforts to his resume. He finished a career-high 12th in the championship standings in 2018.
The NextEra Energy Resources 250 from Daytona International Speedway is the first of 23 races on the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule. The season-opening race is set for Fri., Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. ET with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90.
To learn more information on AM Racing, stay tuned for a new website, but please visit awsracing.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.
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Race fans rejoice! NASCAR has announced an innovative, compelling Triple Truck Challenge and Iowa Speedway will prove pivotal in determining the Triple Truck Challenge Champion with an opportunity at $500,000 for eligible drivers.
The Triple Truck Challenge, or The Trip, is open to any driver who has elected to race for NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series championship driver points. The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Iowa 200, on June 15, will be the second of three shootout-style races on consecutive yet varying track configurations (Texas Motor Speedway, Iowa Speedway and Gateway Motorsports Park).
"This new format is tailor-made for Iowa Speedway and it is sure to add a new level of intrigue to Wide Opening Weekend," said Iowa Speedway President David Hyatt. “As the pivotal race in The Trip, our fans are going to see some of the best racing the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series has to offer.
“Whoever wins at Texas will have to win at our place in order to qualify for the big money. I guarantee every driver will be do their best to prevent that from happening so they can get a piece of that pie. This may shape up to be the most competitive truck race ever at Iowa Speedway.”
The Trip will showcase a mix of savvy veterans and young up-and-coming drivers aspiring to prove their mettle in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. The Iowa 200 – like winning The Preakness in horse racing – is a must-win for a driver to be crowned the Triple Truck Challenge Champion and to qualify for a shot at $500,000 at Gateway Motorsports Park in June.
The winner of each of the three races will receive an extra $50,000 which is a substantial bonus for a full-time NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver. If the winner at Texas Motor Speedway follows that up with a trip to Casey’s General Store’s Victory Lane at Iowa Speedway; he / she will win a $100,000 bonus and becomes the only driver qualified for the $500,000 payout.
The Triple Truck Challenge is open to any driver who has elected to race for NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series championship driver points. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers are ineligible.
Iowa Speedway is committed to maximizing the value of the investment made by fans and is offering 2019 tickets at the same low prices seen in 2018. For the third consecutive year, ticket prices have remained the same; Single-race tickets start at just $20 and event weekend ticket packages, offering as much as a 10 percent discount, begin at $32.
Single-race and event weekend tickets can be purchased in one of three convenient ways. Fans can purchase tickets, access additional information and ask questions by visiting IowaSpeedway.com, calling 866-787-8946, or dropping by the Ticket Office in Newton, Iowa Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CST.
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) winner and veteran Timothy Peters will join Niece Motorsports, piloting the No. 44 Chevrolet Silverado for the first three races of the 2019 season.
Peters, who is an 11-time winner in the NGOTS will drive the No. 44 Friends of Jaclyn Foundation Chevrolet in the season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway, followed by races at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
“I’m really excited for the opportunity to race the first three races for Niece Motorsports,” said Peters. “Al Niece, Cody Efaw and everyone within Niece Motorsports have been working very hard towards the 2019 season, and I’m looking forward to showing what we can accomplish and build in these first three races. Also, it is an honor to represent the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation at Daytona. We hope to bring awareness to children that have been diagnosed with brain tumors and other pediatric cancers. Thanks to everyone that made this opportunity possible. Daytona here we come!”
Peters has 10 NGOTS starts at Daytona International Speedway, visiting Victory Lane at the esteemed track in 2010. Additionally, Peters won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2013.
In 2018, Peters made five starts, earning one win, two top-five and four top-10 finishes. The veteran racer is no stranger to superspeedway success – he led the final lap in last season’s event at Talladega Superspeedway to capture his 11th NGOTS victory.
“Timothy is a proven winner and we are thrilled to have him on board to start this season,” said General Manager Cody Efaw. “He has a ton of experience in these trucks and obviously a tremendous amount of talent. As a team we are excited about what Timothy brings to the table and look forward to running up front with him behind the wheel.”
The No. 44 Chevrolet will carry the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation colors at Daytona International Speedway. The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children battling pediatric brain tumors and other childhood cancers and to raise awareness through their Adopt-A-Child, Safe on the Sidelines and Guardian Angel Programs. For more information visit friendsofjaclyn.org.
The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season will kick off at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, February 15, 2019.
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