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Austin Wayne Self | AM Racing Kansas Speedway May Preview

Austin Wayne Self | AM Racing Kansas Speedway May Preview AM Racing Photo

AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Kansas Speedway | Heart of America 200

Fast Facts

No. 22 AM Racing Team:

Driver: Austin Wayne Self

Primary Partner(s): AM Technical Solutions | GO TEXAN

Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado RST

Crew Chief: Ryan Salomon
 
Spotter: Tony Raines
 
2022 Driver Points Position: 17th | 2022 Owner Points Position: 21st
 
Chassis Intel: AM Racing Chassis No. 107; previously raced at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway on March 17, 2022 (Start: Seventh | Finish: 10th).  
 
Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies

Notes of Interest:

Getting Back On Track: Seven races into the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, AM Racing and driver Austin Wayne Self are looking to back up their solid pace from 2021.
 
After picking up back-to-back top-10 finishes at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway and at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway earlier this year, the team has endured four straight difficult races at Circuit of the Americas, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and the Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Dirt Track during the month of April.
 
The team was hoping to change their luck in the first race during the month of May, at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, but the team was involved in a late-race accident.
 
Kansas Speedway is on deck and the Statesville, N.C.-based team is hopeful of a reboot of their 2022 season.
 
Texas Proud: Two Texas-based companies will also return to the team this weekend and serve as major partners for Austin Wayne Self this weekend at Kansas Speedway.
 
The Statesville, N.C.-based team will sport the signage of AM Technical Solutions and GO TEXAN on the No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado for the eighth of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this season.
 
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.

Thank You For Your Continued Support: AIRBOX Air Purifier returns to AM Racing in 2022 and will serve as a major associate marketing partner for driver Austin Wayne Self in Saturday night’s Heart of America 200.  
 
AIRBOX Air Purifier prides itself on having the absolute best commercial-grade air purifier on the market. It is categorically the best in every aspect, and it is built to last a lifetime.
 
True engineering controls solution based on a proven scientific technology to provide the desired indoor air quality you need. AIRBOX Air Purifier creates a Safe Air Plan to repopulate the business and create the safest possible environment for owners, employees, clients, students, visitors, or just anyone who breathes air.
 
AIRBOX Air Purifier has partnered with the Statesville, N.C.-based team for six primary partnered races between the 2020 and 2021 seasons respectively.
 
The Stretch Drive: Saturday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas is the second of an eight-week consecutive stretch of races for the tour.
 
During the month of May, the Truck Series will compete at Kansas Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.
 
In June, the series treks to World Wide Technology (Ill.) Raceway at Gateway, Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway, Knoxville Raceway and concludes the campaign at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway on June 24th.
 
By the end of the stretch, the Truck Series will have completed 14 of its 23 races in 2022.
 
AM Racing x2: AM Racing successfully launched their second part-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in March with Late Model standout Logan Bearden.
 
The No. 37 team will return to the race track later this month at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway for the N.C. Education Lottery 200 where the AM Racing driver will attempt to make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut.
 
Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Kansas Speedway Stats: Saturday night’s Heart of America 200 will mark Self’s ninth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the 1.5-mile race track.  
 
In his previous eight starts, Self has finished a track-best of 13th twice, most recently in the fall of 2020 after starting 17th.
 
He has completed 1,061 of the 1,218 laps available for an 87.1 percent lap completion.
 
Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Speedway Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway, Self has made 77 starts throughout his career with eight top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 18.5.
 
To The Point(s): Entering Kansas, Self sits 17th in the championship standings.
 
76 points separate Self from 10th in the championship standings currently held by Tanner Gray with 16 races remaining this season.
 
172 points separate Self from first in the championship standings occupied by reigning Truck Series champion Ben Rhodes.  
 
AM Racing’s No. 22 team secures 21st in the Truck Series owner standings.
 
Darlington (S.C.) Raceway | Dead On Tools 200 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, Self made his 136th career Truck Series start.
 
After starting the race 31st, Self quickly negotiated his No. 22 AM Technical Solutions | GO TEXAN Chevrolet Silverado RST through traffic to quickly move into the top-20.
 
Self would maintain a presence inside the top-20 and challenge for a top-15 finish until he was involved in a Lap 98 caution in Turn 3 which caused extensive damage to his race vehicle.
 
The team was able to repair his automobile so he could continue to compete in the race, however, the team lost two laps during the repairs. Self-soldered on to a 26th place finish at the checkered flag.
 
Calling the Shots: Ryan Salomon will continue to lead Austin Wayne Self and the AM Racing team in 2022, including at Kansas Speedway.    
 
This weekend marks his 33rd 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 17.7 during 2020, 2021 and 2022 seasons respectively.

Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 136 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, delivering two top-five and 15 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 18.6.

Did You Know? Austin Wayne Self and his wife Jennifer have 16 chickens and a dog named Echo.
 
The couple is also expecting and will welcome their first child, a girl in June of 2022.

Lineup: In addition to AM Technical Solutions and GO TEXAN continuing their roles as the primary marketing partner for Self in 2022, the AM Racing team will also receive support from, AIRBOX Air Purifier, Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle, Kreuz Market and JB Henderson Construction.

Follow on Social Media: 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. 

Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes:

On Kansas Speedway: “I have a lot of experience at Kansas, probably the most of any 1.5-mile track that we run in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. I think that holds significant value as we approach the race this weekend.

“We are bringing our Atlanta truck and it had a lot of speed there and I’m hopeful it can do the same on Saturday night and put our team back on the map. We really need a good run and Kansas I think can deliver a much-welcomed remedy for our AM Racing team.”

On 2022 Season: “We had a great first three races to the 2022 Truck Series season but have suffered bad luck in the last four races at COTA, Martinsville, the Bristol Dirt and even last weekend at Darlington. The frustration level has certainly pegged but we are trying not to get down as a team because we realize we are bringing fast race trucks to the track.

“We will continue to fight to put our season back on the right path and hope it will mean that we have paid our dues for the rest of the year when it comes to bad luck.”

Social Spotlight:

Visit AM Technical Solutions online at amts.com.

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.

To learn more about AIRBOX Air Purifier and what they offer, please visit airboxairpurifier.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 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).

Visit JB Henderson Construction online at jbhenderson.com.

Race Information:

The Heart of America 200 (134 laps | 201 miles) is the eighth of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2022 schedule. Practice begins on Sat. May 14, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Qualifying will soon follow from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The 35-truck field will take the green flag later that night shortly after 7:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (ET).

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