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A native of Austin, Texas – his namesake inspiration – Austin Wayne Self is advancing his career after finishing runner-up in the ARCA Racing Series with Mason Mitchell Motorsports last season. Self is moving up to NASCAR this year with a new team to the sport – AM Racing – owned by his dad, Tim Self. And they’re ready to stand proud this season among some tough competition.
The 19 year-old Lone Star state native is bringing Texas to NASCAR this season and with the help of several premier sponsors, fans will easily recognize his No. 22 Texas Truck on the track.
Austin-based AM Technical Solutions (AMTS), a leading construction, project, facility management and solutions firm, has been a primary partner of Self’s for five seasons, including his Rookie of the Year campaign in the ARCA Racing Series in 2014 and his runner-up finish in the ARCA championship points standings – with a win at Winchester – last season.
“I’m proud to have AM Technical Solutions on board with me again this season in the NCWTS,” Self said. “I’m thankful for the amazing support they continue to provide. They are a key reason I’ve been able to pursue my dream of racing in the upper levels of NASCAR. Our team and I are committed to doing everything it takes to make AMTS, and all of our fans and partners in the great state of Texas, proud this season.”
There’s little doubt most have heard the phrase ‘Don’t Mess with Texas,’ the Texas Department of Transportation’s longtime campaign for litter prevention in the state. Self will again wear the phrase proudly on his fire suit and truck this season along with the iconic red, white and blue ‘Don’t mess with Texas’ trash can at the track with his AM Racing team.
“I’m a big believer in litter-prevention, and Don’t mess with Texas has done an incredible job of raising awareness about the cost of littering and importance of keeping the great state of Texas clean,” said Self.
Other Texas related sponsors include,Texas Tea, Texas Made, AVIS Rental Car, Hoosier Scale, Ultra One Clean, Beanitos Chips, Louie Mueller Barbecue, and ACE Asphalt. And this past week the power of Texas teamwork was again at work with Self announcing his newest partnership with the Texas Department of Agriculture to promote their ‘Go Texan’ campaign.
“I’m excited and thankful to have The Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN campaign on board our No. 22 Toyota Tundra this season, and know they’ll be a valuable member of the AM Racing family,” Self said. “I’m a big supporter of Texas-made products and believe strong teamwork drives success, and that’s what GO TEXAN represents. I look forward to working with them in 2016.”
With a rapidly growing Texas-based support, Austin Wayne Self and his AM Racing team are advancing to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season and their tag line seems to reflect their competitive spirit – Texas Born, NASCAR Driven.