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After a two week pause in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule, Austin Wayne Self and his No.22 AM Racing Technical Solutions Toyota team return to action in their home state of Texas for this weekend’s Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, June 10.
A native son of Austin, Texas, Self, will make his first ever start at Texas Motor Speedway and his seventh overall career start in the NCWTS. Building a strong rookie campaign, the 20-year old driver and his newly formed team currently occupy the 20th position in the point standings.
“It’s a dream come true to come back to Texas and race in front of my hometown fans,” said Self.
“Texas is where I saw my first NASCAR race when I was five-years-old. It’s truly going to be surreal when I get out there and turn my first laps.”
Looking to better his career best 15th place finish which came earlier in the year at Martinsville, Self looks ahead to his home track, in search for his first career top-ten finish.
“We continue to work and put a lot of effort into this team. We’ve had some really strong runs get spoiled this year. Nothing would be better than getting our first top-ten this weekend and share it with all our great partners who’ll be out in full force supporting me and our team.”
In celebration of AM Racing’s homecoming, the team will host a good ole fashion Texas Barbeque provided by local favorite and supporter, Blacks Barbeque, for a large contingency of Texas based partners and guests, including AM Technical Solutions, Don’t Mess with Texas, Go Texan, Rick’s Salsa, Texas Tea, and Four Escobars.
“What more could we ask for – this weekend’s Camping World truck race is in our home state at the Texas Motor Speedway! It’s a first for Austin, and we will be there in full force to support him and the entire AMTS 22 team,” says Dan Codi, CEO of AM Technical Solutions. “We know this is a day Austin has been dreaming about for quite some time, and he really wants to perform well for his entire Texas family.”
The pre-race party will feature country music artist, Keith Kelso, who’ll deliver an intimate performance with Texas Motor Speedway serving as a dramatic backdrop. Kelso, well-known within the Austin, Texas music scene and all over the country, will deliver his rich blend of country vocals prior to Friday night’s main event.
AM Racing will also welcome Sid Miller, the Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture, who will serve as the team’s celebrity guest and sit atop the pit box during the Rattlesnake 400.
“I am excited to see the GO TEXAN truck in action at this week’s Camping World Truck Series race,” Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said. “The Texas Department of Agriculture is proud to promote a Texas-owned company like AM Racing that, in turn, supports so many other Lone Star businesses and GO TEXAN members like Toyota, Black’s Barbecue, Texas Tea and Four Escobars. Everyone at the Texas Department of Agriculture will be rooting for Austin Wayne Self and his team this Friday! ”
“Also, let me make a prediction,” Commissioner Miller said, ”regardless of the outcome of the race, the GO TEXAN program and Texas businesses will win big!”
Catch all the action from Texas June 10th on FOX Sports 1 at 6 pm ET for Pole Qualifying, then at 9 pm ET for the Rattlesnake 250.