Riding the momentum from two consecutive top-15 finishes in his most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), AM Racing driver Austin Wayne Self seeks to keep the momentum train rolling in Friday night’s winstaronlinegaming.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Not only is Texas Motor Speedway considered Self’s hometown track, but the 1.5-mile speedway is the site of one of Self’s career-best finishes on an intermediate track last June.
“I can’t wait to get back on the track this week,” said Self, a native of Austin, Texas. “We’ve had a lot of good things happen with our AM Racing team over the last month or so and we really need to carry this momentum to Texas on Friday night.”
“It an important race for a lot of reasons, I consider Texas Motor Speedway to be my home track and I always strive to do better than I did last time. Not only for myself but also for the team and partners that we have on board.”
Armed with a similar truck that he raced at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway last month, Self says he hopes he can take with what he learned in his 12th-place finish and apply it at Texas.
“I have a couple starts in a truck at Texas, but this weekend will be a little different,” Self explained. “Texas has an adjusted layout and new asphalt. That has the tendency to make things a little interesting.”
“Thankfully, we have three practice sessions on Thursday to dial in our No. 22 Toyota Tundra and see what we can come up with for the race. As good as we ran at Charlotte, I would be disappointed with anything less than another top-15 finish.”
Self, 22, will make his third career NCWTS start at Texas Motor Speedway with a track best of 13th after starting 18th last June. Earlier this year Self scored his career-best finish in trucks with a runner-up showing in the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in Feb.
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