Austin Wayne Self

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Austin Wayne Self
Born (1996-03-05) March 5, 1996 (age 22)
Austin, Texas
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
55 races run over 3 years
Truck no., team No. 22 (Niece Motorsports)
2017 position 15th
Best finish 15th (2016, 2017)
First race 2016 NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Daytona)
Last race 2018 Corrigan Oil 200 (Michigan)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 3 0
Statistics current as of August 11, 2018.

Austin Wayne Self (born March 5, 1996) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports. He also has competed in the ARCA Racing Series, most recently driving the No. 33 Toyota Camry for Win-Tron Racing in 2016.

Racing career[edit]

ARCA Racing Series[edit]

Self's 2017 ARCA car at Road America

Self scored his first win at Winchester Speedway in June 2015,[1] finishing second in the standings for that same year. As a career, Self totalled 45 starts for two teams.

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

In December 2015, it was announced that Self would compete for Rookie of the Year honors and run the entire schedule with AM Racing, driving the No. 22 Toyota Tundra owned by his father Tim Self.[2] After failing to qualify for the third race of the season at Martinsville, Self took the place of Tommy Joe Martins, who damaged his truck in qualifying and was not able to race. Ironically, he recorded his highest Camping World Truck Series finish at that time, finishing 15th.[3]

In his rookie season of 2016, Self was penalized two times in the first three races. After the first race at Daytona, he was given a warning for an illegal triangular filler panel. After the third race at Martinsville, he was given a warning for trailing arm infractions.[4]

After his family team merged with Win-Tron Racing, Self began driving trucks out of the Win-Tron shop in Mooresville, NC beginning with the thirteenth race of the season at Bristol.

Self started the 2017 season on a high note when he finished second at Daytona. However, AM Racing did not enter the following week's race at Atlanta as they planned to focus on building the team.[5] In May, Self joined Niece Motorsports and the No. 45 Chevrolet at Kansas.[6] At Pocono, Self joined Martins Motorsports and drove the No. 44 truck to a 16th-place finish.[7] Self continued to drive primarily for Martins, returning to AM Racing for Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Niece for Talladega Superspeedway.

On October 30, 2017, it was announced that Self joined Niece Motorsports for the entirety of the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.[8]

Xfinity Series[edit]

In May 2017, Self joined MBM Motorsports for his Xfinity Series debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway.[9] However, as the team withdrew at Cup, owner Carl Long took over the No. 40 ride for the race, delaying Self's debut.[10]

Personal life[edit]

He is a native of Austin, Texas. During the 2016 United States presidential election, Self was a supporter of Donald Trump; for the Talladega Superspeedway Truck race that year, his No. 22 truck featured "Trump/Pence 2016" and "Make America Great Again" logos. The truck was not sponsored by Trump's campaign, and Self stated it was intended to encourage people to vote.[11] After Trump's victory, Self raced with an "American Victory; Make America Great Again" scheme at Homestead-Miami Speedway.[12]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 NCWTC Pts
2016 AM Racing 22 Toyota DAY
19
ATL
16
MAR
DNQ
KAN
25
DOV
32
CLT
21
TEX
13
IOW
16
GTW
28
KEN
27
ELD
9
POC
25
BRI
21
MCH
16
MSP
15
CHI
17
NHA
29
LVS
21
TAL
14
MAR TEX
22
HOM
25
15th 279
44 MAR
15
66 PHO
22
2017 32 DAY
2
ATL 15th 364
22 MAR
DNQ
CLT
12
DOV TEX
12
GTW KEN
22
ELD MSP
9
Niece Motorsports 45 Chevy KAN
15
TEX
15
Toyota IOW
23
TAL
18
Martins Motorsports 44 Chevy POC
16
MCH
15
BRI
24
CHI
20
NHA
14
LVS
20
MAR
29
PHO
25
HOM
17
2018 Niece Motorsports 22 Chevy DAY
20
ATL
15
LVS
16
MAR
27
DOV
15
KAN
13
CLT
27
TEX
17
IOW
15
GTW
16
CHI
13
KEN
14
ELD
18
POC
18
MCH
11
BRI
MSP LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM -* -*

K&N Pro Series East[edit]

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NKNPSEC Pts
2013 Cunningham Motorsports 77 Dodge BRI
12
GRE PEN RCH
9
BGS IOW LGY COL IOW VIR GRE NHA
19
DOV
DNQ
RAL 29th 104

K&N Pro Series West[edit]

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 NKNPSWC Pts
2013 Cunningham Motorsports 77 Dodge PHO S99 BIR IOW L44 SON CNS IOW EVG SRP MMP SMP AAS KCR PHO
13
59th 31

ARCA Racing Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Racing Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 ARSC Pts
2013 Cunningham Motorsports 22 Dodge DAY MOB SLM TAL TOL
6
ELK POC MCH ROA WIN
2
CHI NJE
10
POC BLN
4
ISF MAD DSF IOW
15
SLM
10
KEN KAN 24th 1160
2014 72 DAY
DNQ
6th 4415
22 MOB
12
SLM
4
TAL
3
TOL
8
NJE
24
POC
24
MCH
9
ELK
8
WIN
10
CHI
20
IRP
2
POC
8
BLN
2
ISF
10
MAD
8
DSF
10
SLM
3
KEN
12
KAN
22
2015 Mason Mitchell Motorsports 98 Ford DAY
15
MOB
4
NSH
3
SLM
5
TAL
32
TOL
6
NJE
7
POC
15
WIN
1
IRP
9
POC
7
BLN
5
DSF
15
SLM
16
2nd 4660
Chevy MCH
3
CHI
12
IOW
6
ISF
10
KEN
11
KAN
12
2016 Win-Tron Racing 33 Toyota DAY
36
NSH SLM TAL TOL NJE POC MCH MAD WIN IOW IRP POC BLN ISF DSF SLM CHI KEN KAN 133rd 50
2017 DAY NSH SLM TAL TOL ELK POC MCH MAD IOW IRP POC WIN ISF ROA
6
DSF SLM CHI KEN KAN 81st 200

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Recent news on Austin Wayne Self - AM Racing-22-CWT - Rotoworld.com". Rotoworld.com. Retrieved 2016-04-11. 
  2. ^ "AM Racing, Austin Wayne Self Join Truck Series Field – POPULAR SPEED". Popularspeed.com. Retrieved 2016-04-11. 
  3. ^ "Austin Wayne Self Turns Second Chance into NCWTS Career Best Finish | Austin Wayne Self". Austin Wayne Self. Retrieved 2016-04-11. 
  4. ^ "Jayski's® NASCAR Silly Season Site - Penalties, Fines & Suspensions 2016". Jayski.com. Retrieved 2016-04-11. 
  5. ^ "Statement From AM Racing Regarding Atlanta Motor Speedway". AM Racing. Retrieved March 1, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Self to drive for Niece at Kansas and again at Iowa". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. May 8, 2017. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Driver Austin Wayne Self 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 18 September 2017. 
  8. ^ "Austin Wayne Self to join Niece Motorsports in 2018". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-10-30. 
  9. ^ Wilson, Steven B. (May 25, 2017). "Austin Wayne Self to drive for MBM at Charlotte Motor Speedway". Speedway Digest. Retrieved May 25, 2017. 
  10. ^ "2017 Hisense 300". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 27, 2017. 
  11. ^ Crandall, Kelly (October 22, 2016). "Austin Wayne Self pushing Donald Trump, importance of voting with truck logos". NBC Sports. Retrieved August 17, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Austin Wayne Self To Race Trump-Pence Victory Truck at Homestead-Miami". Austin Wayne Self Racing. Retrieved August 17, 2017. 

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