World of Westgate 200 | Las Vegas Motor Speedway Race Advance
Team: No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado
Driver: Austin Wayne Self
Follow the Team: @NieceMotorsport; @AustinWSelf
Self on Racing at Las Vegas: “It felt nice to have a break – but I’ve been itching to get back in the truck,” said Self. “Going back to Las Vegas this weekend, I think we can capitalize on the strength of our intermediate speed from the summer and bring home a top-10 finish.
“The race in the spring was a lot of fun. It was chaotic because there was so much drafting which led to a lot of passing – but that made it entertaining for the fans. I really expect the same on Friday night. It’s going to be a little warmer this week than it was in March, but since the race is at night, I think you’ll still have much of the same scenarios.”
Self at Las Vegas: Self will make his fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday night. In his previous three starts, Self’s best finish is 16th, coming earlier this season.
Recapping Canadian Tire Motorsport Park: Self and the No. 22 used solid strategy to work toward the front of the field at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Unfortunately, contact towards the end of the race left Self with a 21st-place finish.
"It's so frustrating to leave Canada with a 21st place finish,” said Self.
“We had some struggles throughout the weekend with our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions | Superior Essex Chevrolet – but we had some great gains during the first two stages and even utilized some strategy to get up near the front, but then we got in a wreck.
“We fixed the truck and were climbing back through the field again and then chaos erupted on the last lap and we lost all the track position we had gained. It’s disappointing because everyone on this Niece Motorsports team deserved a top-10 finish or better.
“All we can do now is pick up the pieces, refocus and prepare for Las Vegas.”
On The Truck: The Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and AM Technical Solutions will support Self.
Along with its signature mark in the shape of Texas, GO TEXAN celebrates, promotes and supports the business savvy and plainspoken grit Texas agriculture is known throughout the world.