MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Officials from Niece Motorsports and AM Racing jointly announced today that Austin, Texas native Austin Wayne Self will drive the No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado in next Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway.
Self, 21, is set to make his second start of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season after earning a career-best second place finish in the season-opening event at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in February driving for AM Racing.
“Niece Motorsports is very excited to have Austin drive for us at Kansas Speedway,” said team Principal Al Niece. “We’ve seen him drive at other tracks last year and we were very impressed. We are looking forward to having him in the truck at Kansas Speedway and maybe some more races down the road.”
In addition to Niece Equipment serving as the primary marketing partner at Kansas, AM Racing partner Precision Air Technology will serve as a major associate for the 167-lap race. Precision Air Technology tests HEPA filter systems of all types. Performing air balancing, selling air filters and HEPA filtration equipment, and providing turnkey cleanroom retrofits are some of the services and products they offer.
With Kansas Speedway not on AM Racing’s initial schedule, Self is thankful for the opportunity to make his second start at the 1.5-mile speedway and second start of the season.
“I’m very appreciative for this opportunity to drive for Niece Motorsports,” said Self, a 23-time NCWTS competitor. “Thanks to Niece Equipment and Precision Air Technology, I’ve been given an opportunity to get in a truck and go out and earn a strong finish. I enjoy racing at Kansas Speedway and look forward to a flashy finish under the lights.”
In addition NCWTS start at Kansas Speedway last year in his rookie season with AM Racing, the 2014 ARCA SCOTT Rookie of the Year also has two starts in the developmental ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards with a track-best of 12th in Oct. 2015.
Niece Motorsports, which is owned by Marine Corps veteran Al Niece will compete in a partial schedule during the 2017 season, with plans of running full time moving into 2018 and beyond.
The Toyota Tundra 250 (167 laps / 250.5 miles) is the fourth of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on May 11 from 2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. A final practice session is set for 4:00 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., May 12 beginning at 3:35 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Central).