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AUSTIN WAYNE SELF
Austin Wayne Self competes in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series for Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing.
The 2023 NCTS season marks Self’s eighth year of competition on the tour.
While Self is still considered a young gun in NASCAR, he carries a long list of racing accomplishments under his belt. He amassed 45 starts in the ARCA Menards Series over three seasons, highlighted by one win (Winchester Speedway 2015), 13 top-five and 30 top-10 finishes.
To further compliment his on track-success, Self won the 2014 ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year honors and finished runner-up in the championship standings a year later.
His freshman season in NASCAR featured a top-10 finish at Eldora Speedway on the dirt, while crafting his skill that led to a respectable second season.
In his second year of competition, Self started the year strong with a career-best second place finish at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. His continued on-track success included an additional top-10 finish on the stimulating road course of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
In all, the Austin, Texas native captured, one top-five, two top-10, eight top-15 and 13 top-20 finishes overall. Despite missing five races from February to Nov., Self still placed 15th overall in the championship standings driving for AM Racing, Martins Motorsports and Niece Motorsports.
In 2018, Self ran the full Truck Series tour for Statesville, N.C-based Niece Motorsports. Leaving their mark as one of the most consistent teams on the tour, Self delivered one top-10 at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway but negotiated 10 top-15 finishes and 18 top-20 finishes in 23 races overall. He finished a career-high 12th in the championship standings.
2019 saw Self compete in 21 of the 23 races for his family-owned AM Racing team. The team flourished under the leadership of crew chief Eddie Troconis and was highlighted by a fifth-place finish at Michigan International Speedway in August. Additionally, the team garnished three top-10s overall with Self, a career-best. He finished a competitive 14th in the championship standings.
Despite battling an on-going worldwide pandemic with the novel-coronavirus in 2020, Self, AM Racing and NASCAR surged through a two-month hiatus to complete the full 23-race schedule which included several doubleheader weekends throughout the summer and fall.
All told, Self-earned two top-10 finishes including a season-high seventh at his home track of Texas Motor Speedway in October and rallied for a track-best ninth the following weekend at the tough and demanding Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. He finished the season 16th in the championship standings.
Continuing to race in the heart of a pandemic presented its challenges during the 2021 season, but Self and his crew chief Ryan Salomon stepped up to the challenge and delivered a career-high four top-10 finishes throughout the 22-race schedule. The team’s season was highlighted with an eighth-place effort at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway in September.
In 2022, Self-competed in 17 of 22 Truck Series, earning two top-10 finishes respectively – highlighted by a ninth-place result at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway.
The team gained notoriety on the tour for their continued consistency throughout the season which propelled them to four top-10s, nine top-15s, 15 top-20s and 18 top-23 finishes and a respectable 14th in the championship standings.
At the age of 4, what started out as a hobby quickly became a personal passion for Self and would later spark his career in Motorsports.
Today, the Texan has spent thousands of hours behind the wheel, moving up the ranks from karting to the ARCA East division and Whelen Series’; then onto the ARCA Menards Series and the top-three national divisions of NASCAR.
With his focus, determination and desire to deliver successful on-track results, Self has gained the support of many Texas-based companies including the Texas department of transportation’s Don’t mess with Texas initiative and programs which has allowed him to continue his foray in the sport for the 2023 season.
Austin Wayne Self Career Accomplishments:
- 2014 ARCA Menards Series Rookie of the Year
- 2015 ARCA Menards Series second place championship honors
- 2017 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series: Career-best second place finish at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway
- In 2021, Earned a career-high four top-10 finishes in a single NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Dirt, Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway and Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway
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Brett Moffitt will join AM Racing full-time in 2023 as the organization will make the jump to fulltime NASCAR Xfinity Series competition. The driver and team have worked together over the past two years with select starts in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series.
To bolster AM Racing’s inaugural full-time season in the Xfinity Series, the team will switch from Chevrolet to Ford which includes a technical alliance with Stewart-Haas Racing and Ford Motor Company’s Ford Performance program.
After making select NASCAR Xfinity Series starts for Our Motorsports in 2020, Brett Moffitt made the move to compete with the organization fulltime in 2021. Over the course of 80 races with the organization from 2020 through 2022, Moffitt secured twenty-two Top-10 finishes for the upstart organization.
In the 2019 and 2020 seasons, Moffitt competed with GMS Racing and Chevrolet. Over the course of two seasons with GMS, Moffitt accumulated 5 wins, 23 top-five and 33 top-10 finishes. He advanced to the Championship Final in both seasons, finishing third in the final standings both years, including a heartbreaking late race caution in 2020 that cost Moffitt his second NCWTS title.
The 2018 NCTS season was a career defining year for Moffitt while competing with Hattori Racing Enterprises (HRE). The organization had just completed its first full-time season in 2017, finishing ninth in the championship standings, but had yet to earn a victory. The arrival of Moffitt quickly changed that with a trip to Victory Lane in the second race of the season at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The victory at Atlanta marked the first win for HRE in the Series, as Moffitt was able to capture the first win for the organization in both the NASCAR Truck Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series. Wins followed at Iowa Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, Phoenix Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The victory at Homestead, the sixth for Moffitt during the 2018 season, secured him the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship. Aside from Mike Skinner’s Championship in the inaugural season for the NASCAR Truck Series, Moffitt secured his first title in fewer races than any driver in the history of the Series at just 36 career starts.
Moffitt not only has a wealth of Truck Series experience, but he also has 45 NASCAR Cup Series starts and 84 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts to his credit.
A native of Grimes, Iowa, Brett Moffitt began racing at the age of 10 and quickly made a name for himself in go-karts, dirt modifieds and asphalt late models.
During his development years, Moffitt became the youngest winner of a feature event at the famed Knoxville Raceway, was named Rookie of the Year in the ASA Late Model North Series and broke several ASA Series records. Moffitt was the youngest to earn a pole position, set a track record and win a feature event in the 29-year history of the ASA Series.
Moffitt started his NASCAR career in 2009 with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. One of a select few drivers to be named to the NASCAR Next program which spotlights NASCAR’s stars of tomorrow, compiled some of the most impressive statistics in K&N Pro Series history.
In (62) career starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, Moffitt compiled (10) wins, (10) poles, (34) top-five and (45) top-10s. In his five full-time seasons in the Pro Series East, Moffitt finished in the top-three in the championship standings every year, including championship runner-up twice in 2010 and 2013 respectively.
In 2012, Moffitt began his transition to NASCAR’s national series, making his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at his hometown Iowa Speedway. His first start in the Xfinity Series resulted in a 10th place starting effort and an impressive ninth-place finish. The following year, he made his debut in the NASCAR Truck Series for Hattori Racing Enterprises (HRE).
The 2014 season saw Moffitt make his NASCAR Cup Series debut at just 21 years old. With only one NASCAR Xfinity start and two NASCAR Truck Series starts on his resume, Moffitt shined in his debut at Dover International Speedway. Competing with an underfunded team in Jay Robinson Racing, Moffitt was able to start 18th and finish 22nd.
After turning heads in his first ever NASCAR Cup Series start, Moffitt was rewarded with a multi-year driver development contract with Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR). In just the second race of the 2015 NASCAR Cup season, Moffitt was again called into action to sub for an injured teammate, Brian Vickers, at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In his first career start at the track, and his first career start in the MWR No. 55 Toyota, Moffitt brought home an incredible eighth place finish.
The remainder of the 2015 NASCAR Cup season saw Moffitt continuing to sub for his teammate Vickers, along with competing in additional NASCAR Cup Series events for Front Row Motorsports. Although he only raced in 31 of the 36 events, Moffitt was awarded with the 2015 NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year honors. Unfortunately, the MWR organization ceased operations at the end of the year.
As the 2016 NASCAR season came along, Moffitt focused on gaining valuable seat time in competitive equipment to best showcase his talents. He joined Red Horse Racing (RHR) midseason for an injured driver and immediately elevated the performance for the organization. In his first four starts with RHR, Moffitt compiled three top-fives, including a win at Michigan International Speedway.
In his spare time Moffitt enjoys outdoor activities, including boating, skiing, golfing and grilling.
Moffitt also enjoys spending time with his wife Stephanie, son Cooper and their dogs.
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