DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR has lifted the indefinite suspension of NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Austin Wayne Self following Self’s completion of the Road to Recovery program.
Self was suspended for a violation of the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy on April 1, and was required to complete the Road to Recovery before being reinstated and cleared to compete again.
The 23-year-old has made 66 career starts in Truck Series competition and finished a career-best second in the 2017 season-opener at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
Prior to Self’s suspension, he made three Truck Series starts this season, while Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Bubba Wallace filled in for Self at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway in late March.
Self revealed on Twitter Tuesday afternoon that he plans to be back in the driver’s seat for Friday evening’s JEGS 200 at Dover, the sixth race of the Truck Series season.
Hey guys – Thank you all so much for your continued support, encouragement, and prayers through this difficult season of my life.
Truly am looking forward to being back at home in the truck this weekend alongside my crew working hard to secure a great finish. 🙌🏼
— Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) April 30, 2019