Austin Wayne Self Returning To ARCA Series

Austin Wayne Self Returning
Austin Wayne Self. (Daylon Barr photo)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – In a collaborative effort between AM Racing and Win-Tron Racing, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series veteran Austin Wayne Self will return to the ARCA Menards Series for Thursday night’s Bounty 150 at Chicagoland Speedway.

Self, 23, will drive the team’s No. 32 Chevrolet with support from Win-Tron Performance and IceBox Helmet Coolers.

“I’m excited about getting back and racing in the ARCA Menards Series,” said Self, the 2014 ARCA Menards Series Rookie of the Year. “Win-Tron Racing has had some very competitive finishes this year and I know they are going to bring me a fast race car. I look forward to the opportunity to pull double duty this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.”

Self, a native of Austin, Texas last competed in ARCA nearly two years ago at Road America, where he finished sixth after starting 12th in a second entry for Win-Tron Racing.

In all, over five years of competition in ARCA, Self has 47 career starts with one win, 13 top-five and 31 top-10 finishes. In two starts at Chicagoland, he finished a track-best 12th after starting fourth in 2015.

Win-Tron Racing has run a select schedule in the ARCA Series in 2019 with drivers Gus Dean and AM Racing development driver Cole Glasson.

Self, who will also compete in Friday night’s Camping World 225 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Chicagoland, is hopeful to run more ARCA races this season.

“We’re still looking at the schedule, but I think you’ll see me in or a race or two more after Chicagoland,” added Self. “I know that Kevin (Cywinski, Win-Tron Racing owner) and Jamie (Jones, crew chief) have put together a very competitive car and I look forward to our chance to go out there and contend for my second career ARCA win.”

Cywinski, who serves as team manager of Self’s Gander Truck Series team, says having Self compete in both races at Chicagoland will undoubtedly prove to be beneficial.

“Austin will do us a great job at Chicagoland,” sounded Cywinski. “The extra seat time will allow Austin to stay focused and bring back some positive feedback to not only the ARCA program but also acquire critical track time that should prove to be beneficial for the Truck Series program this weekend too.”