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NASCAR Truck: Austin Wayne Self goes full-time with Niece Motorsports next year

Austin Wayne Self (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)

Austin Wayne Self (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)

By AMANDA VINCENT

Austin Wayne Self will drive for Niece Motorsports full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2018, according to an announcement from the race team.

“I am very humbled and thankful for this opportunity to drive for Niece Motorsports for 2018,” Self said. “I’ve been fortunate to run several races for the organization this season and I’m fired up to think what we accomplish in 23 races next season.”

Self has 38-career starts in the Truck Series between 2016 and 2017, including 16 of the 21 races, so far, this year. In four of those 16 races this year, he drove for Niece Motorsports.

Self has one-career top-five finish, a second at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in the 2017 season-opener. He has three-career top-10s. His best finishes, to date, with Niece Motorsports were two 15th-place finishes this season at Texas Motor Speedway last weekend at at Kansas Speedway earlier in the year.

Aside from Self, Niece Motorsports has put drivers including Jeffrey Abbey, T.J. Bell, Justin Fontaine, Victor Gonzalez Jr. and Travis Pastrana in its trucks this year, running its No. 45 full-time and entering the No. 38 in two races as a second entry. The team’s best finishes, so far, were four 14th-place finishes this year, three of them with Bell and one with Abbey behind the wheel. In all, the team has 23 Truck Series starts to its credit, all but one of them coming this year. The team’s debut came last year at Texas Motor Speedway.

“I’m incredibly proud of what our team has accomplished this season,” team owner Al Niece said.  “We have assembled a great team and accomplished a lot this year. At the beginning of the year, we set out to run a few races and ended up going to the track almost every weekend.  We are thrilled to have Austin join the fold next year at Niece Motorsports, and I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish.”

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