Coming off a career-best effort at Daytona International Speedway, AM Racing and driver Austin Wayne Self have decided to skip this weekend’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Self, who finished in the runner-up position at Daytona and is seventh in points, was in the team’s second truck, the No. 32, at Daytona, while J.J. Yeley drove their primary No. 22 entry to a ninth-place finish.
Team owner Tim Self, Austin Wayne’s father, says the team has decided to opt out on the upcoming race to focus on the remainder of the season.
“In addition to expanding and updating our current fleet, we’re building new trucks, while also strengthening our relationships with our new and existing marketing partners to set a core foundation for AM Racing’s future. We’ll be back at Martinsville next month and look forward to not only the rest of the season, but picking up where we left off at Daytona.”
The younger Self drove the No. 22 for the majority of the 2016 season, which was his rookie campaign. He finished a best of ninth at Eldora Speedway before starting this season as the bridesmaid in Daytona.
“I’m very proud of what our team accomplished at Daytona,” added Self. “It was a huge undertaking to extend our program from one truck to two, but we did it well. It would not have possible without the support of AM Racing partners and Joe Gibbs Engines. Our Daytona efforts is a prime example of our reason to adjust our schedule for the year with the mindset of improving the overall AM Racing spectrum.”
The team maintains that its current plan is to run the rest of the 2017 season outside of Atlanta.