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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Austin Wayne Self
C.J. Radune warns fantasy managers not to ignore five-time Texas winner Johnny Sauter this week, as he has led laps in eight of the last nine races at the track.
Brett Moffitt is the most recent Bristol winner in this group and sits atop C.J. Radune’s picks for this weekend’s first playoff race.
C.J. Radune notes Zane Smith has two wins from the last five races and has found his stride just in time for the playoffs.
C.J. Radune has David Ragan No. 1 on his list for Darlington as he believes Ragan will move up from his last-place starting position.
Johnny Sauter, who’s one of DraftKings’ Tier 1 Values, is very familiar with Gateway and is still searching for his first win of the season.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
The youngster will be starting his fourth truck series season in 2019. Self spent last year getting this No. 22 team off the ground and established. He collected just one Top-10 and 10 Top-15 finishes in the campaign. It is expected that Self will be back at the wheel of the No. 22 Niece Chevy Silverado again in the upcoming campaign. He should be paired with crew chief Arthur Haire, who served the position down the stretch run last season. The duo seemed to click as Self grabbed some of his best finishes after mid-season. They aren't going to set the world on fire, but the duo should be improved in season two together.
Details are still pretty sketchy on this race team, but it appears to be coming together. Self has been named to one of Niece Motorsports' entries, but no number, crew chief or sponsors have been named as of this writing. Self battled through an 18-start slate with multiple teams in 2017 that saw him crack the Top 10 only twice and pile up six DNF's. He's hoping for more continuity and team stability as he races in the upcoming season. With so many questions still remaining about this team, it's difficult to project potential success.
The runner-up in the ARCA Series last season will move to full-time truck series racing this season. AM Racing formed last December and formally announced their plans to field Self full-time in 2016. The 20-year-old Texan is fresh off a one-win, 12 Top-10 finish campaign in the ARCA Series. There he battled to keep up with Grant Enfinger all season long in that racing series. This small team will find the going tough in a very competitive division of NASCAR. With an abundance of talented young drivers around him, Self will have to do a lot to distinguish himself. This team’s limited budget and limited sponsorship will make for some tough headwinds to navigate.
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Runner-up Finish at Daytona
Self finished second in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway Friday night.
Austin Wayne Self: Rookie Campaign in 2016
Self roars into his rookie season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2016 with strong support from a circle of Texas-based companies led by AM Technical Solutions, who announced their return as a primary sponsor for Self, AM Racing PR reports.