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Texas’ Iconic Buc-ee’s Beaver making NASCAR Debut with Texas Driver Austin Wayne Self

by Mike Haag | Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

AUSTIN – Announced today, Austin Wayne Self and the AM Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team have partnered with Texas’ iconic Buc-ee’s Ltd. convenience store chain for this weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado 250 road course event at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Sunday, September 4.


Buc-ee’s, Ltd., which will be featured on the No.22 “Go Texan” Toyota Tundra driven by fellow Texan, Austin Wayne Self, is a chain of 32 Texas based retail outlets specializing in convenience retail with a wide variety of gifts, food, beverages and fuel. Founded by Arch “Beaver” Aplin III and Don Wasek in 1982, Buc-ee’s corporate headquarters are located in Lake Jackson, Texas.

“Buc-ee’s has quickly become an iconic brand in the state of Texas. Known for their quality service and award winning cleanliness, Buc-ee’s is considered the premier travel center and shopping destination for motorists throughout the state.  It’s truly an honor to have gained their trust and become a brand ambassador for this weekend’s NASCAR Camping Word Truck race.  We’re looking forward to building a long-lasting relationship with our fellow Texans,” says Matt Donovan, Director of Corporate Partnerships for AM Racing.

Known throughout Texas as the premier travel center, Buc-ee’s has reached rock-star status among tens of millions of visitors each year.  Buc-ee’s offers products found at most convenience stores such as fuel, cigarettes, tobacco, chips, drinks, and soft drinks at their smaller neighborhood stores. Travel centers include a deli, coffee shop, Texas-themed specialty gifts and food, and products catering to hunters and river rafters. All Buc-ee’s are open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Buc-ee’s offers private labeled beef jerky, novelty candy, trail mixes, granola, pralines, jarred vegetables, preserves, and salsa. Their #1 branded product is caramel and butter-glazed corn puffs known as ‘Beaver Nuggets.

Buc-ee’s, is big – Texas big – boasting the largest convenience store in the country, and Buc-ee’s rivals most traditional big box retail stores in square footage.  In 2012, the Texas based convenient store won Cinta’s America’s Best Bathroom contest for maintaining the cleanest restrooms in America.

Earlier this year Buc-ee’s opened a 60,000 sq. ft. mega convenient store in the shadows of Texas Motor Speedway.  One of their busiest stores, the Ft. Worth location will introduce the iconic brand to tens of thousands of NASCAR fans and teams alike traveling from out of state to watch the races.

For more information on Buc-ee’s Ltd. find them on the web at or visit them on Facebook at

This weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park will air live on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, September 4th at 2:30 p.m. EST

Story and photo courtesy of AM Racing



About the Author

Mike Haag has covered motorsports in San Antonio and South Texas for more than 30 years. In addition to working for the San Antonio Express-News for nearly 28 years, Mike also has co-hosted TrackSmack with Dawn Murphy for 15 race seasons. In addition to being a writer, Mike also teaches English at Floresville High School.

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