Austin Wayne Self‘s indefinite suspension has been lifted by NASCAR after he completed its Road to Recovery program.
NASCAR suspended Self on April 1 for a failed drug test that was taken during the Daytona race weekend.
NBC Sports has confirmed that Self will return to AM Racing’s No. 22 Chevrolet this weekend in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway.
Following the drug test at Daytona, Self competed in the first three races of the season. After NASCAR became aware of the positive result drug test, it asked him to “stand down” from competing at Martinsville (March 23) and Texas (March 29). Self was given the option of requesting additional testing on the initial sample or waive that and accept any penalty.
Bubba Wallace drove in Self’s place in each race and finished 10th and 20th.
This weekend’s race at Dover will be the first Truck Series event since Self’s suspension was announced.
AM Racing announced Wednesday that Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 22 entry in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series race Saturday at Martinsville Speedway.
AM Racing tweeted: “In an effort to advance the performance component of our program, we will be putting a different Chevrolet driver in the seat of the No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado for Martinsville Speedway this weekend.”
AM Racing stated that Wallace “has been selected with very specific objectives regarding program feedback and development. His record at the track speaks for itself.”
Wallace, who will be on Wednesday’s NASCAR America (5-6 p.m. ET on NBCSN), has two wins in four starts in the Truck series at Martinsville. He won there in 2013 and in 2014. Both times he won driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Austin Wayne Self had driven the No. 22 entry in the first three Truck races of the season. He finished ninth at Daytona and followed that with a 27th-place finish at Atlanta and a 15th-place finish in Las Vegas. He is 12th in the points.