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Concord, N.C. – After further evaluation by two different doctors in North Carolina, it has been determined that Richard Petty Motorsports driver Michael Annett has suffered a fracture and dislocation of his sternum. He will immediately undergo surgery for his injuries in Charlotte. He suffered the injury as a result of an accident during Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series event in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Annett will not be able to compete for an indefinite amount of time as he heals from the surgery. Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola will drive the No. 43 Pilot Flying J Ford this weekend at the Phoenix International Raceway as the team evaluates its options moving forward.
Richard Petty Motorsports’ primary concern is the health of Annett and getting him the proper treatment he needs for a full recovery.
-Richard Petty Motorsports PR
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Todd Warshaw/Getty Images Michael Annett will not be in a race car for an indefinite time period. Annett suffered a fracture and dislocated sternum during the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Annett will be [...]
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By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
Had it not been for the wildly spectacular crash on the final lap of the Drive4COPD 300 at Daytona that left 28 fans to seek medical treatment, we likely all would have been talking about the huge lick Michael Annett took just a few laps earlier.
On lap 115 Annett was sent head-on...
Richard Petty Motorsports is keeping tradition alive.
Petty and sponsor Smithfield Foods announced that the "Petty Blue" paint scheme will return for the majority of the Sprint Cup races in 2013. The color, most recognizable for its appearance on seven-time champion and team co-owner Richard Petty's cars, will appear in 24 Cup races this season on Petty's former...
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Michael Annett, the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver who was hospitalized following a turn one crash during Saturday's season-opening race, will have surgery immediately to repair a dislocation of his sternum. Below is a statement from Richard Petty Motorsports - CTR
Concord, N.C. (February 26, 2013) - After further evaluation by two different...
Concord, N.C. – Richard Petty Motorsports and its partner Smithfield Foods announced today that the Petty Blue tradition and heritage will return for the majority of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season in 2013. Smithfield Foods, and its family of brands including Eckrich, Farmland, Gwaltney and Smithfield, will showcase the historic color on the No.43 Ford driven by Aric Almirola in 24...