Michael Annett was on hand at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday as he continues to recover from injuries sustained during the season-opener. Annett, who drives the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, recently underwent surgery for injuries he sustained in an accident.
Annett underwent the surgery for a fractured and dislocated sternum suffered during the crash.
Annett says his recovery is going well, though a cold has added an unexpected complication.
"I was doing better until I got a cold yesterday and found out that sneezing is about the most painful thing there is, but, other than that, I'm doing good," he said.
In fact, Annett added, he feels so well that he at times needs to rein himself in to keep from doing too much.
Annett expects to be able to return in about eight weeks - but he's trying to up that timetable.
"They said eight weeks, but they also said I would be in the ICU all night and I was in there for 30 minutes," he said. "They ...