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Michael Annett will join Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Annett, 27, has made 162 starts in the NASCAR Nationwide Series over the past six seasons earning seven finishes inside the top five.
TBR will field the No. 7 Chevrolet for Annett who will compete for Rookie of the Year honors in the Cup Series.
“Driving in the Cup Series has been my goal ever since I started racing, and to start this next chapter with Tommy, who is one of the main reasons I made the move to North Carolina in the first place, makes this extra special. I’m looking forward to continuing what we started – winning two races in the ARCA Series and running well in Trucks. Pilot Flying J has been with me just as long, they have been a tremendous partner and I’m honored to represent them on the sport’s biggest stage.”
Longtime sponsor, Pilot Flying J will follow Annett to the Cup Series.
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Michael Annett has signed a deal to drive for Tommy Baldwin Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series next season.
Annett, who has spent the last five years in the Nationwide series, will compete in the No. 7 car previously driven by Dave Blaney.
Annett, a native of Des Moines, Iowa, will run his 163rd Nationwide race this weekend in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway....
Michael Annett is going big time in 2014. It was announced Friday that he will take his Pilot Travel Centers sponsorship to the Spring Cup Series to run for Rookie of the Year next season with Tommy Baldwin Racing. The 27-year old Annett will replace Dave Blaney in the number[...]
#7 Sprint Cup car for Tommy Baldwin Racing next season and go for Rookie of the Year honors.
Homestead, Fla- There will be another rookie in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for 2014.
NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Michael Annett will move up to a Sprint Cup ride with Tommy Baldwin Racing next year. Annett has been behind the wheel of the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford the past two seasons after stints with Rusty Wallace Racing and Germain Racing.
He’s made 162 Nationwide...
Dave Blaney understood Tommy Baldwin's need to make a move.
So when Michael Annett offered to bring the Pilot Flying J sponsorship to the No. 7 Chevy, it was an offer Baldwin couldn't refuse.
While Blaney understood the addition of Annett would be beneficial to Tommy Baldwin Racing, it came at the expense of his job.
"I really don't know what I'm going to...