MICHAEL ANNETT NEWS

Annett Finishes 21st in Wild, Rain-Shortened Daytona Race

A delayed, crash-filled and rain-shortened race at Daytona saw NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Michael Annett emerge with his fourth finish of 21st or better in the last five races.   Originally scheduled for a Saturday night start, the race was postponed until Sunday morning because of inclement weather. Starting 32nd in his Pilot Flying J Chevrolet SS, Annett was up to 19th by...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Annett Scores Third Top-21 Finish of Last Four Races

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Michael Annett scored an 18th-place finish Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. Starting 32nd in his Pilot Flying J Chevrolet SS, Annett passed for eight positions -- to 25th -- prior to his first pit stop on lap 30. Though he had been driving through water-filled weepers on the track, his car had only a slight loose handling condition. Crew chief...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Annett Embraces Slick Track, Finishes 21st at Michigan

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Michael Annett scored a 21st-place finish Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, tying for the best finish ever at MIS by a Tommy Baldwin Racing driver. For Annett and his Pilot Flying J team, on a competitive roll since a strong showing two weeks ago at Dover, it was a total team effort. Annett started 37th and passed for position up to 32nd place...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Trying to be Mr. Consistency: Michael Annett

Michael Annett entered this season as an underdog. Annett, 28, is the oldest of the Sunoco Rookie of the Year class in 2014, but he also has the most experience in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series. After starting out his career with Germain Racing, Annett landed at Richard Petty Motorsports after a year with Rusty Wallace Incorporated.  It was at RPM where...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Annett Finishes 28th in First 600 Attempt

Michael Annett and his Pilot Flying J Chevrolet SS team finished 28th in Sunday night's 600-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.   The Rookie of the Year candidate started 39th and fought a tight-handling racecar for the first 100 laps, all during daylight hours. Pitting on laps 49 and 89, crew chief Kevin Manion tinkered on the air pressures for the...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Annett Emerges from Talladega with 16th-Place Finish

Michael Annett and his No. 7 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet SS team were one of 24 teams to be caught up in an incident Sunday at the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway. Fortunately for them, the damage was minimal and couldn't deter Annett from drafting his way to a 16th-place finish, the best of his young NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career.   Annett qualified a season-best 17th in a...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Annett Rallies from Penalty, Finishes 19th

Michael Annett secured the best outing of his 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season Sunday at Auto Club Speedway when he wheeled his No. 7 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet SS to a 19th-place finish, which came as a result of a frenzied rally following a late-race pit road penalty.   Starting 23rd, Annett and his Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) team spent the first quarter of the 200-lap race...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Accell Construction to sponsor Michael Annett for six races

getty images Tommy Baldwin Racing will have Accell Construction on the No. 7 Chevrolet SS driven by Michael Annett for six races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this season. Annett, a rookie, will make his first start of the season at the 2.5 mile Daytona International Speedway, with Accell coming on board for the first time at Phoenix international Raceway on March 2. The 2014 season...
Via Tireball.com
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Manion new crew chief for Annett, No. 7 at Tommy Baldwin Racing

Kevin "Bono" Manion is the new crew chief for Michael Annett and the No. 7 Pilot Flying J Chevy at Tommy Baldwin Racing. The 41-year-old Boylston, Mass., native will oversee Annett's rookie season in the Sprint Cup Series. Manion's reunion with Baldwin is the result of a two-decade friendship that developed while the two worked on modifieds in the Northeast. Before...
Via Fox Sports
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR 2014 predictions: These 4 Sprint Cup rookies will struggle

Photo courtesy of nascarmedia.com Michael Annett #7 (Tommy Baldwin Racing) Eric’s take: Annett moves up to the Sprint Cup ranks for his rookie season but I think it’s too soon. Annett needed another year in the Nationwide Series to really hone is skills. He’s improving but won’t be a factor in TBR in 2014. Exclusive Interview with Michael Annett Luke’s take: Annett is part...
Via Race Review Online
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Annett joining Tommy Baldwind Racing in 2014

getty images 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...
Via Tireball.com
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Annett lands Sprint Cup ride with TBR

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....
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Annett Indiana 250 Race Preview

CONCORD, N.C. – Michael Annett and the No. 43 team finished sixth in last year’s inaugural race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This year they head to the two-and-a-half mile track looking for more. The NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) returns to the historic track this weekend for just the second time. Crew Chief Philippe Lopez led the team to last year’s top-10 finish with...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Photos: Michael Annett driving iconic STP Richard Petty paint scheme

JOILET, IL — Michael Annett, driver of the No. 43 Ford in the NASCAR Nationwide Series will be driving the iconic Richard Petty STP paint scheme at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday. STP is a long-time supporter of Richard Petty and the No. 43 and will also serve as the title sponsor for the NNS event this weekend. Annett has one top five in his six starts at Chicagoland with an average...
Via Tireball.com
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Annett STP 300 Race Preview

CONCORD, N.C. – Coming off of his first top-five of the season, Michael Annett is headed to Chicagoland Speedway with a new look. The Richard Petty Motorsports driver will introduce the STP Ford to the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) at the one-and-a-half-mile track. STP is a long-time supporter of Richard Petty and the No. 43 and will also serve as the title sponsor for the NNS...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Annett The Profit 200 Race Preview

CONCORD, N.C. – Michael Annett and the No. 43 Pilot Travel Centers team head to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend for the only NASCAR Nationwide series (NNS) race on the schedule at the flat-banked track. Annett has four starts at the one-mile track with one top-10 finish. In those four starts, his average finish is 14th and his best finish of seventh came in 2011. Annett...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Annett Subway Firecracker 250 Race Preview

CONCORD, N.C. – Almost four months ago, Michael Annett received word that he would be sidelined from the No. 43 Pilot Flying J Ford for two to three months to recover from a broken and dislocated sternum that he suffered during a wreck in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway. This weekend, he returns to Daytona, but he’s not focused on what happened in the...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Annett Feed The Children 300 Race Preview

CONCORD, N.C. – Michael Annett and the No. 43 Pilot Travel Centers team showed a strong performance this past weekend at the four-mile Road America road course. The team had a top-five position in the closing laps of the race. Unfortunately, Annett was hit from behind with two laps to go, preventing the team from earning the finish they deserved. This weekend, the team is looking...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Annett Johnsonville Sausage 200 Race Preview

CONCORD, N.C. – For the first time this season, the drivers of the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) will try their hand at a road course. The Flying J Travel Plaza team will head to Road America looking to turn heads. Annett may not be known for his road course success, but he has proved to his Crew Chief, Philippe Lopez, and the No. 43 team that he has what it takes to be there...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Annett Alliance Truck Parts 250 Race Preview

CONCORD, N.C. – Michael Annett and the No. 43 Pilot Travel Centers team will head to Michigan International Speedway looking for redemption after a late-race accident in last week’s race at Iowa Speedway. Damage from the two-car incident prevented the No. 43 team from completing the race, relegating the Des Moines, Iowa native to a 30th-place finish. Annett has four starts at...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Iowan Michael Annett returns to hometown track

(Eds: APNewsNow.) By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Michael Annett has always cherished racing at his hometown track in Des Moines, Iowa. Annett's latest trip to Iowa Speedway will mark a major milestone in his comeback from a gruesome injury. When the NASCAR Nationwide series runs in Iowa on Saturday night, the 26-year-old Annett will race for just the third time since fracturing...
Via AP on Fox
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Annett DuPont Pioneer 250 Race Preview

CONCORD, N.C. – Michael Annett returns to his home track, Iowa Speedway, this weekend with great anticipation. With the points championship out of reach, due to missing eight races while Annett’s injuries healed, the team focuses on winning and taking risks to do so; a strategy they weren’t able to have last year while running for the points championship. Annett and the No...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Annett 5-Hour Energy 200 Race Preview

CONCORD, N.C. – Michael Annett will make his third NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start of the season this weekend at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. He overcame a speeding penalty and a near on-track accident at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway last weekend to record a hard-fought top-20 finish in his first race back in the No. 43 Pilot Flying J Ford since Daytona. The Des...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Annett History 300 Race Preview

CONCORD, N.C. – Announced earlier today, Michael Annett will return to the driver’s seat of the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford. Annett suffered a broken and dislocated sternum after an accident during the season-opening NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Daytona International Speedway. He was cleared by medical doctors, along with NASCAR officials, to compete in this...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Annett cleared to race at Charlotte for History 300

Michael Annett, driver of the No.43 Pilot/Flying J Ford in the NASCAR Nationwide Series is returning to his race car this weekend at Charlotte after being sidelined for the past eight races. Annett, who drives [...]
Via Tireball.com
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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