Trying to predict Michael Annett’s finish on the restrictor-plate, Talladega SuperSpeedway could be one of the more difficult tasks for fantasy owners this week. In five previous starts on this track type, he has ranged from 13th through 37th.
After scoring a 13th in the Daytona 500, Michael Annett struggled through six races without a top-25. He finished 23rd in the Food City 500 at Bristol and hopes that puts him on track to run well for the remainder of the spring.
Since missing the Atlanta race when he failed to get through the technical line in time for qualification, Michael Annett has finished worse than he started in the past five races.
Michael Annett has finished worse than he started in the past four races. In those events, his average starting position is 29.0 with an average finish of 39.5.
Michael Annett has one year of experience at Martinsville in Cup and no other effort in NASCAR’s other series. A second season will increase his comfort level on the bullring.
Michael Annett is looking for some success on unrestricted, intermediate speedways this year. His best result on a non-restrictor plate track so far was a 29th at Atlanta in the Quik Trip 500.
Michael Annett was a little too loose at the beginning of practice for the Kobalt 400. He spun off turn four, but did not make contact with the wall.
Michael Annett will replace Brian Scott in the No. 33 this week, according to a tweet from the track.
In 10 previous attempts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks in the Cup series, Michael Annett has finished better than he started eight times.
Michael Annett made four starts on restrictor-plate, superspeedways last year and sustained crash damage each time. He failed to finish both the Daytona 500 and Geico 500 and was credited with 37th-place results.
Michael Annett and sponsor Pilot Flying J will move from Tommy Baldwin Racing to Harry Scott Motorsports as that organization expands to a two-car team.
Jay Guy will be the crew chief for the No. 46 Pilot Flying J Chevy driven by Michael Annett in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
HScott Motorsports enters the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season with a new look as it expands to two cars.
Michael Annett has made only one previous start at Charlotte, but he has already shown some improvement this weekend. In the Coke 600, he was forced to take a provisional to make the show; on Thursday night, he qualified on time and will start the Bank of America 500 in 35th.