Michael Annett was better in race trim most weekends than he was in qualification. In 36 races, he finished better than he started 64% of the time.
Michael Annett (#46 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet SS) finished 30th in the November 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Michael Annett has made three previous Phoenix International Raceway starts and his results have been all over the board. He was 34th and 26th last year and finished only 42nd after an apparent engine problem early in the race this spring.
Michael Annett will start 38th in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, which will be the fourth time in four races there that he started somewhere in the 30s.
Michael Annett hopes that he can shake the bad luck that has plagued him in his last two Dover International Speedway starts. In this race last year he broke an axle to finish 41st and he was scored in the same position this May after suffering crash damage.
If Michael Annett can finish on the lead lap this week in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire, he will consider the weekend a success. In fact, even finishing only one lap off the pace would be a positive outcome.
Michael Annett is almost guaranteed to score a career-best Chicagoland finish this week. Last year, he fell five positions from his qualification effort to finish 40th.
If 2014 is an indication, Michael Annett will be a solid dark horse at Pocono this week. Last year, he finished in the low 20s in both races, which showed a considerable advancement over his qualification efforts.
Michael Annett has had a rocky start to the 2015 season on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. He failed to qualify at Atlanta Motor Speedway when the team could not get through the Technical Inspection line on time. He swapped seats with Brian Scott in the No. 33 and finished 29th, but his last two efforts ended in a 39th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and 40th at Texas Motor Speedway.
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.