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Michael Annett

Team: JR Motorsports-5-NXS
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/23/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165

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Michael Annett (No. 5 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet Camaro) is currently ninth in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) point standings after coming off his first top-10 finish of the 2017 season last weekend in Phoenix.
In six starts at Auto Club Speedway, Annett has completed all but two laps attempted and has a best finish of sixth in the fall of 2009. Annett has an average finish of 14.8 thus far in 2017 which ranks him fifth among full-time NXS competitors. The 30-year-old Iowa native has competed in the NXS for seven years and has seven top-five and 35 top-10 finishes.-JR Motorsports Mar 22 - 2:04 PM

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Michael Annett (No. 5 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet) finished ninth in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) DC Solar 200 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway in Avondale, Arizona.

He started 12th in the lineup and completed all of the 200 laps run. Annett is currently ninth in the 2017 NXS driver championship point standings after this event.
Mar 19 - 8:59 PM

Phoenix International Raceway will host the first of four Dash 4 Cash races in 2017. Michael Annett (No. 5 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet Camaro) won the 2012 Dash 4 Cash event at Indianapolis, taking home the $100,000 bonus.

The Iowa native has nine NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) starts at Phoenix with three top-10 finishes and a best finish of seventh coming in 2012. In his last 10 NXS races at one-mile tracks, Annett has two top-five and five top-10 finishes. Annett comes out of Las Vegas weekend 12th in the NXS point standings.-JR Motorsports
Mar 15 - 10:41 AM

Michael Annett (No. 5 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet Camaro) finished 21st in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He started 28th in the lineup and completed all of the 200 laps run. Annett's result dropped him from eighth to 12th in the 2017 NXS driver championship point standings after this event.
Mar 12 - 1:39 PM

Michael Annett (No. 5 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet Camaro) scored his second consecutive top-15 finish of the season last weekend at Atlanta and jumped up six positions in the NASCAR XFINITY Series point standings to eighth place.

Annett has four NXS starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and has a best finish of 13th coming in 2011 and 2012. The Iowa native has 13 career top-10 NXS finishes at 1.5-mile tracks. In seven years of NXS competition, Annett has seven top-five and 34 top-10 finishes to his credit.-JR Motorsports
Mar 8 - 10:41 AM

Michael Annett (No. 5 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet Camaro) finished 15th in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia.

He started 18th in the lineup and completed all of the 163 laps run. Annett is currently eighth in the 2017 NXS Championship point standings after this event.
Mar 7 - 9:23 AM

Michael Annett (No. 5 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet Camaro) began his 2017 campaign with a hard-fought 14th-place finish in the season opener at Daytona and currently sits 14th in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) point standings.

The Iowa native has five NXS starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) with a best career finish of 10th coming in 2012. Annett’s best career year at 1.5-mile tracks came in 2012 where he logged eight of his 17 top-10 finishes. He has completed all but 10 laps attempted at AMS.-JR Motorsports
Mar 2 - 9:08 PM

Michael Annett (No. 5 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet Camaro) finished 14th in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona Int'l Speedway.

He started 13th on the grid and completed all of the 124 laps run. Annett is 14th in the 2017 championship standings after this event.
Feb 26 - 11:13 AM

Michael Annett joins JR Motorsports (JRM) in 2017, driving the No. 5 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet Camaro in his first return to the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) since 2013.

In 10 NXS starts at Daytona, Annett has one top-five and two top-10 finishes. He owns one win (2008) at the facility in ARCA competition. As JRM’s newest crew chief, Jason Stockert makes his debut atop the pit box for Annett and the No. 5 team. The pair previously worked together in NXS competition in 2011.-JRM
Feb 23 - 4:52 PM

Driver Michael Annett and crew chief Jason Stockert enter the 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series as the newest pairing for JR Motorsports’ now four full-time teams.

While that is the case for the recently unveiled No. 5 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet Camaro, it’s not the first time they’ve teamed up. The two worked together back in 2011 at Rusty Wallace Inc., with Stockert serving as Annett’s engineer. After a subpar start to the year, Annett and Stockert hit their stride by mid-season, reeling off a seventh at Road America, sixth at Daytona in July and back-to-back seventh-place runs at Kentucky and New Hampshire. At the end of the season, Annett logged seven top-10 finishes on the way to a ninth-place finish in the points.
Jan 29 - 8:49 PM

Michael Annett scored only one top-20 finish in 2016 and that came on the unpredictable Daytona International Speedway.

The season was not great for HScott Motorsports and this single top-20 for Annett is one example of their struggle. He did manage to finish better than he started in all but five events, however, and that at least added some positive place-differential points in games that offered them.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 07:12:00 PM

Michael Annett has made two previous starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway and he has shown a gradual increase.

Annett qualified 39th for both races. He lost four laps in 2014 to finish 35th; last year he lost three laps and finished 30th. He will continue to show improvement as long as he losses only two laps or finishes better than 30th.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 05:40:00 PM

Michael Annett has failed to crack the top 25 in six Phoenix International Raceway attempts.

He came close on one occasion with a 26th for Tommy Baldwin Racing in 2014 after qualifying 30th. There is some good news, however. Annett has been running at the end of every attempt on this track and he has finished better than he started five out of six times. Look for a result in the low-30s and positive place-differential points.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 12:25:00 PM

JR Motorsports will expand its NASCAR XFINITY Series program to four full-time teams in 2017, as the Dale Earnhardt Jr.-owned company has signed a multi-year agreement with driver Michael Annett and Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America.

Annett will compete full-time for an NXS championship with JRM’s No. 5 Pilot Flying J entry next year. A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Annett will join a 2017 JRM roster that already includes full-season drivers Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier, and rookie William Byron. JRM will run a fifth car, the No. 88 entry, in select races with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne.-JRM
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Michael Annett has been running at the end of all six of his previous Martinsville Speedway starts.

That is the good news. The bad news is that he has failed to finish on the lead lap a single time and that is significant in light of NASCAR’s current policy of Free Passes and Wave Arounds. One of Annett’s best efforts came in fall 2014 when he completed all but one lap and finished 24th. Last fall he lost two laps and finished 23rd.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 01:24:00 PM