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Team: Tommy Baldwin Racing-7
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/23/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165

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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.
Annett finished the May race respectably in 28th. If he can continue to show improvement in race trim, he could manage a top-25, which would make him one of the top values this week at his salary cap level in most games. Fri, Oct 10, 2014 01:56:00 PM

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Michael Annett had a six-race streak of top-30 finishes to his credit entering the most recent similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track race at Chicagoland. He lost 30 laps in that event with a mechanical gremlin and finished 40th in the 400.

That is offset a little by an 18th-place finish at Kentucky to give Annett a seven-race average of 27.1 on this track type in 2014. It is not enough to make him an anchor on anyone’s roster, but could make him one of the best bargains of the Hollywood Casino 400.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 09:25:00 AM

Michael Annett has shown consistency on short, flat tracks this season. In five races at Phoenix, Martinsville, Richmond, and New Hampshire he has scored 30-something results in every race.

Annett’s Camping World RV Sales 301 result was a 32nd, which puts him on the cusp of being fantasy relevant in some circumstances. If he qualifies in the high 30s this wee, he is liable to earn place differential points in games that offer them.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 12:57:00 PM

Michael Annett finished in the mid to high-20s in the first four races held on the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year, but he may wind up on a few fantasy owners’ radar screens after finishing 18th in the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky.

As a rookie, Annett was supposed to struggle at the beginning of the season and this is a team that comes to compete every week. He could be a good value if a fantasy player needs a bargain-basement driver.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 04:52:00 PM

Five of Michael Annett’s six flat track races this year ended in the low- to mid-30s. The only time he failed to finish in that range was at Pocono when he crossed under the checkers 20th.

Annett will have his work cut out for him because he will roll off the grid 38th on Sunday, but if he can advance into the 20s he will earn a lot of place-differential points in contests that award them, such as the NASCAR Fantasy Live game.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 02:34:00 PM

Michael Annett will make his first Indy attempt this week, but fantasy owners can look to his other flat track efforts to help predict where the No. 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet will finish.

Three of his five attempts on minimally-banked tracks this season ended in the 30s, but there is a reason to be hopeful that he will finish better in the Crown Royal 400. His Pocono 400 effort ended in a 20th-place finish and both tracks are measured and 2.5-miles. That extra room should allow Annett to steer clear of trouble.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 07:58:00 PM

Michael Annett has finished on the same lap as the leaders in five races and those venues speak to his ability to adapt to various track types.

Four of Annett’s complete races came on the plate track of Talladega, the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway, the two-mile Auto Club Speedway, and the flat triangle in Pocono. He earned top-20s in all of these races. In addition, he completed all 110 laps at Sonoma to earn a 30th.
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 10:07:00 AM

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Michael Annett will compete in the second running of Eldora Speedway's Mudsummer Classic, a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on dirt, on Wednesday night, July 23.

He will be piloting the No. 14 TMC Transportation Chevrolet Silverado for NTS Motorsports. Eldora has a special meaning to the 28-year-old driver, whose father Harrold owned one of the most prestigious Sprint Car teams in dirt racing history.-Rising Star Management
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 04:08:00 PM

Sunday's race, in Loudon, N.H., will mark Michael Annett's first visit to the popular track as a Cup Series driver, where he achieved terrific results in companion races.

In NASCAR Nationwide Series competition, Annett completed every lap of the five events he attempted at the mile-long track, with finishes of seventh, 11th and fifth in his last three starts there. He averaged a finish of 12.2 across that five-race span.-Rising Star Management
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 03:36:00 PM

The last time Michael Annett was at Daytona, he was running in the top 10 with less than 50 laps to go.

It was his debut race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and, to him, nothing would've been more thrilling than winning the Daytona 500 in his first-ever race in NASCAR's premier division. That dream ended in a multi-car accident on lap 162. This weekend, Annett returns to Daytona hungry for more.-Rising Star Management
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 10:03:00 PM

Michael Annett and his Pilot Flying J Chevrolet SS team descend upon the Bluegrass State this weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie takes on a track that played host to more than a few good outings for him as a NASCAR Nationwide Series competitor.

Sparta's Kentucky Speedway is a 1.5-mile intermediate track at which he averaged an 8.8-place result in the six Nationwide Series events he finished from 2009 to 2013. His best showing was a fourth-place score in 2012 in which he led three laps and averaged a fifth-place running position. Saturday night's race will mark Annett's first Cup Series start at the facility.-Rising Star Management
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 08:57:00 PM

In the last two weeks Michael Annett and Tommy Baldwin Racing have had uplifting showings.

At Dover, he ran as high as 18th before experiencing damage from the track's broken concrete, a cut tire and a broken shock mount, all in the span of 100 laps. At Pocono, he led and was running in 15th at the time of the race's final restart before braking to avoid a slowing car (finished 20th). Though the finishes might not be indicative of their efforts, Annett and team feel they are progressing as a race team. In five Nationwide Series races at Michigan from 2009 to 2013, he averaged a 15.8-place result with a best finish of 12th coming in 2012.-Rising Star Management
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 10:36:00 AM

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Michael Annett had never competed in a race at the uniquely shaped Pocono Raceway prior to Sunday.

That didn't deter his ability to race and finish well. He scored a 20th-place finish against a 43-car field. The result sufficed as his third-best finish of the 2014 season.-Rising Star Management
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 08:44:00 PM

A graduate of the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Michael Annett has never competed at the triangle-shaped Pocono Raceway.

That doesn't mean success isn't in the cards - the track has a history of mixing things up. It has seen seven different winners across the last eight races there, and played host to wins by Carl Edwards in 2005 and Denny Hamlin in 2006, both in their first ever visits to the facility. Annett, who participated in a test session there last week, hopes to follow in their footsteps.-Rising Star Management Group
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 02:59:00 PM

The speedy mile-long track in Dover, Del. will host Michael Annett's No. 7 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet SS team this weekend, as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie attempts to make a good at a track that has been kind to him, dating back to his starts there in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

Annett finished inside the top half of the field in all 10 of his Nationwide Series starts at Dover International Speedway, which included a third-place finish in the fall 2012 event. He averaged a 13.5-place finish there in Nationwide Series competition.-Rising Star Management Group
Thu, May 29, 2014 01:46:00 PM