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Michael Annett |

Team: HScott Motorsports-46
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/23/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165

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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.
Points for his finishing results and place differential points in games that offer them—coupled with a low salary cap in most contests—made Annett one of the best values. He is not flashy and is coming off an accident at Dover International Speedway, so he will be flying under the radar this week. Jun 3 - 8:47 AM

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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.

Results on this track type are often cyclical. Annett could rebound this week, but it is just as likely he will suffer through another disappointing result. Caution dictates leaving him in the garage.
May 6 - 10:03 AM

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.

Annett has two results in the teens and two that were exactly 37th. The bad results were caused by accidents, but he also sustained damage before finishing 16th at Talladega last spring. Uncertainty is the enemy of players.
Apr 29 - 10:16 AM

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.

It will take a few weeks for fantasy owners to trust Annett because his best result in the five previous races was a 38th at Auto Club. He has the talent to run well and was a solid value last year with Tommy Baldwin Racing, but that strength has not completely carried over to this season and his time with Harry Scott.
Apr 23 - 6:23 PM

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.

His average starting position has been 28.8 with an average finish of 39.6—a loss of nearly 11 points. That is proving costly in games that offer place differential points.
Apr 15 - 8:13 PM

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.

Annett was only three laps off the pace at Auto Club, but with low attrition there he finished only 38th. He has been at least 10 laps off the pace in the other four unrestricted, intermediate speedway events since he raced the No. 33 Richard Childress Racing/Joe Falk car that was qualified by Brian Scott to a 29th-place finish.
Apr 2 - 9:19 PM

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.

In two starts, his best finish was a 24th last fall compared to a 31st in the spring. That rapid improvement makes him a fantasy driver to watch this week.
Mar 26 - 10:46 AM

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.

Annett was six laps off the pace in that race and will need some luck to fall his way to finish with the leaders. Last fall, he completed all 341 laps at Texas in a Tommy Baldwin Racing car.
Mar 19 - 11:27 PM

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.

Annett’s crew tightened the car up and sent him back out. Halfway through the session, he was posted midway on the chart with a speed of 184.672 mph.
Mar 6 - 3:34 PM

Michael Annett will replace Brian Scott in the No. 33 this week, according to a tweet from the track.

Annett is attempting to run the entire schedule while Scott is not and he was one of the 13 drivers who failed to clear inspection yesterday. He will take his sponsor to the No. 33 and add some resources to the lightly-funded team. Annett will have to start at the back of the pack due to the driver change, but his starting position will officially be listed as 32nd and games that offer place differential points will be based on that.
Feb 28 - 10:44 AM

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.

At Atlanta last year he advanced from 25th to 21st, but his last attempt at Texas showed even better improvement. He qualified 33rd and finished 22. This makes him a decent value in contests that award place differential points like the Fantasy Live game.
Feb 27 - 9:52 AM

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.

Bad luck can be hard to shake, so Annett should not be considered a potential dark horse for this week’s Daytona 500. He almost cracked the top 15 last May in the Aaron’s 499 after sustaining some damage, however.
Feb 20 - 11:54 AM

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.

This team should be watched closely in the opening races of 2015. A technical alliance with Stewart-Haas Racing and Hendrick Motorsports will make them competitive even though the organization is still young. With good equipment, Annett should be able to score his first Cup top-15 this season; last year he earned 12 top-25s, which equaled one-third of his starts.
Feb 8 - 10:04 AM

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.

Guy joins the team from Front Row Motorsports where he most recently served as crew chief for David Gilliland. Guy has one win in the NSCS, which was at Talladega in 2013 with driver David Ragan. He has also served as crew chief at Team Penske and Furniture Row Racing.-HScott Motorsports
Feb 6 - 11:43 AM

HScott Motorsports enters the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season with a new look as it expands to two cars.

Justin Allgaier will return to the No. 51 BRANDT Chevrolet while Michael Annett joins the team and will drive a Chevrolet (possibly the No. 46) adorned by longtime anchor partner Pilot Flying J. Annett competed in all 36 points races during his 2014 rookie NSCS campaign and posted several top-20 finishes, including 19th at Fontana, 16th at Talladega and 18th at Kentucky. From 2008 through 2013, Annett competed full time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, where he started 163 races and earned seven top-five and 34 top-10 finishes. Prior to his NASCAR career, Annett competed in the ARCA Racing Series in 2007 and 2008, winning races at Talladega and Daytona.-HScott Motorsports
Jan 27 - 12:28 PM