Michael Annett enters the Bank of America 500 with a 13-race streak of running at the end of the race on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks.
In his last two races on this track, Josh Wise finished 36th at Dover International Speedway. As it turned out, he was followed across the finish line both times by Michael Annett, who has back-to-back 37ths.
Michael Annett has finished better than he started in the last 12 races in the NASCAR Cup series. This is important in games that offer place-differential points.
Michael Annett has finished between 26th and 36th in six starts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this season. Two of his results were 30th-place results and two others were 32nd.
Michael Annett will almost certainly finish in the 30s this week. In five previous Richmond International Raceway starts, he has finished between 33rd and 37th four times. The only time he failed to finish that well was in this race last year when an accident sent him home last in 43rd.
Michael Annett has made two previous starts at Darlington Raceway and sustained significant damage in both events. He failed to finish in 2014 and was 39th with crash damage from two incidents last year.
Michael Annett has finished better than he started in the past four races on two-mile tracks. His best effort in that span of events was a 28th earned this June at Michigan International Speedway.
Justin Allgaier will substitute for Michael Annett in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway due to Annett suffering flu-like symptoms. Make certain Annett is not on any of your rosters.
Michael Annett has competed in five Bristol races during his career and all but one of them has been marred by an incident. He failed to finish once due to an accident, once because of a blown engine, and twice had damage when he reached the checkered flag. This spring, he was involved in two separate incidents.
Michael Annett has been almost perfect in regard to place-differential points. In 22 races this year, he has finished better than he started in all but one of the events in which he was running at the end. In three races, he experienced accidents and lost two total spots. He also fell five positions in the Daytona 500 to finish 27th.
Michael Annett qualified 39th for the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway with a lap of 169.750 mph. That is more than nine miles per hour slower than pole sitter Martin Truex Jr. and he will likely be one of the first drivers lapped.
HScott Motorsports announced Mike Hillman Sr. will climb on top of the pit box for Michael Annett, according to NBC’s Dustin Long. Former crew chief Jay Guy will take on the role of technical director.
Michael Annett has made two previous starts at Kentucky Speedway and his second effort will be the more predictive of the two. Annett finished 18th in 2014, but could only manage a 30th last year.
Michael Annett has crashed in every other race for the past eight weeks and if the pattern holds, he is destined to wreck again in the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.