Player Page

Michael Annett

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

Latest News

Recent News

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

Highest Searched Drivers over the last 7 days

Player News


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

Michael Annett has 10 previous starts on restrictor-plate, superspeedways with a best finish of 13th at Daytona and a 16th at Talladega SuperSpeedway.

On a track type that favors dark horses, the 10-race milestone is fairly significant without a top-10 finish. Annett has only three total top-20s and one of these came this July in the Coke Zero 400. There are better dark horse contenders out there.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 10:32:00 PM

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.

All of these attempts came in the No. 46 HScott Motorsports entry. None of them ended on the lead lap. He has not always been a great value, but he scored a top-30 six times in this span including a 26th this July at Kentucky Speedway.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 09:37:00 PM

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.

Annett has been the worse option not only for that one lost position, but also because he has failed to score more than one positive place-differential point in these two combined starts. In fall 2014 and spring 2015, he lost positions from his qualification effort and fantasy owners will want to look elsewhere for a dark horse.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 06:58:00 PM

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.

This current streak includes a 33rd-place finish after starting 37th at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and a 31st from 37th at Richmond International Raceway. Annett will start the Bad Boy Off Road 300 from 35th.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 11:34:00 AM

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.

In all of his starts, Annett began the race in a narrow range of 34th to 39th. He finished better than he started in the last 10 similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track attempts dating back to last September’s Chicagoland Speedway race. This week, he starts 37th and should keep that streak alive.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 06:48:00 PM

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.

Annett’s relative value will depend on where he starts this week. In three of the four races when he was running at the end, he finished better than he started. He should earn positive place-differential points again.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 01:45:00 PM

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.

Since Annett has not yet gone the distance, it is impossible to predict how he will finish. With only 40 cars on a 2016 roster, however, he will almost certainly get a career-best finish.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 07:39:00 PM

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.

Annett is not the first driver who comes to mind on unrestricted, intermediate speedways, but he has finished on the lead lap in both two-mile track races this year. He missed Bristol because of flu-like symptoms, but should be a good value in the Pure Michigan 400 if he is healthy.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 11:43:00 AM

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.

Annett was originally scheduled to start 39th, so Allgaier does not have far to go to drop to the back. The No. 46 HScott Motorsports team is likely to gain positions mostly based on attrition.
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 07:20:00 PM