Michael Annett hopes that he can shake the bad luck that has plagued him in his last two Dover International Speedway starts. In this race last year he broke an axle to finish 41st and he was scored in the same position this May after suffering crash damage.
If Michael Annett can finish on the lead lap this week in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire, he will consider the weekend a success. In fact, even finishing only one lap off the pace would be a positive outcome.
Michael Annett is almost guaranteed to score a career-best Chicagoland finish this week. Last year, he fell five positions from his qualification effort to finish 40th.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Annett will replace Brian Scott in the No. 33 this week, according to a tweet from the track.
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.