Michael Annett has shown a lot of consistency on road courses. In four starts on this track type, he has finished better than he started each time and was running at the end of every race. He also scored results in a narrow range of 30th to 33rd after starting between 40th and 42nd.
Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., Clint Bowyer, and Michael Annett were late to the first qualification session after their cars had difficulty passing inspection at Michigan International Speedway for the Firekeepers Casino 400.
Michael Annett is still seeking his first complete race at Michigan International Speedway. In four starts there, he has failed to finish on the lead lap a single time.
The tide turned for Michael Annett at Texas Motor Speedway, but not in a good way. In his first six starts this season, he finished on the lead lap twice and was running without incident at the end of every show.
Michael Annett has struggled to find speed at Dover International Speedway so far this weekend, which should come as no surprise. This is his second worst track in regard to average finishes with a 38.5 in four starts.
Nine of Michael Annett’s 12 starts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks in the No. 46 have ended in a result somewhere in the 30s, including all three race this season and the last two of 2015.
When Dale Earnhardt Jr. spun into Kasey Kahne and Michael Annett, he was the first driver to wreck, but was far from the last. By the end of the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway, 87.5 percent of the field had been impacted by crash damage.
Michael Annett finished 13th in his first restrictor-plate, superspeedway attempt in the No. 46, but it has been downhill since. He finished 13th in last year’s Daytona 500 in this car. He has failed to crack the top 25 in his latest four attempts for HScott Motorsports and failed to qualify once.
Michael Annett crashed on his first lap in the first practice session for the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Michael Annett has been better in the spring than during the fall at Bristol Motor Speedway during his career. In two seasons, he finished 26th and 23rd in the daytime race, but he’s failed to go the distance in the last two Irwin Tools Night Races.
Michael Annett has recorded only the 36th-best average finish among 40 drivers with more than one start in 2016. That is reinforced by his 34th-best average running position.
David Ragan has spent only 38.5 percent of his time on the lead lap, according the NASCAR Statistical Services. In the 1,315 laps run, he has been with the leader for only 506 circuits.
Michael Annett has made two previous starts at Auto Club Speedway and his results could not have been much different. In his first attempt in 2014 he finished 19th with Tommy Baldwin Racing; last year he was 38th.
Michael Annett’s Chevrolet locked up entering turn one at Phoenix International Raceway in the first practice session Saturday morning. He slammed the wall hard and will be forced into a backup.