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

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Michael Annett failed to qualify in his most recent restrictor-plate, superspeedway attempt and was credited with the 45th-fastest time. That skews his average somewhat, but he has run modestly enough during his eight-race career to have only a 29.38 on this track type.
Still, plate racing is so unpredictable that he managed to finish respectably in 13th last year during the Daytona 500 and he nearly cracked the top 15 at ‘Dega in May 2014. Feb 3 - 1:30 PM

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Michael Annett was better in race trim most weekends than he was in qualification. In 36 races, he finished better than he started 64% of the time.

His average improvement for the season—including the 36 percent of races in which he faded—was only 1.4, however, so fantasy players needed to be cautious when using him.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 02:24:00 PM

Michael Annett (#46 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet SS) finished 30th in the November 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The HScott Motorsports driver started 39th in the lineup and completed 264 laps of the 267-lap event. Annett, who competed in 35 of the season's 36 races, closed out the season 36th in the final 2015 Sprint Cup Series driver championship standings.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 11:32:00 PM

Michael Annett has made three previous Phoenix International Raceway starts and his results have been all over the board. He was 34th and 26th last year and finished only 42nd after an apparent engine problem early in the race this spring.

Since this spring was impacted by mechanical failure, expect Annett to finish in the high-20s or low-30s.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 09:56:00 AM

Michael Annett will start 38th in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, which will be the fourth time in four races there that he started somewhere in the 30s.

Annett’s last two attempts ended in 41st-place finishes, but they were marred by misfortune. In the one race in which he did not have trouble, Annett finished 35th after starting 39th in his inaugural attempt in 2014. Unfortunately, he was 22 laps off the pace at the time.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 08:45:00 PM

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.

Annett’s first Dover start ended in a 35th-place finish last year and that is near the top boundary of his current odds. If he qualifies badly this week, he could earn place-differential points for a fantasy owner, but not much more should be expected.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 11:03:00 AM

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.

In three previous starts at New Hampshire, Annett has finished two laps down to the leaders twice. He was 32nd in summer 2014 and 29th later that fall.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 09:17:00 AM

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.

Annett lost more than 30 laps that afternoon en route to his disappointing finish. This year he should finish within four or five laps of the leader and score a top-35.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 01:20:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 08:47:00 AM

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.
Wed, May 6, 2015 10:03:00 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.
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 10:16:00 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.
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 06:23:00 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.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 08:13:00 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.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 09:19:00 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.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 10:46:00 AM