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Annett at Road America in 2012
June 23, 1986 |
Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career|
|8 race(s) run over 1 year(s)|
|Car no., team||No. 7 (Tommy Baldwin Racing)|
|First race||2014 Daytona 500 (Daytona)|
|Last race||2014 Bojangles' Southern 500 (Darlington)|
|NASCAR Nationwide Series career|
|163 race(s) run over 6 year(s)|
|Best finish||5th (2012)|
|First race||2008 Ford 300 (Homestead)|
|Last race||2013 Ford EcoBoost 300 (Homestead)|
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career|
|8 race(s) run over 1 year(s)|
|Best finish||30th (2008)|
|First race||2008 Camping World RV Sales 200 (Milwaukee)|
|Last race||2008 Lucas Oil 150 (Phoenix)|
|Statistics current as of April 12, 2014.|
Michael Annett (born June 23, 1986 in Des Moines, Iowa) is an American stock car racing driver. He is a Rookie of the Year candidate for 2014 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, driving the No. 7 Chevrolet SS for Tommy Baldwin Racing.
Personal life and education
Annett started racing at the age of 21 in the American Speed Association series. Annett has two career victories in the ARCA Racing Series. His first win came in the ARCA RE/MAX 250 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 5, 2007. Annett also won the Daytona ARCA 200 at Daytona International Speedway on February 9, 2008. Along with a part-time ARCA schedule, Annett competed in a handful of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events in 2008. He made his NASCAR debut on June 20 at The Milwaukee Mile, and scored a best finish of 2nd at Kentucky Speedway.
Towards the end of 2008, Annett signed with Germain Racing to drive for the team in NASCAR's Nationwide Series. Annett made his debut in the final race of the 2008 season at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, where he crashed out and finished 36th.
For 2009, Annett ran for Rookie of the Year honors in the #15 Toyota, with sponsorship from Pilot Travel Centers and HYPE Energy. He scored four top-tens en route to a tenth place finish in points, but finished runner up to Justin Allgaier. Annett returned to Germain in 2010, but found less success than in 2009. He accumulated just two top 10s (at Nashville and Iowa) and only led seven laps, finishing 13th in the overall points standings. Annett left Germain for Rusty Wallace Racing in 2011, driving the team's #62 Toyota with Pilot Travel Centers (now Pilot Flying J) sponsoring. After the shutdown of RWR, Annett moved to Richard Petty Motorsports in 2012.
In the season-opening DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway, Annett was injured in a hard crash, suffering what was initially reported as a bruised sternum. Further evaluation showed that Annett had dislocated and fractured his sternum, requiring surgery; Aric Almirola replaced Annett in the No. 43 for the Dollar General 200 at Phoenix International Raceway, with Reed Sorenson subbing after that.
On February 6, 2011, Annett had rear-ended a car Sunday morning in Mooresville, North Carolina that was stopped at a red light. According to police reports Annett was seen eating mints when examined and had a registered BAC of 0.32, four times the legal limit in North Carolina. Annett subsequently resisted arrest as he did not want to be handcuffed. He also claimed that he had been texting, and thus could not stop in time to avoid an accident; a similar incident involving Annett had occurred in 2010. RWR said that they did not condone the incident and that Annett would be facing internal sanctions. NASCAR has also kept in contact with the local authorities as well as Rusty Wallace Racing. Annett issued a formal apology, and did not miss any races.
Motorsports career results
(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
Sprint Cup Series
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series results|
|2014||Tommy Baldwin Racing||7||Chevy||DAY
Camping World Truck Series
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results|
|2008||Bill Davis Racing||22||Toyota||DAY||CAL||ATL||MAR||KAN||CLT||MFD||DOV||TEX||MCH||MLW
* Season in progress
1 Ineligible for series points
- Michael Annett Career Statistics
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- "NNS: Michael Annett Faces Surgery After Daytona Crash". Speed. Fox Sports. February 26, 2013. Retrieved February 26, 2013.
- Pearce, Al (November 15, 2013). "Michael Annett to replace Dave Blaney in Tommy Baldwin Racing's NASCAR Cup seat in 2014". Autoweek. Retrieved 2013-11-15.
- Burbeck, Tony (February 8, 2011). "NASCAR driver charged with DWI also cited in 2010 crash". WCNC.com. Charlotte, North Carolina: WCNC-TV. Retrieved 2012-01-27.
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