Michael Annett

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Michael Annett
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Annett at Sonoma Raceway in 2015
Born (1986-06-23) June 23, 1986 (age 31)
Des Moines, Iowa
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
106 races run over 3 years
2016 position 36th
Best finish 33rd (2014)
First race 2014 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Last race 2016 Ford EcoBoost 400 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
190 races run over 7 years
Car no., team No. 5 (JR Motorsports)
2013 position 15th
Best finish 5th (2012)
First race 2008 Ford 300 (Homestead)
Last race 2017 VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 (Kentucky)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 40 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
9 races run over 2 years
2014 position 87th
Best finish 30th (2008)
First race 2008 Camping World RV Sales 200 (Milwaukee)
Last race 2014 Mudsummer Classic (Eldora)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
Statistics current as of September 23, 2017.

Michael Annett (born June 23, 1986)[1] is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro for JR Motorsports.

Racing career[edit]

Annett's 2009 Nationwide car
2011 Nationwide car

Early career[edit]

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.

NASCAR[edit]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

Along with a part-time ARCA schedule, Annett competed in a handful of 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.

Xfinity Series[edit]

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 No. 15 Toyota Camry, 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-tens (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 No. 62 Toyota Camry with Pilot Travel Centers (now Pilot Flying J) sponsoring. He achieved seven top-ten finishes, placing him ninth overall in the final points standings. After the shutdown of RWR, Annett moved to Richard Petty Motorsports in 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series season.[2] He earned six top five and seventeen top ten finishes, claiming fifth in the championship.

The following season, Annett missed eight races due in a hard crash he suffered in the season-opening DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway, suffering what was initially reported as a bruised sternum.[3] 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.[4] Annett backs in Charlotte in May, and recorded one top 5 and 4 top 10s, finishing fifteenth in the points standings.

Annett in the JR Motorsports #5 at Road America in 2017

On November 4, 2016, Annett announced he would be returning to the Nationwide Series – now known as the Xfinity Series – in 2017, driving the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro for JR Motorsports on a full-time basis.[5]

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

In November 2013, it was announced that Annett would be moving up to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for the 2014 season, driving for Tommy Baldwin Racing in the No. 7 Chevrolet.[6] It was a rough rookie season however and he had only four top 20 finishes en route to a 33rd-place points finish that year. Annett was replaced after the season by Alex Bowman.

Annett's No. 46 car prior to 2015 Toyota/Save Mart 350 qualifying

Annett announced on January 27 that he was switching teams and would be driving for HScott Motorsports, thus bringing HScott to a two-car team. He began the year by racing his way into the Daytona 500, finishing a career-best 13th. Annett failed to qualify the race at Atlanta thanks to controversy during qualifying, but Richard Childress Racing development driver Brian Scott gave Annett his spot in the race because Scott was running for Xfinity Series points while Annett was running for Cup Series points. The No. 33 was the same RCR car that Scott was supposed to drive, but used all HScott Motorsports personnel and ran under the Hillman-Circle Sport LLC banner.

Annett later failed to qualify again at Talladega in October. This time no one gave up their seat for Annett and he did not race. At the end of the 2015 season, Annett's average finish was worse with HScott Motorsports than it was with Baldwin despite running in a stabled team.

Annett returned to the team in 2016, joined by new teammate Clint Bowyer. Prior to the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Annett was replaced by former teammate Justin Allgaier in the No. 46 as he had been suffering from flu-like symptoms.[7] On November 1, Annett announced that he would not return to HScott Motorsports in 2017.

Personal life[edit]

Annett was born in Des Moines, Iowa. His father Harrold is the CEO of TMC Transportation, which has sponsored Michael's racing efforts.[8][9][10] Annett played as defenseman for the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League prior to starting his racing career.[11] In 2004, he was a member of the team that won Clark Cup, and he was named "Most Improved Player".[12] His father used to own a dirt track team which fielded drivers including Sammy Swindell, before selling up prior to him starting his hockey career.[8][9] At 5'10", and 180 lbs, he was considered too small to play at a higher level.

Legal issues[edit]

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 had 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.[13]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NSCC Pts
2014 Tommy Baldwin Racing 7 Chevy DAY
37
PHO
34
LVS
29
BRI
26
CAL
19
MAR
31
TEX
29
DAR
42
RCH
33
TAL
16
KAN
25
CLT
28
DOV
35
POC
20
MCH
21
SON
30
KEN
18
DAY
21
NHA
32
IND
31
POC
22
GLN
31
MCH
40
BRI
38
ATL
21
RCH
37
CHI
40
NHA
29
DOV
41
KAN
24
CLT
33
TAL
37
MAR
24
TEX
22
PHO
26
HOM
36
33rd 531
2015 HScott Motorsports 46 Chevy DAY
13
ATL
DNQ
LVS
39
PHO
42
CAL
38
MAR
39
TEX
40
BRI
23
RCH
33
TAL
29
KAN
23
CLT
32
DOV
41
POC
34
MCH
30
SON
33
DAY
37
KEN
30
NHA
36
IND
30
POC
26
GLN
31
MCH
35
BRI
43
DAR
39
RCH
43
CHI
34
NHA
29
DOV
37
CLT
25
KAN
34
TAL
DNQ
MAR
23
TEX
31
PHO
32
HOM
30
36th 398
Hillman-Circle Sport LLC 33 Chevy ATL
29
2016 HScott Motorsports 46 Chevy DAY
27
ATL
30
LVS
30
PHO
33
CAL
29
MAR
35
TEX
32
BRI
31
RCH
36
TAL
38
KAN
32
DOV
37
CLT
36
POC
38
MCH
28
SON
36
DAY
20
KEN
26
NHA
38
IND
28
POC
29
GLN
37
BRI
QL
MCH
33
DAR
28
RCH
31
CHI
33
NHA
40
DOV
33
CLT
24
KAN
32
TAL
33
MAR
35
TEX
32
PHO
26
HOM
28
36th 328
- Qualified but replaced by Justin Allgaier
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2014 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 36 37
2015 HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 27 13
2016 21 27

Xfinity Series[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NXSC Pts
2008 Germain Racing 03 Toyota DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO MXC TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM
36
138th 55
2009 15 DAY
35
CAL
16
LVS
32
BRI
20
TEX
11
NSH
19
PHO
16
TAL
21
RCH
34
DAR
29
CLT
39
DOV
19
NSH
27
KEN
7
MLW
28
NHA
19
DAY
35
CHI
17
GTY
7
IRP
35
IOW
11
GLN
20
MCH
13
BRI
8
CGV
18
ATL
14
RCH
25
DOV
13
KAN
30
CAL
6
CLT
13
MEM
16
TEX
22
PHO
20
HOM
21
10th 3598
2010 DAY
12
CAL
17
LVS
33
BRI
20
NSH
9
PHO
33
TEX
16
TAL
43
RCH
26
DAR
11
DOV
15
CLT
14
NSH
14
KEN
34
ROA
24
NHA
19
DAY
12
CHI
14
GTY
11
IRP
19
IOW
7
GLN
19
MCH
16
BRI
18
CGV
25
ATL
21
RCH
20
DOV
15
KAN
16
CAL
20
CLT
36
GTY
21
TEX
18
PHO
18
HOM
24
13th 3651
2011 Rusty Wallace Racing 62 Toyota DAY
39
PHO
19
LVS
13
BRI
24
CAL
18
TEX
18
TAL
19
NSH
19
RCH
16
DAR
31
DOV
20
IOW
13
CLT
14
CHI
9
MCH
19
ROA
7
DAY
6
KEN
7
NHA
7
NSH
14
IRP
29
IOW
12
GLN
19
CGV
18
BRI
6
ATL
20
RCH
11
CHI
16
DOV
12
KAN
16
CLT
17
TEX
20
PHO
10
HOM
19
9th 944
2012 Richard Petty Motorsports 43 Ford DAY
27
PHO
10
LVS
13
BRI
11
CAL
11
TEX
9
RCH
8
TAL
23
DAR
14
IOW
14
CLT
14
DOV
11
MCH
12
ROA
26
KEN
4
DAY
3
NHA
11
CHI
5
IND
6
IOW
4
GLN
11
CGV
28
BRI
8
ATL
10
RCH
5
CHI
7
KEN
7
DOV
3
CLT
10
KAN
8
TEX
17
PHO
7
HOM
12
5th 1082
2013 DAY
26
PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR CLT
17
DOV
13
IOW
30
MCH
19
ROA
35
KEN
18
DAY
15
NHA
5
CHI
16
IND
9
IOW
12
GLN
22
MOH
22
BRI
11
ATL
14
RCH
13
CHI
18
KEN
10
DOV
14
KAN
12
CLT
10
TEX
14
PHO
14
HOM
17
15th 696
2017 JR Motorsports 5 Chevy DAY
14
ATL
15
LVS
21
PHO
9
CAL
13
TEX
20
BRI
10
RCH
8
TAL
7
CLT
36
DOV
14
POC
13
MCH
37
IOW
6
DAY
33
KEN
16
NHA
16
IND
25
IOW
33
GLN
16
MOH
19
BRI
12
ROA
2
DAR
17
RCH
15
CHI
15
KEN
16/small>
DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM -* -*

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCWTC Pts
2008 Bill Davis Racing 22 Toyota DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT MFD DOV TEX
QL
MCH MLW
6
MEM
11
KEN
2
IRP
21
NSH
33
BRI GTW
24
NHA
24
LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX 30th 910
Germain Racing 9 Toyota PHO
18
HOM
2014 NTS Motorsports 14 Chevy DAY MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW KEN IOW ELD
25
POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 87th 0*1
- Qualified for Scott Speed

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Re/Max Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Re/Max Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ARSC Pts Ref
2007 Win-Tron Racing 32 Dodge DAY USA NSH SLM KAN WIN KEN TOL IOW
3
POC MCH BLN KEN POC NSH
8
ISF MIL GTW
6
DSF CHI SLM 38th 880 [14]
Bill Davis Racing 28 Toyota TAL
1*
TOL
2008 DAY
1*
SLM IOW
28
KEN
4
CAR
5
KEN
9
TOL POC MCH CAY KEN BLN POC NSH ISF DSF CHI SLM NJE TAL TOL 35th 925 [15]
2009 Hattori Racing Enterprises 01 Toyota DAY
41
SLM CAR TAL KEN TOL POC MCH MFD IOW KEN BLN POC ISF CHI TOL DSF NJE SLM KAN CAR 155th 30 [16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Annett Career Statistics
  2. ^ "Richard Petty Motorsports to field Nationwide Series team for Michael Annett". The Washington Post. Washington, D.C. January 27, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-27. 
  3. ^ Fryer, Jenna (February 23, 2013). "Former Waterloo Black Hawk Annett, 28 fans, hurt in NASCAR crash". Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. Cedar Falls, IA. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  4. ^ "NNS: Michael Annett Faces Surgery After Daytona Crash". Speed. Fox Sports. February 26, 2013. Retrieved February 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ Durr, Tim (November 4, 2016). "JR Motorsports, Michael Annett sign multi-year XFINITY Series contract". Foxsports.com. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Crandall, Kelly (August 20, 2016). "Justin Allgaier to replace Michael Annett at Bristol". NBC Sports. Retrieved August 20, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Olson, Jeff (February 20, 2014). "Iowan Annett prepares for first Daytona 500". Daytona Beach, Florida: The Des Moines Register. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "TMC Transportation Joins Michael Annett at Kansas Speedway". Mooresville, North Carolina: HScott Motorsports. October 9, 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Executive Profile: Harrold W. Annett". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Driver Annett Earns Assist to Former USHL Team". United States Hockey League. August 14, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  12. ^ Michael Annett: From the rink to the race track
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ "Michael Annett − 2007 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Michael Annett − 2008 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Michael Annett − 2009 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 

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