Previous Race Recap: After a one week break in the NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule, Michael Annett heads to Bristol Motor Speedway yearning for a spot in the top-10 in the Nationwide Series championship point standings. After a 13th place finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, Annett enhanced his position in the points standings by seven spots moving to 15th. Rusty Wallace Racing's No. 62 Pilot Flying J race team proved their skill at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and hopes to carry the momentum from their strong performance into this weekend's event at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Michael Annett's History with Pilot Flying J: Pilot Flying J has partnered with Annett for the past five years of his career in motorsports while competing in the ARCA Racing Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and currently in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Annett and Pilot Flying J entered the sport together in 2007 and since their start have visited Victory Lane twice at two of the most prestigious racetracks, Talladega Superspeedway and Daytona International Raceway, tallied six top-fives and earned 16 top-10's. Carrying the colors of loyal sponsor Pilot Flying J, Annett finished 10th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship point standings in 2009.
Pilot Flying J was pleased to partner with Rusty Wallace Racing for the 2011 season to support Annett as he was named driver of the No. 62 Pilot Flying J Toyota Camry. Annett, Pilot Flying J and Rusty Wallace Racing look forward to a successful relationship together and a strong season ahead.
Michael Annett at Bristol Motor Speedway: Annett has four career Nationwide Series starts on Bristol Motor Speedway's high-banked 0.533 mile oval. His best finish at Bristol Motor Speedway was in August 2009 where he recorded an eighth place Rookie of the Race finish after starting 13th. Driving for an owner who earned his first Sprint Cup victory at Bristol Motor Speedway and has nine wins to his name at that track, Annett hopes to follow in Wallace's footsteps and make a strong mark in this weekend's Nationwide Series Scott's EZ Seed 300.
-source: michael annett PR