Michael Annett prepared for Dover II

Michael Annett press release

Michael Annett
Michael Annett

Photo by: Ashley Dickerson, ASP Inc.

Michael Annett Tallies 100th NNS Start: Saturday's 200 mile race at Dover International Speedway marks 25-year-old driver Michael Annett's 100th career Nationwide Series start. This weekend's OneMain Financial 200 will be the Des Moines, Iowa native's sixth career start on Dover's one-mile oval. Annett has completed 1,008 of 1,014 (99.4 percent) of laps contested there. His best finish on the Monster Mile was a 13th place Rookie of the Race finish in September 2009, and his best qualifying effort at Dover was 11th in September 2010.

Rusty Wallace Racing at Dover: Rusty Wallace Racing has earned five top-five and eight top-10 finishes in 31 combined starts at Dover Cast Your Vote: Nationwide Series Most Popular Driver voting is still underway on NASCAR.com. Fans can cast their vote for Michael Annett once per day by visiting www.NASCAR.com/nnsmpd. Voting runs from now until November 17. The winner of the Nationwide Series Most Popular Driver award will be announced at the year-end banquet on November 21.

From the Cockpit:

Michael Annett on the remainder of the 2011 season:

"The off-week was great for us to get a good mindset for these final races in 2011, but I'm really excited to get back to the race track this weekend. We've only got six races left in the season, and we've really got a chance to prove ourselves in these final events. Not only will these last six races be crucial, but we've got some really cool sponsor-related initiatives coming up as well. I'm really excited to give back to Pilot Flying J both on and off the racetrack in the coming weeks."

Talking Shop:

Crew Chief Rick Viers on the off-week before the final six races of the season:

"We spent some time at TRD during the off-week working on the seven-post, making our cars better. Michael has done a great job this summer helping us improve our cars with some good feedback during practice and the races, and during this off-week we really focused on doing all we could as a team to be prepared for Dover and the final races before the season comes to a close."

Rick Viers on Dover:

"I grew up about an hour-and-a-half from Dover International Speedway in Darlington, Md., so it's always been a track that I enjoy visiting. It's a great racetrack, and brings back good childhood memories for me. I remember going to Dover with my dad as a kid and sitting in the grandstands cheering on Richard Petty. I'm excited to head back there this weekend."

The Machines:

Team 62 Primary: RWR-061 - The No. 62 Pilot Flying J team's last outing with this chassis was at Bristol Motor Speedway in August where they notched a sixth place finish on sponsor Pilot Flying J's home track.

Team 62 Back-Up: RWR-051 - The No. 62 Pilot Flying J team's last race competing with this chassis was at Bristol Motor Speedway in March.

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