RWR Numbers Go Pink for 300 Miles of Courage: Both Rusty Wallace Racing Toyotas will support Charlotte Motor Speedway's 300 Miles of Courage race on Friday night by sporting pink car numbers on the roofs of their Camrys to promote the fight against breast cancer. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Charlotte Motor Speedway is dedicating Friday's Nationwide Series race to the support of breast cancer research.
Tight Points Battle: Annett currently ranks 10th in the Nationwide Series championship point standings with four races remaining in the 2011 season. The 25-year-old driver sits only seven points behind ninth place Brian Scott and just eight markers away from his teammate Steve Wallace in eighth.
Driver and Crew Chief at Charlotte: Crew chief Rick Viers' first race calling the shots for driver Annett was at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May where the duo finished 14th. That race kicked off a six-race streak of five top-10 finishes. Friday night's Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage race will be Annett's sixth career start at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Annett has three top-15 finishes in his five attempts at the 1.5 mile Concord, N.C. track. Viers has a Sprint Showdown win at Charlotte to his name. The Rusty Wallace Racing crew chief earned his Showdown win in 2008 with Red Bull Racing and driver A.J. Allmendinger.
Cast Your Vote: Nationwide Series Most Popular Driver voting continues 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 Friday's Race:
"Charlotte's one of my favorite tracks on the circuit to race on. It just really fits my driving style. We've got two really cool charitable initiatives that we are supporting this week on our No. 62 Pilot Flying J car. We'll again be running a St. Jude logo in honor of a patient from their hospital, and we'll continue that throughout the remainder of the season to encourage donations to St. Jude on their Racing to Save Lives donation page. Also, for breast cancer awareness month, the numbers in the roof of both mine and Steve's cars will be pink in support of breast cancer research."
Team 62 Primary: RWR-061 - The No. 62 Pilot Flying J team's last two outings with this chassis were at Dover International Speedway earlier this month where they finished 12th and 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.
Pilot Flying J Locations on your way: