Kentucky: Michael Annett race report

Michael Annett Pilots the Germain Racing No. 15 to a Top-Ten Finish at Kentucky Sparta, Ky. (June 15, 2009) -- Rookie Michael Annett scored his first top-ten finish of the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series season in the Germain Racing No. 15 Pilot...

Michael Annett Pilots the Germain Racing No. 15 to a Top-Ten Finish at Kentucky

Sparta, Ky. (June 15, 2009) -- Rookie Michael Annett scored his first top-ten finish of the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series season in the Germain Racing No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers/HYPE Energy Drinks Toyota Camry at Kentucky Speedway this weekend. Annett started the Meijer 300 Presented by Ritz in 4th and recorded a career best 7th place finish.

"Kentucky has always been a good track for me. We've had strong runs in the past that gave us confidence going into the weekend," said Annett referring to both his and Germain Racing's historical success at Kentucky Speedway.

The No. 15 Germain Racing team put it in high gear this weekend, proving their strength by consistently running steady in NASCAR Nationwide Series practice, qualifying and the race. Led by new Crew chief Mike Hillman Sr., the hardworking Germain Racing team reversed their luck this weekend at Kentucky. With Hillman Sr. calling the shots, the No. 15 team has seen positive effects. Annett was 11th fastest in the first practice session on Friday, 5th in final practice, qualified 4th on Saturday for the Meijer 300 Presented by Ritz and drove through the checkered flag in 7th to give Germain Racing's No. 15 team their first top-ten of the season.

"Germain Racing is a team that can run in the top-ten each week, and we proved it this weekend at Kentucky. This is just a start to a great season ahead," said an excited Annett. "We're really happy with our strong run tonight. This gives us good momentum going into Milwaukee."

The series heads to Milwaukee Mile next week for the 15th NASCAR Nationwide Series race of the season. A confidence boost for the No. 15 team leads them to Wisconsin's Milwaukee Mile with high hopes for another top-ten finish.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Michael Annett
Teams Germain Racing