After a one week hiatus in Nationwide Series competition, Michael Annett and the No. 62 team get back in the saddle at Texas Motor Speedway for Friday's Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 300. Annett has four career starts on the Fort Worth track and holds an average finish of 16.8. He secured an 11th place finish in his first ever attempt at Texas' Great American Speedway in April 2009. Annett currently sits 13th in the Nationwide Series championship point standings after a two spot gain following his last race at Auto Club Speedway. Only 18 points separate him from the top-10.
From the Cockpit.
Annett on Texas Motor Speedway:
"The week off has been really good for our team to regroup and get focused on the next few races. We're excited about heading to Texas this weekend. Historically, I've had success there and hope that this week's finish proves that. With Northland Oil on board for Friday's race, we're really looking forward to showing them strong results under the lights Friday night."
Annett on Northland Oil joining the No. 62 team:
"We're very excited to add Northland Oil to our 2011 sponsorship lineup. There are several elements to this partnership that make it unique. Not only do my roots trace back to Northland Oil's homeland, but my team owner Rusty Wallace has a tie to that area as well with his ownership of Iowa Speedway. This makes for the perfect opportunity to grow our already existing relationship with the Northland Oil brand."
We're excited about heading to Texas this weekend.
Annett on Northland Oil targeting an additional market through NASCAR:
"Although competing under the Northland Oil banner back at home in Iowa is special, expanding into one of their other markets is very exciting. We're really looking forward to developing Northland Oil's brand through NASCAR, and what better way to do it than to give them a top-notch performance next week at Texas."
Team 62 Primary: RWR-059 - A brand new chassis from the Rusty Wallace Racing stables.
Team 62 Back-Up: RWR-051 - The No. 62 team's last race competing with this chassis was at Bristol Motor Speedway in March. Rusty Wallace Racing competed with this car in 2010 Nationwide Series events at Daytona International Speedway (July), Michigan International Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway (October).
-source: michael annett PR