Former Talladega Winner Returns: Michael Annett revisits the legendary Talladega Superspeedway this weekend, a track where he was victorious in 2007 winning the ARCA RE/MAX 250 under the banner of loyal sponsor Pilot Travel Centers. Annett's victory came after securing a starting spot on the outside pole and leading 75 laps of the 94 lap race. Saturday afternoon's Nationwide Series Aaron's 312 will be Annett's third career Nationwide Series start on Talladega's 2.66 mile superspeedway.
A First for Toyota at Talladega: Not only was Michael Annett's Talladega Superspeedway victory memorable because it was his first ever win in the series, but Annett also marked the record books by bringing Toyota to victory lane for the first time in ARCA Racing Series history.
Superspeedway Success: Michael Annett's win at Talladega Superspeedway was his first of two victories on a NASCAR sanctioned superspeedway, with his second being in the 2008 ARCA 200 on the famed banks of Daytona International Speedway. Longtime supporter Pilot Travel Centers was on board with Annett for both of these trips to the winners circle.
From the Cockpit:
Michael Annett on Talladega Superspeedway
"Returning to Talladega always brings back great memories of my ARCA win there. It would be great to bring Toyota and Pilot Flying J back to victory lane this weekend with Rusty Wallace Racing. We're going to do our best to make that happen."
Team 62 Primary: RWR-057 - This Rusty Wallace Racing chassis was new at the 2011 Nationwide Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway. The Talladega Superspeedway event will be the second race for this car.
Team 62 Secondary: RWR-051 - 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).
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