Montreal: Michael Annett preview

Michael Annett Fueled with HYPE Energy for Montreal Road Course Race Montreal, Canada (August 26, 2009) -- Sporting the HYPE Energy Drinks paint scheme this weekend, the No. 15 Germain Racing team will cross over the United States border into ...

Michael Annett Fueled with HYPE Energy for Montreal Road Course Race

Montreal, Canada (August 26, 2009) -- Sporting the HYPE Energy Drinks paint scheme this weekend, the No. 15 Germain Racing team will cross over the United States border into Canada for the Nationwide Series NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada. Driving in his second career road course race, rookie Michael Annett is enthused about his upcoming trip to Montreal.

Annett's trip to Canada for Sunday's NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge will be the first time he's competed in a NASCAR event north of the border, but as a former AAA ice hockey player for Team Illinois, Annett has performed on the rink in games versus Canadian teams in Calgary and Toronto.

"I'm really looking forward to traveling to Montreal this week. It should be a good experience both on and off the track. It will be great to catch up with the folks from HYPE Energy and get an insiders tour of Montreal from them," said Annett, "Getting back out on a road course should be exciting too. The Watkins Glen race earlier this month was my first road course race and we left with a top-20 finish. My experience learning the course was very positive and productive. I'm eager to get on the Montreal course and continue to improve on my road course skills in the No. 15 HYPE Energy Drinks Toyota Camry."

Primary sponsor, HYPE Energy Drinks has a strong presence in Montreal with Unique Foods, a major national beverage distributor and the exclusive Canadian distributor for HYPE.

HYPE's interest in joining the Nationwide Series as a sponsor was sparked by CEO, former Formula One driver and Le Mans winner, Bertrand Gachot. No longer Formula One racing, Gachot has now turned his full attention over to the marketing and branding of HYPE's high-energy beverage line.

"All of us at HYPE couldn't be more proud of Michael Annett and Germain Racing this season. Michael's great performance for a rookie driver has really energized all of our sales and distribution networks. We are looking forward to seeing the No. 15 HYPE Energy Drinks car on the track this weekend and hope for great success for the Montreal race," said Gachot.

-credit: gr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Michael Annett
Teams Germain Racing