Nashville: Michael Annett preview

Michael Annett Participates in Pre-Race Activities Prior to Nationwide Dash 4 Cash Pursuit at Nashville Superspeedway Lebanon, Tenn. (March 30, 2010) -- Music City will buzz with the sounds of roaring engines this weekend as the NASCAR...

Michael Annett Participates in Pre-Race Activities Prior to Nationwide Dash 4 Cash Pursuit at Nashville Superspeedway

Lebanon, Tenn. (March 30, 2010) -- Music City will buzz with the sounds of roaring engines this weekend as the NASCAR Nationwide Series heads to the Tennessee state capital for action packed NASCAR racing at Nashville Superspeedway. Michael Annett and the No. 15 Germain Racing team will carry the colors of loyal Tennessee based sponsor Pilot Travel Centers for the second race in a row at a track in the Volunteer State.

The Nashville 300 was formerly a stand-alone race weekend for NASCAR's second ranked series, but this time around the NASCAR Nationwide Series will be joined by the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as they circle the 1.333 mile track. Germain Racing will field Annett's No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota Camry in Saturday's Nationwide Series Nashville 300 as well as Todd Bodine's No. 30 Toyota Tundra in Friday's Camping World Truck Series race.

Getting a head start to the action at Nashville Superspeedway, Annett and several other Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series drivers will sign autographs at the Nashville Fan Fest at the Grand Ole Opry Camping World location from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. ET on Thursday. Annett will also be one of twelve drivers taking on members of national, regional and local media in an Easter Egg Coloring Contest judged by NASCAR Nationwide Series Director Joe Balash.

Nationwide will mark the second season of their Nationwide Dash 4 Cash bonus program where competitors are eligible to win a $25,000 bonus if they win the 225 lap race. Other races where Nationwide Series drivers will have the chance to benefit from the Dash 4 Cash payout include Kentucky Speedway (June 12), Iowa Speedway (July 31) and Texas Motor Speedway (November 6). Nationwide will again reward a year-end bonus to the competitor with the highest number of cumulative points from the four Dash 4 Cash races, but this time the prize will be increased by 50 percent totaling $75,000.

"I'm really excited that our series sponsor is bringing back the Dash 4 Cash for 2010. Last year's launch of the program was very successful, and we really appreciate Nationwide Insurance continuing to build on what they started last year. The best part is that Nationwide's bonus program is a Nationwide Series exclusive program that sets us aside from the other two top NASCAR series'," said Annett.

-source: germain racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Todd Bodine , Michael Annett
Teams Germain Racing