Texas: Michael Annett preview

Michael Annett to Use Truck Series Experience in His First Start at Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, Texas (April 1, 2009) -- Following a strong run at Bristol Motor Speedway and a one week break in the NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule Michael...

Michael Annett to Use Truck Series Experience in His First Start at Texas Motor Speedway

Fort Worth, Texas (April 1, 2009) -- Following a strong run at Bristol Motor Speedway and a one week break in the NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule Michael Annett and the No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers/HYPE Energy Drinks team make their first visit of the season to Texas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly 300 this weekend.

The O'Reilly 300 will be Annett's first start at Texas Motor Speedway, however it won't be the first time he's driven the 1.5 mile track. In 2008, while sharing duties in the Camping World Truck Series with Scott Speed, Annett qualified the No. 22 truck in June for the Sam's Town 400.

When commenting on his experience at Texas Motor Speedway, Annett said, "I look forward to returning to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for the O'Reilly 300. Getting a feel for the track with Truck Series practice and qualifying last year was great, but I'm ready to actually compete at Texas with Germain Racing in the No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers/HYPE Energy Drinks Toyota Camry."

Annett's Crew Chief Bruce Cook agreed saying, "Any track time at all is good for a driver and Michael's experience practicing and qualifying at Texas in the No. 22 truck last June definitely gives him a feel for the track. The speed in the entry of Texas Motor Speedway definitely suits Michael's driving style. He likes speed and Texas is a fast track. The O'Reilly 300 is sure to let Michael show his talent."

The team looks to use the momentum from the eight spot gain in driver standings following the Scotts Turf Builder 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

-credit: maPR

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Michael Annett
Teams Germain Racing