Michael Annett Michigan News and Notes

Michael Annett Michigan News and Notes

The Headlines:

Previous Race Recap: In his 85th career start in the Nationwide Series, Michael Annett notched a ninth place finish at Chicagoland Speedway in the series’ most recent event. The driver’s top-10 finish moved him to 10th in the Nationwide Series championship point standings and gave Rusty Wallace Racing the organization’s fourth top-10 finish of the 2011 season.

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Luck of the Irish: Nestled in the Irish Hills in the southeastern region of the Great Lakes State, Michigan International Speedway will host the 15th Nationwide Series event of the season on Saturday. With a four leaf clover affixed to the back of his helmet, Annett will make his third attempt at Michigan International Speedway’s two-mile D-shaped oval in this weekend’s Alliance Truck Parts 250. Annett’s helmets have all featured four leaf clovers since his career in racing began. The 24-year-old racer also wears a four leaf clover charm around his neck for good luck.

500th Start For RWR at Michigan: Team owner Rusty Wallace will mark his 500th career start as a Nationwide Series team owner this weekend as his three Nationwide Series entries piloted by Michael Annett (No. 62), David Reutimann (No. 64) and Steve Wallace (No. 66) compete in Saturday’s 125 lap event.

Gratitude for Dads: As dads throughout the Rusty Wallace Racing organization celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, Annett will take time to thank his dad, Harrold Annett, for sparking his initial interest in racing. Born into a family with a rich heritage in auto racing, Annett attended his first race, the famed Knoxville Nationals, just days after his birth. The Annett family name is known in motorsports for serving as owner and primary sponsor for World of Outlaws legend Sammy Swindell. On Rusty Wallace Racing’s No. 62 team, seven team members are proud fathers.

For the latest updates on Michael Annett, visit www.michaelannett.com.

The Machines:

Team 62 Primary: RWR-059 – In 2011, the No. 62 team has competed with this chassis at Texas Motor Speedway, Nashville Superspeedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Team 62 Back-Up: RWR-051 – The No. 62 Pilot Flying J team’s last race competing with this chassis was at Bristol Motor Speedway in March.

Pilot Flying J Locations on your Way:

Pilot Flying J provides 10 convenient Pilot Travel Center and Flying J locations along the highways of Michigan. For more information on Pilot Flying J and to map their nearest locations along your route, please visit www.pilotflyingj.com.

Pilot Travel Center I-94 Exit 167 195 Baker Rd. Dexter, MI 48130

Pilot Travel Center I-94 Exit 167 750 Baker Rd. Dexter, MI 48130

Pilot Travel Center US 23 Exit 5 6158 US 223 Ottawa Lake, MI 49267

Flying J I-96 Exit 90/I-69 Exit 81 7800 West Grand River Ave. Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Pilot Travel Center I-94 Exit 104 15901 Eleven Mile Rd. Battle Creek, MI 49014

Pilot Travel Center I-75 Exit 15 1100 North Dixie Highway Monroe, MI 48162

Pilot Travel Center I-75 Exit 18 1200 Nadeau Rd. Monroe, MI 48161

Pilot Travel Center I-96 Exit 67 7205 South State Rd. Ionia, MI 48846

Flying J I-75 & Washington St. Exit 151 3475 E. Washington Saginaw, MI 48601

Pilot Travel Center I-94 Exit 30 1860 East Napier Ave. Benton Harbor, MI 49022

About Pilot Flying J:

Pilot Flying J is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, and has more than 550 locations in North America. The company employs more than 20,000 people and is the largest retail operator of travel centers in North America. Follow Pilot Flying J on Twitter at @pilottravel.

Broadcast Info:

Practice Friday, June 17, 11:30 a.m. ET SPEED

Final Practice Friday, June 17, 2 p.m. ET SPEED

Qualifying Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m. ET ESPN2

Alliance Truck Parts 250 Saturday, June 18, 3:30 p.m. ET ABC

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of SpeedwayMedia.com.

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