Michael Annett Road America News and Notes
RWR Goes Road Course Racing: The first of three Nationwide Series road course events in 2011, Road America’s Bucyrus 200 is unique in that its course is the longest of any on all of NASCAR’s three major circuits at 4.048 miles. This week will be the second-ever NASCAR sanctioned event on the 14-turn course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Midwest native Michael Annett will make his second-ever attempt at Road America this week. Saturday will be the Iowan’s sixth career start on a road course.
Road America by the Record Books: Fielding three entries in the Nationwide Series Bucyrus 200, the Rusty Wallace Racing organization enters Saturday’s 50 lap race with an 11.5 average starting position and sixth place average finishing position at Road America. Rusty Wallace Racing’s No. 62 team recorded a third place finish in last year’s inaugural NASCAR race at Road America, and Annett’s teammate Steve Wallace tallied a ninth place top-10 finish in his No. 66 Toyota Camry.
Birthday Boy: Annett celebrates his 25th birthday this week on Thursday, June 23.
For the latest updates on Michael Annett, visit www.michaelannett.com.
From the Cockpit:
“Road course racing is still fairly new to me, but I definitely enjoyed getting to be a part of Road America’s inaugural NASCAR event last year. It’s a very unique racetrack and a great addition to our schedule. It says a lot for our sport to have so many great facilities spaced throughout the country. I’m from the Midwest, so I always enjoy visiting the tracks located in America’s Heartland. I’m looking forward to getting another road course race under my belt this weekend at Road America.”
“Our goal heading into the weekend is to stay smooth and keep all four wheels on the track. Moving from a one-car program last year to a having two teammates this season will definitely be to my advantage. I think we’ll really benefit from having two other groups to bounce ideas off of and get feedback from.”
Team 62 Primary: RWR-055 – Reconfigured as a road course car, RWR’s No. 62 team raced at Phoenix International Raceway, Richmond International Raceway and Iowa Speedway with this chassis.
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:
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Pilot Travel Center I-43/I-90 & WI 81, Exit 185A 3001 Milwaukee Road Beloit, WI 53511
Flying J I-94, Exit 116 780 State Hwy 54 Black River Falls, WI 54615
Pilot Travel Center I-90, Exit 147 2762 County Hwy N. Cottage Grove, WI 53527
Pilot Travel Center I-43, Exit 38 1946 A. Energy Drive East Troy, WI 53120
Pilot Travel Center I-90/I-94 & WI 82, Exit 69 1101 State Road 82 East Mauston, WI 53948
Pilot Travel Center I-94, Exit 322 2031 West Ryan Road Oak Creek, WI 53154
Pilot Travel Center I-90/I-94, Exit 48 102 E. Woody Oakdale, WI 54660
Pilot Travel Center I-94 & CR K, Exit 329 13712 Northwestern Ave. Franksville, WI 53126
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The Nationwide Series Bucyrus 200 from Road America can be seen live on ESPN at 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 25.