Michael Annett Top RWR Finisher at Road America with Seventh Place Finish
Elkhart Lake, Wis. (June 26, 2011) – Des Moines, Iowa’s Michael Annett and the No. 62 Pilot Flying J team scored a seventh place finish on Road America’s 4.048 mile road course on Saturday, earning their second top-10 finish of the year. Just two days after his 25th birthday, Midwest native Annett’s seventh place finish was his best of the 2011 season.
“I definitely don’t consider myself a road course racer, but pit strategy and steering clear of trouble on the track brought us to another well-deserved top-10 finish,” said Annett, “My crew chief, Rick Viers, made some great calls, and working our way around the mayhem during the three attempts at a green, white, checkered there at the end was to our benefit.”
The highest finisher of the three-car Rusty Wallace Racing team, Annett tallied the organization’s fifth top-10 in 2011 this weekend at Road America.
“We’ve got a great group of guys assembled for our No. 62 team, and their hard work really paid off this weekend. We made smart moves throughout the race, and bringing home a car with no damage and a seventh place finish is pretty awesome. I’m excited to give Pilot Flying J and Rusty Wallace Racing another top-10,” said Annett.
Annett remains 10th in the Nationwide Series championship point standings heading into next week’s race at Daytona International Speedway. A former Daytona winner in the ARCA Racing Series, Annett looks to earn another strong finish in Friday’s Nationwide Series Subway Jalapeno 250. Watch and listen live at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN and MRN Radio.
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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.