Michael Annett Darlington Preview

Michael Annett’s best finish at the famed Darlington Raceway is 11th, coming in 2010.

Annett comes to Darlington on a high note, having finished seventh and 12th in his last two NXS starts (at Bristol and Road America). He remains 13th in the points, challenging for the final spot in the NXS Playoffs with three races to go.

Pilot Flying J returns to the No. 5 Chevrolet this weekend, featuring a unique paint scheme, honoring the company’s founding.

It is the second straight season Annett has run a throwback scheme at Darlington. Last year, the No. 5 wore TMC Transportation colors in the Labor Day weekend event.

Michael Annett Quote: “We had a good run going at Road America and our No. 5 Pilot Flying J team is getting into a groove. Every weekend, we have to come to the track with the idea of scoring as many points as we can to reach the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs for the second straight season. Travis (Mack, crew chief) and the rest of the guys are bringing great cars to the track every week, and we’re going to go as hard as we can this weekend.”

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