Michael Annett Chicagoland Preview

Michael Annett’s best finish in eight starts at Chicagoland is fifth, coming in the fall race in 2012. He has a total of three top-10 finishes there.

Annett is currently 10th in series points, but 11th on the playoff grid. He has to outpoint Brendan Gaughan by one point to maintain 11th in the standings if there is a new NXS-eligible winner. If not, he has a 26-point lead over Dakoda Armstrong in 13th.

Annett’s average finish in NXS races at Chicagoland is a solid 12.8.

The Iowa native will be part of the NXS driver panel in the media center at 11 a.m. CT on Friday, Sept. 15.

Quote: “It is clear what we need to do to secure our spot in the NXS playoffs, and we’re heading to Chicagoland Speedway with the idea of doing that. We had a good run going at Richmond, had a great long-run car, and it could have been even better had we not run the right-rear tire off it battling in the pack. Jason Stockert (crew chief) and my No. 5 team are putting great cars under me each week, and I have no doubt they’ll do it this weekend at Chicagoland so we can start our playoff run on a good note.”

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