Michael Annett returns to Daytona International Speedway as the most recent winner on the 2.5-mile oval after leading the final 45 laps in the season-opening event en route to his first career NXS victory.

The Iowa native finished third in the summer race at Daytona back in 2012.

His third-place run at Chicagoland Speedway last week extended Annett’s streak of top-10 finishes to six. Two of those six were top-five runs as well.

Annett will run a patriotic paint scheme on his No. 1 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet this weekend.

 

Michael Annett Quote: “It is very exciting to come back to Daytona as a race winner in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. That weekend was one I’ll never forget, and our performances since Dover have been really consistent. Last week, we had a chance to win again at Chicagoland, and we’ve run top-three in two of the last three events. Our plan is working; run in the top 10 and top five and we’ll be battling for wins, and that’s what we’ve done. (Crew chief) Travis Mack has made some fantastic strategy calls, including at Chicagoland, and we’re coming back to Daytona with a lot of momentum.”

 

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