• Michael Annett is coming off his second top-five finish in
three races this season, placing the Iowa native fifth in the
NASCAR Xfinity Series point standings.
• The Pilot Flying J driver’s best finish at ISM Raceway is
seventh coming in November 2012. In Annett’s first start
there with JR Motorsports, he finished ninth (March 2017).
• Phoenix is a solid stop for Annett, as he ranks fifth overall
and second among NXS regulars in quality passes (175).
The only regular ahead of him is teammate Justin Allgaier.
• After the first three races of the season, Annett has
averaged a finish of 6.0, his best opening sequence in
seven seasons as a full-time NXS driver.
“After a great weekend at Las Vegas, it’s good to be
heading to Phoenix. Our Pilot Flying J team has had a great
start to the season and ISM Raceway is one of those tracks
that I enjoy racing on. We were in the top 10 all day at Las
Vegas, and that’s the pace we need to be running every
time out. Our whole team, from (crew chief) Travis Mack
on down, is confident in each other and our cars, and we
are looking forward to seeing what we can do here this
TIL NEXT TIME I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!