Michael Annett | |||||||
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Born | Michael W. Annett June 23, 1986 Des Moines, Iowa | ||||||
NASCAR Cup Series career | |||||||
106 races run over 3 years | |||||||
2016 position | 36th | ||||||
Best finish | 33rd (2014) | ||||||
First race | 2014 Daytona 500 (Daytona) | ||||||
Last race | 2016 Ford EcoBoost 400 (Homestead) | ||||||
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NASCAR Xfinity Series career | |||||||
321 races run over 11 years | |||||||
2021 position | 15th | ||||||
Best finish | 5th (2012) | ||||||
First race | 2008 Ford 300 (Homestead) | ||||||
Last race | 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Race (Phoenix) | ||||||
First win | 2019 NASCAR Racing Experience 300 (Daytona) | ||||||
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career | |||||||
9 races run over 2 years | |||||||
2014 position | 87th | ||||||
Best finish | 30th (2008) | ||||||
First race | 2008 Camping World RV Sales 200 (Milwaukee) | ||||||
Last race | 2014 Mudsummer Classic (Eldora) | ||||||
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Statistics current as of December 31, 2021. |
Michael W. Annett^{[1]} (born June 23, 1986)^{[2]} is an American retired professional stock car racing driver. He last competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro for JR Motorsports.
Save for a few mini-cup races during elementary school,^{[3]} Annett started racing after high school, starting at Hawkeye Downs in Iowa.^{[4]} He then advanced to the American Speed Association series. Annett has two career victories in the ARCA Racing Series. His first win came in the ARCA RE/MAX 250 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 5, 2007, and his second win came in the Daytona ARCA 200 at Daytona International Speedway on February 9, 2008.
Along with a part-time ARCA schedule, Annett competed in a handful of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events in 2008. He made his debut on June 20 at The Milwaukee Mile, and scored a best finish of 2nd at Kentucky Speedway.
Annett returned to the series on two occasions in 2014 and 2021, both at dirt tracks: the former came with NTS Motorsports at Eldora Speedway, while the latter was at Knoxville Raceway for Young's Motorsports.^{[5]}^{[6]} However, he was replaced by Chris Windom at the latter after practice due to a leg injury.^{[7]}^{[8]}
Towards the end of 2008, Annett signed with Germain Racing to drive for the team in NASCAR's Nationwide Series. Annett made his debut in the final race of the 2008 season at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, where he crashed out and finished 36th.
For 2009, Annett ran for Rookie of the Year honors in the No. 15 Toyota Camry, with sponsorships from Pilot Travel Centers and HYPE Energy. He scored four top-tens en route to a 10th-place finish in points, but finished second to Justin Allgaier. Annett returned to Germain in 2010, but found less success than in 2009. He accumulated just two Top 10's (at Nashville and Iowa) and only led seven laps, finishing 13th in the overall points standings.
Annett left Germain for Rusty Wallace Racing in 2011, driving the team's No. 62 Toyota Camry with Pilot Travel Centers (now Pilot Flying J) sponsoring. He achieved seven Top 10 finishes, placing him ninth overall in the final points standings. After the shutdown of RWR, Annett moved to Richard Petty Motorsports in 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series season.^{[9]} He earned six Top 5's and 17 Top 10's, finishing fifth in points.
The following season, Annett missed eight races due in a hard crash he suffered in the season-opening DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway, suffering what was initially reported as a bruised sternum.^{[10]} Further evaluation showed that Annett had dislocated and fractured his sternum, requiring surgery; Aric Almirola replaced Annett in the No. 43 for the Dollar General 200 at Phoenix International Raceway, with Reed Sorenson subbing after that.^{[11]} Annett backs in Charlotte in May, and recorded one Top 5 and four Top 10s, finishing 15th in the points standings.
On November 4, 2016, Annett announced he would be returning to the Nationwide Series - now known as the Xfinity Series - in 2017, driving the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro for JR Motorsports on a full-time basis.^{[12]}
In his first full-time season with JRM, Annett scored one Top 5 and seven Top 10's. His best finish was second at Road America. He finished the season ninth in points. Then in 2018, Annett had a dismal season, scoring only three Top 10 finishes with the best result being a seventh-place scoring at Bristol. This led to a 14th-place finish in points. On January 25, 2019, it was announced that Annett would be driving the No. 1 Chevrolet with the points from the No. 5 car going over to the No. 1 car.^{[13]}
On February 16, 2019, Annett scored his first career victory at Daytona International Speedway in the NASCAR Racing Experience 300.^{[14]} After a beginning to 2019 that was markedly better than 2018, Annett credited crew chief Travis Mack, who joined the team in late summer-2018, as a catalyst for the success.^{[4]}
Annett returned to JRM in 2020 and qualified for the playoffs. He was eliminated after the first round.^{[15]}
In July 2021, Annett missed the races at Atlanta and New Hampshire due to a stress fracture in his right femur. Austin Dillon served as his replacement in the No. 1 for Atlanta, while Josh Berry did so for New Hampshire.^{[8]}^{[16]} On October, 6 of that year Annett announced he would retire from full-time competition at the end of the 2021 season. ^{[17]}
In November 2013, it was announced that Annett would be moving up to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for the 2014 season, driving for Tommy Baldwin Racing in the No. 7 Chevrolet.^{[18]} It was a rough rookie season however and he had only four top 20 finishes en route to a 33rd-place points finish that year. Annett was replaced after the season by Alex Bowman.
Annett announced on January 27 that he was switching teams and would be driving for HScott Motorsports, thus bringing HScott to a two-car team. He began the year by racing his way into the Daytona 500, finishing a career-best 13th. Annett failed to qualify the race at Atlanta thanks to controversy during qualifying, but Richard Childress Racing development driver Brian Scott gave Annett his spot in the race because Scott was running for Xfinity Series points while Annett was running for Cup Series points. The No. 33 was the same RCR car that Scott was supposed to drive, but used all HScott Motorsports personnel and ran under the Hillman-Circle Sport LLC banner.
Annett later failed to qualify again at Talladega in October. This time no one gave up their seat for Annett and he did not race. At the end of the 2015 season, Annett's average finish was worse with HScott Motorsports than it was with Baldwin despite running in a stabled team.
Annett returned to the team in 2016, joined by new teammate Clint Bowyer. Prior to the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Annett was replaced by former teammate Justin Allgaier in the No. 46 as he had been suffering from flu-like symptoms.^{[19]} On November 1, Annett announced that he would not return to HScott Motorsports in 2017.
Annett was born in Des Moines, Iowa. His late father Harrold was the CEO of TMC Transportation, which has sponsored Michael's racing efforts.^{[20]}^{[21]}^{[22]} Annett played as defenseman for the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League prior to starting his racing career.^{[23]} In 2004, he was a member of the team that won Clark Cup, and he was named "Most Improved Player" on a team that included future hockey player Joe Pavelski.^{[24]} His father used to own a dirt track team which fielded drivers including Sammy Swindell, before selling up prior to him starting his hockey career.^{[20]}^{[21]} At 5'10", and 180 lbs, he was considered too small to play at a higher level.
On February 6, 2011, Annett had rear-ended a car Sunday morning in Mooresville, North Carolina that was stopped at a red light. According to police reports Annett was seen eating mints when examined and had a registered BAC of 0.32, four times the legal limit in North Carolina. Annett subsequently resisted arrest as he did not want to be handcuffed. He also claimed that he had been texting, and thus could not stop in time to avoid an accident; a similar incident involving Annett had occurred in 2010. RWR said that they did not condone the incident and that Annett would be facing internal sanctions. NASCAR had also kept in contact with the local authorities as well as Rusty Wallace Racing. Annett issued a formal apology, and did not miss any races.^{[25]}
(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * - Most laps led.)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series results | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
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Year | Team | No. | Make | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | NSCC | Pts | Ref | ||
2014 | Tommy Baldwin Racing | 7 | Chevy | DAY 37 |
PHO 34 |
LVS 29 |
BRI 26 |
CAL 19 |
MAR 31 |
TEX 29 |
DAR 42 |
RCH 33 |
TAL 16 |
KAN 25 |
CLT 28 |
DOV 35 |
POC 20 |
MCH 21 |
SON 30 |
KEN 18 |
DAY 21 |
NHA 32 |
IND 31 |
POC 22 |
GLN 31 |
MCH 40 |
BRI 38 |
ATL 21 |
RCH 37 |
CHI 40 |
NHA 29 |
DOV 41 |
KAN 24 |
CLT 33 |
TAL 37 |
MAR 24 |
TEX 22 |
PHO 26 |
HOM 36 |
33rd | 531 | ^{[26]} | ||
2015 | HScott Motorsports | 46 | Chevy | DAY 13 |
ATL DNQ |
LVS 39 |
PHO 42 |
CAL 38 |
MAR 39 |
TEX 40 |
BRI 23 |
RCH 33 |
TAL 29 |
KAN 23 |
CLT 32 |
DOV 41 |
POC 34 |
MCH 30 |
SON 33 |
DAY 37 |
KEN 30 |
NHA 36 |
IND 30 |
POC 26 |
GLN 31 |
MCH 35 |
BRI 43 |
DAR 39 |
RCH 43 |
CHI 34 |
NHA 29 |
DOV 37 |
CLT 25 |
KAN 34 |
TAL DNQ |
MAR 23 |
TEX 31 |
PHO 32 |
HOM 30 |
36th | 398 | ^{[27]} | ||
Hillman-Circle Sport LLC | 33 | Chevy | ATL 29 |
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2016 | HScott Motorsports | 46 | Chevy | DAY 27 |
ATL 30 |
LVS 30 |
PHO 33 |
CAL 29 |
MAR 35 |
TEX 32 |
BRI 31 |
RCH 36 |
TAL 38 |
KAN 32 |
DOV 37 |
CLT 36 |
POC 38 |
MCH 28 |
SON 36 |
DAY 20 |
KEN 26 |
NHA 38 |
IND 28 |
POC 29 |
GLN 37 |
BRI QL^{+} |
MCH 33 |
DAR 28 |
RCH 31 |
CHI 33 |
NHA 40 |
DOV 33 |
CLT 24 |
KAN 32 |
TAL 33 |
MAR 35 |
TEX 32 |
PHO 26 |
HOM 28 |
36th | 328 | ^{[28]} | ||
^{+} - Qualified but replaced by Justin Allgaier |
Year | Team | Manufacturer | Start | Finish |
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2014 | Tommy Baldwin Racing | Chevrolet | 36 | 37 |
2015 | HScott Motorsports | Chevrolet | 27 | 13 |
2016 | 21 | 27 |
NASCAR Xfinity Series results | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
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Year | Team | No. | Make | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | NXSC | Pts | Ref |
2008 | Germain Racing | 03 | Toyota | DAY | CAL | LVS | ATL | BRI | NSH | TEX | PHO | MXC | TAL | RCH | DAR | CLT | DOV | NSH | KEN | MLW | NHA | DAY | CHI | GTY | IRP | CGV | GLN | MCH | BRI | CAL | RCH | DOV | KAN | CLT | MEM | TEX | PHO | HOM 36 |
138th | 55 | ^{[29]} |
2009 | 15 | DAY 35 |
CAL 16 |
LVS 32 |
BRI 20 |
TEX 11 |
NSH 19 |
PHO 16 |
TAL 21 |
RCH 34 |
DAR 29 |
CLT 39 |
DOV 19 |
NSH 27 |
KEN 7 |
MLW 28 |
NHA 19 |
DAY 35 |
CHI 17 |
GTY 7 |
IRP 35 |
IOW 11 |
GLN 20 |
MCH 13 |
BRI 8 |
CGV 18 |
ATL 14 |
RCH 25 |
DOV 13 |
KAN 30 |
CAL 6 |
CLT 13 |
MEM 16 |
TEX 22 |
PHO 20 |
HOM 21 |
10th | 3598 | ^{[30]} | ||
2010 | DAY 12 |
CAL 17 |
LVS 33 |
BRI 20 |
NSH 9 |
PHO 33 |
TEX 16 |
TAL 43 |
RCH 26 |
DAR 11 |
DOV 15 |
CLT 14 |
NSH 14 |
KEN 34 |
ROA 24 |
NHA 19 |
DAY 12 |
CHI 14 |
GTY 11 |
IRP 19 |
IOW 7 |
GLN 19 |
MCH 16 |
BRI 18 |
CGV 25 |
ATL 21 |
RCH 20 |
DOV 15 |
KAN 16 |
CAL 20 |
CLT 36 |
GTY 21 |
TEX 18 |
PHO 18 |
HOM 24 |
13th | 3651 | ^{[31]} | |||
2011 | Rusty Wallace Racing | 62 | Toyota | DAY 39 |
PHO 19 |
LVS 13 |
BRI 24 |
CAL 18 |
TEX 18 |
TAL 19 |
NSH 19 |
RCH 16 |
DAR 31 |
DOV 20 |
IOW 13 |
CLT 14 |
CHI 9 |
MCH 19 |
ROA 7 |
DAY 6 |
KEN 7 |
NHA 7 |
NSH 14 |
IRP 29 |
IOW 12 |
GLN 19 |
CGV 18 |
BRI 6 |
ATL 20 |
RCH 11 |
CHI 16 |
DOV 12 |
KAN 16 |
CLT 17 |
TEX 20 |
PHO 10 |
HOM 19 |
9th | 944 | ^{[32]} | |
2012 | Richard Petty Motorsports | 43 | Ford | DAY 27 |
PHO 10 |
LVS 13 |
BRI 11 |
CAL 11 |
TEX 9 |
RCH 8 |
TAL 23 |
DAR 14 |
IOW 14 |
CLT 14 |
DOV 11 |
MCH 12 |
ROA 26 |
KEN 4 |
DAY 3 |
NHA 11 |
CHI 5 |
IND 6 |
IOW 4 |
GLN 11 |
CGV 28 |
BRI 8 |
ATL 10 |
RCH 5 |
CHI 7 |
KEN 7 |
DOV 3 |
CLT 10 |
KAN 8 |
TEX 17 |
PHO 7 |
HOM 12 |
5th | 1082 | ^{[33]} | ||
2013 | DAY 26 |
PHO | LVS | BRI | CAL | TEX | RCH | TAL | DAR | CLT 17 |
DOV 13 |
IOW 30 |
MCH 19 |
ROA 35 |
KEN 18 |
DAY 15 |
NHA 5 |
CHI 16 |
IND 9 |
IOW 12 |
GLN 22 |
MOH 22 |
BRI 11 |
ATL 14 |
RCH 13 |
CHI 18 |
KEN 10 |
DOV 14 |
KAN 12 |
CLT 10 |
TEX 14 |
PHO 14 |
HOM 17 |
15th | 696 | ^{[34]} | |||||
2017 | JR Motorsports | 5 | Chevy | DAY 14 |
ATL 15 |
LVS 21 |
PHO 9 |
CAL 13 |
TEX 20 |
BRI 10 |
RCH 8 |
TAL 7 |
CLT 36 |
DOV 14 |
POC 13 |
MCH 37 |
IOW 6 |
DAY 33 |
KEN 16 |
NHA 16 |
IND 25 |
IOW 33 |
GLN 16 |
MOH 19 |
BRI 12 |
ROA 2 |
DAR 17 |
RCH 15 |
CHI 15 |
KEN 16 |
DOV 11 |
CLT 27 |
KAN 14 |
TEX 12 |
PHO 16 |
HOM 9 |
9th | 2155 | ^{[35]} | ||
2018 | DAY 37 |
ATL 20 |
LVS 13 |
PHO 17 |
CAL 18 |
TEX 15 |
BRI 21 |
RCH 20 |
TAL 14 |
DOV 15 |
CLT 12 |
POC 35 |
MCH 17 |
IOW 13 |
CHI 30 |
DAY 11 |
KEN 15 |
NHA 16 |
IOW 14 |
GLN 17 |
MOH 18 |
BRI 7 |
ROA 12 |
DAR 10 |
IND 31 |
LVS 40 |
RCH 14 |
CLT 20 |
DOV 12 |
KAN 40 |
TEX 16 |
PHO 16 |
HOM 9 |
14th | 632 | ^{[36]} | |||||
2019 | 1 | DAY 1* |
ATL 12 |
LVS 5 |
PHO 8 |
CAL 13 |
TEX 6 |
BRI 8 |
RCH 13 |
TAL 31 |
DOV 10 |
CLT 6 |
POC 8 |
MCH 3 |
IOW 9 |
CHI 3 |
DAY 25 |
KEN 4 |
NHA 11 |
IOW 10 |
GLN 8 |
MOH 13 |
BRI 9 |
ROA 12 |
DAR 13 |
IND 12 |
LVS 13 |
RCH 9 |
CLT 15 |
DOV 6 |
KAN 4 |
TEX 11 |
PHO 9 |
HOM 11 |
9th | 2239 | ^{[37]} | ||||
2020 | DAY 11 |
LVS 7 |
CAL 17 |
PHO 17 |
DAR 25 |
CLT 7 |
BRI 37 |
ATL 11 |
HOM 6 |
HOM 18 |
TAL 12 |
POC 5 |
IND 9 |
KEN 5 |
KEN 8 |
TEX 5 |
KAN 8 |
ROA 10 |
DAY 15 |
DOV 9 |
DOV 8 |
DAY 7 |
DAR 8 |
RCH 7 |
RCH 7 |
BRI 31 |
LVS 7 |
TAL 37 |
CLT 9 |
KAN 8 |
TEX 6 |
MAR 8 |
PHO 4 |
9th | 2202 | ^{[38]} | |||||
2021 | DAY 36 |
DAY 15 |
HOM 13 |
LVS 6 |
PHO 38 |
ATL 7 |
MAR 10 |
TAL 32 |
DAR 7 |
DOV 7 |
COA 11 |
CLT 24 |
MOH 7 |
TEX 10 |
NSH 12 |
POC 12 |
ROA 3 |
ATL | NHA | GLN 11 |
IND QL^{+} |
MCH | DAY 30 |
DAR 14 |
RCH 22 |
BRI | LVS | TAL | CLT 27 |
TEX 9 |
KAN 7 |
MAR 38 |
PHO 11 |
15th | 638 | ^{[39]} | |||||
^{+} - Qualified but replaced by Chase Elliott · |
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
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Year | Team | No. | Make | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | NCWTC | Pts | Ref | |||||||||||||
2008 | Bill Davis Racing | 22 | Toyota | DAY | CAL | ATL | MAR | KAN | CLT | MFD | DOV | TEX QL^{+} |
MCH | MLW 6 |
MEM 11 |
KEN 2 |
IRP 21 |
NSH 33 |
BRI | GTW 24 |
NHA 24 |
LVS | TAL | MAR | ATL | TEX | 30th | 910 | ^{[40]} | |||||||||||||||
Germain Racing | 9 | Toyota | PHO 18 |
HOM | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
2014 | NTS Motorsports | 14 | Chevy | DAY | MAR | KAN | CLT | DOV | TEX | GTW | KEN | IOW | ELD 25 |
POC | MCH | BRI | MSP | CHI | NHA | LVS | TAL | MAR | TEX | PHO | HOM | 102nd | 0^{1} | ^{[41]} | ||||||||||||||||
2021 | Young's Motorsports | 02 | Chevy | DAY | DAY | LVS | ATL | BRI | RCH | KAN | DAR | COA | CLT | TEX | NSH | POC | KNX QL^{?} |
GLN | GTW | DAR | BRI | LVS | TAL | MAR | PHO | NA | 0^{1} | ^{[42]} | ||||||||||||||||
^{+} - Qualified for Scott Speed · ^{?} - Qualified but replaced by Chris Windom |
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West results | ||||||||||||||||||||||
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Year | Team | No. | Make | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | NKNPSWC | Pts | Ref | ||
2014 | Portenga Motorsports | 31 | Chevy | PHO | IRW | S99 | IOW | KCR | SON 6 |
SLS | CNS | IOW | EVG | KCR | MMP | AAS | PHO | 54th | 38 | ^{[43]} |
^{*} Season still in progress
^{1} Ineligible for series points
(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * - Most laps led.)
ARCA Re/Max Series results | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
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Year | Team | No. | Make | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | ARMC | Pts | Ref | |||||||||||||||
2007 | Win-Tron Racing | 32 | Dodge | DAY | USA | NSH | SLM | KAN | WIN | KEN | TOL | IOW 3 |
POC | MCH | BLN | KEN | POC | NSH 8 |
ISF | MIL | GTW 6 |
DSF | CHI | SLM | 38th | 880 | ^{[44]} | |||||||||||||||||
Bill Davis Racing | 28 | Toyota | TAL 1* |
TOL | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
2008 | DAY 1* |
SLM | IOW 28 |
KEN 4 |
CAR 5 |
KEN 9 |
TOL | POC | MCH | CAY | KEN | BLN | POC | NSH | ISF | DSF | CHI | SLM | NJE | TAL | TOL | 35th | 925 | ^{[45]} | ||||||||||||||||||||
2009 | Hattori Racing Enterprises | 01 | Toyota | DAY 41 |
SLM | CAR | TAL | KEN | TOL | POC | MCH | MFD | IOW | KEN | BLN | POC | ISF | CHI | TOL | DSF | NJE | SLM | KAN | CAR | 155th | 30 | ^{[46]} |