Atlanta Race Preview

Michael Annett will seek a third top-10 finish of the season on 1.5-mile ovals this weekend at Atlanta. He was seventh at both Las Vegas and Charlotte.


  • Annett’s best finish at Atlanta is 10th in 2012, and he was 12th in this race a year ago in his Pilot Flying J Chevrolet.

  • Consistency is king for the Iowa native at Atlanta, as he’s completed 99 .2percent of the laps run in his eight starts on the 1.54-mile oval.

  • Annett enters this week’s race with momentum, having led nine laps at Charlotte in the most recent event on a 1.5- mile track.


"We were pretty solid at Charlotte the last time on a 1.5- mile track, and our No. 1 Pilot Flying J team has shown some good speed on those kind of tracks. We’ve really been more consistent, and that is what matters as the season starts to pick up steam again. We’ve had good speed and we’re making the right calls, and that’s half the battle going forward. We’ll take that and build on it to get where we need to be.” - Michael Annett