Bristol Race Preview

  • Michael Annett enters the weekend 66 points out of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs, needing a victory to advance to the top 12.

  • Annett has three top-10 finishes in his last five starts on the .533-mile oval. In the fall last season, Annett was running in the top five when a lapped car took him out of the running.

  • Annett will again have a special paint scheme this weekend in honor of Pilot Flying J’s Driver Appreciation Month program. The scheme, which features the hashtag #ThankATrucker on the TV panel, will be on the car through the Sept. 25 event at Las Vegas.

“This is our last chance to get into the playoffs for the driver’s championship, and we plan to make it our best shot. We’ve run well the past three races, but events haven’t gone our way, so we need to make the most of this weekend at Bristol. We’ve been fast—I had the best car I've ever had there last fall—and we can do it again. This No. 1 Pilot Flying J team will give it everything we have.”– Michael Annett