Darlington Race Preview

  • Michael Annett’s best finish on the 1.366-mile oval at Darlington came in the second race there last season, when he finished eighth.

  • Annett has earned three top-10 finishes in the last five races, the best being a sixth-place effort at Las Vegas. A seventh-place run at Atlanta and a 10th at Martinsville followed in the next two races.

  • In Darlington tradition, Annett will carry the green and white Gatorade colors made famous by Darrell Waltrip and DiGard Racing this weekend. As well, race fans can purchase one Gatorade product and get another free through the Pilot Flying J app through May 9.

“Coming back to Darlington with DW’s Gatorade colors means a lot to me and to Pilot Flying J. Last year, in the first race back after the pandemic, we had a really fast Chevrolet, and the second race we were really good and finished eighth. We’re finally into the part of the schedule where we can go to the track every week, and I think that will really help us get some momentum going. Bummy (Bumgarner, crew chief) and the No. 1 team are ready to get to work and Darlington is a great place to kick it off.” – Michael Annett