Phoenix Raceway Race Preview

Michael Annett heads to Phoenix seeking his third straight top-10 finish on the 1-mile desert oval after recording eighth- and ninth-place results in the two 2019 events there.


  • Annett’s best finish at Phoenix is seventh in 2012, and half of his six top-10 results there have come in the Pilot Flying J Chevrolet at JR Motorsports.

  • Annett has an affinity for 1-mile tracks in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. His average finishes—14.8 at Phoenix, 12.7 at Dover and 13.0 at New Hampshire—are combined with a 99.3 percent laps completed standard on the short ovals.


JRM Autograph Session: JRM teammates Michael Annett, Justin Allgaier, Daniel Hemric and Noah Gragson will be signing autographs at the JR Motorsports / Hendrick Motorsports souvenir trailer at Phoenix on Friday, March 6 from 4:30 – 5 p.m. MST.


"I love racing at Phoenix and the other 1-mile ovals, and our performance shows that. We’ve run in the top 10 the last two times out there, and we need a solid performance. We had another fast Pilot Flying J Chevrolet at California, but once again got caught in someone else’s mess. Despite the damage, we were able to overcome it and get a reasonable finish. We’re aiming for a lot better result this weekend." - Michael Annett