Talladega Race Preview

  • Michael Annett will return to the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway seeking more this weekend. Last season, the Iowa driver earned his first pole in NXS competition there and was running second when he was caught up in an accident in the late going.

  • Annett’s best finish at Talladega is seventh in 2017, his first race there with JR Motorsports. He’s led 16 laps as well.

  • On the two superspeedways the NXS competes on, Annett has earned both his first career victory (Daytona 2019) and first career pole (Talladega 2019) in addition to a pair of top fives and four top-10 finishes.

“At Homestead, we had chances to win or at least place in the top five in both races, and that’s a good place to be in coming to one of my favorite tracks. We were fast the last few times we’ve been at Talladega, and won the pole there last year. When we got crashed, we were battling for the lead. I know that Travis (Mack, crew chief) and the guys have another hot rod ready to go for me this weekend and I can’t wait to get on track and see what the Pilot Flying J Chevrolet can do.” - Michael Annett