Talladega Race Preview

  • Michael Annett’s best finish on the 2.66-mile oval came in 2017 in his first start there for JR Motorsports. The Iowa driver ended the day seventh at the checkered flag.

  • Annett’s first pole in the NASCAR Xfinity Series also came at Talladega Superspeedway in 2019. He was battling for the lead with 17 laps remaining when he was caught up in a crash and finished 31st after leading 10 laps.

  • Annett has earned three top-10 finishes in the last four races, the best being a sixth-place effort at Las Vegas.

  • Beginning this week, Annett’s No. 1 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet will carry a special paint scheme featuring the myRewards Plus™ app, a rewards program made for drivers™.

“We’ve always been fast at Talladega, and our last race there we were in contention for the victory. The last four races, we’ve been really fast and consistent, and this is one of our better tracks, so we’re looking for good things on Saturday. I’m proud to carry a new paint scheme featuring the myRewards Plus™ app, which saves professional drivers money on fuel, saves time and adds convenience to help them do their jobs.” – Michael Annett