Texas Race Preview

  • Michael Annett returns to Texas Motor Speedway following a career-best finish on the 1.5-mile quad-oval in July. Annett earned a fifth-place finish in the first TMS race earlier this season and also has three top-10 finishes there.

  • On 1.5-mile tracks this season, Annett has posted a pair of fifth-place finishes and nine top 10s over his 11 starts, earning an average finish of 8.2 in those races.

  • At Kansas last week, Annett equaled his career-best total of 19 top-10 finishes set last year.

  • Annett’s No. 1 Chevrolet will return to the familiar colors of Pilot Flying J this weekend.

  • JRM at Texas: In 77 NXS starts at Texas Motor Speedway, JRM has one win, 20 top fives and 47 top 10s, along with one pole award (2014). The organization’s lone victory came in 2014 with Chase Elliott. JRM drivers Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett and Jeb Burton had respective finishes of third, fifth and sixth in the first event at Texas earlier this season.

“We had a really good run at Texas in July and were able to move forward all day. The last adjustment we made at Kansas showed us something, and I am looking forward to this weekend to keep moving the needle. Our No. 1 team has been pretty sharp on 1.5-mile ovals this year, and Texas is a fast one. Continuing to make gains is important and it sets us up for future success on these tracks.” - Michael Annett