Texas Race Preview

  • Michael Annett enters this weekend’s race at Texas Motor Speedway in search of his third straight top-10 finish on the 1.5-mile quad-oval. In this race last year, the Iowa native finished fifth and followed that with a sixth-place run in the fall.

  • A seventh-place finish last week at Mid-Ohio saw Annett jump two spots in the season point standings to 10th.

  • The No. 1 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet returns to its primary paint scheme this week, but will carry Summer Is a Go branding on the decklid and myRewardsPlus on the TV panel for the next three races. Both summer promotions are currently under way at Pilot Flying J locations nationwide.

“We had a solid run at Mid-Ohio and moved up in the points entering the summer stretch. The last two races at Texas, we’ve been in contention. Our Pilot Flying J Chevrolet has been good at Texas, and Bummy (crew chief Mike Bumgarner) and the No. 1 team continue to put good solid cars under me every week. We have some momentum, and now is the time to carry it forward.” - Michael Annett