NSCS: Michael Annett Race Preview: Texas

HScott Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Preview

Michael Annett
No. 46 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet
Texas Motor Speedway
AAA Texas 500 | November 8, 2015

Annett, Pilot Flying J Team to Tackle Texas…Texas Motor Speedway, a 1.5-mile intermediate track located in Fort Worth, will host the 34th race of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Michael Annett and the No. 46 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet team scored a top-25 finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway, a track similar in size and shape to Texas, last month. A top-25 finish on Sunday will also mark Annett’s third such feat in his last four races.

Annett in Texas…In NASCAR Xfinity Series competition, Annett averaged a finish of 16.1 at Texas Motor Speedway, with a best result of ninth coming in 2012. He finished 22nd in the 2014 running of the AAA Texas 500.

Michael Annett on Texas Motor Speedway:
“Usually at Texas, you have to dial in your car for long runs and conserve fuel accordingly, but lately – and last year’s race really comes to mind – we’ve seen a lot of late cautions happen there, which set up restarts. That’s why finding a balance will be so important. We need to focus on making our car equally as good on short runs.”

No. 46 Pilot Flying J Team Members:
> Driver:
> Michael Annett
> Crew Chief:
> Jay Guy
> Car Chief:
> Steve Gassman
> Mechanic:
> Michael Thomas
> Engineer:
> Jonathan Bowen
> Engine Tuner:
> Michael Brown
> Shock Specialist:
> Marcos Castro
> Truck Drivers:
> Steve Peterson, Mike Smith
> Mechanic/Tire Specialist:
> Craig Dalton
> Interior:
> Evan Harding
> Front End Mechanic:
> David Lefleur
> Spotter:
> Dave Ramsey

Get Up to Date on Michael Annett…Follow Annett on his very own Twitter and Facebook accounts and get live updates from the track by following @PFJRacing and @TeamHSM46 on Twitter. For a detailed bio and updated in-season statistics, please visit www.michaelannett.com.

About Pilot Flying J…Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America, is committed to making life better for professional drivers. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Pilot Flying J has more than 650 retail locations, 52 Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Centers (Wingfoot) and 44 Boss Shops, all of which accept MyRewards cards for Pilot Flying J’s loyalty program. The Pilot Flying J network provides drivers with access to more than 70,000 parking spaces for trucks, 4,800 showers and more than 4,400 diesel lanes offering Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at the pump. Pilot Flying J is currently ranked No. 7 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies. Visit www.pilotflyingj.com for more information.

About HScott Motorsports…HScott Motorsports, which was established in 1989 as Phoenix Racing, is owned and operated by Harry Scott Jr. and competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with technical support from Hendrick Motorsports.  The team competes full time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with Justin Allgaier driving the No. 51 BRANDT Chevrolet and Michael Annett driving the Pilot Flying J Chevrolet. Scott also owns HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi, which fields the No. 42 Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and is the co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, which fields five entries in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. His vision is to build a championship contender by developing talented young drivers, partnering with dedicated sponsors and competing hard every week. For more information, visit HScott Motorsports on the web at: www.hscottmotorsports.com.