Michael Annett

Learn more about the Driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet

Name
Michael Annett
Birth Date
June 23, 1986
Hometown
Des Moines, Iowa

Michael Annett enjoyed a breakout season in NASCAR Xfinity Series competition in 2019, and with the nucleus of his No. 1 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet team for JR Motorsports returning for 2020, he is poised to do even better this season.

In the opening race of 2019 at Daytona, Annett led the final 45 laps and held off teammate Justin Allgaier at the finish to earn his first NXS victory. The triumph also made Annett the first driver to lock into the NXS Playoffs. Over the course of the season, Annett tied a career best with six top-five finishes and set a new one for top-10 finishes with 19. Both previous records were set in 2012. After reaching the Round of 8 in the playoffs, Annett eventually finished ninth in series points.

In 2020, the 33-year-old Annett will embark on his fourth season with JR Motorsports. A 12-year veteran of NASCAR, Annett has competed in the Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in that span. He came to JR Motorsports in 2017 after a three-year stint (2014-16) driving the No. 46 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet at the NASCAR Cup Series level for HScott Motorsports.

The Des Moines, Iowa native began his racing career in 2007, competing in the ARCA Racing Series where he found instant success. Annett won the pole for his first ARCA race at Iowa Speedway, his home track. In just 10 ARCA races from 2007 to 2009, Annett amassed two wins (Talladega, Daytona), five top-five and eight top-10 finishes.

In 2008, Bill Davis Racing and Germain Racing gave Annett the opportunity to gain seat time in the Truck and Xfinity Series. From 2009 through 2013, Annett raced full-time in NXS competition with multiple teams including Germain Racing (2009-10), Rusty Wallace Inc. (2011), and Richard Petty Motorsports (2012-13). Before making the jump to the Cup Series, Annett collected seven top-five and 34 top-10 finishes in NXS competition. His most successful year in NXS to that point came in 2012, where he earned six top-five and 17 top-10 finishes en route to a fifth-place effort in the championship standings

Annett’s first love was ice hockey, and he advanced quickly through the developmental ranks. By the time he was 16 years old, Annett was playing for Team Illinois, a Triple-A hockey team. In 2004, the Hawkeye native joined the Waterloo (Iowa) Black Hawks, a United States Hockey League (USHL) team.  He was awarded the USHL Most Improved Player award in 2004. Due in part to his father Harrold Annett’s background as team owner for sprint car legend Sammy Swindell, Annett found the siren song of motorsports too strong to ignore.  In 2005, Annett made a full-time transition into the racing world and traded his skates for a fire suit.

Annett resides in Mooresville, N.C. and when not wheeling cars around a race track, enjoys hockey, golf, AMA SuperCross and boating.

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Michael Annett

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JR Motorsports
Attn: Michael Annett Autograph Request
P.O. Box 330
Mooresville, NC 28115

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