Michael Annett Pre-Race Notes and Quotes: Kansas

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 1, 2014) – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Michael Annett looks to continue his good intermediate track outings this Sunday at Kansas Speedway.

Annett, piloting his No. 7 Accell Construction Chevrolet SS this weekend, has seen all eight of his top-22 finishes this season come at tracks 1.5 miles or longer. He finished 25th in his first ever Cup Series start at Kansas this past spring. He finished eighth and 12th in his two most recent NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at the facility.

Annett’s crew chief at Tommy Baldwin Racing, Kevin “Bono” Manion, led Jamie McMurray to finishes of 15th, seventh and 16th on the track’s current surface, spanning 2012 and 2013.

The race will air live Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2:15 p.m. Eastern on ESPN.

MICHAEL ANNETT QUOTE:

“We’ve had some extra time at Kansas this year, having participated in the tire test there right before the spring race. Our mile-and-a-half program has gotten to the point where we’re a top-20 car. We finished 18th at Kentucky and 21st at Atlanta. I feel like we can continue to improve on that this weekend.

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