Lebanon, Tenn. (June 2, 2010) – Nashville Superspeedway, one of two tracks on the NASCAR Nationwide Series circuit centered in the state of Tennessee, will present Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 300, their second Nationwide Series race of the 2010 season, under the lights on the 1.333 mile Music City track.
Following a strong 14th place finish in last week’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Germain Racing driver Michael Annett heads to Nashville Superspeedway on the tail of earning his third consecutive top-15 finish.
He finished 15th in the previous Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway and scored an 11th place finish at Darlington Raceway.
The 23-year-old racer qualified 12th and finished ninth in his last race at Nashville Superspeedway in April and looks to secure another top-10 in this week’s Federated Auto Parts 300 with loyal sponsor Pilot Travel Centers on the hood of his Camry. Annett and Pilot, headquartered in the Volunteer State in Knoxville, Tenn., entered the sport together in the ARCA Racing Series in 2007 and have continued their relationship through the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and into the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
"I really enjoy racing at Nashville Superspeedway, so I look forward to this weekend. Historically, it’s a really good track for me, and I’m very proud to represent Pilot Travel Centers colors in their home state.
We’re going to work hard to give them a great finish on Saturday night," said Annett.
"We’ve got some good runs to build on leading into this summer stretch of races," said crew chief Ryan Fugle. "We’ll be bringing the same car to Nashville this weekend that we finished ninth in at the spring race. We’re looking to being strong from the time we unload at Nashville and taking advantage of our previous success on this track. Being a stand-alone race for our series, the competition will be a lot more intense with less Cup affiliated drivers out there. It’ll definitely be an exciting race."
Only three full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers are on the entry list for Saturday’s Nationwide Series Federated Auto Parts 300.
Bringing light to the devastating floods that rushed through Nashville and surrounding areas earlier this year, Annett will donate his time to participate in a Nationwide Series autograph session on Saturday at the track. Annett and several of his competitors will sign autographs for fans at the Nationwide Insurance display from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday. Fans interested in attending will be asked to bring monetary donations to the signing to support the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. In addition to taking part in the fundraising autograph session, Annett and many other Nationwide Series drivers have donated signed items to a NASCAR Foundation on-line auction benefiting the cause.
The No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota Camry hits Nashville Superspeedway on Friday with practice from 6-7:15 p.m. Final practice gets underway at 7:45 p.m. on Friday. Race day begins with Nationwide Series qualifying at 4:05 p.m. followed by the Federated Auto Parts 300 at 8 p.m. Watch practice, qualifying and the race on ESPN 2. All times are ET.
For more information on Michael Annett and Germain Racing’s No. 15 NASCAR Nationwide Series team, check out www.MichaelAnnett.com and www.GermainRacing.com. Get live updates on Twitter @MichaelAnnett.
For more information on Pilot Travel Centers, please visit www.pilottravelcenters.com.