Fort Worth, Texas (April 14, 2010) - NASCAR Nationwide Series teams will compete in a Lone Star State showdown this weekend as Texas Motor Speedway hosts the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 on Saturday. The No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers team is excited to get on fast 1.5 mile track.
Annett has two previous starts at Texas Motor Speedway under his belt and notched an 11th place finish in the 2009 Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.
"Texas Motor Speedway is a good track for us. We've got a great mile and a half program at Germain Racing and we've demonstrated that with historical success on intermediate tracks," said Annett, "We're confident we can translate that intermediate track success to our run at Texas this weekend."
Mile and a half tracks have proven to be a specialty for the combination of Germain Racing and Annett with top-10 finishes earned in 2009 at the intermediate tracks of Kentucky Speedway and Gateway International Raceway, and top-15 finishes at Texas Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. 23-year-old Annett also claimed Raybestos Rookie of the Race honors at two mile and a half tracks in 2009 for his seventh place finish at Gateway International Raceway and his 14th place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Racing at Texas Motor Speedway means heading home for two of Germain Racing's No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers crew members. Jackman and mechanic, James Davis, and tire carrier, Patrick (P.J.) Briody, both hail from the state capital. These two Austin, Texas natives will get one of two chances to visit their home track this season in conjunction with this weekend's O'Reilly Auto Parts 300.
On-track action at Texas Motor Speedway begins on Thursday with NASCAR Nationwide Series practice at 7 p.m. Final practice kicks off Friday at 10:30 a.m. with qualifying following at 2:45 p.m. The green flag waves for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Watch and listen live to qualifying and the race on ESPN 2. Times are listed in ET.
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