Lebanon, Tenn. (June 7, 2010) – In the first stand-alone NASCAR Nationwide Series race of the 2010 season, Germain Racing driver Michael Annett recorded a top-15 finish in the Federated Auto Parts 300.
Annett’s 14th place finish at Nashville Superspeedway boosted him two spots in the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship point standings to 13th, just 31 points outside of the top-10.
The No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota Camry started the 225 lap race 20th.
While fighting a tight handling condition, Annett was running 15th when the call was made to pit under green on lap 59 for new tires, fuel and an air pressure adjustment. Just as the No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota Camry returned to the track, a caution came out on lap 61. With a loose lug nut from the previous pit stop, the No. 15 was forced to pit road again on lap 64, causing Annett to go two laps down to the lead lap cars.
Determined to fight his way back, Annett ran fast, consistent lap times waiting for his break to put him back on the lead lap. With a wave around and Lucky Dog free pass, the No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota was back on the lead lap, competing for position on lap 112.
Annett worked his way into the top-15 again by lap 133, but continued to fight a tight condition until the finish. The No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Camry drove through the checkered flag in 14th.
The Nationwide Series will now compete in their second consecutive non-companion race as they travel to Kentucky Speedway for the Meijer 300.
Starting fourth and finishing seventh in the 2009 Meijer 300 at Kentucky, the 1.5 mile D-shaped oval proves to be a very strong track for Annett.
Watch and listen live to coverage of next Saturday’s Meijer 300 on ESPN and PRN at 7:30 p.m. 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.
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