FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The time between July 3 and Saturday, Oct. 16, is a period Michael Annett will likely want to forget.
However, Annett began and ended the period with Top 10 finishes in the NASCAR Xfinity Series – A 3rd-place finish in the July 3 Road America race and a 9th-place finish in Saturday’s Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 at Texas.
Annett earned 10 stage points in Saturday’s race, earning himself playoff points for the first time since scoring three points at Road America in July.
Although he scored three playoff points at Watkins Glen, Chase Elliott was driving his car and earned the points for him. Elliott took over for Annett, who was suffering from a leg injury that caused him to miss seven NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
Annett on Oct. 6 announced his retirement from full-time competition. Annett has three races left in his full-time career – at Kansas, Martinsville and Phoenix.