F1, Formula 1, NASCAR, IndyCar, MotoGP, ALMS, And More!

Jun 11, 2013 - 07:24 PM
Top News!
Rumors Edition!
Upcoming Racing! (Updated)

Top Stories
· 2013 Formula One F1 Driver Line-up, Rumor Round-up & 2014 Silly Season Rumors - June 11th (Jun 11, 2013)
· 2013 Pocono: NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Results - Johnson, Chevrolet Win! (Jun 9, 2013)
· 2013 Canada GP: Formula One F1 Race Results - Vettel, Red Bull Win! (Jun 9, 2013)
· 2013 Iowa: NASCAR Nationwide Race Results - Bayne, Ford Win! (Jun 9, 2013)
· 2013 Canadian GP: Formula One F1 Starting Line-Up (Grid) & Race Preview (Jun 9, 2013)

Previous Top Stories!

Hot Rumors!
· F1: Force India scuffle followed di Resta's criticism ? (Jun 10, 2013)
· F1: Massa Keeping Seat At Ferrari ? (Jun 10, 2013)
· F1: Return of Testing, 21-race 2014 calendar ? (Jun 10, 2013)
· F1: Verne Chasing Webber's Red Bull Seat ? (Jun 10, 2013)
· F1: 2014 Formula One Schedule Rumors ? (Jun 9, 2013)
More Rumors!

Annett Looks For Redemption In The Irish Hills
Posted by: newsla on Jun 11, 2013 - 07:18 PM
Annett Looks For Redemption In The Irish Hills

Michael Annett and the No. 43 Pilot Travel Centers team will head to Michigan International Speedway looking for redemption after a late-race accident in last week's race at Iowa Speedway. Damage from the two-car incident prevented the No. 43 team from completing the race, relegating the Des Moines, Iowa native to a 30th-place finish.


Bookmark and Share
Annett has four starts at the two-mile, Michigan track, with an average finishing position of 15th. His best start at Michigan is 17th (2010) and his best finish is 12th (2012). With the Pilot Travel Center team's strength at larger tracks and the ability to take risks for the win, the No. 43 team has high hopes for a strong run this weekend.

Have a question for the driver of the No. 43 Pilot Travel Centers Ford? Head out to the Ford Display in the Fan Plaza on Saturday, June 15 from 9:30-9:45 a.m. ET for a question and answer session with Annett.

Comments from the No. 43 Pilot Travel Centers Ford Mustang driver Michael Annett:

"Going into Michigan last year, we weren't really sure what to expect with the repave. This year we know that the track is going to be really fast with a ton of grip. As a team, we typically do well at the larger tracks, so now that we have an idea of what to expect going into the weekend, I really think we can improve on our 12th-place finish from last year. The Nationwide series only goes there once a year but the Cup teams visit Michigan twice, so we're lucky to be able to get some additional information from our Cup teammates.

"It's cool to go to Michigan because that is where Ford's headquarters are located. We actually get to go out a day early and tour the facility, learn about the products and meet with the employees. The company had their 200th Nationwide Series win last weekend, but we would love to give them their 201st win right in their backyard."

Comments from Crew Chief Philippe Lopez on Michigan:

"It's Michigan, so that means automatically you better have good gas mileage because chances are it's going to come down to gas mileage at the end and who has the best. Michigan has so much grip that you can take some more chances on your car not being in full down force mode, so to speak. Some guys are going to push that too hard, it has a lot of grip but it's not Daytona or Talladega. We'll be wide open in qualifying, but when it gets to the race, you still have to handle and you still have to get around other cars so we're going to err towards the side of being a regular intermediate track. We'll give up a lot in qualifying, but that's ok, it will pay off in the race.

"The track is ultra smooth. Handling, from a ride perspective, is not an issue. It's like glass, and you can trim your car out a little bit, which you couldn't do in the past. In the past, it was all about how much grip and how much down force because you were slipping and sliding after three laps. The track is very fast."

Chassis History:

Philippe Lopez and the No. 43 Pilot Travel Centers team have prepared chassis number 752 for Michigan. The same chassis was raced at Texas Motor Speedway earlier this year with Reed Sorenson in the driver's seat. Sorenson qualified 25th and finished 15th.

PaddockTalk Perspective

Also in NASCAR News:

Related links
· NASCAR Edition
· Top PaddockTalk News!
· NASCAR Rumors
· More about NASCAR News

Home :: _ 

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest (c) 2003-2014 by PaddockTalk.com.
Contact E-mail: admin@paddocktalk.com