Michael Annett, driver of the Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) No. 7 Pilot Flying J Chevy SS will make his Sprint Cup Series debut in the 56th running of the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 23. Annett will start in the 36th position of the 500 mile race after competing in race No. 2 of the Budweiser Duels which ended in a multi-car wreck on the last lap. Annett finished the race unscathed in 21st position. Annett is also a contender in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year program where he will compete with the largest class of drivers in recent years.
Michael Annett on Daytona International Speedway:
"I'm really proud of my guys and I just want to thank everyone on the team for all of their hard work and allowing me to be part of the TBR family. It's amazing to be racing in this iconic event with the best drivers in the world. We stayed clear of the big wreck and now we can use the next two days to really dial things in for the race on Sunday."
Team Owner Tommy Baldwin on Daytona 500:
"All of our work over the winter paid off, we had some really good speed in the car after Sunday's pole qualifying. Then it got us basically locked in for the upcoming 500. Michael learned a lot in a short period of time and the speed was there in the car, that's what we like. We're going to spend the next couple of days preparing our cars for the 500 miles and be there at the end to compete for a strong finish."
Tommy Baldwin Racing will also field the No. 36 with Reed Sorenson driving the Golden Corral Chevy SS in the Daytona 500 starting in 39th position.