Richard Petty Motorsports Nationwide Race Preview — Las Vegas

[media-credit name=”” align=”alignright” width=”160″][/media-credit]Michael Annett• No. 43 Pilot Flying J Ford Mustang

Annett will make his fourth career start in the Nationwide Series at Las Vegas Annett enters Vegas in eighth-place in the Nationwide Series driver point standings Annett’s best finish (13th) came in 2011 at the 1.5-mile speedway

Michael Annett on racing in Las Vegas: “I enjoy going to Las Vegas, it’s a fun 1.5-mile track that carries a lot of speed. I’m really looking forward to getting behind the wheel of my Pilot Flying J Ford Mustang to see what kind of power it’s got this weekend. I feel like we have been improving each week as a team, we are still learning each other, but each week I feel more and more comfortable. Las Vegas is not only a fun race track to go to, but it’s a fun city to visit as well. The fans there are incredible and always full of energy. I’m just excited about the whole weekend.”

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Annett on his Top-10 Finish in Phoenix: “Phoenix was a great race for us. My  Richard Petty Motorsports team did an awesome job of making adjustments throughout the race to improve my car, and we ended up with our first top-10 in just two races with a brand new team. If we can improve on last week’s finish we will be in good shape this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.”

Crew Chief Philippe Lopez’s Thoughts on Racing in Las Vegas: “I’m really proud of Michael and the whole Pilot Flying J race team. Everyone is so dedicated to making this program work, and they have done a great job improving each week. Michael drove the wheels off of the No. 43 last weekend in Phoenix and we came home with a 10th-place finish. If he can use some of the momentum from last weekend’s good run we will be poised for another top-10 finish or better this weekend at the fast 1.5-mile track in Las Vegas.“

Chassis History: The No. 43 RPM NASCAR Nationwide Series team has prepared chassis No. 613 for the 300-mile race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This Pilot Flying J Ford Mustang is brand new to Richard Petty Motorsports this season.

Notes: Annett has three NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His best finish (13th) and best start (12th) at the 1.5-mile track came in 2011. Annett heads to Las Vegas in the eighth position in the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver point standings.

Looking for a Pilot or Flying J store near Phoenix? There are 3 Pilot or Flying J stores within 100 miles of Las Vegas Motor Speedway. One store is only 10 miles away from the race track. (Pilot Travel Center (I-15 Exit 48) 3812 East Craig Road, North Las Vegas, NV, 89031) There are 19 stores within 250 miles of the track. Go to the nearest locations.

Michael Annett scored his first top-10 finish driving the No. 43 Pilot Flying J Ford Mustang for Richard Petty Motorsports last weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.

Race Information

Track: Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Laps: 200 Laps/300 Miles

Track Size: 1.5-mile

TV Information: 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2

Radio Information: 5 p.m. ET on PRN

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