Michael Annett to retire from full-time NASCAR competition

The JR Motorsports driver has issued a statement

In early July, Annett missed Atlanta Motor Speedway New Hampshire Motor Speedway following a stress fracture in his right femur.

Back in September, Iowa native Michael Annett injured his leg during an while exercising. The injury happened right before the race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Annett had qualified for the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs. However, he was eliminated from the Playoffs after missing the Bristol race.

He’s since missed the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway events as well.

Michael Annett has just announced his retirement from full-time racing at the conclusion of the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.

Michael Annett comments

“I’m just so grateful for the opportunities I’ve had,” the 35-year-old Annett said.

“Being able to drive racecars for a living is honestly a dream come true for me. It’s been a privilege to work with some great teams and alongside some of the most talented folks in the garage. None of this would have been possible without the support of my partners, and I am happy to call them life-long friends.”

“It’s those relationships and friendships that are the most rewarding.”

The 35-year-old previously ran full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series between 2014-2016.

Annett has over 430 stars across the top levels of the NASCAR ladder. He has 1 win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series which came in 2019.


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