Cup Michael Annett, driver of the #43 EFS Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 23, 2013 in Concord, North Carolina.

Published on November 15th, 2013 | by Michael J Smith


Annett To Drive For TBR In ’14

Tommy Baldwin Racing has signed Michael Annett to drive the team’s No. 7 Sprint Cup Chevy in 2014. Pilot Flying J has also signed on to sponsor Annett as he makes the move to Cup racing.

TBR will field cars from Richard Childress Racing with engines coming from Earnhardt childress Racing engines.

Team owner and namesake Tommy Baldwin said:

To have Michael on board for next year, and to have a great partner like Pilot Flying J, is big for our team. Since we went Cup racing about five years ago, we’ve grown and gotten better with each passing season. This is the next logical step, and I believe there’s a lot of potential for Michael to come in and do good things in our racecars.

Annett added:

Driving in the Cup Series has been my goal ever since I started racing, and to start this next chapter with Tommy, who is one of the main reasons I made the move to North Carolina in the first place, makes this extra special. I’m looking forward to continuing what we started – winning two races in the ARCA Series and running well in Trucks. Pilot Flying J has been with me just as long, they have been a tremendous partner and I’m honored to represent them on the sport’s biggest stage.

Laura Palenkas, of Pilot Flying J, said:

As a long-standing and proud sponsor of Michael Annett, Pilot Flying J is thrilled that he is moving to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Our partnership with Michael began more than six years ago and we have watched him grow into the successful driver he is today. We are so proud and excited to see him take the next step in his career. Daytona is just around the corner and we can’t wait to watch him pull ahead this season.

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