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Michael Annett: Hockey’s Loss Is NASCAR’s Gain

While all eyes are on the hockey matches in the Winter Olympics, one former hockey enthusiast, Michael Annett, has turned in his skates to take the wheel of the No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota Camry in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series. Annett, a 23 year old from the Midwest, actually was quite a good hockey player before climbing aboard a race car.  At the age of 16, he led Team Illinois to the 2001 Calgary Mac’s AAA Hockey Tournament Championship. But racing was in Annett’s blood.  He attended his first race, the Knoxville Nationals, literally days after he was born. His family, particularly his father, was active in racing sprint cars until he left the world of racing in 1993 to focus on his trucking company.  For several years prio...

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