Travis Mack Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Late-race strategy for Michael Annett and crew chief Travis Mack almost earned the JR Motorsports duo another NASCAR Xfinity Series victory. When the caution waved on lap 163 at Kansas Speedway, Mack opted to pit Annett’s No. 1 All State Parts & Service Group Chevrolet Camaro SS for fuel only. While the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff Grid driver slipped backward, the strategy worked. A caution 16 laps later put Annett on fresh tires. On the ensuing restart, Annett got caught in the middle with JustinRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A mild manner day by Michael Annett was solid enough to escape Saturday’s User Your Melon. Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway with the eighth and final playoff spot. Annett, who entered Dover 11 points ahead of the cutoff line, only had one objective to focus and that’s beating John Hunter Nemechek, who was the only threat of possibly knocking him out of the championship hunt. In the first two stages, Annett finished 10th and ninth respectively. Nemechek on the other hand, took ninth andRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent A stage one strategy call by crew chief Travis Mack increased Michael Annett’s points cushion in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs. After Annett hovered just inside the top-10 in stage one of the Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway, Mack opted to bring the No. 1 Pilot / Flying J Chevrolet Camaro SS to pit road under caution on lap 61. As one of three that pitted, the JR Motorsports driver came to life in the final nine laps of the stage. Annett restarted outsideRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Six years ago, Michael Annett’s career drastically changed at Daytona International Speedway when a broken sternum sidelined him 6-8 weeks, ending his bid of contending for the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship, where in the previous season, he finished fifth in points. Ever since that gloomy afternoon, Annett’s view of the sport didn’t change but his performances created a whirlwind of struggles in NASCAR. Scoring only two top-fives in 91 Xfinity Series starts, numbers that’s undesirable especially the equipment he runs for whichRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. – It may have taken 22 races, but Michael Annett finally earned his first Top-10 finish of 2018. The JR Motorsports drivers’ journey to that Top-10 finish in the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway was a wild one. A caution with 40 laps to go gave Annett the free pass. The NASCAR Xfinity Series driver used that to put his No. 5 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet Camaro SS back on the lead lap. With just 11 other cars on the leadRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer * Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the top-30 drivers in the series leading into next month’s 60th running of the Daytona 500. Age: 37 Years in Cup: 14 Career Wins: 18 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Victories A new season means a new team and a new crew chief for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne. Kahne will move from Hendrick Motorsports to pilot the No. 95 Procore Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Leavine Family Racing. He willRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Penalty day in NASCAR has come following the race weekend at Darlington Raceway and this week’s penalty announcement is a doozy, with drivers from both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series feeling the wrath of the sanctioning body. Denny Hamlin made headlines across the sport with his sweep of both races on the historic track, including a monster comeback in Sunday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500, but now both of those wins have been ruled as encumbered by NASCAR due to issuesRead More