Destination: Finish Line
July was an exciting month in the world of NASCAR for TMC. Earlier this year, we announced our partnership with JR Motorsports and the team’s No. 5 entry driven by Michael Annett. Annett debuted the TMC Transportation sponsored paint scheme at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 22nd, then ran it again the following weekend at the his home-state track, the Iowa Speedway.
The black, orange, and gold colors on Annett’s No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro drew in masses of support from TMC employees, drivers, customers, and vendors. At both tracks, everywhere you looked you saw people proudly wearing their ‘TMC Racing” t-shirts sporting Annett’s No. 5 on the back.
In Indianapolis, Annett accomplished his career best qualifying position. But, he suffered a few setbacks and settled for a finish in the 25 spot despite running on only seven cylinders for the last 50 laps.
The following weekend at the Iowa Speedway can be described with one word - pride. Over 700 TMC employees were in attendance to cheer Annett on as he raced toward the finish line. Employees were treated to a pre-race tailgate followed by a meet and greet with Annett. The driver expressed his gratitude for the support of his TMC family, signed autographs, and snapped some photos.
“I always look forward to running in front of the home crowd at Iowa Speedway,” expressed the Des Moines, Iowa native. “We had a great group from TMC here today and I want to thank all the guests in attendance for coming out to support us.”
Annett is competing in his ninth full-time season in NASCAR, and his first with JR Motorsports. He will run the TMC-branded car two more times before the season wraps up in mid-November. He currently sits at 11th in the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff point standings.
See photos from the Indianapolis and Iowa races at www.michaelannett.com, and be sure to follow him on Facebook, and Twitter!