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 Iowa Speedway, his home state track.
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 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 and meet and greet with Annett, where he 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 Annett. “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, a native of Des Moines, Iowa is competing in his ninth full-time season in NASCAR, and first with JR Motorsports. He will run the TMC branded car two more times before the season wraps up in mid-November, and 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!