CORNELIUS, N.C. – official release — NASCAR photo — NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Michael Annett will compete in the second running of Eldora Speedway’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Mudsummer Classic piloting the No. 14 TMC Transportation Chevrolet Silverado for NTS Motorsports.
Last year the inaugural event drew a sellout crowd and record television ratings, sparking the imagination of a fan base eager for sliding, mud-slinging action. It also piqued the interest of Annett. Eldora has a special meaning to the 28-year-old driver, whose father Harrold owned one of the most prestigious Sprint Car teams in dirt racing history.
“After watching last year’s race at Eldora, I knew I wanted to be a part of the next one,” said Annett. “TMC and NTS Motorsports are providing me with a great opportunity to go race at a place that means a lot to my family and me.”
His No. 14 truck will be adorned by the black and gold of TMC, a color scheme familiar to fans of dirt racing. Current Annett partner Allstate Peterbilt Group will adorn the Silverado’s tonneau cover.
“When NASCAR decided to add Eldora to the Camping World Truck Series schedule, it gave a lot of drivers a chance to go back to their roots and compete on dirt,” said team owner Bob Newberry. “Having Michael in the No. 14 truck, at a track that means a lot to his family, will be exciting.”