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Michael Annett, Pilot Flying J returning to JR Motorsports


during practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 2, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sarah Crabill

JR Motorsports announced a multi-year agreement Friday with Michael Annett and sponsor Pilot Flying J to keep them with the organization.

The team stated that the announcement puts it on pace to run four full-time NASCAR Xfinity teams next season.

“We’ve watched our partnership with Pilot Flying J grow over the past two seasons,” said Kelley Earnhardt Miller, general manager of JR Motorsports in a statement. “This renewal gives us the ability to continue to build that relationship. Both Pilot Flying J and Michael were integral in our expansion to four full-time teams last season, and they’ll continue as such as we plan for the team’s future. They’ve made a strong commitment to JRM and this sport.”

The 32-year-old Annett is in his second season with JR Motorsports. He enters Saturday’s Xfinity race (3:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN) 15th in the points. He placed ninth in the points last year.

“JR Motorsports has been a great fit for me and I’m thankful to continue my relationship with them and my longtime sponsor Pilot Flying J,” said Annett, who has been backed by the company for a decade. “I have tremendous support with the No. 5 team, my teammates and the entire staff over there. It’s very much a family atmosphere and they have everything it takes to be successful at this level.”

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