Michael Annett, Pilot Flying J returning to JR Motorsports

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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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