After further evaluation by two different doctors in North Carolina, it has been determined that Richard Petty Motorsports driver Michael Annett suffered a fractured and dislocated sternum in a late-race NASCAR Nationwide Series crash at Daytona International Speedway Saturday.
|Annett (yellow car) was hurt at Daytona|
Annett will undergo immediate surgery for his injuries in Charlotte, NC, and will be sidelined from competition for an indefinite period of time while he heals from the surgery. Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola will drive the No. 43 Pilot Flying J Ford this weekend at the Phoenix International Raceway, as the team evaluates its options moving forward.
A statement from Richard Petty Motorsports said the team’s primary concern is the health of Annett and getting him the proper treatment he needs for a full recovery.