Early Monday morning NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Michael Annett was arrested for driving while intoxicated in North Carolina. Annett, who drives for Rusty Wallace Racing, was reported to have had a blood alcohol content of .32, which is four times the legal limit. Rusty Wallace Racing gave a statement saying that they do not condone substance abuse from anyone employed by the team. Annett was also charged with texting while driving, failure to reduce speed, and resisting arrest by an officer.
According to ESPN analyst and team owner Rusty Wallace, Annett will still be allowed to drive the Number 62 car in next weeks race at Daytona. Annett released a statement apologizing for his actions and lack of judgment. Rusty Wallace Racing plans to give a harsh punishment to the driver.
Michael Annett has spent the last two years driving for Bob Germain in the Nationwide Series. He finished 10th and 13th in points in those seasons. Annett has yet to win but has finished with 6 top tens in 71 races. Annett will have to appear in court sometime in March.