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Annett Out at Bristol for Illness; Allgaier to Sub

Justin Allgiaer will drive the No. 46 Chevrolet for HScott Motorsports in tonight’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night race at Bristol Motor Speedway in place of regular driver Michael Annett.  According to the team’s Twitter feed, Annett is feeling under the weather with flu-like symptoms.

Allgiaer drove the team’s No. 51 Sprint Cup car in 2014 and 2015 before being replaced this season by Clint Bowyer.  Allgaier now competes for JR Motorsports in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.

Due to the driver change, the No. 46 will drop to the rear of the field for the start of the race.  Annett had qualified 39th, so the change will only cost the team one position at the green flag.

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