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Des Moines, Iowa (January 19, 2010) – The Des Moines Area Sports
Commission has announced the nominees for the first Central Iowa Sports
Awards, and Des Moines native Michael Annett was honored by being chosen
as a contender for the prestigious Athlete of the Year Award for excelling
as a NASCAR driver in 2009.
Born and raised in America’s Heartland, Annett dreamed of a career as a
professional athlete. The 23 year old started the route to his dream with
ice hockey, but switched gears in 2005 and exchanged his ice skates for a
Since the young athlete’s change in career paths, Annett has quickly
moved up the NASCAR ranks and is now in preparation for his second full
season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Annett drives Germain Racing’s
No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota Camry and concluded the 2009 NASCAR
Nationwide Series season tenth in championship point standings.
“I’m extremely honored to represent Central Iowa each week throughout
the NASCAR Nationwide Series circuit,” said Annett, “being recognized
by my home state for my accomplishments in the sport means a great deal to
me. My roots in Iowa have helped me get to where I am today, and without
those who have supported me from the start, I could have never made it to
To vote for Michael Annett for Central Iowa Sports Awards Athlete of the
Year, please visit http://tinyurl.com/
Pro/Motor Athlete of the Year and click on Michael Annett. Before voting,
please register at the top of the page.
Online voting of nominees takes place now through February 4, 2010. The
award winners will be named on February 21, 2010. More information and
complete official rules are available at DesMoinesSports.com.
For the latest information on Michael Annett, please visit
www.michaelannett.com and follow him on Twitter @MichaelAnnett.