Richard Petty Motorsports driver Michael Annett will be forced to miss an indefinite number of races because of the injury incurred in Saturday's Nationwide race at Daytona.
After further evaluation by two different doctors in North Carolina, it has been determined that Annett has suffered a fracture and dislocation of his sternum. He will immediately undergo surgery for his injuries in Charlotte. The RPM driver suffered the injury as a result of an accident during Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Daytona.
Annett will be unable to compete for an indefinite amount of time as 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 as the team evaluates its options moving forward.