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CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA - MAY 28: Michael Annett, driver of the #1 Pilot Flying J myRewards Plus Chevrolet, drives during practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco Uniforms 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28, 2021 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) | Getty Images
CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA - MAY 28: Michael Annett, driver of the #1 Pilot Flying J myRewards Plus Chevrolet, drives during practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco Uniforms 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28, 2021 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Austin Dillon Replacing Michael Annett at Atlanta

Within an hour of the green flag for Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Credit Karma Money 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, JR Motorsports was left scrambling to find a replacement for Michael Annett.

2013 Xfinity Series champion Austin Dillon was given the nod, though JR Motorsports had spoken with BJ McLeod and Jordan Anderson about possibly driving the No. 1 Chevrolet.

Annett has an apparent leg injury, and also missed the Camping World Truck Series race at Knoxville Raceway, as he was scheduled to drive the No. 02 for Young’s Motorsports.

Entering Atlanta, Annett was 11th in the championship standings, 67 points above the cutline.