NASCAR driver Michael Annett to undergo surgery for injuries suffered in crash

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Great Clips Chevrolet, Danny Efland, driver of the #4 Flex Seal Chevrolet, Jamie Dick, driver of the #55 Viva Motorsports Chevrolet, Michael Annett, driver of the #43 Pilot Ford, Johanna Long, driver of the #70 Foretravel Chevrolet, Mike Bliss, driver of the #19 G-Oil Ford, and Hal Martin, driver of the #44 American Custom Yachts Toyota, are involved in an incident during the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 23, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 23:  Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Great Clips Chevrolet, Danny Efland, driver of the #4 Flex Seal Chevrolet, Jamie Dick, driver of the #55 Viva Motorsports Chevrolet, Michael Annett, driver of the #43 Pilot Ford, Johanna Long, driver of the #70 Foretravel Chevrolet, Mike Bliss, driver of the #19 G-Oil Ford, and Hal Martin, driver of the #44 American Custom Yachts Toyota, are involved in an incident during the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 23, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 23: Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Great Clips Chevrolet, Danny Efland, driver of the #4 Flex Seal Chevrolet, Jamie Dick, driver of the #55 Viva Motorsports Chevrolet, Michael Annett, driver of the #43 Pilot Ford, Johanna Long, driver of the #70 Foretravel Chevrolet, Mike Bliss, driver of the #19 G-Oil Ford, and Hal Martin, driver of the #44 American Custom Yachts Toyota, are involved in an incident during the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 23, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

NASCAR Nationwide series driver Michael Annett’s injuries suffered in a crash during last week’s race at last Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide race at Daytona International Speedway will require surgery.

Annett was swept up in a multi-car crash on lap 116 of the Drive4COPD 300. After the accident, Annett was taken to Halifax Medical Center complaining of pains in his chest and sternum. He was given a CT scan and kept overnight.

After further evaluation by two different doctors in North Carolina this week, it was determined that Annett had suffered a dislocation of his sternum and a fracture. He will immediately undergo surgery for his injuries in Charlotte. MORE>>>

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