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Team: TriStar Motorsports-19-NXS
Age / DOB:  (50) / 4/5/1965
Ht / Wt:  6'1 / 190

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Mike Bliss has gotten the most seat time in the No. 32 this season. He has made 10 attempts in the first 15 races and qualified for eight of those events.
It is difficult to get overly excited about the part time driver because his two best results were a pair of 31sts at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway. Keep an eye on the organization, but leave them in the garage until further notice. Jun 19 - 8:44 PM

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Mike Bliss will start 42nd for the Quicken 400 at Michigan International Speedway, which is the second consecutive time that he rolls off from that position.

Bliss’ last effort in 2015 came at Dover International Speedway and he finished 35th after starting 42nd. He will earn positive place differential points for fantasy players, but not much else.
Jun 13 - 9:41 AM

Mike Bliss should be able to earn positive place differential points this week after taking a provisional for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks to start 42nd.

Last fall he also took a provisional to start the AAA 400 and advanced to 36th at the end of the race. He did not earn fantasy players a lot of points, but that performance insured that he did not come in with a negative.
May 30 - 8:20 AM

Jeb Burton, Mike Bliss, Travis Kvapil, Brendan Gaughan, and Jeff Green failed to find enough speed to make the Coca-Cola 600 and will have to watch from the pits Sunday night.

Make certain these drivers are not on your roster, but keep an eye on them for future races because they become greater bargains each time they fail to qualify.
May 21 - 10:00 PM

Mike Bliss has made two starts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks for Frank Stoddard. Both of his races ended in 30-something results.

His best finish was a 31st this March, but he qualified 27th and lost place differential points. Fantasy players will want to look further for a suitable dark horse at Kansas Speedway in the SpongeBob SquarePants 400.
May 5 - 3:41 PM

Starting from the 23rd position, Mike Bliss and the No. 19 Steely Lumber team were ready to charge in the XFINITY Series Winn-Dixie 300 at Talladega Superspeedway.

As the pack tried to complete lap two of the 122-lap event, Bliss was hit from behind and sent spinning on to the apron. When he tried to pull away, acknowledging the track bar was broken in half, Bliss had to limp to the garage. Fixing the track bar and a rear shock, Bliss returned to the track 13 laps down marked in the 39th position. With nothing to lose Bliss would tandem draft, with the pack in sight. Staying out of trouble Bliss held on to finish 34th.-TriStar Motorsports NC
May 4 - 10:06 PM

Mike Bliss finished 23rd in Friday night's NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Richmond (VA) International Raceway.

He started the No. 19 Toyota 20th on the grid for the ToyotaCare 250. He completed 246 laps of the 250 lap race. He advanced one spot to 21st in the 2015 XFINITY Series championship standings after this event.
Apr 25 - 2:32 PM

With a heartfelt disappointment in his performance at Bristol Motor Speedway, Mike Bliss is ready to redeem his short-track integrity in Friday night's ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway.

Turning over 8,400 career laps at the .75-mile raceway, Bliss has made 38 career starts across NASCAR's three premier series; earning three top-five and eight top-10 finishes. Bliss will only participate in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race this weekend, where his best start was on the outside pole in 2009 and his best finish was fifth in 2007. Finishing 20th in his last race at Richmond, Bliss hopes to build towards his first top-15 of the season.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Apr 23 - 8:53 PM

Mike Bliss finished 20th in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Bristol (VA) Motor Speedway.

He started the No. 19 TriStar Motorsports Toyota 25th on the grid for the Drive To Stop Diabetes 300. He completed 295 laps of the 300 lap race. He is currently 22nd in the 2015 XFINITY Series championship standings.
Apr 19 - 4:24 PM

After wrapping up his 350th NASCAR XFINITY Series start at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway, Mike Bliss is ready for a change of pace this weekend as the series rolls in to "Thunder Valley".

Bliss has competed in 65 short-track events throughout his XFINITY Series career. In those events he has earned seven top-five and 19 top-10 finishes. At Bristol Motor Speedway alone, Bliss has accrued two top-five and four top-10 finishes. Crew Chief Paul Clapprood will unload chassis No.121 for the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300. This chassis was last used last weekend in Texas where he finished 24th.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Apr 15 - 8:51 PM

Mike Bliss has had a yeoman-like performance in the No. 32 this year. He has not been overly strong with no top-30 finishes, but most of his results were in the low- to mid-30s range.

It is taking a while for the team to become fantasy relevant and that will probably not happen on one of the unrestricted speedways. Save the No. 32 for restrictor-plate tracks and road courses.
Apr 15 - 7:41 PM

Mike Bliss finishes 24th in Friday night's NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

He started the No. 19 Dealer Associates Toyota Camry 23rd on the grid for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300. He completed 197 of the 200 lap race. Bliss moved up two spots to 21st in the 2015 XFINITY Series championship standings.
Apr 11 - 2:43 PM

The similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks have produced one high and one low finish for Mike Bliss. He qualified the No. 32 Frank Stoddard Ford 27th at Atlanta and finished 31st, but failed to make the show at Vegas.

Most of Bliss’ attempts on this track type last year ended early for a variety of technical reasons. With only one 2015 race under his belt, it is too soon to draw any conclusions and he should be left in the garage for now.
Apr 10 - 9:29 AM

Over the past 20-years Mike Bliss has racked up 725 starts across NASCAR's three premier series'. Earning one Championship, 15 wins, 91 top-five, 192 top-10 finishes, the driver coined "the Hammer" has seen it all.

This weekend's event, the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, will turn another milestone for Bliss. The NASCAR XFINITY Series event will mark start number 350 for Bliss in the series. He has 19 previous starts; 40 overall, at the 1.5-mile speedway. Earning two pole awards, two top-five and seven top-10 career finishes at Texas; Bliss knows a thing or two about the superspeedway. Double Duty Once Again: In addition to driving the No. 19 for TriStar Motorsports, Bliss will drive the No. 32 Ford Fusion for Go Green Racing.-TriStar Motorsports
Apr 7 - 7:40 PM

Mike Bliss is another driver who has been an occasionally strong contender this year. He failed to qualify at Vegas, but finished in the low- to mid-30s in three of the four races he made.

With his DNQ and one 40th-place finish at Vegas and Auto Club, his record appears to be a little more erratic than fantasy owners would prefer. The good news is that his other three races ended in a narrow band of results from 31st through 34th. He should be watched closely in the next few races to determine if a trend will develop that could make him predictable.
Apr 1 - 10:37 AM