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Team: TriStar Motorsports-19-NNS
Age / DOB:  (49) / 4/5/1965
Ht / Wt:  6'1 / 190

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Mike Bliss finishes 19th in Saturday night's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL.
He started the No. 19 Tweaker Energy Shot Toyota 22nd on the grid for the enjoyillinois.com 300. He is currently 15th in the 2014 Nationwide Series championship standings. Jul 20 - 8:22 PM

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Mike Bliss will make his 330th career NASCAR Nationwide Series start this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.

In his 11 previous starts at the 1.5-mile speedway, Bliss has captured two top-10 finishes. His average starting position is 16.3 and his average finishing position is 16.8. During the 2013 fall race, Bliss qualified 35th and advanced 12 positions to finish 23rd. After three weekends of misfortune, Bliss is hoping that good luck is on his side this weekend in Chicago.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Jul 15 - 8:12 PM

JJ Yeley withdrew the No. 44 from the Camping World RV Sales 301, so BK Racing rolled out a fourth entry for Mike Bliss to fill the field.

The team did the same thing at Kentucky for the Quaker State 400, but they parked early. Look for them to duplicate that effort in the Camping World RV Sales 301.
Jul 11 - 1:00 PM

Mike Bliss will make his 329th career NNS start this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

With nine starts at NHMS, Bliss has an average starting position of 14.1 and an average finishing position of 18.7. He has one top-5 and two top-10 finishes at the Magic Mile. After qualifying 20th at NHMS in 2013, Bliss brought home a 17th place finish. After two rocky weekends of bad luck, Bliss is looking for redemption in the Granite State.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Jul 10 - 9:06 PM

Mike Bliss and the No. 19 TriStar Motorsports Camry are looking for redemption in Daytona this weekend.

Coming off a 34th place finish last weekend in Kentucky, Bliss is coming to Daytona with 20 starts, one top 5, three top 10's and one pole win. With an average starting position of 22.4 and an average 23.8, Bliss is looking to get his second top five finish at the superspeedway.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Jul 2 - 11:56 AM

Coming off of a 10th place finish at Road America last weekend, Mike Bliss has teamed up with Trane for the 300-mile race at Kentucky Speedway on Friday night.

He will make his 12th career start at Kentucky Speedway this weekend. He has one top-5 finish and three top-10 finishes, with an average start of 15.9 and an average finishing position of 18.8. Bliss has 190 starts on tracks averaging one to two miles in length, and has two wins, 20 top-5s, 47 top-10s and two pole wins on these various tracks.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Jun 26 - 12:03 PM

Mike Bliss qualified 17th for the Gardner Denver 200 at Road America on Saturday morning.

On the first lap, he had already advanced two positions and was gaining on the cars ahead of him. Running 12th, Bliss reported that his No. 19 Camry was a "little tight" when turning right. At the first caution (lap 13), he pitted for four tires and fuel, no adjustments. Bliss went off the track on lap 20, but recovered and returned to the track with no damage. The crew put on Goodyear rain tires at lap 25 and with six laps to go, Bliss was scored in the 19th position. The caution flag was shown with two laps to go, which meant that the Gardner Denver 200 would have a G-W-C finish. Bliss battled his way around the track on the last lap to bring home a 10th place finish! -TriStar Motorsports NC
Jun 23 - 11:51 AM

Mike Bliss is no stranger to racing road courses on the NASCAR circuit.

Bliss has 18 starts at various road course tracks in the Nationwide Series, four of which came at Road America. His average starting position is 23.5 and he has an average finishing position of 23.0. Bliss's best finish at Road America came back in 2012 when he started 19th and finished 13th. After finishing 18th in Michigan last weekend, Bliss is ready for a change in scenery and battle the meandering four-mile track on Saturday afternoon.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Jun 19 - 8:02 PM

Mike Bliss will be making his ninth Nationwide Series start at Michigan International Speedway, and his 325th career NNS start, this weekend in the No. 19 TriStar Motorsports Camry.

Bliss has two top-10 finishes at the two-mile speedway and has an average starting position of 21.5 with an average finishing position of 16.9. With over 50 starts at various two-mile speedways, Bliss has earned a total of two top-5s, eight top-10s and one pole win at these speedways. Not satisfied with the outcome in his last two NNS events, Bliss is ready for redemption.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Jun 11 - 11:37 AM

With 30 starts at Dover International Speedway across NASCAR's top series, Mike Bliss is ready to take on "Miles the Monster" this weekend.

With four top 5's and eight top 10's in the Nationwide Series, he has an average start of 15.1 and an average finish of 13.1. During the fall race at the "Monster Mile" last season, he qualified sixth and finished the race 10th. After a rough two weeks, Bliss is looking forward to returning to one of his favorite tracks on the schedule.-TriStar Motorsports NC
May 27 - 2:32 PM

Mike Bliss has seen great success at Charlotte Motor Speedway over the past 18 Nationwide Series races that he has run there.

With two wins and five top-5 finishes at the 1.5-mile speedway, Bliss is eager to put Iowa behind him and to race in his backyard this weekend. Bliss's average starting position is 18.1 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and his average finishing position is 16.3.-TriStar Motorsports NC
May 21 - 10:16 PM

Tweaker Energy Shots will be back on board the No. 19 Toyota Camry, piloted by Mike Bliss, this weekend at Iowa Speedway.

During the fall race at Iowa Speedway last year, Bliss and the No. 19 Tweaker Energy Shot Camry qualified 24th and finished the race 18th. In his nine starts at the speedway, he has posted one top-10 finish. He has an average start of 19.5 and an average finish of 16.2. With over 60 starts on short-tracks in the Nationwide Series, he has posted seven top-5 and 19 top-10 finishes. Bliss' average start at short-tracks is 17.7 with an average finish of 16.1.-TriStar Motorsports NC
May 14 - 9:35 PM

Mike Bliss and the No. 19 TriStar Motorsports Toyota Camry qualified 19th for the Aaron's 312 and finished the race 12th.

Bliss worked his way through the field in the first 50 laps, and when the caution flag came out with less than 60 laps to go, the team come to pit road for two tires and fuel. He restarted in the top 10. When the caution came out for a spin, Bliss pitted for fuel only and restarted 11th. 20 laps to go, Bliss was running ninth and within 3 laps he had worked his way up to sixth. Without a drafting partner on the last restart, Bliss lost the draft and brought home a 12th place finish.-TriStar Motorsports NC
May 5 - 9:30 AM

Mike Bliss is making his ninth start at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend in the No. 19 TriStar Motorsports Camry.

With two top-10 finishes and five top-20 finishes, he is ready to go restrictor plate racing at the 2.66-mile superspeedway. Bliss has an average start of 19.1 and an average finish of 21.6. During last years race at Talladega Superspeedway, he started the race from the 24th position and finished the race 14th.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Apr 29 - 2:57 PM

Mike Bliss and the No. 19 TriStar Motorsports Toyota Camry qualified 18th for the Toyota Care 250 Friday afternoon at Richmond.

He battled his way through the race Friday night with a tight racecar. On lap 75, Bliss was running 20th and by lap 95 he had worked his way back up to 18th. When a caution came out for debris in turn 4, Bliss came on the radio saying he was having trouble hearing everyone on his radio. With 10 laps to go, Bliss was running 16th which was where he finished the Toyota Care 250.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Apr 28 - 1:09 PM