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Mike Bliss |

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

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Mike Bliss is ready to take on the 1.5-mile tri-oval of Kentucky Speedway in his 339th Nationwide Series start.
After a mechanical issue regulated Bliss to a 34th place finish earlier this season, he is ready for redemption in the Bluegrass State. With an average starting position of 16.6 and an average finishing position of 20.1, it is no surprise that Bliss has seen success at this track in his past 12 starts at the Speedway.-TriStar Motorsports NC Sep 18 - 10:08 PM

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Mike Bliss finishes 20th in Saturday night's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.

He started the No. 19 Tweaker Energy Shot Toyota Camry 23rd on the grid for the Jimmy John's Freaky Fast 300. He moved up one spot to 13th in the 2014 Nationwide Series championship standings after this event.
Sep 14 - 12:00 PM

After his 20th place finish last weekend at Richmond International Raceway, Mike Bliss is ready to return to Chicagoland Speedway this weekend.

With 12 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at the 1.5-mile speedway, Bliss has an average starting position of 16.8 and an average finishing position of 17.0. Bliss has turned over 2,000 laps at the speedway and is ready to turn 300 more laps Saturday afternoon.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Sep 10 - 3:10 PM

Mike Bliss qualified 18th for the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 Friday night.

After the first caution, Bliss reported that his Camry was tight in the center and loose off. On lap 60, he was scored in the 21st position and by lap 88, the No. 19 Camry was running 18th. Later in the race he reported he was rolling through the center better, but was still having trouble getting on the gas. With 10 laps to go, he was running in the 20th position and would maintain that position to finish the race 20th.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Sep 6 - 9:59 AM

Mike Bliss is a veteran when it comes to short-track racing; with 19 previous NNS starts at Richmond International Raceway, Bliss has an average starting position of 14.9 and an average finishing position of 17.7.

Bliss' best finish at RIR came back in 2007 when he finished fifth. After his 17th place finish in the last NNS short-track event at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bliss is looking forward to turning 250 laps on the .75-mile track under the lights Friday night.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Sep 3 - 8:31 PM

Mike Bliss finishes 17th in Saturday night's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA.

He started the No. 19 Tweaker Energy Shot Toyota Camry 19th on the grid for the Great Clips 300. He moved up one spot to 13th in the 2014 Nationwide Series championship standings after this event.
Aug 31 - 4:55 PM

Mike Bliss will make his ninth NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend.

With over 190 starts at speedways ranging from one to two miles in length, Bliss has over 45 top 10 finishes at these tracks. After his 17th place finish last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bliss is looking to return to the 1.54-mile speedway in Atlanta for the Great Clips 300. Crew Chief Paul Clapprood will unload chassis No. 301 for the Great Clips 300. This chassis was last run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway where Bliss finished 22nd.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Aug 27 - 8:14 PM

Mike Bliss finishes 17th in Friday night's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol (TN) Motor Speedway.

He started the No. 10 M&W Logistics Toyota Camry 22nd on the grid for the Food City 300. He is currently 14th in the 2014 Nationwide Series championship standings after this event.
Aug 23 - 3:42 PM

Mike Bliss qualified 20th for his 700th career NASCAR start. Early into the race Bliss was working his way through the field and gaining positions each lap.

By lap 16, Bliss was scored 14th and reporting that his Camry was losing side and rear grip. With 65 laps to go, the No. 19 Camry was running 11th. Bliss was running 12th with 41 laps to go and 14 laps later (Lap 55), he had gained 7 positions and was scored in the 5th position. With 20 laps to go, the No. 19 Camry was scored in the 20th position and would advance nine positions to finish the Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 in the 11th position.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Aug 18 - 10:12 AM

Mike Bliss is looking forward to returning to Mid-Ohio this weekend, where he will make his 700th career NASCAR start.

With over 30 starts on road courses, you can call Bliss a road course warrior. He only has one start at Mid-Ohio (finished 17th). After his 10th place finish at Road America and his 14th place finish at Watkins Glen last weekend, Bliss is ready to take on the 15-turn road course of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend. (His 700 NASCAR starts include 163 Sprint Cup, 334 Nationwide and 203 Camping World Truck Series races.)-TriStar Motorsports NC
Aug 14 - 9:44 AM

Mike Bliss finishes 14th in Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen (NY) International.

He started the No. 19 Tweaker Energy Shot Toyota 19th on the grid for the Zippo 200 at The Glen. He is currently 14th in the 2014 Nationwide Series championship standings after this event.
Aug 11 - 1:00 PM

After a 16th place finish last weekend in the "American Heartland", Mike Bliss and the No. 19 TriStar Motorsports Camry are ready to take on the meandering 11-turn road course in Watkins Glen, New York.

With seven previous NNS starts at the 3.4-mile course, Bliss has an average starting position of 24.1 and an average finishing position of 23.0. After his 10th place finish at Road America in June, Bliss is ready to battle the left and right turns at Watkins Glen International.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Aug 6 - 8:35 PM

Mike Bliss finishes 16th in Saturday night's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.

He started the No. 19 Tweaker Energy Shot Toyota 21st on the grid for the U.S. Cellular 250. He moved up one spot to 14th in the 2014 Nationwide Series championship standings after this event.
Aug 5 - 1:42 PM

After finishing 22nd this past weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Mike Bliss is looking forward to returning to Iowa Speedway this weekend.

In his nine previous starts at the speedway, Bliss has one top-10 finish and has an average starting position of 19.4 and an average finishing position of 17.9. Earlier this season when the Nationwide Series visited the .875-mile track, Bliss was unable to finish the race due to front-end damage after making contact with the wall.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Jul 30 - 9:43 PM

Mike Bliss finishes 22nd in Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana.

He started the No. 19 Tweaker Energy Shot/Circle K Toyota 29th on the grid for the Lilly Diabetes 250. He is currently 15th in the 2014 Nationwide Series championship standings.
Jul 27 - 8:54 PM