Bristol: Mike Bliss preview

Atlanta Rewind: Bliss and Team Make Strong Statement in First Start of Season ... Bliss and BAM Racing made a strong statement in qualifying for the Kobalt Tools 500 when Bliss earned a career-best ninth-place NEXTEL Cup Series starting position...

Atlanta Rewind: Bliss and Team Make Strong Statement in First Start of Season ... Bliss and BAM Racing made a strong statement in qualifying for the Kobalt Tools 500 when Bliss earned a career-best ninth-place NEXTEL Cup Series starting position for both himself and the team. The last of the "go-or-go home" cars to make a qualifying attempt, Bliss stunned the racing community and a national viewing audience when he ran at pole speed until going into turn-three on both laps. The team ran a competitive race on Sunday capturing a 21st place finish. In owner points, the team moved up to the 43rd position just 99 points outside of the top-35 in the standings.

BAM Racing Welcomes Returning Primary Sponsor to No. 49 Team in 2007 ... Bam Racing welcomes OBOVO.com to the No. 49 team as one of the organization's primary sponsors this season beginning at Bristol Motor Speedway. OBOVO.com, recently re-named from WhatsOnline.com, is a proprietary metacrawler search engine that provides users with high quality Internet search results from multiple search engines simultaneously. Users can utilize a multitude of powerhouse websites for information, shopping and auctions directly from the site. OBOBVO.com also offers one of the most dynamic image and video search tools on the Internet. Look for OBOVO.com to adorn the hood of the BAM Racing Dodge at a number of races in 2007.

Bliss at Bristol Motor Speedway ... Bliss has a notable record at Bristol Motor Speedway. In the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, he has two top-five and three top-10 starts with one top-10 and three top-15 finishes. In the NASCAR Busch Series, he has three top-20 starts and one top-five finish in five starts.

Bliss has two NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series starts at Bristol Motor Speedway. His best race came in August of 2005 when he captured a fifth-place finish after starting the race in the 27th position. He has an average starting position of 34.0 and an average finish of 22.0.

Bliss on Bristol Motor Speedway and the Car of Tomorrow ... "I like racing at Bristol because it is exciting and action-packed. With this being the first Car of Tomorrow race, there are a lot of unknowns that will be come into play this weekend. Although we tested at Bristol recently, the Car of Tomorrow is very different than the cars we are used to racing each weekend. If you add in the fact that we have to qualify on time, this weekend will be both a challenge and a learning experience."

BAM Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway ... BAM Racing has nine starts at the .553-mile oval. The team has two top-10 starts with a track-best starting position of 3rd (03/23/03) with an average start of 20.0. BAM Racing has one top-10 and three top-15 finishes at the famed short track with a track-best finish of 6th (03/28/04) and an average finish of 25.0.

-credit: bam racing

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Mike Bliss