Phoenix: Mike Bliss preview

BAM Racing Showcases Paralyzed Veterans of America on No. 49 Dodge in Phoenix ... Bam Racing is pleased to support Paralyzed Veterans of America by showcasing the organization as primary sponsor of the No. 49 BAM Racing Dodge at Phoenix ...

BAM Racing Showcases Paralyzed Veterans of America on No. 49 Dodge in Phoenix ... Bam Racing is pleased to support Paralyzed Veterans of America by showcasing the organization as primary sponsor of the No. 49 BAM Racing Dodge at Phoenix International Raceway. Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction (SPI/D).

Bliss at Phoenix International Raceway ... Bliss has five NEXTEL Cup Series starts at Phoenix International Raceway. He has one top-15 start and one top-20 finish at the one-mile tri-oval with a track-best starting position of 15th (11/05/00) and a track-best finish of 20th (04/23/05).

Last season with BAM Racing, Bliss qualified the No. 49 Dodge on speed for the November race securing a 38th starting position for the team. Bliss was driving a competitive race before engine failure on lap 265. He ultimately finished the race in 41st place.

In the Loop...

* According to NASCAR loop data statistics, Bliss has a driver rating of 52.6 in events during the past two years at Phoenix International Raceway. The number is calculated by a formula combining the following loop data categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

* Loop data statistics rank Bliss as 28th in Green Flag Passes at Phoenix with a total of 102 passes in three events.

* In three starts over the past two years, Bliss is ranked 25th in the Green Flag Speed category. He has a Relative Speed Percentage of -.2083. Relative Speed Percentage averages how much faster or slower a driver raced versus the average speed of all drivers during each of the past visits to the track.

Bliss on Phoenix International Raceway ... "I have raced at Phoenix International Raceway for many years now and am comfortable there no matter what type of event. I competed in USAC Silver Crown and Midget events in the Copper World Classic at the raceway. This will be the first Car of Tomorrow race at Phoenix and I am interested to see how it impacts the racing at the track. I'm sure it will be an exciting race as always."

-credit: bam

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Mike Bliss