Nashville: Mike Bliss preview

Mike Bliss will pilot the No. 4 Open Joist Dodge this weekend at Nashville. It will be Bliss' fifth start in the Bobby Hamilton Racing Dodge. He will be making his 10th start at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday afternoon. He has seven NASCAR...

Mike Bliss will pilot the No. 4 Open Joist Dodge this weekend at Nashville. It will be Bliss' fifth start in the Bobby Hamilton Racing Dodge.

He will be making his 10th start at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday afternoon. He has seven NASCAR Busch Series and two NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts at the 1.33 mile oval.

Bliss won the 2002 NCTS Federated Auto Parts 200 at NSS.J

Bliss will pilot "Demon" at the concrete track. This particular chassis last competed at Kentucky Speedway in July and finished in the top 10.

Bliss looking for fourth top-10 finish out of five races: Bliss and crew fell one spot short of finishing in the top 10 at O'Reilly Raceway Park for the fourth consecutive race with Bliss behind the wheel. The Open Joist Racing Team strives to return to the top 10 this weekend at Nashville. In only four starts in the No. 4 Open Joist Dodge Bliss has recorded only one finish outside of the top 10. Bliss recorded a fifth place finish at Dover, a seventh place finish at Milwaukee, a ninth place finish at Kentucky and an 11th place finish at ORP last month.

Bobby Hamilton Racing Open House: Bobby Hamilton Racing will once again host its Open House on Thursday, August 9th. The event will run from 5pm until 8pm. It will include an autograph session, pit crew competition, racing games and much more. There will be a $5 charge at the door. Children five and under will be let in free. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Hamilton Remembered: The late Hamilton Sr. will be remembered during the pre race show before the Toyota Tundra 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race on Saturday, August 11th. Race fans are encouraged to wear their favorite Bobby Hamilton paraphernalia.Also, University Medical Center Staff and BHR team members will wear blue ribbons in memory of Hamilton during this weekend's activities. Hamilton Sr. was a spokesperson for the hospital for many years.

Mike Bliss on Past Success at Nashville: "I am not sure why, but I have always ran very well at the Superspeedway. I tend to run well at all concrete tracks so I am really not surprised Nashville is a good track for me. But when I have to narrow down why I like it I cannot put my finger on it. When you strap in the truck to race you don't really think about what makes this race track different from another one. You just race. I guess I adjust well to how the tires react to the concrete surface. We have some great runs the last few weeks and I really think it will continue this weekend. We have a really good chance this weekend to get Dodge back to victory lane. I am going to do my best to make sure I am the guy who does it."

-credit: bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Mike Bliss