St. Louis: Mike Bliss preview

Mike Bliss will pilot the No. 4 Open Joist Dodge Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. It will be Bliss' seventh start in the Bobby Hamilton Racing Dodge. He will be making his ninth NASCAR series start at Gateway this weekend. He has four...

Mike Bliss will pilot the No. 4 Open Joist Dodge Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. It will be Bliss' seventh start in the Bobby Hamilton Racing Dodge.

He will be making his ninth NASCAR series start at Gateway this weekend. He has four NASCAR Busch Series starts and four NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts on the 1.25 mile oval.

In 2002 Bliss won the pole for the Missouri/Illinois Dodge Dealers Ram Tough 200 NCTS event.

Dodge has sponsored all nine previous NCTS events at Gateway.

Bliss will pilot "Magnum" in the Missouri/Illinois Dodge Dealers Ram Tough 200. Magnum is the newest truck to come out of the BHR stable and this weekend's race will be the first time it has ever hit the track.

Drive Home a Dodge Ram Truck: Visit www.openjoistracing.com and register to win a custom Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Sport in brilliant crystal black. The promotion ends in February, 2008.

Bliss Hoping Saturday's Race turns out better than his last at Gateway: "I had the chance to run the NASCAR Busch Series race at Gateway back in July. I started seventh and had a really good car. We were definitely on our way to a top five finish when I got caught up in a wreck. I was telling my Crew Chief (Marcus Richmond) this morning about how Gateway always tightens up as the race goes on. As a driver you have to be willing to drive it loose in the beginning of a race because you know it will tighten up. That can be a little uncomfortable at first, but if you don't ride it out it will end up way too tight in the long run."

-credit: bhr

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