Memphis: Mike Bliss preview

* NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Mike Bliss returns to the No. 11 RIDEMAKERZ Toyota at Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., this weekend. * The Memphis race will be Bliss's third in the No. 11 RIDEMAKERZ Toyota. Bliss has driven the No....

* NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Mike Bliss returns to the No. 11 RIDEMAKERZ Toyota at Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., this weekend.

* The Memphis race will be Bliss's third in the No. 11 RIDEMAKERZ Toyota. Bliss has driven the No. 11 car to two team-high second-place finishes for CJM Racing, at Lowe's Motor Speedway last week and Dover International Speedway in September.

* The NASCAR veteran has driven all 31 of the Nationwide races in the 2009 season, with one win (Charlotte), six top-5 finishes and 12 top-10s. Bliss has also started 13 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races and five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2009.

* In four starts at Memphis, Bliss has four top-10s and two top-five finishes.

* The 44-year-old Milwaukie, Ore., native will also be behind the wheel of the RIDEMAKERZ Toyota Nov. 7 in Texas.

CJM Racing Quick Facts:

* CJM Racing looks to keep the momentum going at Memphis. At the team's last race on Oct. 16 at Charlotte, Mike Bliss drove the No. 11 RIDEMAKERZ Toyota to a second-place finish for CJM's third top-five finish of the season.

* The team will bring chassis # 015 to Memphis -- the same chassis that Trevor Bayne drove to a seventh-place finish at Richmond last month.

Driver Mike Bliss on Racing the No. 11 RIDEMAKERZ Toyota:

"I'm definitely looking forward to getting back in the car. CJM Racing ran really well at Richmond (seventh-place, Trevor Bayne). Memphis and Richmond don't seem like they'd be the same, but Paul (Wolfe) and I ran the same car with the same setup and it did really well at both races."

Driver Mike Bliss on Memphis:

"I think we're going to run well. I don't want to be overconfident because a lot can happen at Memphis. But I understand what it takes to race there. I think that's the biggest thing. I think I know what a car needs there.

"We've see that over-aggression makes for lots of yellows. It's not hard to pass there, but it brings out the short-track mentality and everybody thinks they need to hurry up and go before they get lapped."

-credit: cjmr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Trevor Bayne , Mike Bliss