Las Vegas: Mike Bliss race report

Mike Bliss Finishes 39th With Kim Kardashian Fragrance Chevrolet In Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV) March 1, 2010 -- Mike Bliss cut the right front tire and hit the wall on lap 44 of Sunday's Shelby American NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas...

Mike Bliss Finishes 39th With Kim Kardashian Fragrance Chevrolet In Las Vegas

(Las Vegas, NV) March 1, 2010 -- Mike Bliss cut the right front tire and hit the wall on lap 44 of Sunday's Shelby American NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, ending the day in 39th position. The Tommy Baldwin Racing crew brought the Kim Kardashian Fragrance Chevrolet to the garage after the contact with the wall and replaced the entire right front assembly. The team was able to get the car back out to the track on lap 160 in order to complete the necessary laps to finish 39th.

"We cut a tire down in turn one, which was too bad because I felt like we had a pretty good race car," said Bliss, who was unhurt in the crash. "Before we blew the tire I really believed we were in the process of a strong run and was hoping to get a nice finish for Tommy and the folks with Kim Kardashian Fragrance."

The blown tire put a damper on an otherwise exciting weekend in Las Vegas for Tommy Baldwin Racing. The No. 36 Chevy sported a custom Kim Kardashian Fragrance paint scheme in conjunction with the launch of her first signature fragrance, Kim Kardashian, which can be found at Sephora.com. The team also hosted Kardashian Sunday, and got the chance to meet with her prior to the race.

"It was a big weekend for the team and I was excited to get the chance to meet Kim," said Bliss. "Kim and her group were great and it was fun getting to share the NASCAR experience with them. It did not even bother me that I was wearing a pink fire suit".

Team owner Tommy Baldwin added, "I thought the weekend went well and we were happy with all the excitement and attention brought to the team thanks to the involvement with Kim Kardashian Fragrance. I was pleased with the effort the team put forth; unfortunately we ran over something, got a flat tire and hit the wall. Although we do not have the finishes to show for it so far, I truly believe we have a top-25 caliber team, we just need to start stringing together some nice results and we will be fine."

Bliss started the day in the 30th position and was running 32nd when the tire went down on lap 44. The team will look to rebound next Sunday March 7th at the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

-source: tommy baldwin racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Mike Bliss , Tommy Baldwin
Teams Tommy Baldwin Racing