Martinsville: Mike Bliss preview

Bristol Rewind: Bliss and BAM Racing Continue Forward Momentum ... Sitting just 99 points outside of the top-35 in owner points standings heading to Bristol Motor Speedway, Mike Bliss and the BAM Racing team were determined to qualify for, and run...

Bristol Rewind: Bliss and BAM Racing Continue Forward Momentum ... Sitting just 99 points outside of the top-35 in owner points standings heading to Bristol Motor Speedway, Mike Bliss and the BAM Racing team were determined to qualify for, and run competitively in, the first Car of Tomorrow race in NASCAR history. Bliss was able to pilot the OBOVO.com Dodge to an impressive 19th place starting position. He drove a smart race running in the top-15 most of the afternoon and remained on the lead lap for the majority of the race. He ultimately captured a 17th-place finish. BAM Racing is now just 78 points outside of the coveted top-35 in owner point standings moving up two spots to the 41st position.

Bliss at Martinsville Speedway ... Bliss has an impressive record at the smallest track on the Nextel Cup Series circuit. In the Truck Series, Bliss has captured one pole position (04/17/99) as well as three top-five and five top-10 finishes in just seven starts at the speedway.

Bliss has seven Nextel Cup Series starts at Martinsville Speedway. He has one top-15 and two top-20 starts at the .526-mile oval with a track-best starting position of 15th (04/10/05) and an average starting position of 25.1. Bliss has one top-15 finish at the speedway with a track-best finish of 14th (10/20/02) and an average finish of 30.1.

Bliss on Martinsville Speedway ... "There are so many factors to succeed at Martinsville. As a driver, you have to maintain your focus and take care of your car especially the brakes. It doesn't take much to lose a lap so you have to concentrate at all times. We ran well with the Car of Tomorrow at Bristol and tested this week with it as well. This team has really come together and we intend to be competitive each and every weekend. I'm very proud of what we have accomplished in such a short time."

BAM Racing at Martinsville Speedway ... BAM Racing has six starts at Martinsville Speedway. The team has one top-five and two top-15 starts with a track-best starting position of 4th (04/13/03) with an average start of 17.2. BAM Racing has one top-10 and two top-15 finishes at the speedway with a track-best finish of 10th (04/13/03) and an average finish of 23.3.

-credit: bam racing

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