Atlanta: Mike Bliss preview

Mike Bliss NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Advance: Atlanta Motor Speedway GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY -- 2009 marks 50 years of racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The track, which opened in 1960, has hosted the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series since...

Mike Bliss NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Advance: Atlanta Motor Speedway

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY -- 2009 marks 50 years of racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The track, which opened in 1960, has hosted the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series since 2004, and is currently one of the fastest tracks on the NASCAR circuit.

FORMER WINNER -- Mike Bliss is hoping to drive the No. 40 Oakland Metal Buildings Chevrolet into victory lane this Saturday. The former Camping World Truck Series champion has already seen the inside of victory circle at Atlanta Motor Speedway, claiming a win in the fall 2006 NCWTS race.

SEE YOU NEXT FALL -- This weekend will be the third consecutive race with Oakland Metal Buildings as a primary sponsor of the No. 40 Silverado. Oakland Metal Buildings came aboard in Daytona after company president Phillip May saw Bliss qualifying in an unsponsored truck. The Alabama-based company will return for one final race this season, the Mountain Dew 250 at Talladega Superspeedway in October.

BLISS, MIKE BLISS -- Key Motorsports will utilize chassis #007 this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Crew Chief Gary Showalter considers this to be the team's best chassis on 1.5 mile tracks. #007 was the team's premier chassis on intermediate tracks such as Texas, Kansas, and Charlotte in 2008, and is the same chassis and motor used two weeks ago at Auto Club Speedway.

Mike Bliss:

ON ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY -- "Atlanta is a track I've had success at, and a track I really enjoy racing at. It's real fast, you can race three-wide, and it's always an exciting race in the trucks. I like that it's a track where you can run wide-open, and the banking really lets you pick up some speed."

-credit: km

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