Key Motorsports names Bliss driver

Mike Bliss To Drive For Key Motorsports In Camping World Truck Series MOORESVILLE, North Carolina (Monday, January 26, 2009) -- Curtis Key, owner of Key Motorsports, has announced today that former Camping World Truck Series champion Mike Bliss...

Mike Bliss To Drive For Key Motorsports In Camping World Truck Series

MOORESVILLE, North Carolina (Monday, January 26, 2009) -- Curtis Key, owner of Key Motorsports, has announced today that former Camping World Truck Series champion Mike Bliss will pilot the No. 40 Chevrolet Silverado for at least six races in 2009.

Bliss will kick off the season with the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 13, and will remain behind the wheel for the races at California (February 21), Atlanta (March 7), Martinsville (March 28), Charlotte (May 15), and Dover (May 29). Details whether Bliss will continue as driver for the rest of the season are still in negotiation.

Bliss, 43, who won the Camping World Truck Series championship in 2002, has 13 wins, 107 top-tens, and 18 poles in the series. He has made five Truck Series starts for Key Motorsports, his best finish with the organization being 10th at California in 2007. Bliss began racing at age 10, and made his NASCAR debut in 1995.

"I am very excited to begin the season with Key Motorsports," said Bliss. "I've had good results with the team in the past, and I look forward to building on our previous efforts. It should be a fun season."

Gary Showalter will be leading the team in the garage, serving as Crew Chief for the No. 40 Chevrolet.

Key Motorsports announced last week that Westerman Companies renewed their sponsorship for the 2009 season, running at least six races on the No. 40. Bliss will run the Westerman Companies paint scheme for the company's first appearance of the season at Martinsville.

-credit: km

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Bliss