Texas II: Mike Bliss preview

* Bliss will be making his 18th NASCAR series start at the Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. He has four NASCAR Nextel Cup Series starts, four NASCAR Busch Series starts and nine NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts on the 1.5-mile oval. *...

* Bliss will be making his 18th NASCAR series start at the Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. He has four NASCAR Nextel Cup Series starts, four NASCAR Busch Series starts and nine NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts on the 1.5-mile oval.

* Bliss has two poles at Texas. He won the pole 1997 and in 2002.J

* In 10 races with Bobby Hamilton Racing this season Bliss has finished in the top 10 six times.

* Bliss will pilot "Demon" in the Silverado 350K. This particular chassis last competed at Nashville. It received a body makeover by the fab shop following Bliss's tangle with Jack Sprague at Nashville in August.

Bliss on the Championship Battle: "I really think the championship battle showdown is going to happen all the way down till the last lap at Homestead. I guess because I am a past champion a lot of people have been asking my opinion about this year's battle. I don't think you can look at Skinner or Hornaday Jr. and say one is stronger or one is weaker. The No. 5 team is no stronger than the No. 33 team is right now. They are both equally prepared orthey would not be in the situation they are currently in. Your winner is going to be who has the best luck in the final three races. The team that doesn't have a mechanical failure or get caught up in someone else's mess is going tocomeout the winner.Right now they have to be on top of their gamein qualifying andduring the race. Every second is going to count for them."

-credit: bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Jack Sprague , Mike Bliss