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Mike Bliss 2005 money earnings are currently $1,740,953.00

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Mike Bliss
Born: Apr 05, 1965
Hometown: Milwaukie, Ore
Resides: Milwaukie, Ore
Primary Series: Nextel Cup

Career Victories
  • 2002 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion
  • 2004: Finished in fourth place at Richmond
  • HARRISBURG, N.C. - Following a fifth-place finish in the NASCAR Busch Series driving for Joe Gibbs racing, NASCAR veteran Mike Bliss will take the reigns of the #0 NetZero Best Buy Racing Chevrolet in 2005. Bliss drove the Haas CNC Racing entry in the final two events of the 2004 campaign, scoring one of the best finishes of the season for the team - a 10th-place finish - at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway in November.

    Bliss, the 2002 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Champion and native of Milwaukie, Oregon, began his racing career as a youth, competing in Quarter Midgets by the age of 10. During the eighties and early nineties, Bliss competed in super modifieds, stock cars, sprint cars and midget cars, capturing the 1993 USAC Silver Crown national championship. He continued with his winning ways, and in 1995, won seven USAC Sprint car races, three USAC midget races and one Silver Crown event.

    Given the opportunity to try his hand in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Bliss began an impressive rookie campaign in 1995, posting five Top-five and 12 Top-10 finishes on his way to eighth place in the point standings. He continued to thrive in the trucks the following year, finishing fifth in the points battle and scoring two victories. Bliss continued to be a competitor to beat, and over a five-year period, won at least one race per year and never finished outside the Top 10 in the championship race.

    Bliss made the jump to NASCAR's premiere Series in 2000 and made 25 starts in the Cup Series driving for A.J. Foyt in the season opener in Daytona and Jack Birmingham for 24 races throughout the season. Bliss posted a ninth-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway and had several Top-15 qualifying efforts during the season.

    Bliss returned to the Truck Series in 2002 after sitting out in 2001 and it turned out to be the best move of his career. Not only did Bliss win five races that year, he scored four pole positions and was hit with only one DNF all season long for his Xpress Motorsports team. Bliss drove the IWX Chevrolet to the Championship, winning it by 46 points over Rick Crawford. In all, Bliss is a 12-time winner on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

    After conquering the Truck Series, Bliss was presented the opportunity to drive a Busch Series car for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2003. In his first full-time Busch Series ride, Bliss drove to eight Top-five and 14 Top-10 finishes, narrowly missing a victory at Gateway International Raceway where he ran out of gas on the final lap. Following his 10th-place showing in the championship hunt, Bliss remained in the No. 20 Joe Gibbs entry in 2004 and had even more success. Bliss captured his first Busch Series win at Lowe's (Concord, N.C.) Motor Speedway in October on his way to a fifth-place points finish. Along the way he earned three pole positions, six Top-five and 14 Top-10 finishes.

    Bliss makes the move to the NEXTEL Cup Series for 2005 driving the #0 NetZero Best Buy Racing Chevrolet for the Haas CNC Racing team. Bliss, 39, lives in Mooresville, North Carolina with wife Sue and daughter Brittney.
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    #0 Nascar Auto Racing Car made by Chevrolet and Sponsored by NetZero HiSpeed driven by Mike Bliss
    Mike Bliss Driver of #0 Chevrolet  Car for Haas CNC Racing Sponsored by NetZero HiSpeed
    Mike Bliss
    Nascar Driver
    Car Information
    Car Number: #0
    Driver: Mike Bliss
    Sponsored by:
    NetZero HiSpeed
    Owner: Gene Haas
    Crew Chief:
    Bill Ingle
    Car Make: Chevrolet

    Car #0 Driver History

    YearDriverRankPointsStartsWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
    2004Ward Burton28236427002$2,033,180
    2003Ward Burton213204000$3,500,160
    2003Jason Leffler4776410000$594,500
    2003John Andretti382103000$2,577,620
    2003Jack Sprague40128418000$1,187,830
    2002Jim Inglebright76671000$47,190
    1993Jeff Burton83521000$9,550
    1992Delma Cowart541983000$33,470
    1992Irv Hoerr95401000$4,725
    1990Jim Sauter58701000$11,875
    1990Irv Hoerr472812002$14,775
    1987Delma Cowart11401000$3,130
    1986Delma Cowart642283000$7,595
    1986Doug Heveron35691000$74,030
    1985Jeff Mcduffie10901000$1,875
    1985Delma Cowart80952000$9,930
    1984Delma Cowart641522000$4,170
    1983Delma Cowart492073000$7,750
    1982Delma Cowart454105000$11,855
    1981Roy Smith582152001$8,695
    1981Delma Cowart771091000$1,940
    1979Dick May30401000$25,595
    1979John Kennedy523225000$4,515
    1979Steve Pfeifer8501000$4,220
    1979Ronnie Thomas171211000$92,950
    1978Steve Pfeifer100671000$955
    1978John Kennedy513505000$2,900
    1977Jim Hurtubise59461000$5,110
    1977John Kennedy108641000$880
    1976Glen Mcduffie99821000$730
    1975Glen Mcduffie12701000$1,130
    1975Clyde Dagit821181000$1,400  © 1998-2019 Privacy Policy
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