Starting the 250 lap race from the 24th position, Bliss quickly jumped three spots within the first 15 laps. “I’m having trouble arching it in,” said Bliss as he settled into the 20th position on lap 50. As Bliss explained his discomfort, the first caution fell. Bliss took the opportunity to hit pit road where the crew worked tirelessly to improve the conditions of their No. 19 Tweaker Energy Shot Toyota, gaining one spot to 19th as he returned to the track.
Settling in for a long green flag run, Bliss hung on to his loose handling race car. As he and Crew Chief Paul Clapprood discussed their next move, the second caution came out at lap 140. Still trying to tighten up Bliss’ Tweaker Energy Shot Toyota, Bliss hit pit road for (include changes made) and the crew sent him back to the track 19th.
With two more opportunities to tighten up their Camry, Bliss and his crew never gave up. Maintaining the 19th position for more than half of the 218.75-mile event, Bliss gained ground on the competition and picked up one spot in the closing laps to finish 18th.
“We made a great effort with what we were dealing with all race long,” said Bliss, who claimed his 16th top-20 finish of the season. “I wish we could have earned a better finish for Tweaker. I appreciate my crew, they tried everything to try and balance our car. There was no pleasing it this time.”
- 2024 Trackhouse Racing Advance – Ambetter Health 400 Atlanta - February 20, 2024
- Trenton’s East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals Winner To Receive Special Rob Vivona Memorial Trophy, Named after Inaugural Race Winner - February 20, 2024
- Kaleb Johnson Eager for New Experiences With a Busy Racing Schedule Planned in 2024 - February 20, 2024