TriStar Motorsports announced that the team has signed Mike Bliss to drive its No. 19 Nationwide Series Chevy for the entire 2011 season.
It feels good to finalize my plans for the 2011 season by joining the TriStar Motorsports team and to be reunited with Mark [Smith] and Dave [Fuge]. In 2002, Dave and I won the [Camping World] Truck[ Series] championship with Mark’s engines under the hood. All of us have high expectations for the upcoming season with TriStar.
Team owner Mark Smith said:
Adding Mike to our team, along with Eric [McClure], is another step in the right direction. I believe that we have put together a great group of people at TriStar and I only see great things on the horizon. The guys on the team are working hard on building our fleet of new cars for the upcoming season. We are working on finishing up some sponsorship programs with Bliss and we think 2011 will be a huge step in the development of TriStar Motorsports.