Tweaker Energy Shot will be Back on Board Mike Bliss's No. 19 Camry at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Mooresville, NC (July 22, 2014)- Mike Bliss and Tweaker Energy Shot will reunite this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Tweaker Energy Shot, along with Circle K, will serve as primary sponsor on the No. 19 TriStar Motorsports Camry. This Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race will be Bliss' third start, his second with Tweaker Energy Shot, at the famed 2.5-mile oval speedway.
"I'm looking forward to having Tweaker back on board this weekend," said Bliss. " I hope we can earn a great finish and help launch a successful partnership between Tweaker and Circle K."
This is the second season Tweaker Energy Shot has served as a primary sponsor for Mike Bliss and TriStar Motorsports and its' first teaming up with Circle K. With more than 3,300 locations Nationwide, Circle K will help kick-start Bliss' weekend at the Brickyard.(complete release)
McClure Looking for Improved Results at IMS
Lilly Diabetes 250 QUOTES & NOTES: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Hefty®/Reynolds Wrap® Racing NOTES:
Third Time's a Charm at IMS: Just as Saturday's Lilly Diabetes 250 will mark the third annual Nationwide Series event at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it also marks Eric McClure's third start at the2.5-mile oval. Since racing at IMS, the Virginia driver has completed 97.5% of the total laps attempted and has an average finish of 27.5. He finished the inaugural event in 2012 in the 24th position, but was plagued with over-heating issues last year that relegated him to a 31st-place finish.
Chassis No. 677: Crew chief Wes Ward has selected chassis No. 677 for this weekend's event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This chassis was raced four weeks ago at Kentucky Speedway where the team posted a 24th-place finish.(complete release)
McClure Salvages 25th-place Finish at Chicagoland
Joliet, IL (July 19, 2014)-Eric McClure and the No. 14 Hefty®/Reynolds Wrap® team posted a 25th-place finish in Saturday night's EnjoyIllinois.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway after qualifying 25th. With this finish, McClure and the TriStar Motorsports team sit 19th and 24th respectively in the NASCAR Driver and Owner standings.
Early in the race, McClure reported that his No. 14 Camry lacked grip in the rear of the car and as a result, he had slipped to the 28th position by lap five. Two laps later, the first caution flag waved and, after much consideration, the team decided to remain on track and restart the event in the 26th position. Shortly after the restart, a car that was on the inside of McClure slid up into the left front fender of the No. 14 Camry sending it into the wall. Although the damage to the left front and right rear of the car seemed to be minor, the hit significantly altered the car's handling as it was now extremely tight in the center and on exit of the turns. As a result, McClure slipped to the 31st position.
Down but not out, McClure continued to work different lines around the track to find what worked best for his now tight-handling Camry. By lap 45, the Virginia driver was scored in the 27th position. A routine green-flag pit stop on lap 57 allowed the team to change four tires, add fuel, make a chassis adjustment to help the car's drivability in the turns, and fix the left-front fender damage on the Hefty®/Reynolds Wrap® Camry. Once the pit stops cycled through, McClure was scored in the 26th position.(complete release)