A promising start for driver Mike Bliss and the #19 G-OIL Toyota quickly went downhill in the second Budweiser Duel at Daytona International Speedway. After moving from 22nd to 14th in the opening laps of the 150 mile race, Bliss experienced a fallen window net that necessitated a long pit stop and an apparent wheel bearing issue as the team fell out of contention for a qualifying spot to make the Great American Race.
"We are obviously disappointed not to make the field for our first Daytona 500," said Jeffrey Loch, President and CMO for sponsor Green Earth Technologies. "We want to thank Mike and the entire team for all of their efforts. We just have to consider this part of our growing pains and look ahead," said Loch.
"We are proud to be the Official Motor Oil of the Daytona International Speedway and the Daytona 500 and will now focus on the #19 G-OIL Toyota in the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Saturday. We hope that Mike and the Tri-Star Motorsports team can repeat his performance from last year where the led the race twice, and perhaps our luck will be a bit better than it was today." said Loch.
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