Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Malsam Out at Tri-Star Motorsports

Malsam splits with Tri-Star
After a 26-race relationship, TriStar Motorsports officials announced today that they have agreed to part ways with NASCAR Nationwide Series sophomore, Tayler Malsam. The decision ends a relationship that saw the Sammamish, WA native drive the #19 G-Oil Toyota to 13th place in the Nationwide Series championship standings.  

"All of us at TriStar Motorsports appreciate what Tayler has done for our race team this year," said Tri-Star team owner Mark Smith. "Tayler did a great job for us and we wish him nothing but the best of luck as he explores future opportunities in this sport. I think it is really important for us as a team to set our sights on the future and take the appropriate steps in that direction."  

2002 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion and current TriStar Motorsports driver, Mike Bliss, will pilot the #19 Toyota at Dover International Speedway this weekend. Jeff Green, the 2000 Nationwide Series Champion, will fill in for Bliss in TriStar's #44 Nationwide Series entry. The team will make future announcements on driver and sponsor lineups for the remainder of the season at a later date.


  1. TriStar Motorsports also announced that Hal Martin will run a couple races this season and compete full-time next season. I thought that either Bliss or Green would be the odd man out thanks to the "four full-time cars" rule, but it looks like Malsam is out instead. He'd been running a blank car with stickers on it the last few weeks, so I can't say I'm surprised by this. Hope he finds a new ride soon because I thought he did very well in his first full-time Nationwide season.

  2. billy bob6:17 PM

    mike bliss has been running perty darn good for somebody with a blank racecar, he higher in points than a fully funded danica patrick