• Car: No. 16 Chevy Trucks Chevy Silverado
• Team: Xpress Motorsports
• Crew Chief: Bootie Barker
• Birth Date: April 5, 1965
• 2005 Rank: 41
• 2005 Points: 581
• 2005 Winnings: $49,040
Track Stats 2002 Season:
• Rank: 1
• Points: 3359
• Winnings: $531,390
• Winnings: $325,005
MATT BLISS
Mike Bliss got his first Quarter Midget car at the age of 10. From there, Bliss then moved to stock cars, midgets, super modifieds, sprint cars and into the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

Bliss first got the attention of race fans in 1993, when he captured the USAC Silver Crown national championship.

In 1995, Bliss won seven USAC Sprint Car races, three USAC midget races and a Silver Crown race all while putting together a top-10 season in the Craftsman Truck Series with a win, five top-fives and a dozen top-10 finishes.

That season started a string of five seasons in which Bliss won at least one NCTS event.
In 2002, Bliss dominated the NCTS en route to a series championship. Bliss garnered five victories, 13 top-five and 18 top-10 finishes.

A year later, Bliss came to the Busch Series amid much fanfare, and finished 10th in the series standings with eight top-five and 14 top-10 finishes.
Bliss is a Milwaukie, Oregon native, where he lives with his wife Sue and daughter Britney.
• Car: No. 88 Menards/Seal Best Chevy Silverado
• Team: ThorSport Racing
• Crew Chief: Bud Haefele
• Birth Date: June 11, 1976
• 2005 Rank: 9
• 2005 Points: 3095
• 2005 Winnings: $297,705
Track Stats 2005 Season:
• Two top-five and ten top-ten finishes.
Career:
• Finished 15th in Craftsman Truck standings, 2002 • NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour champion, 2000
• Began racing go-karts at age 7 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series:
• Rank: 5
• Points: 3379
• Winnings: $325,005
MATT CRAFTON
Matt Crafton's love of racing began when he graduated Kindergarten and he was given a go-kart as a gift.

He began racing go-karts at the age of seven, claiming both regional and national championships before moving on to Midgets eight years later.

In his first three seasons in the Midgets, he won 20 main events. After a brief stint running Mini Sprints, Crafton moved on to the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour Series in 1996.

Crafton’s father, Danny, had been racing in the Southwest Tour Series when he was injured and had to step out of his ride. Matt stepped in and took over his father’s car for three races while he recuperated, running well enough that his father stepped aside and let him take over permanently. He was crowned NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series champion in 2000.

The following year, Crafton signed on to compete in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, where he quickly made an impression.

In his rookie year, he captured 11 top-10 finishes and was third in the Raybestos Rookie of the Year standings. Crafton has since earned 15 top-10s in the Truck Series, running well enough to capture the eye of team owner Kevin Harvick, who signed him to drive the No. 6 truck in 2004. "I want to finish in the top five in points," Crafton said. "I am not satisfied with just running in the top ten every week. I want to be in contention to win every time I'm behind the wheel. I want to make everyone proud to have me in the seat."

He enjoys video racing games, golf and closely follows the St. Louis Rams of the NFL.
• Team: Corvette Racing
• Car: Corvette C6.R
• Class: GT1
• Birth Date: September 28, 1959
• Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
Track Stats:
2005 Season
• Fellows won his second straight SPEED GT win at Mosport in Canada.
• Won the “Most Popular Driver” award from ALMS.
2004 Season
• ALMS GTS co-champion (with O'Connell), five ALMS wins (Sebring, Mid-Ohio, Sonoma, Portland, Laguna Seca), one SCCA SPEED World Challenge win with Team Cadillac (Mosport).
• Voted "Most Popular Driver" by ALMS fans.
RON FELLOWS

Ron Fellows is a charter member of the championship-winning Corvette Racing team. He did the initial testing and development with the Corvette C5-R, and scored Corvette Racing’s first ALMS victory in September 2000 at Texas Motor Speedway. Fellows is recognized as one of North America’s most versatile road racing drivers; winning in series that span the spectrum of motorsports, from NASCAR® to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

A native of Windsor, Ontario, Fellows developed an early love for auto racing, competing first in karts, followed by Formula 1600 and Formula 2000. After a nine-year stint as a gas pipeline worker, he returned to racing in the early '80s and launched his professional driving career. Fellows found early success in his first level of professional competition, the Player’s/GM Challenge series, where he won the drivers championship in 1989.

Fellows’ success continued in SCCA Trans-Am racing, where he won 19 races in 95 starts. He performed with distinction in sports prototype racing, NASCAR Craftsman TruckTM, NASCAR Busch Grand NationalTM, and the NASCAR Nextel CupTM Series. In the late ’90s Fellows became the primary development driver for GM Racing’s Corvette C5-R program. That association produced victories at the 24 Hours of Daytona, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 12 Hours of Sebring, and virtually every road racing circuit in North America.

Fellows won the ALMS GTS drivers championship in 2002 and shared the title with teammate Johnny O’Connell in 2003 and 2004. He and O'Connell finished as runners-up in the 2005 ALMS series to their Corvette Racing teammates Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta. In addition to his duties with the factory Corvette Racing program, the Canadian also competed in the NASCAR Nextel CupTM series, consistently piloting a Chevrolet to the front of the pack in road racing events. He won back-to-back SCCA SPEED World Challenge races at Mosport in 2004-05 driving Team Cadillac's CTS-V racecar.

Fellows was voted the "Most Popular Driver" in the ALMS by fans in 2004 and 2005. He was named to the AARWBA All America Racing Team in 2002, 2003 and 2004. A resident of Mississauga, Ont., he has been instrumental in setting up the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship, a series that helps young Canadian drivers make a connection to professional racing.

• Team: Corvette Racing
• Car: Corvette C6.R
• Class: GTS
• Birth Date: July 24, 1962
• Hometown: Flowery Branch, Georgia

Track Stats:

2005 Season
• Runner-up in ALMS GT1 championship, three ALMS wins (Corvette), first ALMS pole.
2004 Season
• American Le Mans Series GTS co-champion, five ALMS wins (Corvette).

JOHNNY O'CONNELL
Fast, funny and fearless, Johnny O’Connell is recognized as one of North America’s most talented and versatile racing drivers. After driving for a variety of teams, O’Connell has found a home with Corvette Racing. He produced the team’s first overall victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona and its first Le Mans class victory in 2001.

O’Connell’s racing career began in single-seaters. Competing professionally for the first time in the Formula Atlantic series in 1987, he won five races en route to the championship and was awarded the Rookie of the Year title. Success followed in the road racing arena, where O’Connell scored a class victory in the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1993, an overall win in 1994 and another class victory in 1995. He also won his class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1994 in his first outing in the prestigious endurance race.

O’Connell subsequently ran a season of Indy Cars and then returned to sports car racing with Panoz in the late '90s. He joined the factory Corvette effort in 2001, scoring an overall victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona in his first race behind the wheel of the Corvette C5-R, followed by Corvette Racing’s first class victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Since then he has helped GM’s factory team capture five straight manufacturers’ titles and shared the driver’s championship for the GTS class with teammate Ron Fellows in 2003-04. O'Connell scored the Corvette's C6.R's historic first victory at Road Atlanta in April 2005 after winning his first ALMS pole.

At the conclusion of the 2005 season, O’Connell held numerous ALMS records, including the most wins (24, tied with Fellows and Beretta); most top-10 finishes (61); and most career starts (63). O'Connell conducts an annual charity auction at Road Atlanta to benefit senior citizens and research on Alzheimer's disease. A black belt in karate, O'Connell practices martial arts in his fitness training regimen.
• Car: No. 85 Chevy Flex Fuel E85 Silverado
• Team: Morgan Dollar Motorsports
• Crew Chief: Eric Phillips
• Birth Date: February 27, 1960
• 2005 NASCAR Busch Series Rank: 2
• 2005 NASCAR Busch Series Points: 3480
• 2005 NASCAR Busch Series Winnings: $575,865
TRACK STATS 2005 Craftsman Truck Series
• Ranked number 2 in 2005 with four wins.
• Ten top-five and 13 top-10 finishes.

2004 Season

• Rank: 2
• Points: 3578
• Winnings: $497,830
DENNIS SETZER

Dennis Setzer is anticipating great things in his sixth season as a driver in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series™ (NCTS). After two straight runner-up finishes in the season-ending point standings, the series veteran and the No. 85 Chevrolet E85 FlexFuel Silverado team are poised to again be one of the top contenders for the coveted championship trophy.

Setzer posted impressive stats in 2005 as he battled for the championship with four wins, bringing his NCTS career total to 16. He claimed ten top-five and 13 top-ten finishes.
His NCTS record boasts being the only driver to win a race in eight consecutive seasons. He also holds the record for winning from the worst starting position of a NCTS winner, (33rd) at Martinsville in 2002.

Before he made the switch to Craftsman Trucks, Setzer had success in the NASCAR Busch Series™ and late model stock cars. In the NASCAR Busch Series™, he has won two races and a pole position and earned more than $700,000 in race winnings.