Blake Koch at Kentucky Speedway… Blake Koch has 10 previous starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) at Kentucky Speedway. His best start (ninth) at the track came in this race last year. In that event, Koch fought a tight No. 11 Chevy Camaro but battled back to finish 14th. The last time the NXS visited Kentucky Speedway in September 2016, Koch scored a track-best finish of 11th after starting 15th. He overcame a tight-handling car and avoided several on-track incidents to score the top-15 finish.
Sounding Off – Blake Koch… “We have been working really hard on our 1.5-mile program and hope we can stay out of trouble to really test it out this weekend at Kentucky. After a couple of tough weeks, a good finish would mean a lot to our No. 11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection® team. I have the best team in the garage and am looking forward to earning them a great finish this weekend.”
2017 Season… Koch is currently 12th in the NXS Championship standings after 15 races. He has recorded one pole position, four top-10 starts, one top-10 finish and six top-15 finishes. Last week at Daytona International Speedway, Koch earned a track-best starting position of fourth, won Stage 1 of the event and led 28 laps before being collected in a multi-car incident on Lap 50, relegating him to a 38th-place finish.
Blake Koch NXS Career… Koch makes his 196th NXS start this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. To date, Koch has a career-best NXS starting position of first at Talladega Superspeedway (May 2017), and a career-best NXS finish of eighth at RIR (April 2016), Bristol Motor Speedway (August 2016) and Phoenix International Raceway (November 2016).
Meet Blake…Koch will make an appearance at Kentucky Speedway’s Trackside Live stage in the fan midway on Friday, July 7th at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Koch will meet fans and sign autographs at the LeafFilter Gutter Protection display at Kentucky Speedway on Friday, July 7th at 6:15 p.m. ET.
Tune-In… The 200-lap NXS Alsco 300 from Kentucky Speedway will be televised live Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN and will be broadcasted live on the Performance Racing Network (PRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio channel 90.
Keeping up with Kaulig Racing… To receive up-to-date information on the No. 11 NXS team, follow @KauligRacing on Twitter as well as on the Kaulig Racing™ Facebook page, www.facebook.com/kauligracing, and the team’s website, www.kauligracing.com.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!