Blake Koch at Indianapolis Motor Speedway… Blake Koch has three previous starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). His best start (17th) and finish (15th) at the track came in last year’s race. In that event, Koch fought the handling the car at the beginning of the race, but found his groove to capture a career-best finish at the track.
Sounding Off – Blake Koch… “There’s nothing like Indy. There’s so much history there and it’s unlike any other racetrack. We got to test the new rules package and I’m really excited to see how it plays out. I anticipate close racing, but not pack-racing. I think we will be bumper-to-bumper the entire race, so it should be really exciting for the fans.”
2017 Season… Koch is currently 11th in the NXS Championship standings after 17 races. He has recorded one pole position, four top-10 starts, one top-10 finish and seven top-15 finishes. The Kaulig Racing driver has led 29 laps so far in 2017. Last week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Koch earned a 13th-place finish after starting 15th.
Blake Koch NXS Career… Koch makes his 198th NXS start this weekend at IMS. 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 meet fans and sign autographs at the LeafFilter Gutter Protection display at IMS on Saturday, July 22nd at 10:30 a.m. ET.
He will participate in the NXS autograph session in the IMS infield pavilion on Saturday, July 22nd at 11:00 a.m. ET. Wristbands will be distributed starting at 9:00 AM on a first-come, first-served basis in the Plaza.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!