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EXCLUSIVE: Drivers ‘Excited’ for Chase as New Season Looms

With less than two weeks until XFINITY Series cars hit the track at Daytona, drivers are more excited than ever heading into the season. The excitement mostly stems from rule changes that occurred in the off-season, including four heat race weekends, and the addition of a Chase system to the XFINITY Series. Following the fall race at Richmond, 12 drivers will vie for the championship...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

NXS: KAULIG RACING™ INC. TO JOIN NASCAR XFINITY SERIES IN 2016

Kernersville, N.C. (January 20, 2016) – Matt Kaulig is proud to announce the establishment of full-time NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) team, Kaulig Racing™, for the 2016 season. With a familiar face behind the wheel, Blake Koch has been selected to pilot the No. 11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection™ Chevrolet Camaro for the 2016 NXS season. “I am extremely excited to finally announce...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

NXS: TriStar Motorsports Post-Race Report: Homestead-Miami Speedway

NASCAR XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300 Homestead-Miami Speedway Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015 Race Highlights:  Blake Koch qualified 25th for the Ford EcoBoost 300, followed by David Starr in 33rd and Eric McClure in 36th. The 200-lap race included six cautions for 26 laps and 13 lead changes among five drivers. Blake Koch finished the race 18th, followed...
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November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NXS Blake Koch Pre-Race Report: Homestead Miami Speedway

Blake Koch Returns Home to Florida for the Final Race in 2015: The NASCAR XFINITY Series season finale will take place this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Koch will return to a track where he has seen great success. In 2013, Koch posted his best starting position of 2nd and finished the race just outside the top-10 in the 11th position. The No. 8 LeafFilter Gutter Protection...
Via On Pit Road
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

NXS: TriStar Motorsports Post-Race Report: Phoenix International Raceway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NASCAR XFINITY Series DAV 200 Phoenix International Raceway Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015 Race Highlights: Blake Koch qualified 26th for the DAV 200, followed by David Starr in 28th and Eric McClure in 34th. The 200-lap race included three cautions for 18 laps and five lead changes among three drivers. Blake Koch finished the race...
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November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NXS: Blake Koch Pre-Race Report: Phoenix International Raceway

Blake Koch Ready to take on the Final Short Track Race of 2015: After nine previous starts at Phoenix International Raceway, Koch knows his way around the one-mile track. In the fall of 2011, Koch started 13th and finished the race 14th, making that his best starting and finishing position. In the final short-track race of the 2015 season, Koch is looking forward to finishing the...
Via On Pit Road
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NXS: TriStar Motorsports Post-Race Report

NASCAR XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge Texas Motor Speedway Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015 Race Highlights: Blake Koch qualified 25th for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, followed by David Starr in 32nd and Eric McClure in 33rd. The 200-lap race included four cautions for 23 laps and 17 lead changes among seven drivers. Blake Koch finished...
Via On Pit Road
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NXS: Blake Koch Pre-Race Report: Texas Motor Speedway

Blake Koch Ready to Take on the “Lonestar State” this Weekend:  After two weekends off, Blake Koch is ready to get back behind the wheel of the No. 8 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Camry at Texas Motor Speedway. The O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge will mark Koch’s 10th start at the 1.5-mile oval speedway. Koch posted his best finish back in 2011 when he finished 22nd. In his...
Via On Pit Road
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

NXS: Blake Koch Pre-Race Report: Kansas Speedway

Blake Koch Follows the Yellow Brick Road to Kansas: After a disappointing weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the No. 8 LeafFilter Gutter Protection team is ready to head to Kansas Speedway. With only four starts at the 1.5-mile speedway, Koch’s best start of 18th and best finish of 25th came back in 2011. In his 144th NASCAR XFINITY Series start this weekend; Koch is looking...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Shannon Koch Brings Home the Victory at the 2015 Better Half Dash

Charlotte, N.C. (October 9, 2015) – On Thursday night, Shannon Koch wheeled her way to a victory in the Motor Racing Outreach’s Better Half Dash at Charlotte Motor Speedway. After raising over $15,000 for MRO and the Speedway Children Charities, Koch started on the pole. “I had a blast with the Better Half Dash ladies and getting Matt [Kaulig] to victory lane was even better...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR WAGs raise $65K in Better Half Dash charity race

With their husbands, boyfriends and families watching from pit road and the Charlotte Motor Speedway, 11 NASCAR WAGs took to the track Thursday night for the fifth annual Better Half Dash charity race. The event, benefiting Motor Racing Outreach and Speedway Children's Charities, is a chance for the women of NASCAR to raise money for charitable organizations and test their skills...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

NXS: Blake Koch Pre-Race Report: Charlotte Motor Speedway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Blake Koch Goes “PINK” at NASCAR’s Hometrack: The No. 8 LeafFilter Gutter Protection hauler will travel 33-miles this weekend to NASCAR’s hometrack, Charlotte Motor Speedway. Blake Koch will be behind the wheel of the pink LeafFilter Gutter Protection Camry this weekend, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. With four previous...
Via On Pit Road
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

NXS: Blake Koch Pre-Race Report: Dover International Speedway

Blake Koch Looking for Redemption in “The Diamond State”: After a disappointing weekend at Kentucky Speedway, Blake Koch and the No. 8 LeafFilter Gutter Protection team are looking forward to unloading in Dover this weekend. As one of Koch’s favorite tracks, the “Monster Mile” is a track where he has nine previous starts. With over 860 laps turned at the 1.0-mile speedway...
Via On Pit Road
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

NXS: Blake Koch Pre-Race Report: Kentucky Speedway

Blake Koch, No. 8 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Camry VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Blake Koch will Make 8th Start at Kentucky Speedway in the No. 8 Camry: Blake Koch will make his eighth start at Kentucky Speedway this weekend in the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300. Koch has a best starting position of 22nd and a best...
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September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NXS: Blake Koch Pre-Race Report: Chicagoland Speedway

Blake Koch Making 140th NXS Start This Weekend: In his 140th NASCAR XFINITY Series start this weekend, Blake Koch is looking forward to getting back on track in the “Windy City.” With nine previous starts at the 1.5-mile tri-oval speedway, Koch has a best starting position of 20th and a best finishing position of 22nd. Earlier this season, Koch battled loose and tight race conditions...
Via On Pit Road
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

NXS: TriStar Motorsports Post-Race Report: Richmond International Raceway

NASCAR XFINITY Series Virginia 529 College Savings 250 Richmond International Raceway Date: Friday, September 11, 2015 Race Highlights:  Blake Koch qualified 20th for the Virginia 529 College Savings 250, followed by Cale Conley in 22nd, Eric McClure in 25th and David Starr in 26th. The 250-lap race included six cautions for 48 laps and eight lead changes among...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

NXS: Blake Koch Pre-Race Report: Richmond International Raceway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Blake Koch Looking Ahead to Richmond: Coming off of a 27th place finish last weekend at Darlington Raceway, Blake Koch is looking forward to getting back to a track where he has eight previous starts. Koch’s best start at Richmond International Raceway came earlier this season when he started 25th and his best finish came back in 2014...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NXS: Blake Koch, No. 8 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Camry Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville at Road America

Blake Koch Ready to Turn Right and Left for the Final Time in 2015: Gearing up for the final road course race of the 2015 season, Blake Koch is ready to get back on track at Road America. Koch has one previous start at the 4.048-mile road course, where he posted a 14th place finish. Making his 137th career NASCAR XFINITY Series start this weekend in Wisconsin, Koch is looking forward...
Via On Pit Road
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

TriStar Motorsports and Ingersoll Rand Partner Up at Bristol Motor Speedway

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), the Official Power Tools of NASCAR®, will be the primary sponsor of driver Blake Koch and TriStar Motorsports this weekend in the NASCAR XFINITY Series™race at Bristol Motor Speedway. On Fri., Aug. 21, 2015, Koch will don the Ingersoll Rand fire suit for his 22nd race of the year as he turns the corners in the No. 8 Ingersoll Rand Toyota Camry.  ...

Blake Koch Announces Plans for the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Season

TriStar Motorsports is proud to announce today that Blake Koch will be back with TriStar Motorsports in 2016 to compete full time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.   "This is a big day for TriStar Motorsports," said Mark Smith, owner of TriStar Motorsports. "We are excited to announce our continued partnership with Blake Koch and LeafFilter™ Gutter Protection for 2016. Blake...

Fender to Fender: Blake Koch on Opportunities, Competition and Faith

Blake Koch recently turned 30 years old as the XFINITY Series got going at Watkins Glen International. With 134 starts in NXS, 10 Camping World Truck Series starts and six in the Sprint Cup Series, Koch’s outlook on his racing life – joined by his Christian faith – is quite unique as he hopes to someday make it to Victory Lane. He sat down with Rubbings Racing at The Glen...
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August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Motor Racing Outreach Bringing Together NASCAR Garage

Walking through the NASCAR garage area, you see the beasts that are the NASCAR race cars. They hit more than 200 mph and are hot, merciless machines that have been the deciding factor on whether or not the driver comes back home or leaves the track via helicopter. “MRO is my church basically and it’s a huge part of my life and most of the people in this garage’s life.” –...
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August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NXS: Blake Koch Pre-Race Report: Watkins Glen International

Blake Koch Prepared to Turn Left and Right: This weekend marks the first road course race in 2015 for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. With only eight road course starts across his 133 career starts in NXS, Koch is excited and ready to turn left and right this weekend. Koch has three previous starts at Watkins Glen and has turned 90 laps.     Koch’s thoughts on Watkins Glen International...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

NXS: TriStar Motorsports Post-Race Report: Iowa Speedway

NASCAR XFINITY Series US Cellular 250 Iowa Speedway Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015   Race Highlights:   David Starr qualified 23rd for the US Cellular 250, followed by Blake Koch in 24th, Cale Conley in 25th and Eric McClure in 31st.   The 250-lap race included eight cautions for 41 laps and six lead changes among four drivers.   David Starr finished the 250-lap race 22nd, followed...
Via On Pit Road
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

NXS: Blake Koch, No. 8 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Camry US Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway

Blake Koch Seeks Redemption in Iowa: After a tough weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Blake Koch and the No. 8 LeafFilter Gutter Protection team is ready to unload at Iowa Speedway this weekend. When the NASCAR XFINITY Series visited Iowa Speedway earlier this season, Koch battled a loose Camry and came out with a 22nd place finish. Koch’s best start of 21st and best finish...
Via On Pit Road
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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