Blake Koch at Michigan International Speedway… Blake Koch has six previous starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). His best start and finish at the track came in this race last year when he finished 13th after starting seventh.
Sounding Off – Blake Koch… “Michigan is so fast and smooth…and so much fun. It was a really good track for us last year so there’s no reason we can’t have a good run again. Michigan is one of those tracks where you reevaluate who has the most speed at this point in the season because of how fast the track is. The more we go there, the more the groove widens out and the more fun it becomes. Hopefully we can see some three-wide passing this weekend and leave with a solid finish for our No. 11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection team.”
2017 Season… Koch is currently 11th in the NXS Championship standings after 12 races. He has recorded one pole position, three top-10 starts, one top-10 finish and six top-15 finishes. Last week at Pocono Raceway, Koch finished 27th after starting 12th and suffering a flat tire late in the 100-lap race.
Blake Koch NXS Career… Koch makes his 193rd NXS start this weekend at MIS. 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 with fans and sign autographs at the LeafFilter Gutter Protection display in the MIS fan midway on Saturday, June 17th at 9:00 a.m. ET.
Tune-In… The 125-lap NXS Race from MIS will be televised live Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. ET on FS1 and will be broadcasted live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio channel 90.