Blake Koch at Pocono Raceway… Blake Koch has one previous start in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) at Pocono Raceway. The NXS made its first visit to the 2.5-mile triangular-shaped track in 2016 for a rain-shortened 53-lap race. Koch started 12th and finished 15th in his first trip to the “Tricky Triangle.”
Sounding Off- Blake Koch… “Last year was my first time seeing Pocono, but we caught on quick and even made it to the third round of qualifying. I feel like I drove a conservative race to finish 15th so will definitely ramp it up this year. This is one of the most fun tracks to drive. There’s a lot of disagreement in the sport about how many turns there are, but Chris (Rice) and I have it figured out what we are going to call them so I can tell him how my car is handling. The area around Pocono is huge for our sponsor, LeafFilter Gutter Protection, so there’s a lot of excitement surrounding this event.”
2017 Season… Koch is currently 11th in the NXS Championship standings after 11 races. He has recorded one pole position, three top-10 starts, one top-10 finish and six top-15 finishes. Last week at Dover International Speedway, Koch earned a track-best start of 16th and ran as high as ninth before contact in front of Koch on Lap 135 caused him to get loose and spin out, relegating him to a 32nd-place finish.
Blake Koch NXS Career… Koch makes his 192nd NXS start this weekend at Pocono Raceway. 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 Pocono Raceway’s Fan Fair on Saturday, June 10th at 8:15 a.m. ET.
Tune-In… The 100-lap NXS Pocono Green 250 from Pocono Raceway will be televised live Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX and will be broadcasted live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) 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.
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About Kaulig Racing™
Kaulig Racing™ is a full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series team, owned by president and owner of LeafFilter Gutter Protection®, Matt Kaulig. Blake Koch, driver of the No. 11 Kaulig Racing™ entry, has more than 180 starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Kaulig Racing™ currently has partnerships with some of America’s leading companies across a wide range of industries such as LeafFilter Gutter Protection®, Celsius, Salt Life and AQUAhydrate. To learn more about the team, visit KauligRacing.com.