Many people have heard the name Blake Koch (https://www.facebook.com/BlakeKRacing) due to his impressive career in motocross that began when he was just 22. In fact he was even considered as “one of the top 20 motocross riders in the state of Florida.” In 2008 though, Blake made the switch to NASCAR and has a successful career thus far.
After having only raced 20 amateur races, Blake was recruited to race for the Richard Childress Driver Development team in the K & N West Series in 2009. During his Rookie season, Blake finished the season eighth in overall standings. He continued racing in this series in 2010 and then in 2011 Blake secured a full – time position in the X-Finity (then Nationwide) series.
Blake had a successful rookie season in the X-Finity series. During the first ten races, Blake earned five Top 25 finishes and became the Runner – up Rookie of the Year. In 2012 Blake continued racing in the X-Finity Series, this season racing for Rick Ware Racing and then in 2013 he raced for SR2 Motorsports.
During the 2014 and the 2015 seasons Blake raced for TriStar Motorsports running the #44 and #8 Toyota Camry respectively. His primary sponsor for the 2015 season was LeafFilter Gutter Protection (https://www.facebook.com/LeaffilterRacing).
On January 20th, 2016 it was announced that Kaulig Racing is now an established full – time X-Finity series team and that Blake Koch is a part of the team. He will pilot the #11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet Camaro for the 2016 X-Finity Series. Blake Koch is excited for the new opportunity stating, “I can’t even put into words how excited I am for this opportunity. Watching it all come together is something very special, and Chris Rice has done an amazing job assembling this team.” Chris Rice is a veteran crew chief and I am personally excited to see how this team unfolds throughout the new season. Be sure to check out the X-Finity season kickoff in Daytona on Saturday, February 20th, 2016.