We have recently learned that Blake Koch will not be driving the #11 LeafFliter Camero in the Xfinity Searies for 2018, Ryan Truex has been put in the drivers seat. At this point Koch’s future is unknown.
Blake Koch began his racing career for NASCAR on 2009 in the NCWTS where he placed 8th in the points standings and was runner up for Rookie of The Year. His first Nationwide Series race was in 2011 at Pheonix, he finished 17th on the lead lap. He would go on to earn 4 top 20s that same year and would finish 18th in overall points.
In 2012 Blake planned to race for Rick Ware Racing driving the #41 car. He was switched to the 15 car partway through the season when Timmy Hill returned to the 42 car, not long after forcing him to a limited schedual due to lack of sponsorship. Bur just a couple years later, 2013, Koch landed a ride with RAB Racing for the final Nationwide race at Homestead where he started 2nd in that race. Still unable to find a full time ride, Koch moved to TriStar Motorsports for the 2014 Nationwide Series, mostly start and parks to help fund Tri-Stars full time teams.
It wasn’t until 2015 that Blake would finally find a full time ride with TriStar in the now Xfinity Series, he would wheel the #8 Toyota LeafFilter car.
The very next year, 2016 Xfinity season, Tri-Star owner Matt Kaulig left to begin his own team and Blake would follow in this new adventure. Kaulig Racing, in partnership with RCR, transitioned to a full time race team in the 2016 season with Koch in the #11 LeafFilter Chevy Camero. He finished 9th in the season opener at Daytona marking his first top 10 finish in his NASCAR career. The 2016 season would bring Koch 5 top 10s and he made the Xfinity Series playoffs which he finished 7th in overall points. He would stay with Kaulig Racing for another full time Xfinity season in 2017 in the LeafFilter #11 car.
We all at Racing Assimilation wish only the best for Blake Koch and look forward to what the future holds for him. — with Jeff Moon.