2017 Season… Koch is currently 11th in the NXS Championship standings after gaining two spots in the standings last week at Phoenix Raceway. At Phoenix Raceway, Koch started eighth and overcame contact, a late-race spin and a pit-road penalty to finish 13th.Calling California Home… Kaulig Racing tire specialist Stephen Appell hails from Downey, Calif., which is just under 50 miles from ACS. Appell grew up attending races at Irwindale Speedway and spent some time behind the wheel of a late model at local tracks before moving to N.C. in 2014 to pursue a career in NASCAR.
Blake Koch NXS Career… Koch makes his 185th NXS start this weekend at ACS. To date, Koch has a career-best NXS starting position of second at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Nov. 2013), and a career-best NXS finish of eighth at Richmond International Raceway (April 2016), Bristol Motor Speedway (August 2016) and Phoenix International Raceway (November 2016).
Meet Blake…Koch and other NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers will sign autographs for fans in Auto Club Speedway’s Midway FanZone Stage on Friday, March 24th from 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. PT.
Tune-In… The NXS California 300 from ACS will be televised live Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 4 p.m. ET on FS1 and will be broadcasted live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio channel 90.