Blake Koch has created a major fan base in both the NASCAR community and the faith based market over the past three years. In 2009, with only 20 amateur races under his belt, he was recruited by Steve Portenga to join as the primary driver for the Richard Childress Driver development team in the NASCAR Camping World West Division. Blake achieved an impressive top ten finish in his rookie year by finishing the season eighth in points.
Richard Childress Driver development team resigned Koch for the 2010 NASCAR West division, in which Koch was 6th in points with three top five and seven top ten finishes. In 2011, after only three short years, Koch went full-time into the NASCAR Nationwide Series. In his first 10 career Nationwide Series races, Koch earned five Top-25 finishes. He joined an elite group that included Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt Jr, who also had five Top-25’s in their first 10 NNS races. Throughout the season, Koch battled for the 2011 Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year honors, but fell short by one point; he also finished 18th in the Driver Point Standings that year.
Koch has toured the country throughout the faith based markets and has been a key note speaker at numerous outreach events including Promise Keepers Men’s Ministry. He has made appearances on Daystar television network, Robert Schuller’s Hour of Power and many other national talk shows. Koch’s ambitions are to promote God back into the American family and encourage everyone to rise up and register to vote.
In 2012 Koch competed for Rick Ware Racing and SR2 Motorsports in the Nationwide Series and signed on full-time with SR2 Motorsports for the 2013 season. After competing in a limited schedule, Koch finished 25th in the Driver Point Standings and earned his career best finish of 11th at the Nationwide Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Among those achievements in 2013, Koch also competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and made his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
2014 has started a new chapter for Koch; as he has signed on to drive the No. 10 Toyota Camry, full-time, for TriStar Motorsports during the Nationwide Series season. Koch will join NASCAR veteran’s Eric McClure and Mike Bliss in the TriStar Motorsports stable.