TriStar Adds Koch To Driver Line-Up


MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Entering their fifth season of NASCAR Nationwide Series competition, TriStar Motorsports has announced the addition of Blake Koch to its full-time driver roster.

Koch is fresh off an impressive 11th place finish at the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in November.

“I’m extremely excited, blessed and proud to join truster Motorsports,” said Koch. “Mark Smith has been in NASCAR for a long time and is respected by everyone in the garage. His team has evolved into a quality race team with continuous growth and a great reputation. They have talented people in place to build fast race cars plus we will have strong Toyota engines supplied by Pro Motor Engines. I’m also looking forward to working with teammates who I can lean on like Mike Bliss and Eric McClure. Daytona can’t come soon enough!”.

The 28-year-old Koch ran a limited schedule in 2013, yet still finished 25th in the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series driver standings, marking his best season finish since joining the series in 2009.

“Blake will add a fresh face to our veteran roster,” explained Smith. “He’s a talented and passionate driver with a lot of potential. I’m really looking forward to working with him this season.”

Koch will join returning TriStar Motorsports drivers, Mike Bliss and Eric McClure, as TriStar Motorsports continues to grow its NASCAR Nationwide Series program.