Blake Koch returning to TriStar Motorsports
Series season TriStar Motorsports announced Wednesday that Blake Koch will return to the Mark Smith-owned team in the NASCAR ..... at Homestead-Miami Speedway . "We are happy to have Blake Koch back with our team for the 2015 season," Smith said
Blake Koch , Austin Dillon lead XFINITY practices at Bristol
RELATED: Practice 2 results Blake Koch topped the leaderboard in Friday's second NASCAR XFINITY Series practice at Bristol Motor Speedway , clocking in at 123.666
Blake Koch ecstatic after advancing to Round of 8
Blake Koch expressed his excitement after a 12th-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway advanced him into the Round of 8 in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase.
XFINITY, Camping World Truck Chase-clinching scenarios for Chicagoland
automatically clinch with a win. Possible to Clinch: • Blake Koch (0 Wins, 570 Points, 449 Points Ahead of 31st ..... clinch on points at Chicagoland with a repeat winner/ Blake Koch win and 22 points, achieved by finishing 19th with no
Keselowski turns Poole, collects Koch
Brad Keselowski bumps Brennan Poole and sends him into the outside wall, collecting Blake Koch .
Get ready for the Daytona 500 with driver interviews
BUY TICKETS: See the Daytona 500 live! " Speedweeks schedule Drivers take center stage starting at 8:30 a.m. ET Wednesday for the Media Day live stream presented by NAPA as excitement builds toward Sunday's Daytona 500 . Don't miss any of the stories, banter and laughs as NASCAR.com live streams the event til 3:30 p.m. ET. Watch here . Hosts Jonathan Merryman and Kim Coon will talk with drivers about the Daytona 500 and the 2017 season. Here's the event lineup (all times Eastern): 8:30 a.m.: Aric Almirola 8:40 a.m.: Austin Dillon , Matt DiBenedetto 8:45 a.m.: Chris Buescher 8:50 a.m.: Joey Gase BREAK (35 min) 9:35 a.m.: Michael McDowell , AJ Allmendinger 9:40 a.m.: David Gilliland 9:45 a.m.: Joey Logano BREAK (25 min) 10:20 a.m.: Chip Wile 10:30 a.m.: Brendan Gaughan , Darrell Wallace Jr . 10:35 a.m.: Cole Custer 10:40 a.m.: Blake Koch 10:50 a.m.: Brennan Poole 11:05 a.m.: Dale Earnhardt Jr . 11:10 a.m.: Daniel Hemric , Brandon Jones 11:20 a.m.: Spencer Gallagher , Ben Kennedy BREAK (1 hr. 40 min) 1:10 p.m.: Ryan Blaney 1:20 p.m.: Chase Elliott 1:50 p.m.: Kevin Harvick 1:55 p.m.: Justin Allgaier , Michael Annett 2 p.m.: John Hunter Nemechek , Denny Hamlin 2:10 p.m.: Ty Dillon , Matt Kenseth , Kurt Busch 2:20 p.m.: Landon Cassill , Kasey Kahne BREAK (15 min) 2:45 p.m.: Erik Jones BREAK (10 min) 3:05 p.m.: Ryan Reed BREAK (5 min) 3:15 p.m.: Brad Keselowski
Twelve cars affected in 'Big One' in XFINITY opener
The "Big One" occurred in the waning laps of Stage 1 in the XFINITY Series Daytona opener with 12 cars involved. During a Lap 26 restart -- following a 20-car wreck on Lap 23 -- the No. 33 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet of polesitter Brandon Jones , the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevy of Justin Allgaier and the No. 21 RCR Chevrolet of Daniel Hemric got loose, sparking the melee. Both Jones and Allgaier hit the wall hard, bringing the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota of Daniel Suarez with them. Roush Fenway Racing 's Darrell Wallace Jr . and JGR teammates Matt Tifft and Erik Jones were affected as well. Other cars in the wreck included Chris Cockrum , Harrison Rhodes , Brandon Hightower , Scott Lagasse Jr. and Blake Koch . “I think the 7 got turned by somebody and I saw Erik didn’t lift, so I didn’t lift and we were trying to go through the middle, and I think me and Daniel collided there," Wallace said. "It was just unfortunate circumstances that put us there. We probably looked like a boy band group walking out all together, but I just hate it for my guys." NASCAR quickly parked the field under red-flag conditions. &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;
Ty Dillon gets sideways, collects Koch
Ty Dillon spins early during the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and collides with Blake Koch .
Snow day! Drivers share pictures of winter fun
RELATED: See tracks covered in snow The NASCAR community may not have collectively received the full brunt of snow initially predicted, but wintry weather still hit North Carolina late Friday night and into Saturday, sending several drivers and crew chiefs outside to play. Those based in Charlotte know that predictions of big snow -- and such was the case this weekend -- can often wash out in a sea of sleet or cold rain, but there was still more than enough to break out the sleds in the northern parts of the Piedmont. Here's a look at drivers playing in the snow with their families. Our favorites include Joey Logano sitting in an outdoor hot tub, Greg Biffle using the hood of a race car for a sled and Darrell Wallace Jr . posing for a ... risqué ... photo. Old @3M hood comes in handy!! pic.twitter.com/SxmId8EzMF — Greg Biffle (@gbiffle) January 7, 2017 ❄️.. not a fan of her coat or hat ♀️ pic.twitter.com/fbvod57zpd — Paige (@epaigewhite) January 7, 2017 Who do you think should do a snow angel first?! ❄️❄️❄️ pic.twitter.com/xQDrWAx79a — Joey Logano (@joeylogano) January 7, 2017 ❄️❄️ pic.twitter.com/ouCTOvlkW0 — Rodney Childers (@RodneyChilders4) January 7, 2017 We've had a helluva wreck pic.twitter.com/XOdoMXhPTD — Clint Bowyer (@ClintBowyer) January 7, 2017 Carter having some fun in the #snow pic.twitter.com/sY63HN7azs — Blake Koch (@BlakeKochRacing) January 7, 2017 Enough snow for a snowman and getting to pull out our winter clothes! pic.twitter.com/f0IWitxHlX — David Ragan (@DavidRagan) January 7, 2017 Always love waking up to snow, when we don't get it often.The kid will be out in full force today!Off 2 the garage to build a makeshift sled pic.twitter.com/nIxUhhNShH — Ricky Stenhouse Jr . (@StenhouseJr) January 7, 2017 If this isn't awesome I don't know what is!!! pic.twitter.com/SoL8ZCQvpe — Clint Bowyer (@ClintBowyer) January 7, 2017 Ready for the snow.... pic.twitter.com/mUyUnBXMG7 — Darrell Wallace Jr (@BubbaWallace) January 7, 2017
Drivers celebrate Valentine's Day, get mushy on Twitter
BUY TICKETS: See the Daytona 500 live! RELATED: Read more Inside Groove Ah, can you feel it? Love is in the air -- and on the interwebs. Some NASCAR drivers took to Twitter to celebrate Valentine's Day 2017 and give special shoutouts to their sweethearts, while other, more single drivers took the opportunity to channel their inner Kate Winslet (looking at you, Noah Gragson.) Here's the best V-Day tweets we've seen on Twitter this February 14. Since we aren't spending this years Valentines @ the track I have been alerted that trip 2 drug store 4 candy/stuffed animal wont pass tech. — Dale Earnhardt Jr . (@DaleJr) February 14, 2017 How Junior celebrates at the track " Dale gets V-Day gift from ... 'Rowdy? ' ❤️ pic.twitter.com/4nu6yx7Fdv — Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) February 14, 2017 Happy Valentine's Day to my girls! #luckyman #valentines pic.twitter.com/5xHoGWphus — Ryan Newman (@RyanJNewman) February 14, 2017 I saved % on Valentine's Day this year by switching to single — Alex Bowman (@AlexBRacing) February 14, 2017 Scrolling through tinder on Valentine's Day like: #ThankGodILostTheBeerGut pic.twitter.com/GnxV7uhk34 — Alex Bowman (@AlexBRacing) February 14, 2017 I love you with all my heart. Happy 1st Valentine's Day My Wife. pic.twitter.com/7PUJ1Om3NA — Kurt Busch (@KurtBusch) February 14, 2017 Happy Valentines Day Trish! This year was a great one! Looking forward to the rest of our lives… https://t.co/gO0ZPpDToY — Casey Mears (@CJMearsGang) February 14, 2017 It's moments like these when my heart finds a way to get just a little bigger in loving you. ❤… https://t.co/GKudbGOglB — Danica Patrick (@DanicaPatrick) February 14, 2017 My man knows the way to my heart - workout equipment!!!!! He also got me a @trueformrunner for… https://t.co/YEUDddOTtc — Danica Patrick (@DanicaPatrick) February 14, 2017 Happy #ValentinesDay . Remember @landoncassill Love's you. pic.twitter.com/BXUeNV9ihK — FrontRow Motorsports (@Team_FRM) February 14, 2017 This i promise you https://t.co/euJ9vb4yk3 — landon cassill (@landoncassill) February 14, 2017 Hello Gorgeous. This one is for the ladies out there. Happy Valentine's Day! #TextMe pic.twitter.com/iZ7HOhLeDR — Noah Gragson (@NoahGragson) February 14, 2017 Feeling love today Love for my Snapchat that is. Lol. Fun photoshoot w/ @KBMteam today. Add my Snapchat for something special @DISupdates pic.twitter.com/ow4mMpnL1H — Myatt Snider (@MyattSnider) February 14, 2017 Happy Valentine's Day and thank you @ZappaOMatic for this awesome card haha ❤️ https://t.co/UxY1mKMdC6 — Matthew DiBenedetto (@mattdracing) February 14, 2017 Happy Valentine's Day!! Especially to my beautiful wife @ShannonLKoch pic.twitter.com/vNJiGVGrdR — Blake Koch (@BlakeKochRacing) February 14, 2017 Happy Valentines Day beautiful you have been with me threw good and bad and have always stood by me. I love you @HaliBerger pic.twitter.com/9hdZkBItbV — Cameron Hayley (@CameronNHayley) February 14, 2017 Happy Valentines Day @LucyK_Says ! Thanks for making everyday special! pic.twitter.com/Gx231d3gfU — Timmy Hill (@TimmyHillRacer) February 14, 2017 Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! ❤️ — Jeb Burton (@JebBurtonRacing) February 14, 2017 Happy Valentines Day @Caseyhaimes13 ! Love you pic.twitter.com/jmSVkZqwMX — Chad Boat (@ChadBoat) February 14, 2017 ❤️ — Michael Waltrip (@MW55) February 14, 2017 Happy Valentine's Day to my beautiful, fun loving fiancé @cortneydryden ! Love ya babe https://t.co/V2G8okTI67 — Jeremy Clements (@JClements51) February 14, 2017 Happy ❤ Valentines to my two favorites in the whole world. Love you both more than you will… https://t.co/4McSQL1vba — Justin Allgaier (@J_Allgaier) February 14, 2017