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
Kids Drive NASCAR: Lug nut challenge
In this challenge, NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Blake Koch takes on two young NASCAR fans in a lug nut stacking challenge.
Keselowski turns Poole, collects Koch
Brad Keselowski bumps Brennan Poole and sends him into the outside wall, collecting Blake Koch .
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 .
Heavy damage for Koch, forced to backup
Blake Koch has to go to a backup after hitting the wall in Turn 2 during XFINITY Series practice at Texas Motor Speedway.
World Series reaction pours in from NASCAR Nation
RELATED: Famous (infamous?) NASCAR droughts It was a game for the ages, a must-follow event that drew folks from all walks of life to their screens Wednesday night -- and into Thursday morning. The Chicago Cubs vs. the Cleveland Indians. World Series. Game 7. Extra innings. NASCAR drivers and the auto racing community at large took notice, with social media posts starting at the time of the opening pitch and lasting the duration of an 8-7, 10-inning Cubs win that broke a 108-year title-less streak. From a big lead to a big lead blown, to questionable managerial decisions to, get this, … a rain delay (how NASCAR can you get?) … there was plenty of social media reaction, including many excellent Air Titan references. Things got even more surreal as the clock ticked past midnight when, in the bottom of the 10th inning, the Chicago Cubs brought in relief pitcher … Carl Edwards Jr. Read on for a full social roundup of Game 7: Man the call to pull Hendricks is gonna be debated for a long time — Austin Dillon (@austindillon3) November 3, 2016 It's not over yet! #WorldSeries — Jeb Burton (@JebBurtonRacing) November 3, 2016 Wow, this #WorldSeries #WorldSeriesGame7 is feeling like a GWC at @HomesteadMiami — Blake Koch (@BlakeKochRacing) November 3, 2016 This just became @Nascar rain delay — Rick Allen (@RickAllenracing) November 3, 2016 These are very strange Air Titans — Roush Fenway Racing (@roushfenway) November 3, 2016 No but Aroldis Chapman stayed out on old tires. Great call by crew chief Joe Maddon. https://t.co/XQankYTsn4 — Roush Fenway Racing (@roushfenway) November 3, 2016 does the world series have lights — Geoffrey Miller (@GeoffreyMiller) November 3, 2016 I know you want to see this ... pic.twitter.com/DMFNgY9bLK — Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) November 3, 2016 Wonder if #carledwards jr is gonna do a back flip if he gets these guys out? — Kerry Tharp (@Kerry_Tharp) November 3, 2016 Carl Edwards in to close Game 7 of the #WorldSeries . pic.twitter.com/yBitFe93Sa — Kansas Speedway (@kansasspeedway) November 3, 2016 Cleveland now a lap down, but battling for lucky dog position — Roush Fenway Racing (@roushfenway) November 3, 2016 What a game #WorldSeriesGame7 — Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) November 3, 2016 Wow, congrats Chicago Cubs! That was fun to watch! #WorldSeries — Darrell Wallace Jr (@BubbaWallace) November 3, 2016 #alwaysbrave J Hey with the meeting during the rain delay, pretty cool. Congrats @cubs . — Chase Elliott (@chaseelliott) November 3, 2016 I love each and every one of you. #WorldSeries #Cubs — nascarcasm (@nascarcasm) November 3, 2016 The @cubs win!!!!!!!!!!! Wow. Just wow. This is @stenhousejr and I from game five..... always a… https://t.co/bNQe1bAbMY — Danica Patrick (@DanicaPatrick) November 3, 2016 Tonight, like the last 108 years, is exactly what it's like to be a @Cubs Fan. Proud to be a Fan! Go Cubs! Thanks you players, Madden! — Kurt Busch (@KurtBusch) November 3, 2016
Logano wins at Charlotte, XFINITY Round of 8 field set
RELATED: Race results " Updated series standings " Chase Grid CONCORD, N.C. -- If stealing a race were against the law, there would be an arrest warrant out for Joey Logano on Sunday night. Grabbing the lead from Kyle Larson after a restart on Lap 183 of 200, Logano held off a charging Elliott Sadler by .462 seconds to win the Drive for the Cure 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway , the event that trimmed the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Chase field from 12 drivers to eight. Larson, who led 165 laps and at one point had the lead lap to himself, closed on Logano with three circuits left but brushed the Turn 2 wall on Lap 197 and fell to fourth at the finish behind Sadler and Daniel Suarez . "We had a good car -- maybe not the best car … but the pit crew did their job to keep us in position to make an awesome restart there at the end," said Logano, who led the final 12 laps in earning the 27th NASCAR XFINITY Series victory of his career. "It was kind of an all-or-nothing move, to be able to get the lead and ultimately to hold him off and get the checkered flag. It was a lot of fun to be able to do that." Both Sadler and Suarez had earned spots in the Chase's Round of 8 by virtue of victories at Kentucky and Dover, respectively. Erik Jones advanced with a fifth-place finish and will join Justin Allgaier (sixth on Sunday), Blake Koch (12th), Brendan Gaughan (13th), Ryan Reed (15th) and Darrell Wallace Jr . (20th) in the Round of 8. Eliminated on points were Ryan Sieg (10th), Ty Dillon (11th), Brandon Jones (16th) and Brennan Poole (18th). Dillon, whose Chase started to go awry in a wreck with Erik Jones at Kentucky in the opening race of the Round of 12, was bitterly disappointed by his failure to advance. "It's heartbreaking," said Dillon. "We're a team that should have been in the final round. You've got to expect things to happen, which happened in the first race at Kentucky … But you've got to be able to rebound if you're going to win a championship. "We had so much momentum coming off of Dover (where we had) a car capable of winning the race, but today we couldn't even stay on the lead lap. It's very upsetting. I've wanted this championship so bad -- it just hurts." Dillon needed one more point to tie for eighth with Wallace, but he couldn't catch Sieg, who pitted for fresh tires under the final caution for Dakoda Armstrong 's spin off Turn 4 on Lap 183. Dillon would have won the tiebreaker for the final spot in the Round of 8 based on his runner-up finish at Dover. Sadler characterized Koch's success with start-up Kaulig Racing as "the biggest story of the first round." Koch finished the Round of 12 seventh in the standings, three points clear of Dillon. Poole had a top-10 car for much of the afternoon, but an electrical issue forced him to the pits for an unscheduled stop on Lap 123, and he lost four laps in the process. He finished the round in 10th place, five points behind Wallace. The series leader entering the Chase, Erik Jones had disappointing outings at Kentucky and Dover but transferred into the Round of 8 by six points with his fifth-place finish on Sunday. "We did what we needed to do today and got into the next round, you know?" Jones said. "Just ran a smart race, stayed up front all day, stayed out of trouble -- only had one mistake that got us back a little bit, but got a caution right away -- got a lucky break and finished where we needed to. "I think we had a car that probably could have went up and contended with Kyle (Larson), but we were just taking it pretty easy for the most part and doing what we needed to do today." &amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;gt;