LeafFilter to sponsor Blake Koch for 2015 Xfinity season

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Having recently re-signed Blake Koch for 2015, TriStar Motorsports announced Thursday that LeafFilter will serve as primary sponsor on Koch’s No. 8 Toyota Camry in the Xfinity Series.

“We’re looking forward to partnering with TriStar Motorsports and Blake this upcoming year,” Matt Kaulig, President and owner for LeafFilter North, Inc., said in a media release.

Last season, Koch drove 28 races, scoring nine top-25 finishes.

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LeafFilter was also affiliated with Koch last season, but is increasing its relationship by becoming a primary sponsor for the driver and his car in 2015.

Headquartered in Hudson, Ohio, LeafFilter bills itself as “the nation’s leading gutter protection company.” It’s first appearance on Koch’s car will come during the Alert Today Florida 300 Xfinity Series season opener on Feb. 21 at Daytona International Speedway.

Koch will be part of TriStar Motorsports’ four-team Xfinity Series operation with teammates Mike Bliss, Cale Conley and David Starr.

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Juncos Racing to field single car entry in Indy 500

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Part-time NTT IndyCar Series entrant Juncos Racing will announce their attempt to qualify for the 2019 Indianapolis 500 within the next few weeks, according to RACER.

The team, which made its Indy 500 debut in 2017, ran 12 of the 17 IndyCar Series races last season, but has only made a start in one of the four events so far in 2019, finishing 18th in the inaugural running of the IndyCar Classic at Circuit of the Americas with Kyle Kaiser behind the wheel.

Though no driver has yet to be announced for the single-car entry, Kaiser is expected to be the leading candidate for the ride. The 23-year-old Californian has raced for the team since 2014, where he won the 2017 Indy Lights championship.

One of the top teams in the Road to Indy ladder system, Juncos Racing has over 50 wins between Indy Lights and Indy Pro 2000 competition. The team’s most recent victory came in the second Indy Lights race at St. Petersburg this year with Rinus VeeKay behind the wheel.

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