After a week off from Nationwide Series competition, Blake Koch is ready to go racing. He's pumped to get behind the wheel of his No. 24 Toyota and test his skills at Richmond International Raceway. Known as the "Action Track," the .75-mile oval has characteristics of a short track and a superspeedway. Koch loves the combination and looks forward to seeing the sparks fly in Friday night's ToyotaCare 250.
Koch has four Nationwide Series starts at Richmond. His best finish is 27th place, which he scored in both 2011 events.
Koch discusses racing at Richmond:
"Richmond is definitely a popular track among the drivers. I think everyone likes it so much because it has the excitement of a short track. There's lots of side-by-side action, really tight racing. At the same time, it's a wide track. There are a few good grooves, so you can search and find the line that works best for your car. It's really the best of both worlds. You get the speed and m...