Everyone at SR2 Motorsports is very excited to have Blake Koch return in 2013," team owner Jason Sciavicco said. "What he believes in as a person really fits to our team model and where we're heading. We also believe he has the talents behind the wheel to deliver the results we are expecting."
Koch drove an SR2 Motorsports entry in 11 races in 2012. The previous year, he finished 18th in the Nationwide Series points standings and second in the race for series Rookie of the Year.
"I'm really excited to be teaming with SR2 Motorsports for the 2013 season," Koch said. "Our team chemistry is solid. In the races we competed in last season, we worked well together and developed a good understanding of how our race cars need to be set up. We have great note packages to build on from last year, which have laid a good foundation for this year. We grew leaps and bounds last season, and I'm optimistic that we'll continue that this year."
SR2 plans to field three cars in Nationwide competition in 2013, but drivers for the other two cars have yet to be named. Benny Gordon, who formerly drove for the team has been moved to the position of general manager and lead crew chief. He'll work as crew chief for Koch and the No. 24 team.
No doubt about it, SR2 Motorsports wouldn't be where we are today without Benny Gordon," Sciavicco said. "It's great to know that he'll still be guiding us and helping shape our organization in 2013. He brings loads of experience and leadership to the table, and he will certainly be an asset to us in our second season of competition."