Mooresville, NC (June 9, 2014) – TriStar Motorsports is excited to announce that Blake Koch will be back behind the wheel of the No. 44 TriStar Motorsports Camry at Michigan International Speedway on June 14th. Compassion Racing will serve as the primary sponsor on the No. 44 Camry for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at the two-mile speedway.

Compassion International is an organization that provides sponsorships to children fromall around the world. Through a tax-deductible sponsorship of just $38.00 a month, Compassion International is able to provide these children with food, clean water, medical care, educational opportunities and important life-skills training.

“We are excited to be back on the track with Blake behind the wheel,” said Mark Hanlon, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Engagement at Compassion International. “Through this partnership, the lives of children in poverty will be forever changed and we know that Blake’s life is changed too. His heart for the poor is growing and his willingness to share that message with race fans is changing hearts too.”

Serving as an associate sponsor on the No. 44 Compassion Racing Camry is The Salvation Poem. The Salvation Poem is a six-line poem that presents the eternal message of God’s love for the world. To date, The Salvation Poem has been translated into over 30 languages and has been reprinted in more than 30 million mission pamphlets. All proceeds from The Salvation Poem are reinvested to support global missions and evangelism. For more information, please visit their website

Koch has three previous starts at Michigan International Speedway in the Nationwide Series. With an average start of 25.7 and an average finish of 27.7, Koch is eager to get back behind the wheel of the No. 44 Toyota Camry this weekend.

“I am excited and ready to be back in the No. 44 Compassion Racing Camry this weekend in Michigan,” said Koch. “I have been a part of Compassion for over a year now and Compassion Racing is an awesome, effective way to get more children sponsored.”

Be sure to tune into the NNS race at Michigan International Speedway on June 14th on ESPN at 1:30PM ET.

If you are interested in sponsoring childrenthrough Compassion International, please visit their website ( for more information.

About Compassion International: Compassion International is the world’s leading authority in child sponsorship. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by equipping the Church to develop children out of poverty to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Compassion’s child sponsorship program has been validated through independent, empirical research. Today, Compassion partners with more than 6,000 Christian churches in 26 countries to release more than 1.4 million babies, children and students from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion has been awarded the highest rating for financial stewardship and transparency for 12 consecutive years by Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator.

About TriStar Motorsports NC, LLC: TriStar Motorsports NC, LLC currently fields Toyota Camrys in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Mike Bliss, Jeff Green, Will Kimmel, Blake Koch, Hal Martin, Eric McClure and David Starr. Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, TriStar Motorsports has competed in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series since 1989; fielding cars for some of NASCAR’s premier drivers including Bobby Hamilton, Greg Sacks, Phil Parsons, Mike Wallace, Jason Keller, Reed Sorenson, Tony Raines and others. To find out more information about TriStar Motorsports please visit, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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