Blake Koch to Pilot Ingersoll Rand Car at Phoenix International Raceway

Mooresville, N.C. (Nov. 3, 2014) – Blake Koch and Ingersoll Rand will join forces to take on Phoenix International Raceway in this weekend’s DAV 200 Honoring America’s Veterans. Koch will pilot the No. 44 Ingersoll Rand Camry in his 25th race with TriStar Motorsports this season.

This will be Koch’s debut in the No. 44 red, black and white Camry, as he will tackle the one-mile tri-oval for the eighth time in his NASCAR Nationwide Series™ career. In 2011 the Florida native made his best career start of 13th and finished the race 14th. Koch is looking to improve on that as the NNS rolls into the dessert this weekend.

“I can’t wait to hop into the car with Ingersoll Rand logos all over it,” said Koch. “They are a credible company that has invested a lot of resources in motorsports and in our team [TriStar Motorsports]. I’m headed to Phoenix to get my first top 10 and to make Ingersoll Rand proud!”

Be sure to tune into the DAV 200 Honoring America’s Veterans on Saturday, November 8th at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, MRN and Sirius XM Channel 90.

About Ingersoll Rand: Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands-including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane®-work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency.  Ingersoll Rand products range from complete compressed air systems, tools and pumps to material and fluid handling systems. The diverse and innovative products, services and solutions enhance our customers’ energy efficiency, productivity and operations. We are a $12 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com or www.ingersollrandproducts.com.

About TriStar Motorsports NC, LLC: TriStar Motorsports NC, LLC current fields Toyota Camry’s in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Mike Bliss, Jeff Green, Hal Martin, Eric McClure and Blake Koch. 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 Leffler, Reed Sorenson, Tony Raines, Kevin Lepage and others. To find out more information about TriStar Motorsports please visit www.tristarmotorsportsnc.com, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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