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BLAKE KOCH AND REED SORENSON THIS WEEKEND FOR MACDONALD MOTORSPORTS AT KANSAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

“MacDonald Motorsports team involved in the Championship chase and Rookie of the Year battle all in one weekend”

Blake Koch in the DAYSTAR.com No. 81 Dodge Challenger R/T
Reed Sorenson in the K-LOVE Radio No. 82 Dodge Challenger R/T

Reed Sorenson in the K-LOVE Radio No. 82…..MacDonald Motorsports is very pleased to announce that Reed Sorenson will be behind the wheel of the K-LOVE Radio No. 82 Dodge at Kansas Motor Speedway this weekend.  Only 49 markers behind Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Sorenson sits 3rd in the standings heading into the final 5 races of the season.  Through the first 29 races this season, Reed has had a stellar season with 1 win, 7 top-5’s, and 18 top-10s.  Over his 8 year career in NASCAR, Sorenson has racked up 5 Sprint Cup Series top-5’s, 4 Nationwide Series wins, and 38 Nationwide Series top-5 finishes.

Blake Koch on Kansas…..“We had a great run last weekend at Dover in the Daystar Dodge and it really helped build my confidence for the final stretch of the season.  We only have 5 races now to try and catch Timmy (Hill) and we’re going to do whatever it takes to get that done.  Kansas is the only track of the final 5 where I’ve never raced at before so this should be my biggest challenge for the remainder of the season.”

K-LOVE Radio…..K-LOVE is a listener supported national radio station that plays positive and encouraging music on well over 400 stations across the country to over 5 million listeners each week.  K-LOVE plays artists such as tobyMac, Casting Crowns, MercyMe, Third Day, The Newsboys, and many more.  K-LOVE’s partnership with MacDonald Motorsports began last year and continues this season to spread the good word of Christ to the NASCAR fan base.  K-LOVE can be heard locally in Kansas City on 97.3 FM.  To find you local K-LOVE station visit www.klove.com.

Reed Sorenson at Kansas…..With well over 300 starts in Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races, Reed brings with him a lot of experience to the MacDonald Motorsports team.  In 4 prior NNS starts at the 1.5 mile oval in Kansas, Sorenson has 3 top-10 finishes with a career best of 6th in 2005.  He also has 4 Sprint Cup Series starts at Kansas with a career best of 7th in 2007 driving for Chip Ganassi. 

Rookie of the Year battle…..Blake Koch continues to trail Timmy Hill in the NNS Rookie of the Year chase by 2 points after his 21st place run at the Monster Mile last weekend.  In one of the tightest rookie battles in recent memory, Blake and the Daystar.com team have been in lock-step with Hill’s team for the second half of the season and are looking to close the gap this weekend.  Blake has 5 top-20 finishes this season with a best finish of 14th at Road America in July.

Championship battle…..With the addition of Reed Sorenson this weekend, MacDonald Motorsports has found its way into the chase for the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship.  Sorenson is still well in the mix, and only 49 points behind Ricky Stenhouse Jr. for the Championship lead. 

Follow Blake on Social Media…..Keep up with everything that Blake is doing by following him on Facebook and Twitter.  Facebook at www.facebook.com/BlakeKRacing and twitter @BlakeKochRacing.

Vote for Blake for NNS Most Popular Driver…..Remember to vote every day for Blake Koch for NASCAR Nationwide Series Most Popular Driver.  The link to vote is http://nationwide.nascar.com/news/110705/2011-mpd-nationwide/index.html

About Daystar Television Network
Daystar is a Television Network committed to spreading this message across the world:  No matter what you’ve done, where you’ve been, or who you are.  It is not too much for God to handle.   There is life, hope, and forgiveness waiting for you through Jesus Christ.  Find out more on www.Daystar.com.

About K-LOVE Radio
K-LOVE is a listener supported national radio station that plays positive and encouraging music.  The station is played on well over 400 stations across the country to over 5 million listeners each week.  K-LOVE’s mission is to effectively communicate the Gospel message to those who don't know or fully understand it.  They do this through full-time contemporary Christian music and short educational elements over radio and the Internet-using modern day language and the highest professional standards.  K-LOVE can be heard locally in Kansas City on 97.3 FM.  To find you local K-LOVE station visit www.klove.com.

About MacDonald Motorsports
The MacDonald family name has been in the racing circles since owner, Randy MacDonald, started his own driving career in the 1980’s. The provisions made by Randy’s father, Merril “Doc” MacDonald, and mother Pat helped Randy start racing professionally and establish his own company. Randy’s father Doc helped him create business relationships and carry out other important functions of the team until finishing his own race in March of 2007. Despite his death, Doc’s impact on the team will not end, as MacDonald Motorsports continues on in his honor and memory.

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