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Xfinity Chase driver Blake Koch crashes in first Texas practice

Blake Koch goes into the wall in practice out of turn two.

FORT WORTH, Texas - Blake Koch, a Xfinity Chase participant, will go to a backup car after being involved in a hard crash early in the first Xfinity Series practice at Texas Motor Speedway

Koch, who is third in the Chase standings, was on his first lap of the session when his No. 11 Chevrolet and shot it into the Turn 2 wall. Koch said over the radio that “something broke.”

The wrecked car was brand new for this weekend. The backup car most recently was his backup at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Koch drives for Kaulig Racing, a one-car team in its first season of Xfinity competition. The team is part of a technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing.

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