WS: Golden Gate Racing signs primary sponsor

Golden Gate Racing Team signs Daystar Television Network as 2010 primary sponsor for NASCAR Camping World West Series SAN FRANCISCO - The Golden Gate - Richard Childress Racing Development Team is proud to announce the signing of the Daystar ...

Golden Gate Racing Team signs Daystar Television Network as 2010 primary sponsor for NASCAR Camping World West Series

SAN FRANCISCO - The Golden Gate - Richard Childress Racing Development Team is proud to announce the signing of the Daystar Television Network as their new primary sponsor for the 2010 NASCAR Camping World West Series. With the new partnership comes a brand new color scheme for the GGRT/RCR #21 Chevrolet that will be driven by Blake Koch of West Palm Beach, Florida for the second consecutive season.

"I speak on behalf of the entire Golden Gate -- Richard Childress Racing Team when I say how excited we are to have the Daystar Network as our new primary sponsor for the 2010 NASCAR Camping World West Season," said Jim Offenbach, owner of the Golden Gate Racing Team. "Both Richard Childress and myself love the message they bring along with the outreach in these times when we all need some Christian guidance."

The Daystar Television Network is an Emmy award winning faith based network dedicated to spreading the gospel twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week around the globe through all media formats possible. Daystar is the fastest growing and one of two largest faith-based networks in the world today and can be viewed on all major and secondary satellites and cable systems. Daystar programming reaches into 81 million homes in the United States and 670 million homes globally.

"Daystar is pleased to be able to sponsor Blake Koch and the Golden Gate Racing #21 team for 2010," said Marcus Lamb, Founder and CEO of Daystar Television Network. "The outreach the team is doing over the course of the season at race tracks across America will reach people who possibly wouldn't normally hear the message of Jesus Christ, just like we do here at Daystar every day through television. We look forward to witnessing the teams continued pursuit of excellence in the field, as we here at Daystar continue to deliver excellence in television,"

During the 2009 racing season the Daystar Network joined the Golden Gate Racing Team as an associate sponsor for much of the season where Koch drove to an eighth place finish in the series point standings as a rookie. This year the 24-year-old driver is eager to take his talented team and the Daystar Network to victory lane when their season begins in January.

bWhen you drive one of these cars I don't know how you could not be close to God," are words that Koch lives by every time he climbs behind the wheel. ""Every time I climb in the car I pray and I ask God to drive this car through me," said Koch. "Through my hands, my feet and in my heart and I just ask him to put this car where he wants it to be."

As a 24-year-old devoted young adult, Koch knows first hand how important it is for today's world to have a quality faith based source of entertainment like the Daystar Network. As he enters his sophomore NASCAR season, Koch looks forward to having Daystar as the primary sponsor of the Golden Gate Racing Team.

"The new Daystar Sponsorship is just awesome. I was excited last year to have them as an associate sponsor and having them as the primary sponsor of the Golden Gate Racing Team #21 Chevrolet is huge. They reach so many people and impact so many lives. I am really excited to be a part of that."

Daystar Television Network seeks out every available means of distribution to a world in need of hope. Through its multi cultural contemporary programming Daystar is reaching an entirely new generation of viewers and changing lives daily.

"We feel a calling to spread the gospel in out-of-the-box alternative ways to reach the unsaved right where they are and this is one means to do that," said James Barnes, Director of Marketing for Daystar Network. "

In the coming weeks, the Golden Gate Racing Team will begin to detail their associate sponsors as they prepare for the 2010 series with Koch behind the wheel of their primary car and Pat O'Keefe of Bay Bio Diesel in the secondary car for select events. The team is now preparing for the Toyota All Star Showdown in Irwindale next month which will be followed by their quest towards the 2010 NASCAR Camping World West championship.

Last season was Koch's first year as a NASCAR driver. After a successful career in motocross, the West Palm Beach Native had limited experience in late models and speedway trucks before testing with the Golden Gate Racing Team. After finishing second in a closely watched battle for the Camping World West Sunoco Rookie of the Year title, Koch finished an impressive 8th place in the standings during his maiden season. This year he returns with his sights set on a championship run.

"Blake definitely has the potential to win races this season," added Offenbach. "The Golden Gate Racing Team and Richard Childress Racing has the resources to put the Daystar Network #21 Chevrolet to the front and make this 2010 racing season a success."

-credit: ggrt

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Blake Koch
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