With Darlington Race Days Away, Local Doctor Steps Up to Sponsor NASCAR Driver Who Lost Sponsorship

Columbia, SC based Doctor Supports Driver Blake Koch’s Religious Stand
 
 
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May 8, 2012 - PRLog -- Columbia, SC – Dr. Gregory Sexton is the first to tell you, he doesn’t really follow NASCAR racing very closely. Despite that, the name of his practice, Capital Plastic Surgery (www.capitalplasticsurgery.com ), will cover the #15 car in the Nationwide Series race at Darlington this Friday (May 11th). So why would a NASCAR novice want to become a NASCAR sponsor? Dr. Sexton says it is because of the #15 car’s driver, Blake Koch (www.blakekoch.com ).

Coming into the season, Koch had a 20 race deal with a primary sponsor, Riseupandregister.com.  ESPN pulled the organization’s commercial due to (according to a voicemail left by an ESPN representative) “…political and religious overtones...” on associated websites, including Blake’s. The organization lost its funding. Blake lost his primary sponsor.

Following the controversy, Blake, who is committed to his Christianity and supports a number of Christian charities, told a national TV audience it is unfortunate he lost his sponsor, but he wasn’t going to back away from his beliefs. Blake was left searching for a new sponsor. A NASCAR driver needs a sponsor to improve the quality of car they’re driving, increasing their chances of success on raceday.

In Darlington, Dr. Sexton has provided Blake a raceway rescue. “What happened to Blake was unfair. Blake stood for his belief in Christ and with the good deeds he is doing through his faith, above all else. I think someone like that should be supported”.

Interviews available:
•   Dr. Gregory Sexton
Time and location may vary
•   NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver Blake Koch
Blake is available in and around Darlington Raceway after 3pm Thursday May 10th & Friday May 11th in the morning and afternoon

Support Material Available:
•   Transcript of voicemail left by ESPN Executive rejecting original sponsor’s ad.

Social Media:
•   You can follow Blake on twitter @blakekochracing or Facebook by clicking here

To schedule an interview please contact:

J.P. Hervis
305.321.4293
561.995.6560
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