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Joey Gase
Joey Gase
Joey Gase Road America 2017.jpg
Gase at Road America in 2017
BornJoseph Gase
(1993-02-08) February 8, 1993 (age 25)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Awards2015 Comcast Community Champion Award
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
30 races run over 5 years
Car no., teamNo. 55 (Premium Motorsports)
No. 00 (StarCom Racing)
No. 23 (BK Racing)
No. 51 (Rick Ware Racing)
2017 position55th
Best finish55th (2017)
First race2014 MyAFibStory.com 400 (Joliet)
Last race2018 AAA Texas 500 (Texas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
207 races run over 8 years
Car no., teamNo. 35 (Go Green Racing)
2017 position22nd
Best finish20th (2014)
First race2011 U.S. Cellular 250 (Iowa)
Last race2018 Ford EcoBoost 300 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 3 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
2 races run over 1 year
Truck no., teamNo. 0 (JJC Racing)
No. 83 (Copp Motorsports)
First race2018 Active Pest Control 200 (Atlanta)
Last race2018 37 Kind Days 250 (Kansas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of November 10, 2018.

Joseph "Joey" R. Gase (born February 8, 1993) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He has won several track championships at short tracks in the midwestern United States. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 35 Chevrolet Camaro for Go Green Racing, part-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 55 Camaro ZL1 for Premium Motorsports, the No. 00 Camaro ZL1 for StarCom Racing, and the No. 51 Ford Fusion for Rick Ware Racing, and part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 0 Chevrolet Silverado for JJC Racing and the No. 83 Silverado for Copp Motorsports.

Early career and personal life

Gase in a super late model at La Crosse, 2010

Gase started racing at Hawkeye Downs Speedway in the track's junior classes in 2001.[1] He won the track modified B championship at La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway in 2007, the youngest driver to do so.[1] In 2009, he became the youngest driver to win the track's late model championship at Hawkeye Downs Speedway.[2] Gase graduated from Xavier High School in Cedar Rapids in 2011.[3]

Gase's mother, Mary Jo, died from a brain aneurysm when Gase was 18 years old. Gase was awarded the inaugural Comcast Community Champion Award at the joint Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series banquet after the 2015 season. The award was in recognition of Gase's efforts to promote organ donation, to honor his mother, whose donated organs helped 66 others after her death.[4]

NASCAR

Camping World Truck Series

Gase made his Truck Series debut at Atlanta, driving a start and park truck for Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing. He started 26th and finished 31st.

On September 28, 2018, it was announced that Gase joined Copp Motorsports for one race at Talladega with Sparks Energy being the sponsor.

Xfinity Series

After running a limited schedule of American Speed Association races starting in 2008, and selected ARCA Racing Series, USAR Pro Cup Series, and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races in 2010 and 2011,[1] Gase made his first start in NASCAR's Nationwide Series at Iowa Speedway in August 2011.[3] Driving for Go Green Racing in the No. 39 Ford, Gase made five starts during the second half of the 2011 season; over the course of those races he posted a best finish of 20th and an average finish of 25th.[3]

In January 2012, it was announced that Gase would drive the No. 39 Ford for Go Green Racing for the entire 2012 Nationwide Series season, competing for rookie of the year honors.[3][5] Gase was planned to be the lead driver of a two-car team for Go Green Racing; the team's second car, the No. 04, would be driven by several drivers.[5] A lack of sponsorship meant that Gase only ran a partial season, competing for several teams.[6]

Gase racing the No. 52 Means Racing car at Road America in 2014

In December 2012, Gase announced that he would be driving for Jimmy Means Racing full-time in the Nationwide Series for 2013;[7] partway through the season he began running for Go Green Racing as well as Means due to a lack of sponsorship.

In the 2015 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Gase was replaced by Dexter Bean after suffering food poisoning prior to the race. Gase started the race, and was replaced by Bean during the event.[8] On May 2, Gase earned his best career finish, placing fifth in the Winn-Dixie 300 at Talladega.[9]

On January 5, 2018 it was announced Gase would drive the No. 35 Chevrolet Camaro owned by Go Green Racing (the sister team to Go Fas Racing) in the NASCAR Xfinity Series full-time in for the 2018 season,[10] even though he left Jimmy Means Racing to seek more opportunities in the Cup Series.

Monster Energy Cup Series

On August 27, 2014, Gase announced he would make his Sprint Cup Series debut in the No. 32 Ford with Go FAS Racing in the 2014 MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland.[11] Gase returned in 2015 with Go FAS Racing at Richmond, but finished 43rd after Aric Almirola tapped him, sending him head-on into the SAFER barrier.

In December 2016, Gase joined BK Racing in the No. 23 Toyota Camry for three races starting at the 2017 Daytona 500.[12] In May, he signed with Premium Motorsports to drive the No. 15 at Talladega's GEICO 500. The No. 15 received sponsorship from Sparks Energy, who also sponsored the Talladega Xfinity race.[13] In July, Gase ran the second of his three-race schedule with BK at the Quaker State 400.[14]

In January 2018, it was announced that Gase would also drive a part-time No. 33 Ford for Circle Sport Racing which invested in Go FAS Racing's No. 32 Cup Series Ford. However the deal fell through. Gase drove at Las Vegas for Premium Motorsports' No. 55, also drove No. 00 for StarCom Racing at Talladega's spring race and Coke Zero 400 and drove No. 23 for BK Racing at Darlington.

Motorsports career results

NASCAR

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * - Most laps led.)

Monster Energy Cup Series

Daytona 500
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2017 BK Racing Toyota 29 23

Xfinity Series

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 NXSC Pts
2011 Go Green Racing 39 Ford DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX TAL NSH RCH DAR DOV IOW CLT CHI MCH ROA DAY KEN NHA NSH IRP IOW
20
GLN CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI
23
DOV KAN
29
CLT
26
TEX
29
PHO HOM 43rd 93
2012 DAY
29
PHO
25
LVS
37
BRI
36
CAL
23
TEX RCH TAL DAR IOW
32
GLN CGV 30th 236
Hamilton Means Racing 52 Chevy IOW
33
CLT
25
DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY
37
NHA
27
CHI IND BRI
31
ATL
43
RCH
DNQ
CHI
35
KEN
35
DOV CLT
DNQ
KAN
19
TEX
31
PHO
DNQ
HOM
32
2013 Toyota DAY
DNQ
CAL
40
DOV
34
MCH
27
ROA CHI
40
CHI
35
CLT
DNQ
TEX
30
31st 242
Chevy PHO
30
LVS
33
BRI
Wth
TEX
DNQ
KEN
32
DAY
36
NHA
33
IND
DNQ
IOW
26
GLN
33
MOH BRI
DNQ
ATL
31
RCH
32
KEN
31
DOV
29
KAN
DNQ
PHO
29
HOM
Go Green Racing 79 Ford RCH
30
TAL DAR CLT IOW
27
2014 Jimmy Means Racing 52 Chevy DAY
32
PHO
24
BRI
29
CAL
26
TEX
26
DAR
26
RCH
31
TAL
11
IOW
27
DOV
23
MCH
27
ROA
30
KEN
32
DAY
37
NHA
29
CHI
31
IND
31
IOW
24
GLN
36
MOH
27
BRI
32
ATL
30
RCH
28
CHI
35
KEN
28
DOV
27
KAN
32
CLT
26
TEX
37
PHO
28
HOM
39
20th 482
Toyota LVS
36
CLT
34
2015 Chevy DAY
32
ATL
30
LVS
27
PHO
31
CAL
30
TEX
31
BRI
25
RCH
26
TAL
5
IOW
27
CLT
32
DOV
29
MCH
27
CHI
31
DAY
30
KEN
25
NHA
28
IND
26
IOW
34
GLN
31
MOH
26
BRI
27
ROA
29
DAR
30
RCH
27
CHI
28
KEN
21
DOV
24
CLT
27
KAN
28
TEX
26
PHO
25
HOM
32
21st 545
2016 DAY
32
ATL
32
LVS
28
PHO
33
CAL
28
TEX
27
BRI
31
RCH
26
TAL
38
DOV
23
CLT
36
POC
23
MCH
25
IOW
25
DAY
19
KEN
27
NHA
25
IND
28
IOW
24
GLN
32
MOH
28
BRI
22
ROA
22
DAR
24
RCH
27
CHI
26
KEN
31
DOV
27
CLT
32
KAN
23
TEX
31
PHO
24
HOM
37
21st 437
2017 DAY
7
ATL
31
LVS
30
PHO
35
CAL
28
TEX
26
BRI
28
RCH
20
TAL
16
CLT
23
DOV
36
POC
32
MCH
25
IOW
18
DAY
10
KEN
33
NHA
25
IND
30
IOW
24
GLN
29
MOH
21
BRI
27
ROA
32
DAR
28
RCH
36
CHI
27
KEN
30
DOV
28
CLT
31
KAN
30
TEX
27
PHO
33
HOM
29
22nd 336
2018 Go Green Racing 35 Chevy DAY
33
ATL
26
LVS
20
PHO
24
CAL
16
TEX
20
BRI
16
RCH
22
TAL
21
DOV
20
CLT
17
POC
19
MCH
39
IOW
21
CHI
22
DAY
32
KEN
33
NHA
22
IOW
17
GLN
22
MOH
24
BRI
18
ROA
19
DAR
21
IND
15
LVS
15
RCH
22
CLT
23
DOV
30
KAN
15
TEX
22
PHO
22
HOM
-* -*

Camping World Truck Series

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 NCWTC Pts
2018 JJC Racing 0 Chevy DAY ATL
31
LVS MAR DOV KAN
31
CLT TEX IOW GTW CHI KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP LVS -* 01*
Copp Motorsports 83 Chevy TAL
DNQ
MAR TEX PHO HOM

K&N Pro Series East

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 NKNPSEC Pts
2010 Spraker Racing 08 Chevy GRE SBO IOW
15
MAR NHA LRP LEE 40th 221
37 GRE
20
NHA DOV
2011 Vision Racing 97 Chevy GRE SBO RCH IOW
DNQ
BGS GRE 49th 170
VSI Racing 66 Ford LGY
25
NHA COL GRE NHA DOV

K&N Pro Series West

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Racing Series

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * - Most laps led.)

ARCA Racing Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ARSC Pts
2010 Spraker Racing 37 Chevy DAY PBE SLM TEX TAL TOL POC MCH IOW
27
MFD POC BLN NJE ISF CHI DSF TOL SLM KAN CAR 119th 95

References

  1. ^ a b c "Joey Gase biography". JoeyGase.com. Archived from the original on 2012-02-14. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Pilcher, K. J. (October 1, 2009). "Gase makes his mark quickly with Hawkeye Downs title". The Gazette. Cedar Rapids, IA. p. 1B. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b c d "Update: Gase to run full-time on Nationwide Series for Go Green Racing". The Gazette. Cedar Rapids, Iowa. January 6, 2012. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Joey Gase Wins Comcast Community Champion Award". Hollywood, Florida. November 26, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ a b Mahoney, Larry (January 4, 2012). "Young Guns competition to put Maine youngster in car at Loudon speedway". Bangor Daily News. Bangor, Maine. Retrieved .
  6. ^ Pilcher, K.J. (May 16, 2012). "Gase back in Nationwide driver's seat". The Gazette. Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Pilcher, K.J. (December 24, 2012). "Gase strikes deal with Means Racing". The Gazette. Cedar Rapids, IA. Retrieved .
  8. ^ Knight, Chris (March 7, 2015). "Dexter Bean On Standby For Joey Gase In Las Vegas". Catchfence. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ Bruce, Kenny (May 7, 2015). "FIFTH PLACE PERHAPS NEVER MEANT SO MUCH". NASCAR. NASCAR Media Group. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ Davis, Jeremiah (January 5, 2018). "Joey Gase gets full-time Xfinity Series ride with Go Green Racing". The Gazette. Cedar Rapids, IA. Retrieved .
  11. ^ Caldwell, Clayton (August 27, 2014). "Joey Gase to Make NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Debut at Chicagoland Speedway for Go Fas Racing". Sports Media 101. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "JOEY GASE TO DRIVE IN DAYTONA 500 FOR BK RACING". NASCAR. December 20, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  13. ^ Allaway, Phil (April 13, 2017). "Joey Gase Partners with Sparks Energy for Talladega Double Duty". Frontstretch. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ Davis, Jeremiah (July 3, 2017). "Joey Gase back in Cup car following best pair of weekends in his career". The Gazette. Retrieved 2017.

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