AlloSource, the world’s leader in fresh cartilage tissue used for joint repair and skin allografts to heal severe burns, will serve as Primary Sponsor for the Joey Gase and the Jimmy Means Racing #52 car in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Chicago on July 19. Additionally, Db Sales Company will serve as an associate sponsor.
AlloSource is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to honor and respect the gift of human tissue donation by responsibly developing, processing and distributing life-saving and life-enhancing allografts for our communities. We offer more than 200 types of precise bone, skin, soft-tissue and custom-machined allografts for use in an array of life-saving and life-enhancing medical procedures.
About Db Sales Company
Db Sales Company has long been associated with the supply of quality parts and equipment to the industrial marketplace. Over the years we have built up a solid foundation with a number of companies. We are able to supply quality diesel and gas engines and parts, engine rebuild kits, engine governing equipment and generator control equipment. We are also able to supply quality OEM parts for all makes and models of off highway equipment and industrial machinery.
About Joey Gase
A native of Iowa, Gase is currently in the Top 20 in the NASCAR Nationwide Driver Standings and has competed in every Nationwide race this year.
Gase’s mother, Mary Jo, died suddenly of a brain aneurysm in April 2011. Just 18 at the time, Joey made the courageous decision to donate her organs and he has become an advocate for donation since. His car is regularly adorned with the face of his mother and/or others who have given the Gift of Life making his one of the most unique cars in all of NASCAR.
Gase regularly makes appearances at hospitals and donor awareness-related events. In the past year alone, he has advocated for organ, tissue and eye donation at more than 100 events, has been featured as a member of the Donate Life float in the Festival of Roses Parade, been featured on ESPN multiple times and done dozens of stories for local television, radio and newspaper outlets.
His hard-racing style, humble attitude and willingness to share his story has won him a loyal following at racetracks across the country. He has also developed a strong following on social media and is a popular personality at Organ Procurement Organizations from coast-to-coast.
He says the ability to share has been invaluable.
“I think it’s really helped both of us [Joey and sister Ashley] get past all that. To just know that mom is still living out there in different ways.”