The weekend opened with Iowa Donor Network night at Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids. Gase came up racing at Hawkeye Downs and was quick to get comfortable at the track. Gase won the Late Model Division in an exciting race.
Gase followed up that strong finish with a 24th place finish in the NASCAR Nationwide Series feature at Iowa Speedway on August 2. Driving the Jimmy Means Racing #52 car, Gase received a boost from primary sponsor Iowa Donor Network and associate sponsor Jerry K. Ask Investment Services in the race. The finish helped Gase maintain his standing in the Top 20 of the NASCAR Nationwide Driver standings.