Iowa native, Iowa Donor Network friend, donor advocate and NASCAR racer Joey Gase has been called up to the “big leagues.” The 21-year-old was tabbed by Go FAS Racing to drive the number 32 car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on September 14 at Chicagoland Speedway. The Sprint Cup series is the highest level of pro stock car racing.
Gase has run the entire Nationwide Series schedule with Jimmy Means Racing under the Donate Life colors to help raise awareness for the need of organ, eye and tissue donation and to honor donors and their families. Gase is currently top 20 in driver points.
The following article, written by Nick DeGroot, News manager, was posted today at Motorsport.com:
Joey Gase will get his shot at the pinnacle of stock car racing in a few weeks.
Joey Gase, who has 66 career starts in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series, will make his Sprint Cup debut in the No. 32 machine with Go FAS Racing on September 14th, at Chicagoland Speedway. The race plays host to the opening round of the Chase.
Gase has finished as high as 11th in his Nationwide career and also has starts in K&N and ARCA. He’s been competing full-time with Jimmy Means at the Nationwide level this year, sitting 20th in the championship standings at the moment.
Gase is a 21-year-old from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The racer said in a release, “I am very excited and thankful that Archie and the entire team are giving me this opportunity. My Nationwide Series career started with Go FAS in 2011 which led to a great 20th place finish. Hopefully I can get another good finish with the team on the 14th in my first ever cup start.”
Eddie Macdonald made his Cup debut with the same team earlier this year, finishing 35th at New Hampshire.