ProMaster and Hawkeye Downs Speedway will team up with Gase for the eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series Race at the Bristol Dirt Track
The first race of the eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series will take place at the Bristol Dirt Track on Wednesday night March 24th and will be live on Fox Sports 1. This marks the return of the league that became popular during NASCAR’s pause last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This event is the kickoff for a 10-race series in 2021 that includes the first five races on FOX Sports and second five races on NBC Sports.
Gase is proud to be teaming up with ProMaster Home Repair & Handyman of Cincinnati for the 5th consecutive year. “I am really excited to be teaming up with ProMaster once again,” said Gase. “ProMaster is based in Cincinnati and does work in the Cincinnati and surrounding area. With no races at Kentucky Speedway this season, I was nervous that we would not be able to team up this year. When I reached out to Don, Owner of ProMaster, about this opportunity he said yes right away and could not have been happier to keep this partnership going.”
Gase is also very excited to be teaming up with Hawkeye Downs Speedway, the track Gase grew up watching his dad race at every Friday night and where Gase first made a name for himself. Gase continues to race at Hawkeye Downs at least once a year while putting on a charity race for Iowa Donor Network and raising awareness for organ donation. “Some of my best memories come from watching my dad race at Hawkeye Downs and then later myself racing go karts, modifieds and late models,” said Gase. “Hawkeye Downs is where I fell in love with racing and where I was first able to make a name for myself being the youngest track champion in the late model class at the age of 16. It is one of the best asphalt tracks in my opinion. I don’t think there are many local tracks in the Midwest that can say there are currently two drivers in NASCAR that used to race at their track weekly (Joey Gase & Landon Cassill). Hawkeye Downs is the only asphalt track in Iowa besides Iowa Speedway and very proud of that!”
Hawkeye Downs kicks off their season with First Enduro on Saturday, April 10th and their weekly racing season opens May 7th. Special events include the Big 8 Late Model Series on June 4th, Midwest Truck Series & Dash Series on June 12th and Bandit Big Rig Semi Series on July 10th.
For more information on ProMaster Home Repair & Handyman of Cincinnati and Hawkeye Downs Speedway please visit https://www.mastermylist.com/about-us/ and https://hawkeyedowns.org/
NASCAR DRIVER TO CELEBRATE THE GIFT OF LIFE Donate Life Georgia partnering with NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Gase to honor organ, eye & tissue donors.
CONTACT: Tracy G. Ide
Donate Life Georgia
ATLANTA – March 17, 2021 – Joey Gase is committed to honoring organ and tissue donors through his platform as a NASCAR driver because of his personal connection to organ and tissue donation. Following his mother’s death in 2011 from a sudden brain aneurysm, Gase made the decision to donate her organs, eyes and tissues, which ultimately touched the lives of 66 individuals in desperate need of a transplant. Since then, Gase has become as passionate about donation as he is about racing. In 2015, he was awarded NASCAR’s inaugural COMCAST Community Outreach Award for his work supporting organ, eye and tissue donation and donor families. Rick Ware Racing is excited that Gase will pilot the No. 53 entry in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season.
The COVID-19 pandemic altered Donate Life Georgia’s plans to host an in-person event and meet & greet with Gase, but supporters of organ and tissue donation were able to participate in a virtual Handprints of Hope celebration during the month of March. Messages of hope and gratitude were placed on 133 handprints that will adorn Gase’s car for Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
“Sharing my mother’s story has really helped to get past my grief,” says Gase. “To know that mom’s still living out there in different ways.” And by featuring message of hope and gratitude from local transplant recipients and donor families when he races, Joey puts a face on donation that Georgians can relate to.
Every year, thousands of lives are saved by organ and tissue donations In Georgia; more than 4,400 people are waiting for a transplant that will save their life. Each designation matters, every person who documents their decision to save lives in Georgia could one day save eight lives, and improve dozens more.
More than 107,000 people are waiting for a life-saving transplant in the United States today. Nationally, organ donation provides the gift of life to more than 30,000 each year through heart, kidney, lung, liver, pancreas or intestine transplants, and hundreds of thousands more are helped through life-enhancing tissue transplants. Because of the generosity of organ donors, thousands of people are able to spend more time with family and friends.
To register as an organ and tissue donor visit www.DonateLifeGeorgia.org, say yes when receiving or renewing your driver’s license or when obtaining your hunting, fishing or trapping license through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
About Donate Life Georgia
Donate Life Georgia (DLG) is a statewide alliance formed to educate the public about organ, tissue and eye donation. DLG is one of 50 non-profit local coalitions affiliated with Donate Life America and works to spread a unified message to Americans about the importance of organ, tissue and eye donation.
Joey Gase & Nevada Donor Network to Honor Local Donor Heroes and Their Families In Pennzoil 400 Cup Series Race
This weekend, for the Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, one car holds very special meaning. The images and/or names of 19 local organ donor heroes will adorn Joey Gase’s Nevada Donor Network car. In 2011, Gase’s mother, Mary, died of a brain aneurysm and helped save and heal the lives of 66 people as an organ, eye and tissue donor. Nevada Donor Network and Gase have partnered together since 2013 to promote the gift of life and health through donation by honoring local heroes and their courageous families each time he races at LVMS.
Below is the list of our incredible honorees.
Several Hand Prints of Hope with messages written by families of heroic donors will also be displayed on Gase’s vehicle, including:
Donor mom Jodi Boling’s tribute reads “One’s ending, is another’s beginning. Be an organ donor,” in honor of her daughter Kaylinn.
These special honoree tributes and messages of hope are intended to inspire Nevadans to say ‘YES’ to registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor. We all have the power to bring hope to the nearly 600 Nevadans and over 100,000 Americans in need of a lifesaving organ transplant. Visit www.nvdonor.org to learn more and register as a hero today.
“I am so thankful to Nevada Donor Network for teaming up with us this weekend so we can not only race, but, more importantly, raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation and honor all of these incredible heroes,” said Gase.
For more information about interview opportunities before, during and after the race, please contact Latoya Bembry at 702-367-7771 or firstname.lastname@example.org or JoeyGasePR@gmail.com
About Nevada Donor Network
Nevada Donor Network is a federally designated 501©(3) not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) committed to maximizing the gift of life and health through organ and tissue donation. Established in 1987, Nevada Donor Network is one of only 58 OPOs in the U.S. serving more than three million people in the state of Nevada and 110,000 potential transplant recipients across the country. They work collaboratively with hospital staff and community partners to promote research and provide a strong support network to courageous donor families who’ve turned loss into hope. At Nevada Donor Network, they encourage Nevadans to help individuals in need of life-saving transplants through education, research and action. Nevada Donor Network is a member of Donate Life Nevada, an affiliate of Donate Life America, whose state-wide efforts encourage Nevadans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. For more information, please visit www.nvdonor.org/