Crew Chief: Patrick Donahue
News & Notes:
NASCAR Throwback weekend is always a special and nostalgic weekend for many in the sport. Teams all across the series pull out old paint schemes to honor past legends in the sport. This weekend Gase is taking that to the next level. As many already know, Gase's scheme stems from one of his father's schemes that he ran at their local track. The scheme happens to be from Bob Gase's modified that he won the track Championship with back in 2003. The black and purple machine will make its NASCAR debut starting with two practice sessions on Friday afternoon.
This Saturday will be only Gase's 5th start at The Lady in Black in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Gase notched himself a solid 24th place finish back in 2016 with Jimmy Means Racing. “NASCAR Throwback weekend is always a fun weekend seeing all the different throwback schemes. But this weekend is extra special for me," said Gase. "I can't wait to get out the track with the paint scheme that I watched my dad drive for so many years at Hawkeye Downs Speedway. It will bring back so many great memories."
Gase announced earlier this morning that he will be pulling double duty this weekend at Darlington Raceway with BK Racing. "I can't thank BK Racing enough for giving me the opportunity to run the Bojangles' Southern 500 this weekend," said Gase. "To race in a classic race like the Southern 500 and on a very tough, slick legendary Darlington Raceway will be an honor."
This weekend will be Gase's first time in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ride at Darlington. Gase has run Darlington Raceway four times previous to this weekend in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with a best finish of 24th back in 2016.