FORT WORTH, Texas – Joey Gase will head to Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) to pull double duty with Rick Ware Racing (RWR) in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) No. 51 Ford Fusion.
Donate Life Texas will join Gase and RWR for the weekend’s AAA Texas 500.
Rick Ware Racing’s primary marketing partner JACOB Companies is graciously sharing their partnership placement for the weekend to help Donate Life Texas with their mission to spread awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation.
“Spreading awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation is something that is not only really important for me but also so many others and I can’t thank JACOB Companies enough for letting Donate Life Texas come on board this weekend,” said Gase.
JACOB Companies CEO Don Perry offered, “JACOB Companies has always taken pride in helping with various organizations that do great work in order to make the world a better place to live. The Donate Life Texas is a great organization to bring awareness about the importance of being an organ donor.
“We are humbled and excited to share the No. 51 Donate Life Texas | JACOB Companies Ford Fusion with this great cause.”
On the television panel of the No. 51 Donate Life Texas | JACOB Companies Ford Fusion this weekend will be a photo of Cassie Contreras from Haslet, Texas’s V.R. Eaton High School.
In 2017, 17-year-old Contreras was involved in multi-vehicle car accident that tragically took her life. However, Contreras still lives on today through others as she made the courageous decision to donate her organs.
13 other honorees will join Contreras on the Donate Life Texas Ford along with fellow V.R. Eaton High School classmate and 2018 heart recipient, Casey Huff.
On Thursday, November 1st, Gase and his No. 51 Donate Life Texas | JACOB Companies Ford Fusion will visit the high school with Donate Life Texas and LifeGift.
At the event Contreras’s family, V.R. Eaton staff, and students will be able to put their very own Handprint of Hope on the hood of the Donate Life Texas No. 51 that Gase will race in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500.
The AAA Texas 500 is set for Sunday Nov. 4 with coverage on NBC, the Performance Racing Network (PRN) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio Channel 90. Event coverage begins at 3:00 p.m. (ET).
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About Donate Life Texas:
The Donate Life Texas organ, eye and tissue donor registry started in 2006 and now has nearly 11 million registrants, making it the country’s second largest donor registry and among the fastest growing. The registry is supported by all three Texas organ procurement organizations, LifeGift, Southwest Transplant Alliance and Texas Organ Sharing Alliance as well as the 13 eye and tissue banks serving the state.
Signing up is fast and easy at DonateLifeTexas.org and provides a way for individuals to make their decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor known. It also provides legal consent for donation after death, which removes the burden of decision-making from the family during an already difficult time.
Donate Life Texas is part of the Donate Life America not-for-profit alliance of national organizations and local partners across the United States, serving as a national voice and inspiring all people to save and enhance lives through organ, eye and tissue donation.
Established in 1987, LifeGift is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that offers hope to individuals needing transplants in Southeast, North and West Texas. A founding member of Donate Life Texas, the organization that runs the organ, eye and tissue donor registry, LifeGift services 10 transplant centers and 200 donor hospitals. It is accredited by the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).
For more information, visit www.lifegift.org.
About JACOB Companies:
JACOB Companies is a multifaceted nationwide construction firm with a focus on construction, development, management, design-build and technology services. Jacob Companies provides clients with a wide range of services in general contracting, construction management, design build, architectural and structural precast erection and a broad spectrum of technology, installation and information transport systems including structured cabling, low voltage, network service delivery and wireless solutions.
JACOB Companies specializes in High Rise Structures, Universities, Hotels, Automotive Dealerships, Athletic Facilities both Professional and Collegiate, and Parking Structures.
JACOB Companies is dedicated to serving and supporting its clients and the communities in which it operates by providing superior customer service, innovative solutions and a collaborative approach while generously supporting local and national organizations through sponsorships, donations and in-kind commitments.
Mooresville, NC- Joey Gase will add another Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race to his 2018 schedule as he will hop back in the #00 for StarCom Racing next weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Gase returns to the #00 Chevy Camaro just two weeks after finishing 18th in the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Speedway. The October 14th result was his best career Cup Series finish yet and matched StarCom’s best team finish.
Next weekend will only be Gase’s second ever start at Martinsville but that doesn’t deter any excitement. “I can’t wait to head to Martinsville next weekend,” said Gase. “It’s one of the most iconic tracks in NASCAR and the closest related track to Hawkeye Downs Speedway where I grew up racing. I can’t thank our great friends at Donate Life Virginia for helping make this weekend possible.”
“We are excited to have Joey back in the car and looking forward to see what he can do on the track at Martinsville,” said CEO of SCR, Michael Kohler. “More importantly, we are honored to work with Donate Life and know how close this one is to Joey’s heart."
Donate Life Virginia has been a partner of Gase’s for several years and partnered up with him on his XFINITY ride back in September. Next weekend the TV Panel of the #00 Donate Life Virginia Chevy will adorn the photo of Meredith Haga-Fox. Meredith received a kidney transplant in 2012 from her step father which jump started her passion and advocacy for organ donation. Her passion led her to a job at Donate Life Virginia as an Organ Recovery Coordinator. Sadly, on July 20th of this year Meredith passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Although Meredith is greatly missed, her passion to help others still lives on as she was an organ donor in her passing. “Meredith was a good friend and we shared the passion of organ donation. I can honestly say I hadn’t met anyone more passionate about it until I met her,” Gase added. “Next weekend will be special having Meredith’s family with us at the track and I’m honored to be a part of it.”
About Donate Life Virginia:
Donate Life Virginia is the state registry for organ, eye and tissue donation. We are a coalition of organizations from all over the Commonwealth dedicated to educating Virginians about organ donation.
Donate Life Virginia serves to save the lives of Virginians by working to increase the number of registered donors in the Commonwealth while promoting organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation.
Donate Life Virginia maintains the Virginia Donor Registry. This registry and the supporting Public Awareness Fund were established in 2009.
About StarCom Racing:
StarCom Racing, a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Team, based in North Carolina was launched in September 2017 and hit the track twice before the 2017 season ended. SCR acquired a Charter and will run a full schedule for 2018. SCR was formed by a collective group of seasoned NASCAR specialists, as well as successful business entrepreneurs from SCR’s parent company, StarCom Fiber. For more information on StarCom Racing visit us at www.starcomracing.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @StarcomRacing. For any sponsorship opportunities, please reach out directly to our Marketing Director, Elyshia Cope at email@example.com
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Mooresville, NC -Page Construction LLC [PC] announced today that it will jump on board Gase’s #35 Absaroka Chevy this weekend as an associate sponsor at Kansas Speedway. The home improvement and construction company based out Kansas City, MO is making its debut in NASCAR for Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300. PC covers the greater Kansas City metro area and will travel up to 200 miles away to service your home repairs and maintenance, roofing installation and repairs, and remodeling needs.
“We’re thrilled to be teaming up with Joey and the Go Green Racing team this weekend at Kansas Speedway. We’re looking forward to our new partnership and are planning to do more when Joey comes back to Kansas in 2019,” said the owner David Page. “It’s going to be a great weekend of racing with the team, family, and friends,” Page added.
“I’m very excited to be teaming up with Page Construction for the first time this weekend in Kansas! Page Construction is a company that cares greatly about their customers and employees like we do at Go Green Racing. I’m looking forward to representing them and growing with them in the future,” said Gase about the new partnership.
You can learn more about Page Construction on their website at www.pagekc.com
About Page Construction:
Your house is a never-ending work in progress. Regardless of how well it was constructed, eventually it will need maintenance, repairs, or updating. When you find yourself with home improvement, home repair, or home remodeling needs, Page Construction provides the services you need. Page Construction is your one-stop shop for home construction and home remodeling services.
While some companies specialize in a specific area of home improvement, we do it all. Page Construction can handle home improvement projects of all sizes and scopes, from minor home repairs and home maintenance to major overhauls and remodeling. Whether your home needs repairs, a fresh look, or you need more space, our goal is to help you create a better home that fits your specific needs and lifestyle. Page Construction also provides commercial services.
Page Construction has been providing exceptional home improvement and construction services since 2005. We cover the greater Kansas City metro area and will travel up to 200 miles away, depending on the project. You can rely on Page Construction for prompt, reliable, and professional service.
Talladega, AL - During his XFINITY Series off weekend Gase would team up with StarCom Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series piloting the #00 Chevy Camaro. Last weekend was Gase's 6th Cup Series start of the 2018 season and 4th with StarCom Racing.
They kicked off the playoff weekend with one practice session Saturday afternoon. On his second run out in the PFK Foundation #00 Gase was coming through the tri-oval on the front stretch and heard a loud pop. The car started to wander back and forth as he made his way through turns one and two. Luckily Joey was able to hold on and slow the car down quick enough. It was later determined that the left rear tire had about a one inch cut right in the middle which caused the tire to go down. Crew Chief Rick Bourgeois relayed the information to Gase as he sat in the car while they were assessing the left rear. He applauded him saying "Good catch there Joey. That could've been really bad. That pop you heard was definitely the tire." They would throw a fresh set of Goodyear's on and work on the cars handling while drafting. Once practice was all said and done he would end with the 28th fastest lap.
Later in the evening they were all set for single car qualify for Sunday's 1000Bulbs.com 500. Gase would be the 14th car out on the track to make his lap. After all 41 cars had taken a lap; he ended up putting together the 37th fastest lap.
Sunday had finally come and the team was ready to build on their 27th place finish from the spring race. The green flag would wave and just 10 laps into the race they would see their first caution. Under the caution, Gase would report that his PFK Foundation #00 was free all the way around. With the information provided CC Bourgeois told the crew to drop the track bar one round. He would bring it to pit road for fuel only to get him to the end of the 55 lap stage.
Mooresville, NC - This weekend Gase will be pulling double duty at Talladega Superspeedway. However, this isn't his typical double duty weekend that he's done five previous times throughout the season. Gase will be making his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut with Copp Motorsports and finishing off the weekend in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race with StarCom Racing.
This weekend will be Gase's fourth race with StarCom Racing in the #00 Chevrolet with one of those starts coming back in April at Talladega. Unfortunately with about 10 laps remaining in the GEICO 500 Gase was experiencing engine issues which ended their top 20 run. Despite the engine issue, he was still able to pick up seven spots and finished the race in 27th.
A few weeks ago Gase announced that Sparks Energy Inc. was teaming up with him on both his MENCS #00 and his NCWTS #83. However, you won't see the typical black and yellow scheme with lightning bolts down the side. That's because Sparks Energy is donating their sponsorship space to The PFK Foundation in efforts to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. On the upper quarter panels you will find a text-to-donate number (Text PFK to 243725) in which fans can donate directly to the Foundation. Also, on the deck lid and bed of the truck you will find loved ones names who have been affected by this terrible disease in some way.
Dover, DE - The XFINITY Series kicked off the weekend with a couple of practice sessions on Friday afternoon. During both practice sessions, the Sparks Energy Inc team would work on freeing up the car and getting it to turn better in the center on both ends. By the end of final practice the team had made some big improvements from where they started the day off. They would end the day with the 22nd fastest lap time heading into qualifying on Saturday afternoon.
Qualifying was scheduled to begin at 12:05 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, but Mother Nature had different plans. There had been a light drizzle for most of morning so qualifying had been put on hold. In efforts to squeeze qualifying in and not postpone other on-track activities, NASCAR changed up the format of qualifying a bit. Instead of three rounds of multi-vehicle qualifying, they would cut it down to just one 15-minute round to determine the starting lineup for the Bar Harbor 200. After the 15 minutes had expired Gase had put the No. 35 Sparks Energy Inc. Chevy in the 25th position.
The clouds would still loom for the remainder of the day, but unlike qualifying the rain would stay away for the duration of the Bar Harbor 200. History at the Monster Mile has shown that the race is usually full of wrecks or minimal attrition and long green flag runs. You typically get either end of the spectrum; never in between. The Bar Harbor 200 was one with long green flag runs and very little attrition. Stage one and two went their entire distances without a single caution. Gase had climbed his way up 22nd by the end of the second stage. However, he had fallen two laps down so after the second stage had concluded CC Donahue elected to wave pit road to get one of those laps back.
Go Green Racing will head back north to Dover, Delaware this weekend with Joey Gase. It will be the teams second and final trip to the famed "Monster Mile" this season. Gase will be returning to the Sparks Energy Inc. yellow and black lightning bolt machine for the Bar Harbor 200 on Saturday. The team brought home a 20th place finish back in May in the OneMain Financial 200.
With the team being brand new this year and running cars they hadn't had any notes on in the spring; the team was fighting a tight Sparks Energy Inc. Chevy the entire weekend back in May. The team is looking forward to heading to Dover a second time with notes to build off of. A top 20 result this spring is fueling confidence in the team heading into their final clash with the Monster Mile.
This weekend will mark Gase's 13th start at Dover International Speedway while the team will be seeking its 13th top 20 finish of the 2018 season. The result from May's race was Gase's career best finish at the mile long track and this weekend they will look to improve that mark even more.
Concord, NC - The NASCAR XFINITY Series went in to the weekend with some uncertainty on how the newly transformed Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL would be. However, the Go Green Racing team was confident they would have a solid run after some goods runs at the series' previous road courses. With the XFINITY Series never running on the brand new course, NASCAR allowed the teams two extra practice sessions that began on Thursday. That way the drivers could get acclimated to the track before official practice sessions began on Friday.
Thursday was a successful day for Gase as he got familiar with the course. When the testing sessions had concluded he felt more confident in the braking zones and shift points for Friday’s official practices. Thursday’s testing session also allowed the Agri Supply / Sparks Energy team to make adjustments to get the car better yet; and after Gase’s first run in official practice he already noticed a positive difference. Just in his first run he had picked up his lap time by over a second. When practice was all said and done Gase would end the day in 23rd with his fastest lap coming on old tires.