Joey Gase

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Joey Gase
Joey Gase 2014 Gardner Denver 200 at Road America.jpg
Gase at Road America in 2014
Born (1993-02-08) February 8, 1993 (age 22)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
6 races run over 2 years
Car no., team No. 32 (Go FAS Racing)
2014 position 68th
Best finish 68th (2014)
First race 2014 MyAFibStory.com 400 (Joliet)
Last race 2015 SpongeBob SquarePants 400 (Kansas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
93 races run over 5 years
Car no., team No. 52 (Jimmy Means Racing)
2014 position 20th
Best finish 30th (2012)
First race 2011 U.S. Cellular 250 (Iowa)
Last race 2015 Lilly Diabetes 250 (Indianapolis)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of July 25, 2015.

Joey Gase (born February 8, 1993 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is an American stock car racing driver. He has won several track championships at short tracks in the midwestern United States. He currently drives full-time in the No. 52 Chevrolet Camaro for Jimmy Means Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and also drives the No. 32 Ford Fusion for Go FAS Racing in the Sprint Cup Series on a part time basis.

Early career and personal life[edit]

Gase started racing at Hawkeye Downs Speedway in the track's junior classes in 2001.[1] He won the track Modified B championship at La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway in 2007, the youngest driver ever to do so.[1] In 2009, he became the youngest driver ever to win the track Late Model championship at Hawkeye Downs Speedway.[2] Gase graduated from Xavier High School in Cedar Rapids in 2011.[3]

NASCAR[edit]

Xfinity Series[edit]

After running a limited schedule of American Speed Association races starting in 2008, and selected ARCA Racing Series, USAR Pro Cup Series, and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races in 2010 and 2011,[1] Gase made his first start in NASCAR's Nationwide Series at Iowa Speedway in August 2011.[3] Driving for Go Green Racing in the No. 39 Ford, Gase made five starts during the second half of the 2011 season; over the course of those races he posted a best finish of 20th and an average finish of 25th.[3]

In January 2012, it was announced that Gase would drive the No. 39 Ford for Go Green Racing for the entire 2012 Nationwide Series season, competing for Rookie of the Year honors.[3][4] Gase was planned as the lead driver of a two-car team for Go Green Racing; the team's second car, the No. 04, would be driven by several drivers.[4] A lack of sponsorship meant that Gase only ran a partial season, competing for several teams.[5]

Gase racing the #52 Means Racing car at Road America in 2014

In December 2012, Gase announced that he would be driving for Jimmy Means Racing full-time in the Nationwide Series for 2013;[6] partway through the season he began running for Go Green Racing as well as Means due to a lack of sponsorship.

In the 2015 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Gase was replaced by Dexter Bean due to suffering food poisoning prior to the race. Gase started the race, and was replaced by Bean during the event.[7] On May 2, Gase earned his best career finish, placing fifth in the Winn-Dixie 300 at Talladega.[8]

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

On August 27, 2014, Gase announced he would make his Sprint Cup Series debut in the No. 32 Ford with Go FAS Racing in the 2014 MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland.[9]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

Xfinity Series[edit]

* Season in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Joey Gase biography". JoeyGase.com. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  2. ^ Pilcher, K. J. (October 1, 2009). "Gase makes his mark quickly with Hawkeye Downs title". The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA). p. 1B. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Update: Gase to run full-time on Nationwide Series for Go Green Racing". The Gazette. Cedar Rapids, Iowa. January 6, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  4. ^ a b Mahoney, Larry (January 4, 2012). "Young Guns competition to put Maine youngster in car at Loudon speedway". Bangor Daily News. Bangor, Maine. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  5. ^ Pilcher, K.J. (May 16, 2012). "Gase back in Nationwide driver’s seat". The Gazette. Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  6. ^ Pilcher, K.J. (December 24, 2012). "Gase strikes deal with Means Racing". The Gazette. Cedar Rapids, IA. Retrieved 2012-12-25. 
  7. ^ Knight, Chris (March 7, 2015). "Dexter Bean On Standby For Joey Gase In Las Vegas". Catchfence. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  8. ^ Bruce, Kenny (May 7, 2015). "FIFTH PLACE PERHAPS NEVER MEANT SO MUCH". NASCAR. NASCAR Media Group. Retrieved May 8, 2015. 
  9. ^ Caldwell, Clayton (August 27, 2014). "Joey Gase to Make NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Debut at Chicagoland Speedway for Go Fas Racing". Sports Media 101. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 

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