Joey Gase

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Joey Gase
Joey Gase Road America 2015.jpg
Gase at Road America in 2015
Born (1993-02-08) February 8, 1993 (age 23)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.
Awards 2015 Comcast Community Champion Award
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
7 races run over 2 years
2015 position 72nd
Best finish 68th (2014)
First race 2014 400 (Joliet)
Last race 2015 Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
108 races run over 5 years
Car no., team No. 52 (Jimmy Means Racing)
2015 position 21st
Best finish 21st (2015)
First race 2011 U.S. Cellular 250 (Iowa)
Last race 2015 Ford EcoBoost 300 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of November 21, 2015.

Joey Gase (born February 8, 1993 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is an American professional 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.

Early career and personal life[edit]

Gase in a Super Late Model at La Crosse, 2010

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]

Gase's mother, Mary Jo, died from a brain aneurysm when Joey was 18 years old. Gase was awarded the inaugural Comcast Community Champion award at the joint Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series banquet after the 2015 season. The award recognizes Gase's efforts to promote organ donation to honor his mother, whose donated organs helped 66 others after her death.[4]


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][5] 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.[5] A lack of sponsorship meant that Gase only ran a partial season, competing for several teams.[6]

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;[7] 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.[8] On May 2, Gase earned his best career finish, placing fifth in the Winn-Dixie 300 at Talladega.[9]

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 400 at Chicagoland.[10]

Motorsports career results[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 still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points


  1. ^ a b c "Joey Gase biography". 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. ^ "Joey Gase Wins Comcast Community Champion Award". Hollywood, Florida. November 26, 2015. Retrieved November 30, 2015. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Pilcher, K.J. (May 16, 2012). "Gase back in Nationwide driver’s seat". The Gazette. Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  7. ^ Pilcher, K.J. (December 24, 2012). "Gase strikes deal with Means Racing". The Gazette. Cedar Rapids, IA. Retrieved 2012-12-25. 
  8. ^ Knight, Chris (March 7, 2015). "Dexter Bean On Standby For Joey Gase In Las Vegas". Catchfence. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  9. ^ Bruce, Kenny (May 7, 2015). "FIFTH PLACE PERHAPS NEVER MEANT SO MUCH". NASCAR. NASCAR Media Group. Retrieved May 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ 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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