z_old_Joey Gase

Joey is a great young, up and coming talent who started his career at the age of 8 and wanted to be a race car driver just like his dad, Bob. Joey won his first competitive go kart race in the Jr 1 Division at Hawkeye Downs Speedway. In 2006, Joey’s dad retired from racing so his family could focus on Joey and start touring on the WKA Heartland Tour. Joey won his very first race in the tour at Vincennes, IN in the Jr 2 Division on his first time even competing.

At the age of 16, Joey was the youngest ever to win the season championship at his home track of Hawkeye Downs Speedway in the track’s top class of Late Models.

At the age of 18, Joey made his first NASCAR XFINITY Series start at his home track of Iowa Speedway with a finish of 20th. In 2014, Joey made his first Cup Series start at Chicagoland Speedway.

In 2015, Joey finished 5th at Talladega Superspeedway with an underfunded team, Jimmy Means Racing. This opened the eyes of many greats such as Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Outside of his racing talents, Joey is very well known in the NASCAR world for his work promoting organ, eye, and tissue donation, and for honoring donors and donor families. In the fall of 2015, at the NASCAR XFINITY Series banquet, Joey received the first annual COMCAST Community Outreach Award for his work with donor families, those on wait lists, and recipients!

In 2017, Gase will pilot the No. 23 Best Home Furnishings Toyota Camry on a part time schedule for BK Racing.