Joey Gase
Joey Gase
MBM Motorsports
MBM Motorsports
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Gase raced part-time in the Cup Series in 2018. He looks poised to run a similar schedule this season with the MBM Motorsports No. 66 team. Gase will most likely race full-time in the Xfinity Series in 2019. Read Past Outlooks
Joins MBM Motorsports
January 17, 2019
MBM Motorsports is proud to announce they have signed Iowa native Gase to pilot the No. 35 entry for the full 2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series season plus pilot the No. 66 car in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series part time starting with the Daytona 500, Joey Gase PR reports.
This news should keep Gase very busy in 2019. He'll pilot the team's Xfinity Series entry in the full 33-race schedule in that division. He'll also drive the team's Cup entry part-time in the upcoming season. Gase will be in the team's No. 66 car for the Daytona 500 and additional dates. "I am very excited and thankful for the opportunity Carl and MBM Motorsports is giving me this year," said Gase. "MBM Motorsports has grown and improved their program a lot over the last two years, especially the end of last season. I am very excited to be a part of that growth in 2019."
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Gase makes the jump from Jimmy Means Racing to Go Green Racing in 2018. In last year's full stint with the No. 52 team the veteran driver earned two Top-10 and five Top-20 finishes en route to finishing the season 22nd in the driver standings. Now he moves to the No. 35 Ford and looks to give this small race team a boost. Sparks Energy will be the main primary sponsor and help fund this small team's efforts. Gase has 175-career Xfinity Series starts, so that was the experience GGR wanted in the seat of their new team. The potential results are debatable give the cross between Gase's talent vs. the newness of this race team.
Gase will once again take on a part-time schedule in the Monster Energy Cup Series and a full-time slate in the Xfinity Series for JMR. Unfortunately, the results for this No. 52 team were spotty at best last season. Gase struggled to just one Top-20 finish in 2016 and posted a lowly 27.8 average finish. His problem primarily stemmed from poor qualifying efforts and losing the lead lap early on in races. It led to a lot of racing in the back of the field for Gase and poor finishes. The team returns intact for the upcoming season and this 142-start veteran driver will look to penetrate the Top 20 of the driver standings in the Xfinity Series for just the second time in his career.
Gase returns to the No. 52 Chevrolet again this year. The 22-year-old turned in his best effort last year during just his second full season of Xfinity Series racing. He qualified for all 33 events and even posted his first-career Top-5 finish, which came in the spring Talladega race. He improved his DNF’s from 11 the previous year to just six. That helped his average finish climb from 29.4 to 27.5. That is some significant improvement from Gase and a sign of more competitive racing. However, once again Top-20 finishes were hard to come by last season. We expect only very little improvement in 2016, which can only be measured in inches. Gase has a lot of upward potential, but it’s limited by this small team’s resources and lack of funding.
Gase already has 23 career starts in this racing series despite the fact that he’s only competed part-time in the last two years. At 20-years-of-age he has a lot more time to learn, and he will get the opportunity this season. The No. 52 team of Jimmy Means Racing intends to field the youngster in the full schedule in 2013. Gase made most of his starts over the last half of last year with this race team. He earned a modest two Top-25 finishes in that effort, but also DNQ’d on three occasions for this team. Hopefully the first full-season of racing will help Gase’s efforts, but the small team’s potential limits too many expectations.
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Cup Start at Las Vegas
March 2, 2018
Gase joins Premium Motorsports at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to pilot the team's No. 55 entry in Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Pennzoil 400, Premium Motorsports PR reports.
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Xfinity Series Plans Announced
January 5, 2018
Go Green Racing is proud to announce that Gase will pilot the No. 35 Sparks Energy entry in the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season. The crew chief for the Go Green entry will be Patrick Donahue who worked with Gase in 2017, Go Green Racing PR reports.
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Returning to Jimmy Means Racing
February 14, 2017
Several weeks after announcing a multi-race deal to compete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Gase revealed to Frontstretch he will be returning to full-time competition in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.
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Signs with BK Racing
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December 21, 2016
BK Racing announced a multiple race partnership with Best Home Furnishings to sponsor the No. 23 BK Racing Toyota with driver, Gase, BK Racing PR reports.
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Joey Gase: Sprint Cup Start at Phoenix
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March 2, 2016
Gase will be making his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start of 2016 with Go Fas Racing at Phoenix International Raceway, Joey Gase Racing PR reports.
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