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Joey Gase returns to BK Racing at Homestead

Joey Gase returns to BK Racing for the final race in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, to pilot the #83 Toyota Camry. Eternal Fan will be the primary sponsor on board, alongside Premier Millwright, as an associate sponsor.

Eternal Fan is a new alternative for fans to celebrate in the passion that they have for their positive shared memories. Homestead-Miami Speedway marks their fourth race as a primary sponsor with Gase in 2017.

Premier Millwright, an Iowa based company, is one of the leaders in the Millwork industry, specializing in installation and/or the election of Building Equipment and Conveyors. For more information on Premier Millwright, visit their website at www.premiermillwright.com.

"I'm very excited to be racing in the Cup series this weekend in Homestead during championship weekend and representing two different company's from my home town of Cedar Rapids, Iowa," commented Joey Gase. "It is awesome how much support we receive from the people in Iowa!"

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AND When NASCAR driver Joey Gase comes to the Homestead Miami Speedway this week, he will be sporting the Donate Life Florida on the hood of his NASCAR XFINITY Series car. This national symbol for organ and tissue donation is part of Gase's personal and professional life, as his mother became an organ, eye and tissue donor in 2011. Since then, Joey has become an avid ambassador of the Donate
Life message and often partners with local Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) when he travels to a new city for a race.

The Donate Life Florida logo on the hood will be accompanied by two photos of South Florida donor heroes who gave the Give of Life through organ and tissue donation. Abbey Conner, who died earlier this year, will be honored for her lifesaving gifts that provided four people a second chance at life. Abbey's father, Bill, gained international notoriety over the summer as he rode his bike from Wisconsin to Florida, stopping in Louisiana to meet his daughter's heart recipient on Father's Day. The second photo to adorn Joey's #52 car this weekend is Gus Stavrakis. Gus saved two lives and enhanced so many more through tissue and cornea donation.

In addition to the excitement of the XFINITY race on Saturday, Gase will be onsite to help facilitate a first-time meeting between Gus' mom, Mary Hawks, and her son's kidney recipient, Taquana Jackson. Gus passed away unexpectedly at the young age of twenty-five and through his life-saving gifts Taquana, now twenty-four-years-old, has a second chance at life.

On Saturday, November 18th at 10 a.m., Hawks and Jackson will have the opportunity to meet each other and later watch the race together. "This means so much to me. To be able to meet who Gus saved and helped in his last hours...I can't even put it into words" says Hawks. "I have a whole different outlook on the universe. Donation is a miracle from so many angles and I'm grateful to Joey Gase and Donate Life Florida for making this dream a reality."

Donate Life Florida is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the public to save and enhance lives through organ, eye and tissue donation. Members include liaisons from organ, eye and tissue donor programs across the state. For more information, please visit www.DonateLifeFlorida.org or call 1-877-FL-SHARE.