Joey Gase will add another Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race to his 2018 schedule as he will hop back in the #00 for StarCom Racing next weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Gase returns to the #00 Chevy Camaro just two weeks after finishing 18th in the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Speedway. The October 14th result was his best career Cup Series finish yet and matched StarCom's best team finish.
Next weekend will only be Gase's second ever start at Martinsville but that doesn't deter any excitement. "I can't wait to head to Martinsville next weekend," said Gase. "It's one of the most iconic tracks in NASCAR and the closest related track to Hawkeye Downs Speedway where I grew up racing. I can't thank our great friends at Donate Life Virginia for helping make this weekend possible."
"We are excited to have Joey back in the car and looking forward to see what he can do on the track at Martinsville," said CEO of SCR, Michael Kohler. "More importantly, we are honored to work with Donate for Life and know how close this one is to Joey's heart."
Donate Life Virginia has been a partner of Gase's for several years and partnered up with him on his XFINITY ride back in September. Next weekend the TV Panel of the #00 Donate Life Virginia Chevy will adorn the photo of Meredith Haga-Fox. Meredith received a kidney transplant in 2012 from her step father which jump started her passion and advocacy for organ donation. Her passion led her to a job at Donate Life Virginia as an Organ Recovery Coordinator. Sadly, on July 20th of this year Meredith passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Although Meredith is greatly missed, her passion to help others still lives on as she was an organ donor in her passing. "Meredith was a good friend and we shared the passion of organ donation. I can honestly say I hadn't met anyone more passionate about it until I met her," Gase added. "Next weekend will be special having Meredith's family with us at the track and I'm honored to be a part of it."
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