MOORESVILLE, N.C. — official release — Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America photo — Go FAS Racing announced Wednesday night that 21-year-old Iowa native Joey Gase will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut September 14th at Chicagoland Speedway in the team’s No. 32 Ford Fusion.
Gase has been competing in the full Nationwide Series schedule this season with Jimmy Means Racing under the Donate Life colors to help raise awareness for the need of organ, eye, and tissue donation and to honor donors and their families. The young gun currently sits a career-best top 20 in NNS driver points.
In August of 2011 Go FAS Racing also gave Gase his first NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Iowa Speedway where he finished 20th.
“I am very excited and thankful that Archie and the entire team are giving me this opportunity,” said Gase. “My Nationwide Series career started with Go FAS in 2011 which led to a great 20th place finish. Hopefully I can get another good finish with the team on the 14th in my first ever cup start.”
The team currently has associate sponsors for the race but is still looking for a primary sponsor.
“The team is working hard on finding a primary sponsor or two large associate sponsors for this race so we can give Joey a good shot and have a strong run,” said team owner Archie St. Hilaire.