Joey Gase, BK Racing partner for multiple Cup races in 2017

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c0jk5y9ukaam1qjBK Racing has joined with Joey Gase for a “multiple race partnership” in 2017 with Gase driving the No. 23 Toyota sponsored by Best Home Furnishings.

Gase is set to make starts in the Daytona 500, the night race at Bristol Motor Speedway and the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

Gase, 23, has 13 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts to his name and made six starts in 2016 with Go Fas Racing. He’s driven full-time in the Xfinity Series for the last three seasons.

“I cannot put into words how thankful I am for the opportunity everyone at Best Home Furnishings and BK Racing has given me,” said Gase in a press release. “Racing in the Daytona 500 and the Bristol night race has been a dream of mine since I can remember. It’s very exciting to share this experience with everyone at Best Home Furnishings and those who have helped me get to this point in my career.”

A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Gase’s best finish in his 13 Cup starts is 32nd in this year’s spring race at Phoenix.

Gase is the first driver announcement by BK Racing after the departure of Matt DiBenedetto and David Ragan.

“We’re thrilled to have Joey and Best Home Furnishings, one of the largest furniture manufacturers, join us for the Daytona 500 in February,” said BK Racing team owner Ron Devine in a press release. “It is the largest race of our series and a wonderful event for Joey to debut his BK Racing relationship. We’ve been watching Joey’s growth for quite some time and looking forward to seeing what he can do behind the wheel of a BK race car.”

The sponsorship deal is Best Home Furnishings’ first foray into NASCAR.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with BK Racing and Joey Gase,” said Glenn Lange, CEO of Best Home Furnishings in a press release. “Joey is a young, energetic and up-and-coming driver who has shown to be competitive from an early age. His heavy involvement with the non-profit, Donate Life exemplifies our shared values and passion to exude excellence in all facets of our business and personal lives.”