Sourced from Dubois County Free Press
Best Home Furnishings has partnered with BK Racing to sponsor the No. 23 BK Racing Toyota Camry with driver, Joey Gase.
The Best Home Furnishings Toyota will be on track at the Daytona 500 in February, the night race at Bristol Motor Speedway, and additional races throughout the 2017 season. The Daytona 500 will be Gase’s first race with BK Racing.
“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. “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.”
“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. “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.”
Best Home Furnishings is fast becoming one of the largest furniture manufacturers in the world. With five locations throughout the US and over 1,000 employees they have a very simple theme, make the best quality product at the most affordable price.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with BK Racing and Joey Gase,” said Glenn Lange, CEO of Best Home Furnishings. “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.”
“Our family has been involved with the collection of classic and sports cars for decades. To have our company’s name as a primary sponsor on a NASCAR Monster Energy Premier Series car is a dream come true,” said Lange.
The decision for Best Home Furnishing to enter the sport of NASCAR was quite simple. “NASCAR has some of the most loyal, passionate fan bases amongst the major U.S. sports scenes,” Lange said. “The cross section of this fan base also happens to align with our desirable furniture demographic.”
Gase sums up this relationship perfectly, stating, “It is awesome to say I will be 1 of the 40 drivers in the world racing in the 2017 Daytona 500 driving for BK Racing and Best Home Furnishings.”
Driving for NASCAR requires nerves of steel. But Joey’s most courageous moment happened six years ago, when he was just 18. His mother passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, leaving him to make a decision about organ donation.
He decided to let her organs give the gift of life – and he’s been a passionate advocate for organ donation ever since. It’s a passion that gives purpose to his racing, and his race career offers a platform for raising awareness. Between races, he makes regular appearances at hospitals and Donate Life events.