Wednesday, March 22, 2017

#NASCAR and Saving Lives

#NASCAR and Saving Lives

Joey Gase Races To Get The Message Out In Front of Thousands of Fans #ServiceKing300


OneLegacy is the non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation in the seven-county greater Los Angeles area. With more than two hundred and fifteen (215) hospitals, eleven transplant centers and a diverse population of nearly twenty million, OneLegacy is the largest organ, eye and tissue recovery organization in the world!

On Saturday, March 25, OneLegacy will strive to further their mission to save and heal lives through organ, eye and tissue donation, comfort the families they serve, and inspire their communities to Donate Life by sponsoring NASCAR Driver Joey Gase.

“Really excited to be teaming up with One Legacy this weekend to promote organ, eye, and tissue donation and to honor Alex Guedea and his family. This is something that is very important to me and my family because of my mother who was a donor and helped save and improve the lives of 66 people!”

Alex Guedea loved seeing other people laughing and enjoying life. Sadly, at the young age of twenty-one his life was tragically cut short. Shortly after receiving that news, Alex’s parents were gently and compassionately confronted with the possibility of organ donation. For his family, it was an easy and unanimous decision. Based on the life Alex had lived, they knew he would want this and knew they would honor him with a decision that would allow him to give a lifesaving gift to others and allow him to be part of another’s miracle.

Joey Gase’s dedication to organ donation is very personal and he is well aware of the difficult decision the Guedea Family faced. Gase lost his mother, Mary Jo, in 2011 after a sudden brain aneurysm, and his family was asked if she would like to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. Joey was barely eighteen-years-old when his decision to donate her body helped sixty-six other people.

This 2017 season started well for Gase as he recorded his second best NASCAR Xfinity Series finish at the season opener in Daytona. Leaving the starting grid from the thirty-fifth position, Joey survived a wild race bringing home a seventh place finish in the #52 Donate Life Florida Chevy. Unfortunately, his Chevy Camaro suffered brake issues in Phoenix last weekend and caught fire.

“Auto Club is an old rough and fast speedway that has been putting on a great show for our fans these last few years!” Gase offered regarding his next race this weekend.

Joey’s car is regularly adorned with the face of his mother and/or others who have given the Gift of Life making his one of the most unique cars in all of NASCAR. He also makes regular appearances at hospitals and donor awareness-related events.

This weekend, Gase’s Chevrolet will feature a hood dedicated to One Legacy and urge fans to register to “Live, Love, Donate.” Joey’s passion for sharing the message about organ donation rivals his passion for racing and makes him an awesome role model for others.

NASCAR Race Mom guarantees  you cannot watch the video below without tearing up and getting motivated. 

NASCAR Race Mom will be attending the ‘Service King 300’ at Auto Club Speedway***  scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on March 25th. You can bet we will be rooting for Joey, his long time Crew Chief Tim Brown and the #52 Jimmy Means Team. 

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*** Located 50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, Auto Club Speedway is California’s premier motorsports facility, hosting over 320 days of track activity each year including the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 weekend, March 24-26, 2017. The two-mile D-shaped oval is one of the fastest tracks on the circuit.

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