BK Racing and sponsor Best Home Furnishings, have agreed to a multi-race deal in 2017 to field the No. 23 car with driver Joey Gase behind the wheel.
The sponsorship was announced Tuesday via a team release. The No. 23 seat has been vacated for a few weeks following David Ragan’s departure from 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 in a team 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 No. 23 car is currently set to have Gase behind the wheel, with Best Home Furnishings as the sponsor, for a handful of race in 2017 including the Daytona 500 and the Bristol Night Race.
Gase has started a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race 14 times between 2014 and 2016, with a best finish of 32nd at Phoenix in the beginning of the season.
“I cannot put into words how thankful I am for the opportunity everyone at Best Home Furnishings and BK Racing has given me,” said driver Gase. “Racing in the Daytona 500 and the Bristol night race has been a dream of mine since I can remember. It’s very xciting 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 has never had a sponsorship in NASCAR before. The 2017 Daytona 500 will be the first race in the company’s history where their company will be featured in one of the most view events of the NASCAR Season.
“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.”
The additional races, and drivers of the No. 23 entry will be at a later date.