NASCAR driver lends helping hand to save lives

WCYB | Maggie Smolka

NASCAR Competitor has become a driving force behind a life-saving program.

At Friday night's Food City 300 race, you'll see Joey Gase sporting a big logo reading "Donate Life."

It's an organization dedicated to getting people signed up to be organ donors, something that hits close to home for the 23-year-old. His mom passed away from a brain aneurysm in 2011, but since she was an organ donor, her death gave life to more than 60 people.

"Not everyone knows what the donate life logo is," Gase said. "If they see the hand-prints they're going to look up donate life and see what it is and why it's important."

As you watch him speed by, you'll see hand-prints all over his car. For the thousands of people watching, it's one of many race cars, but there's a special reason for the added decor.

The decked out vehicle and mission go hand-in-hand for Joey, who was set up at the DMV in Blountville Wednesday afternoon. Continue reading
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