Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sparks Energy to Sponsor Gase at Talladega

Sparks Energy Inc., an electrical operations and restoration company based out of Danville, Alabama, will sponsor Joey Gase and the No. 52 Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet for the upcoming NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on April 30.
Standing as the entitlement sponsor for the Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega, the company will sign on with Gase for a one-race deal. “I am very excited to be teaming up with Sparks Energy for the Sparks Energy 300!” Said Gase “Sparks Energy is a great company that loves the sport of racing and I am very thankful for the opportunity”.
Since 2007, Sparks Energy Inc. has provided services on high voltage power lines and industrial systems across the United States with a focus in transmission and distribution. They have restored power for families and businesses across the country for more than a decade.
Gase has a strong dose of momentum once they head into the 2.66-mile track as they are hot off a career-best fifth-place effort one year ago at Talladega. One of the factors that play into plate racing in NASCAR is the heightened level of opportunity for smaller teams. This applies for Joey Gase and Jimmy Means Racing as they were able to keep their legendary No. 52 Chevrolet in the lead draft before gaining six spots in the last two laps to finish in the fifth position.
The result was quickly picked up by FOX Sports - who also broadcasted a special feature on Gase and his mother the same weekend - with a live post-race interview. Michael Waltrip and Jeff Gordon both called the finish a great story on air while Dale Earnhardt, Jr. later tweeted "Top 5 finish for one of my hero’s @MeansRacing52 and his driver @JoeyGaseRacing."
2015 was not Gase's first try at 'Dega as he made his first start at the superspeedway in 2014. That day, Gase led the race for a lap before driving to an 11th-place finish, just inches shy of a top 10.
To join Sparks Energy Inc., Donate Life Alabama and Alabama Organ Center [AOC] will return as sponsor for the 300-mile event. “We are also thrilled to be teaming up with AOC and Donate Life Alabama once again in Talladega. Organ, eye, and tissue donation is something that is very close to my heart and I hope we can help raise some more awareness to ultimately save many more lives”.
The Alabama Organ Center [AOC] is dedicated to providing a better quality of life for those people who require organ or tissue transplants, while respecting the families who share the gift of life. AOC will continue to dedicate itself to providing a better quality of life for those people who require organ and tissue transplantation, while respecting those families who share.
Gase and the No. 52 team have a powerful and unique connection to organ donation as Gase's late mother was a donor herself. Gase, 23, has continued to be a large advocate for organ and tissue donation throughout his NASCAR career.
For more information about Sparks Energy Inc. and Alabama Organ Center please visit the following two websites. (Jimmy Means Racing)

Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt to Sponsor Ragan at Richmond

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 14, 2016) - BK Racing recently announced that sweetFrog premium frozen yogurt will be sponsoring David Ragan and the No. 23 sweetFrog Toyota Camry for the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

The race scheduled for April 24th represents sweetFrog's NASCAR debut. sweetFrog is a Richmond, VA-based, national frozen yogurt franchise that was recently named the #1 Frozen Yogurt Shop in the US by the Daily Meal. Since their 2009 inception, sweetFrog has grown to more than 350 locations in the US and abroad - serving customers in 25 states, the United Kingdom and the Dominican Republic.

"I am excited to have sweetFrog on our Toyota for Richmond," said Ragan. "Richmond is one of my favorite races of the year, and the Sunday afternoon event will be a new challenge for our team. sweetFrog is my family's go-to spot for frozen yogurt.   Let me put it this way - I am thrilled about this partnership, but my excitement pales in comparison to my daughter Julia's face when we walk into sweetFrog!"

"As a team with such strong Virginia ties, we are proud to have sweetFrog join BK Racing for the upcoming Toyota Owners 400," said Doug Fritz, CMO of BK Racing. "

"We are thrilled to partner with David Ragan and BK Racing for the spring race in sweetFrog's hometown," said Patrick Galleher, CEO of sweetFrog. "Our shared commitment to family and community make the partnership a perfect fit."

For more information on sweetFrog's products and franchise opportunities, please visit

For more information on BK Racing and David Ragan, please visit (BK Racing)

Derrike Cope Racing Announce Bristol Partners

DCR with JP Motorsports are ready to do battle at “The Last Great Colosseum,” and we are excited to announce our partners for the upcoming Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Bristol Motor Speedway.
Returning to the #70 once again as a co-primary sponsor is E-hydrate®. Offering the world's first line of premium natural nutritional products, E-hydrate is happy to announce a partnership with Ingles Markets, a chain of food stores with over 200 locations! Based in Black Mountain, NC, Ingles has been a staple in the region for over 50 years. All of the E-hydrate products you love are in stock at Ingles stores nationwide, including the Kids and Adult Drink Sticks and both vanilla and chocolate Protein-on-the-Go pouches. Ingles will be promoting E-hydrate with a special price for the rest of the year along with in-store demos to allow consumers to try the outstanding line of healthy, electrolyte-infused protein pouches and natural healthy drink mixes. For more information go to or!
Also on the car as a co-primary sponsor for the Bristol race is To The Point Apparel. To The Point, based out of Winston-Salem, NC, is celebrating its 20th year in business supplying custom logo apparel to businesses and organizations nationwide. In their second year with DCR, To The Point has been producing great products for fans of Derrike’s to enjoy at!
Ice-Aid - formerly known as Beer Frost™ - an environmentally safe, all natural, mineral based product that turns your cooler of ice into a freezer - will continue its support of DCR and will be featured as a co-primary sponsor at the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 on the #70 Camaro. Delivering a frosty cold beverage covered in ice crystals, it will also make the ice in your cooler last two to three times longer! For more information, visit or pick up a free sample at the DCR hauler!
Also on board the #70 for the Bristol event is FATZ of Bristol. Offering premium Carolina style eats, they are best known for their Fresh, delicious homemade food, genuine southern hospitality and a spirited community connection. With 45 locations in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, & South Carolina, you too can get the great taste of Fatz. Visit them today at!
We are excited to head to Tennessee, with hopes of a great run with our #70 Chevrolet. (Derrike Cope Racing)