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Emerling-Gase Fielding 2nd Xfinity Car Full Time in 2023

Emerling-Gase Motorsports will expand to two full-time cars in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2023, the team announced July 14.

It will field Nos. 35 and 53.

The team, co-owned by Joey Gase and Patrick Emerling, ran the No. 53 twice so far this season, at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.

“I am extremely proud of our Emerling-Gase Motorsports team,” co-owner and driver Gase said in a release. “There are not too many start up teams or small teams this season that can say they have made every race they have entered and only have 2 DNF’s, plus be in the top 30 in owner points. I have been racing in the sport since 2011 and can say without a doubt this is the toughest the XFINITY Series field has been in the last 10 years. We could not do this without our tremendous employees we have at EGM and of course all our sponsors like Donate Life, Kitty Kat Coin, Eternal Fan, Captain Pips and many more. With that being said, we have a lot of work to do and a lot of room to grow and Patrick and I are looking forward to the challenge.”

Multiple drivers have competed in the No. 35 this season, with Parker Kligerman earning the team’s best finish of 12th at Circuit of the Americas.

The organization plans to have one driver run the full year or close to it, while Gase, Emerling, Shane Lee and others share the second car.

About the author

Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor and involved with photos, social media and news editing. A California native, Joy was raised as a motorsports fan and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

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