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DENVER — NASCAR driver Joey Gase is used to adjusting on the fly, but when his mother died suddenly in April 2011, it felt as if his life spun out of control.

His mother, Mary Jo, died of a brain aneurysm. What the family didn’t know was that she was an organ donor.

Her organs have directly saved or enhanced 66 lives.

In addition to his Xfinity Series races, Gase also carries the “Donate Life” sticker on his race car.

He travels the country hoping to not only raise the checkered flag, but to raise awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation.