Joey Gase to Honor Lieutenant Colonel Timothy D. Howerton
in NASCAR Salutes 600 Miles of Remembrance


Statesville, NC (May 22, 2019) – As Joey Gase prepares himself for the longest Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the year, the ‘Coca-Cola 600’, he will honor, remember and carry Lieutenant Colonel, Timothy D. Howerton’s name proudly on his windshield for the NASCAR Salutes, 600 Miles of Remembrance at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Joey will drive the #66 Toyota Camry for MBM Motorsports for this event.

“I am so glad we are able to honor Lieutenant Colonel Timothy D. Howerton this weekend during the 600. This weekend is one of the coolest weekends in all of NASCAR. The whole community shows our support and appreciation for those who have served our country for our freedom and that is something we can never do enough.” – Joey Gase


Lt. Col. Timothy D. Howerton was born in Danville, Va. on March 7, 1960. He was a graduate of GW High School in Danville and his home church was the former Southhall Baptist Church. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1981 where he served for 37 years. After returning from Desert Shield/Desert Storm where he served as a Bioenvironmental Engineering Technician, he was selected to attend the Air Force PA program in 1992 and graduated from the program in 1994. His education includes a 1994 Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physicians Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska Medical Center; 1997 Masters in Physician Studies, University of Nebraska Medical Center; 2009 Masters in Higher Education and Administration, University of Texas San Antonio. He received numerous Awards and Decorations over his career. He was lovingly known as “Hawkeye” to all of his military family. Among his love for his three labs, LuLu, Allie and Dilly, he also enjoyed being out on the lake in his boat, playing golf, Nebraska Football, NASCAR and playing cards with his wife Tammy.

Lt. Col. Howerton passed away in Florida on March 15, 2019.

The ‘Coca-Cola 600’ will take place at Charlotte Motor Speedway
on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 6:00PM EST

Live coverage on FOX

About MBM Motorsports:

Motorsports Business Management, operating as MBM Motorsports, is an American professional stock car racing team based in Statesville, NC. The organization currently competes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series fielding the # 66 car and in the NASCAR Xfinity Series fielding the #13, #35, #42 and #66 cars for various drivers, including Joey Gase, Chad Finchum, Timmy Hill, Johnny Jackson and Max Tullman in 2019.

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