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Corey LaJoie

Team: TriStar Motorsports-72
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 180

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Corey LaJoie blew an engine with three minutes remaining in the first practice session.
NASCAR extended the session after cleaning up the track. LaJoie was 35th on the speed chart at the end of practice one with a speed of 148.766 mph – 1.675 seconds slower than the leader Paul Menard. May 4 - 12:04 PM

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Corey LaJoie qualified for three restrictor-plate, superspeedway races in 2017 and was running at the end of all of them.

LaJoie sustained damage in the Daytona 500 and Geico 500 and lost more than five laps each time, but in the summer Coke Zero 400, he managed to make it to the end of the show and nearly cracked the top 10 in 11th.
Feb 15 - 5:22 PM

TriStar Motorsports welcomes Schluter-Systems as a multi-race partner with driver Corey LaJoie.

Having a previously established relationship, LaJoie continues to cultivate his partnership with Schluter-Systems who will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 72 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for four races in addition to an associate sponsorship for the entire season. LaJoie embarks on the 2018 MENCS season as a new addition to the TriStar Motorsports driver roster. He will debut the Schluter-Systems No. 72 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 paint scheme this weekend at Daytona International Speedway.-TriStar Motorsports PR
Feb 8 - 8:23 PM

TriStar Motorsports will continue competition in NASCAR's premier series fielding one full-time entry in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the 2018 season. The No. 72 Chevrolet will compete with collective efforts of two drivers.

TriStar welcomes the return of Cole Whitt and proudly announces the addition of Corey LaJoie to the driver lineup. Corey LaJoie will fill the seat of the No. 72 for the majority of the schedule including the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Whitt returns to TriStar after a solid effort in No. 72 in 2017. With intentions to shift focus, Whitt has elected to decrease his racing commitments and has requested a limited schedule. TriStar Motorsports has acquired a charter from Front Row Motorsports for the 2018 season and will continue competitive efforts under the direction of Crew Chief Frankie Kerr.-TriStar Motorsports PR
Feb 6 - 3:06 PM

Fresh off exciting news of their switch to Ford Performance in 2018, JGL Racing entered the season finale with Corey LaJoie piloting their No. 24 Toyota once again.

Despite some troubles on pit road, LaJoie steered his No. 24 youtheory Toyota to a solid 15th place finish in the running of the Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. LaJoie competed in only 6 of the 33 series races this year and closed out the season 58th in the 2017 NXS driver championship standings.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 02:57:00 PM

Corey LaJoie (No. 24 youtheory Toyota) will be making his fourth career NASCAR XFINITY Series start at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

This event will be LaJoie's 22nd career XFINITY series start and the sixth this season in the No. 24 Toyota.-Integrity Sports Marketing
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 09:51:00 PM

Corey LaJoie led the field during final NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) practice for the Southern Slam 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a fast lap of 59.332 mph in preparation for the Southern Slam 150 to be held tonight on the quarter-mile oval located on the front stretch of the track.

LaJoie, who currently drives for BK Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, outpaced Danny Bohn in the final session. LaJoie has one career NWMT win taking the checkered flag on the same type of track at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2010. Bohn, led all drivers in the first practice session with a fast lap of 59.175 mph.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 03:20:00 PM

Corey LaJoie (No. 24 youtheory Toyota) will be making his second career NASCAR XFINITY Series start at Charlotte Motor Speedway to go along two prior starts in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

He finished 24th in his only other XFINITY Series start at the Concord, NC track after starting in the 17th position. This event will be LaJoie's 20th career XFINITY series start and the fourth this season in the No. 24 Toyota.-Integrity Sports Marketing
Wed, Oct 4, 2017 04:31:00 PM

Corey LaJoie (No. 24 youtheory Toyota) will be making his second career NASCAR XFINITY Series start at Dover International Speedway.

He finished sixth in his debut at the track last season piloting the No. 24 youtheory Toyota. While this will be LaJoie's second XFINITY Series start at "The Monster Mile" - he has plenty of experience at the one mile track. Corey has had five starts at Dover in the NASCAR K&N Series. In those five starts he has accumulated four top-10 finishes including a visit to Victory Lane in the 2012 event. This event will be LaJoie's 19th career XFINITY series start and the third this season in the No. 24 Toyota.-Integrity Sports Marketing
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 08:36:00 PM

Corey LaJoie spun exiting the carousel early in the first practice session for I Love New York 355 at Watkins Glen International and did significant damage to his Toyota.

Lajoie was not on many radar screens, but he slowed practice by putting down a lot of debris.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 10:35:00 AM

Corey LaJoie finished 27th in last week’s 400 at Kansas Speedway, which was his best finish on this track type.

Lajoie has been getting progressively stronger on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks in the past few races. He finished 32nd at Texas Motor Speedway, but it will take a few races before he is truly fantasy relevant.
Fri, May 26, 2017 10:54:00 PM

Corey LaJoie has finished worse than he started in all three similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track races this year.

LaJoie’s worst overall effort was at Texas Motor Speedway. He finished 32nd, which was his best result, but he lost nine place-differential points in that race. His worst overall finish was a 39th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after starting 34th.
Fri, May 12, 2017 11:53:00 AM

Corey LaJoie got off to a good start at Daytona International Speedway this spring with a 24th-place finish after starting 31st.

LaJoie was seven laps off the pace at the end, but attrition accounted for some gained position. After leaving Daytona, he developed a propensity for racing over his head and struggled for a while. He finally matched his career-best finish of 24th at Bristol Motor Speedway by driving within the limits of the car.
Sat, May 6, 2017 01:30:00 PM

Corey LaJoie finished 24th in the season-opening Daytona 500, but he has been unable to crack the top 25 since.

He came close at Martinsville Speedway with a 28th. Last week, he managed to avoid trouble throughout the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. It will take a while for him to contend for top results, but so long as he manages to stay out of trouble he will earn enough seat time to gradually improve.
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 09:09:00 PM

Corey LaJoie finished 28th last week at Martinsville Speedway in the STP 500, which was his second consecutive top-30 finish.

Lajoie was driving over his head at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway. He crashed and his father Randy gave him some guidance about driving within the limitations of the car. That seems to have helped and his Martinsville result was his second-best of the season.
Sat, Apr 8, 2017 03:22:00 AM