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Corey LaJoie

Team: BK Racing-83
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1 / 180

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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. Aug 5 - 10:35 AM

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Corey LaJoie finished 27th in last week’s GoBowling.com 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.
May 26 - 10:54 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.
May 12 - 11:53 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.
May 6 - 1:30 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.
Apr 15 - 9:09 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.
Apr 8 - 3:22 AM

Randy Cox will be the crew chief on the No. 83 Toyota Camry for Corey LaJoie for the remainder of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Previously, Cox was crew chief for the BK Racing No. 26 Toyota in 2014.

"I’m very happy to be back with BK Racing for 2017," said Cox. "I’ve known Corey and the LaJoie family for a long time. He’s a hardworking and hard-racing guy, and I’m eager to see what we can build together." Cox has been a crew chief in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series since 2007, and has been a crew chief in the XFINITY Series since 2004. In the XFINITY Series, he went to victory lane his very first race as a crew chief with driver Jamie McMurray in 2004 with Braun Motorsports.-BK Racing
Apr 6 - 10:47 AM

Corey LaJoie has suffered crash damage in four of the five races held this season.

LaJoie kept his car running until the end of two of those events to score a 24th in the Daytona 500 and a 30th in the Auto Club 400. His other two accidents dropped him to the very back of the pack, so there is little incentive to start him at Martinsville.
Mar 31 - 12:50 AM

Corey LaJoie welcomed the season debut of the youtheory sponsorship this weekend at Auto Club Speedway and his second NASCAR XFINITY Series appearance of the season behind the wheel of the No. 24 Toyota for JGL Racing.

He started the 150-lap event from the 26th position as a result of his qualifying effort earlier in the day. The 25-year old racer piloted the No. 24 to an 18th place finish in the running of the Service King 300 at the Fontana, California track.-Integrity Sports Marketing
Mar 27 - 11:47 AM

In four starts this year, Corey LaJoie has experienced crash damage three times.

The most recent two incidents were severe enough to force him to retire. He made only 16 laps in the Kobalt 400 to finish last in 39th. One other car beat him to the garage at Phoenix International Raceway when he cut a tire and pounded the wall on lap 115 of 314.
Mar 24 - 1:33 PM

In addition to driving his regular BK Racing No. 83 Toyota in Sunday's Cup Series Auto Club 400, Corey LaJoie will pilot the No. 24 youtheory Toyota in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Service King 300 at Auto Club Speedway (ACS) on Saturday.

LaJoie has 17 career NXS starts to his credit to go along with six in the Monster Energy Cup Series. He made 10 NXS starts last season for JGL Racing earning a 10th place finish at Bristol (August) and a sixth-place finish at Dover (October). He will be making his second NXS start of the 2017 season for JGL Racing after earning a 16th-place finish in Atlanta.-Integrity Sports Marketing
Mar 23 - 12:26 PM

Corey LaJoie cut a tire at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and pounded the wall. The damage done to his Toyota caused him to fail to finish for the first time in his brief five-race Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career.

Lajoie will continue to make laps this week at Phoenix International Raceway, but it is difficult to recommend him. In one previous start on a short, flat track he finished 41st at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2014 and was 102 laps off the pace at the end.
Mar 17 - 12:54 PM

Corey LaJoie entered his second career race on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track at Atlanta Motor Speedway last week. He improved one spot from his debut run at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2014 and finished 34th.

LaJoie has a long way to go before he makes his way onto very many rosters, but successful fantasy owners will take notes about his performance so they can determine if he will be a good dark horse in future events.
Mar 9 - 10:34 PM

Corey LaJoie (No. 24 "Young Guns" Toyota) will be making his second career NASCAR XFINITY Series start at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

He piloted the No. 24 Toyota in this event last season to a 23rd place finish. Young Guns Program: The JGL Racing "Young Guns was designed by James Whitener, owner of JGL Racing, with the intent to showcase a group of rising stars in the NASCAR ranks.-Integrity Sports Marketing
Mar 2 - 8:42 PM

Corey Lajoie raced his way into the Daytona 500 by benefit of being the highest-finishing driver in his Can-Am Duel. He finished 18th in the first Duel

The race was marred by an accident between him and another non-chartered racer. Lajoie clipped Reed Sorenson, who had been running in the transfer position most of the night. With one-third of his competition eliminated, he needed to simply stay in front of Brendan Gaughan to insure his spot. Gaughan had previously qualified on time; Sorenson failed to make the show.
Feb 23 - 10:30 PM