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Corey Lajoie returns to Daytona NASCAR Truck race with Spire

LaJoie, who competes full-time in Cup driving Spire Motorsport’s No. 7 Chevrolet, will also compete in the Feb. 16 Truck Series opener competing with Spire’s No. 7 team. The No. 7 Truck team is running full-time this season with a variety of drivers, with LaJoie likely to have the most starts. The remainder of the

Corey Lajoie returns to Daytona NASCAR Truck race with Spire

LaJoie, who competes full-time in Cup driving Spire Motorsport’s No. 7 Chevrolet, will even compete within the Feb. 16 Truck Sequence opener competing with Spire’s No. 7 staff.

The No. 7 Truck staff is working full-time this season with a wide range of drivers, with LaJoie more likely to have probably the most begins. The rest of the driving force schedule will probably be introduced at a later date.

Veteran crew chief Brian Pattie will lead the staff. The entry will probably be sponsored by Bluegreen Holidays.

“We’ve been working with Bluegreen Holidays now for 4 years so it’s thrilling to proceed to develop that partnership,” mentioned LaJoie. “Bluegreen sponsors the Duals on Thursday evening, so it’s vital we do job for them as a result of they’ve such an enormous presence throughout Speedweek at Daytona.”

LaJoie competed in final yr’s Truck season opener, began fifth and led a race-high 19 laps however ended up twenty third when the race was lower quick by rain.

Corey LaJoie, Spire Motorsports, Schluter Systems Chevrolet Silverado

Corey LaJoie, Spire Motorsports, Schluter Methods Chevrolet Silverado

Picture by: Ben Earp / NKP / Motorsport Images

“I knew the rain was coming – I used to be making an attempt to play protection – and I simply missed protecting Zane Smith. That was the distinction,” LaJoie mentioned of final yr’s run. “I acquired shuffled out of the lead and it began raining two-three laps later they usually known as the race.

“I believed we had a ok truck to take the win, so I used to be irritated about that. I’m nonetheless irritated about that, so I’m glad I get an opportunity to do it once more this yr.”

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LaJoie, 32, is coming off his greatest season within the Cup sequence. He had two top-five, and three top-10 finishes and ended up a career-best twenty fifth within the sequence standings. His greatest finishes have been a pair of fourth place finishes at Atlanta and Talladega.

LaJoie signed a multi-year contract extension with Spire late final season.

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