TriStar Motorsports announced today that Corey LaJoie will pilot the No. 72 Toyota Camry for multiple races in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. LaJoie will be behind the wheel of the TriStar Motorsports team Toyota for the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, on Sunday February 18.
Corey LaJoie, a third generation racer, is very well-known name in the racing community. His father, Randy LaJoie, brought home Xfinity Series Championships in 1996 and 1997. LaJoie already has an impressive racing career that includes, six wins in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and three wins in the ARCA Series. LaJoie was selected as a member of the 2012 NASCAR Next Class, an industry initiative to help spotlight NASCAR’s rising stars and bolster fan recognition around talent that will grow into Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series mainstays. He was in the same class as fellow stand-out drivers Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney.
In 2016, LaJoie competed in ten Xfinity Series races and earned two top-ten finishes. LaJoie made the leap to the MENCS in 2017, earning the highest finish of his rookie year campaign, 11th place, in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
“It’s such a great opportunity to work with TriStar Motorsports,” said Corey LaJoie. “I hope to use the learning experiences from my 2017 rookie season and work hard for some great finishes this year. It’s my goal to continue building a successful team with Bryan, while honoring the legacy his dad, Mark left behind. It’s also great to continue working with Schluter Systems again this season. I can’t thank those guys enough for believing in me.”
“We are very excited about our continued partnership with Corey LaJoie,” said Marco Ludwig, CEO & President of Schluter®-Systems. “Schluter’s involvement at the races has allowed us to strengthen client relationships while increasing the visibility of our brand in a fun and engaging atmosphere.”
“We are excited to have Corey join our team,” said Bryan Smith, TriStar Motorsports Owner. “His attitude, desire and ability are a welcomed addition and we feel that he will be a great fit to continue the growth of our program.”
Be sure to tune into FOX on Sunday February 18 to catch all the excitement at Daytona International Speedway. For more information on Corey LaJoie, or to stay up to date on any new events, visit www.coreylajoieracing.com.
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