Monday, Oct 25

LaJoie Concludes the Day with a 30th Place Finish in the Factor One Source Fast Pharmacy No. 72 at Dover International Speedway

Series: Monster Energy Cup Series
Venue: Dover International Speedway
Race: Gander Outdoors 400
Track Length/Configuration: 1.00-mile, oval
Race Distance: 400 laps/400 miles
Race Format: 3 Stages: Stages end on laps: 120/240/400
Cautions:  5 cautions for 31 yellow flag laps
Lead Changes: 15 among 8 drivers
Started: 33
Finished: 30
Laps Completed: 394/404*(overtime finish)
Points Gained: 7
 
 
Stage 1
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at Dover International Speedway was canceled due to rain. NASCAR set the starting line-up according to the Rule Book slating Corey LaJoie in the 33rd position in the Factor One Source Fast Pharmacy No. 72 to start the Gander Outdoors 400
 
Lap 46: Running 32, LaJoie had fallen a lap down from the leader. He relayed he had no turn and no rear lateral.
 
Lap 63: LaJoie had lost another lap to the leader. Running 31st, two laps down he radioed the front lacked turn and the rear was sideways
 
Lap 70: LaJoie came to pit under green flag for four tires, fuel and a wedge adjustment. NASCAR issued an uncontrolled tire penalty to the No. 72 team. LaJoie was required to make a pit road pass through
 
Stage 1 Completion Caution: LaJoie completed the stage 33rd, five laps down from the leader. He relayed the No. 72 the handling was extremely rough. He came to pit for service of four tires, fuel and wedge adjustment
 
 
Stage 2
LaJoie took the green flag in the 33rd position, five laps down
 
Continuing to lose laps, LaJoie came in for a green flag pit stop on lap 195. He received four tires, fuel and a wedge adjustment, slotting him 34th, seven laps down
 
Stage 2 Completion Caution: completing the stage 32nd, eight laps down.  LaJoie relayed the handling was some better. He came to pit for service of four tires, fuel and air pressure adjustment
 
 
 
Stage 3
LaJoie started stage 3 in the 32nd position, eight laps down
 
Lap 302: LaJoie came to pit under green flag for four tires and fuel
 
Caution Lap 340 (debris): Crew Chief Frank Kerr kept LaJoie out on track to take the wave around and requested he save fuel
 
Caution Lap 398 (incident): A multi-vehicle accident stopped the field under red flag to clear the track of debris. LaJoie sustained minimal damage to the left rear quarter panel. He came to pit when the red flag was lifted and the field resumed under caution. The No. 72 pit crew cleared the sheet metal from making contact with the tire. LaJoie rejoined the field
 
The Gander Outdoors 400 was extended to a total of 404 laps in an overtime finish. LaJoie took the checkers 30th in the Factor One Source Fast Pharmacy No. 72 concluding the day at Dover International Speedway
 
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