Thursday, Dec 01

LaJoie Finishes 34th in the Dragonchain No. 72 at Kansas Speedway

Series: Monster Energy Cup Series
Venue: Kansas Speedway
Race: Hollywood Casino 400
Track Length / Configuration:  1.5-mile, oval
Race Distance: 267 laps/400.5 miles
Race Format: 3 Stages: Stages end on laps: 80/160/267
Cautions: 3 cautions for 17 yellow flag laps
Lead Changes: 11 among 8 drivers
Started: 34
Finished: 34
Laps Completed: 219
Points Gained: 3
Stage 1
Corey LaJoie started the Hollywood Casino 400 in the 34th position in the Dragonchain  No. 72 at Kansas Speedway
Lap 23: LaJoie was posted 31st, one lap down on the leaderboard. He relayed the Dragonchain No. 72 was free in the middle of turns three and four
During green flag pit stops, LaJoie was posted as high as eighth. He pitted under green on lap 49 for four tires and fuel cycling him back to the field in the 30th position, two laps down
Caution Lap 58 (fluid on the track): LaJoie radioed the front was tight, good on throttle, experiencing a little chatter and he was managing the free turning. He stayed out on track under the caution and restarted 29th, one lap down
Stage 1 Completion Caution: LaJoie completed the stage 29th, one lap down. He relayed the No. 72 handling was a little tight. Crew Chief Wally Rogers made the call for four tires, fuel and a wedge adjustment to the Dragonchain No. 72
Stage 2
LaJoie took the green flag in the 29th position, posted one lap down
Lap 150: Running 28th, LaJoie had fallen three laps down from the leader. He relayed he was experiencing fuel pressure issues
Stage 2 Completion Caution: completing the stage 28th, three laps down. The crew assessed the fuel cell and sent LaJoie back out to join the field. Before going back to green flag, LaJoie came back to pit for four tires and fuel
Stage 3
LaJoie started stage 3 in the 28th position, three laps down
Continuing to experience fuel pressure issues, Crew Chief Wally Roger called LaJoie to the garage for a thorough assessment and repairs
LaJoie rejoined the field posted 35th, 45 laps down. He pitted under green flag for four tires and fuel. Powering through issues, LaJoie was able to secure a 34th place finish in the Dragonchain No. 72 at Kansas Speedway
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