Monday, Oct 25

LaJoie Conlcudes 2018 Season with a 34th Place Finish in the Schluter-Systems No. 72 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

Series: Monster Energy Cup Series
Venue: Homestead-Miami Speedway
Race: Ford EcoBoost 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: 5 cautions for 26 yellow flag laps
Lead Changes: 22 among 7 drivers
Started: 34
Finished: 34
Laps Completed: 259
Points Gained: 3
 
 
Stage 1
Corey LaJoie started the Ford EcoBoost 400 in the 34th position in the Schluter-Systems  No. 72 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
 
Lap 25: LaJoie was posted 34th, one lap down on the leaderboard. He relayed the Schluter-Systems No. 72 was plowing tight. He pitted under green flag for four tires, fuel and an air pressure adjustment; cycling back to the field in the 38th position, two laps down
 
Lap 55: Running 34th, two laps down, LaJoie relayed he lacked front turn
 
Stage 1 Completion Caution: LaJoie completed the stage 34th, three laps down. Crew Chief Wally Rogers made the call for four tires, fuel, a packer added to the right front, a packer removed from the left front, and a wedge adjustment
 
 
Stage 2
LaJoie took the green flag in the 33rd position, posted three laps down
 
Continuing to experience lack of turn, under green flag, LaJoie pitted on lap 119 for four tires, fuel, wedge and air pressure adjustments
 
Caution Lap 150 (debris): Allowed the much needed opportunity for LaJoie to pit. The crew serviced the Schluter-Systems No. 72 with four tires, fuel, packers removed from left and right front and a wedge adjustment
 
Stage 2 Completion Caution: completing the stage 34th, five laps down, LaJoie was continuing to battle lack of turn in the front and no left rear lateral grip. He pitted for four tires, fuel, wedge and air pressure adjustments
 
 
Stage 3
LaJoie started stage 3 in the 34th position, five laps down
 
Caution Lap 194 (incident): Crew Chief Wally Rogers called for service of four tires, fuel and wedge to the Schluter-Systems No. 72
 
Lap 230: LaJoie relayed he was spinning out. He pitted under green flag for four tires, fuel and a wedge adjustment
 
Caution Lap 248 (incident): Crew Chief Wally Rogers made the call to keep LaJoie out on track to take the wave around
 
LaJoie continued to run in the 34th position and ultimately took the checkered flag in that position to complete the day and season finale in the Schluter-Systems No. 72 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
 
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