The NASCAR Cup Series has become one of the most exciting racing series in the world, with drivers like Corey LaJoie fighting for their share of the championship. With new Next Gen cars on the track, there's never been a better time for drivers to prove they can be champions in NASCAR's premier series.
LaJoie made his Cup Series debut in 2013 with Richard Petty Motorsports and drove a No. 9 Ford in five races. He finished 34th in his first start at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Corey has been in the sport for a long time, starting his career with kart racing on dirt and asphalt tracks. He moved to the INEX Bandolero series in 2003 and started competing in Legends Cars in 2005.
He also competed in the Aaron's Pro Challenge series for a few years, winning 10 of 12 events. He joined Spire Motorsports in 2021 to drive the No. 7 Chevrolet full-time.
His father Randy LaJoie, a two-time Xfinity Series champion, helped shape his career. The North Carolina native also shares a close relationship with his wife Kelly, whom he married in December 2018.
Despite the controversies, LaJoie will look to put that behind him and gun for his first top-ten finish in NASCAR Cup Series when he drives for Go Fas Racing in 2019. This will be Corey's fifth season in the series, so he's looking to make a big impact.