Corey LaJoie will replace Matt DiBenedetto in the GoFas Racing #32 in 2019. You’re not supposed to know that until Thursday, our bad.
Adam Stern first reported the news after GoFas called for a press conference at the NASCAR Hall of Fame this Thursday. The 27-year old will join GoFas after a full season with BK Racing in 2017 and a partial season in 2018 with TriStar Motorsports.
— Adam Stern (@A_S12) December 18, 2018
LaJoie can absolutely wheel a race car. Unfortunately for himself, he didn’t get the breaks some other guys did earlier in their careers. Joey Logano and LaJoie came up together, they went head to head a number of times. LaJoie is more than capable of racing in NASCAR and now he will get the chance to show that with GoFas.
Much like DiBenedetto, you can’t expect for a miracle out of the #32 bunch. However, a Top-25 is exactly where they should be and LaJoie can certainly get them that.
For those unfamiliar with Lajoie, he is former driver Randy Lajoie’s son and he’s scored some wins for himself in his career. He has 3 ARCA wins in 6 starts and he has 6 K&N East Series victories. Again he just never got the break to move to the next level full-time in a somewhat competitive car until now.
The first time I saw Lajoie in person was the 2017 Daytona 500 and he smoked the wall trying to miss Clint Bowyer coming to pit road. Hopefully, he gets off to be a better start in 2019.
No word on who the sponsor will be or any of that fun stuff yet.
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