Event: Consumers Energy 400 (Race 24 of 36)
Venue: Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, TN)
Format: Three Stages - Stages End: Lap 125, 250, 500 = 266.5 Miles
Date/Broadcast: Saturday, August 17 at 7:30 PM ET on NBCSN and PRN
With more than 2,600 laps logged, two top-10s, and 24 laps led in seven national series starts, one K&N Pro Series start, and a Modified Tour start, it's safe to say Corey LaJoie has a firm sense of how to navigate the .533-mile short track of Bristol Motor Speedway.
Coming off an outstanding weekend in the Irish Hills of Michigan finishing 21st, LaJoie returns to Bristol ready to snap the unfortunate luck he has experienced in his last two starts at The Last Great Colosseum.
In the spring, LaJoie had a strong run going until a mechanical failure forced the No. 32 Ford team out of the race with just under 200 laps remaining.
The Charlotte, NC native's day also came to an end early in the 2018 Bristol night race.
LaJoie and the Go Fas Racing (GFR) team look to rebound in Thunder Valley with support from IncredibleBank.
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Don't miss the No. 32 IncredibleBank Ford hit the track for the first time this season in one of the most thrilling and anticipated events on the schedule, the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on Saturday, August 17 at 7:30PM ET on NBCSN.
LaJoie on the upcoming weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway:
"I can't wait to get to Bristol. It's definitely a track that we can make a bigger difference at with performance. We had a very solid run going in the spring race so hopefully we can bring that same speed back this weekend. We're really excited to have Skooza and Incredible Bank on board with us this weekend for one of the biggest and best races of the season."
LaJoie MENCS career highlights at Bristol Motor Speedway:
Best Finish: 24th (2017)
Average Start: 33.2
Average Finish: 29th
In the Rearview Mirror: Consumers Energy 400
LaJoie and the GFR team welcomed back partner Schluter Systems for the Consumers Energy 400 weekend. The No. 32 qualified 33rd, but was forced to drop to the rear on the pace laps due to a transmission change. By lap 12, LaJoie was up to 30th, reporting that the No. 32 was "about a three tight on throttle." The Schluter Systems driver made his first visit to pit road around lap 45 for Goodyear Racing Eagles and Sunoco Racing Fuel. At the Stage One break, the No. 32 was scored 30th. The GFR team opted to stay out and take the wave-around to get back on the lead lap. Twenty-five laps into Stage Two, the Charlotte, NC native had worked his way up to 25th, still on the lead lap, just before coming in for a four-tire stop. With 55 laps to go on lap 145, LaJoie cracked the top-26, steadily climbing the scoring pylon. A caution for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. allowed LaJoie to hit pit road for fuel and a change of tires with just 50 laps remaining. Crew Chief Randy Cox radioed to LaJoie with 30 laps to go that he was likely two laps short of fuel, just as many other teams were also very close on fuel. Ten laps later, the No. 32 joined the top-25 and continued to make his way forward, ending the day 21st. The result marked his seventh top-25 of the season.
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About Go Fas Racing:
Go Fas Racing (GFR) currently fields Ford Mustangs in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for driver Corey LaJoie. Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, GFR has competed in the NASCAR's premier series since 2014; fielding cars for some of NASCAR's top drivers, including past champions. To find out more information about our team please visit www.GoFasRacing.com.
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