Event: 1000Bulbs.com 500
Venue: Talladega Superspeedway (Talladega, AL)
Format: Three Stages - Stages End: Lap 55, 110, 188 = 500.08 Miles
Date/Broadcast: Sunday, October 13 at 2:00 PM ET on NBC
When you think of Talladega or Daytona, one phrase might come to mind: "The Big One." Talladega and Daytona are known to produce tight-knit, exhilarating competition and some of the most striking wrecks that can wipe out a sizeable portion of the field.
Corey LaJoie, driver of the No. 32 Go Fas Racing (GFR) Ford, protected his Roush Yates-powered Mustang from multiple massive incidents at Talladega in April and Daytona in July, in path to scoring the team's two best finishes of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season (MENCS) by placing 11th and sixth, respectively.
LaJoie hopes to avoid the chaos again this weekend as the series returns to the 2.66 mile Alabama track with support from Visone RV, based in East Bernstadt, Kentucky.
"Visone RV is proud and excited to be supporting Go Fas Racing with driver Corey LaJoie at the super fast, high-banked Talladega Speedway," said Visone RV spokesperson Terry Blankenship.
"We've had a long standing relationship with Go Fas owners, Archie and Mason St. Hilaire," added Blankenship. "Promoting the Visone RV brand in NASCAR with the Go Fas Racing team just makes sense and is the perfect fit for Visone. NASCAR fans are some of the most loyal product supporters in sports. Visone RV specializes in finding the most hard to find motorhome and camper parts regardless of make or model year. Visone RV strives to provide the best products and unequaled services for our customers."
With this sponsorship, Visone RV would also like to bring awareness to October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
"Long time Visone RV family member, Kim Brummett is courageously battling Breast Cancer," Blankenship stated. "Kim's name will be on the Go Fas (Racing) car this weekend as we want Kim to know that the entire Visone family has her in our hearts and prayers and will continue to support her in any way we can. We encourage every NASCAR fan to please donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation with hopes of finding a cure to eradicating this disease so no family has to be told their loved one has cancer."
Wildcat Adventure Park will also support the effort at Talladega. With trails for the novice rider all the way up to the most experienced rider, the family-friendly, 2,000 acre off-road park will accommodate all off-road enthusiasts.
For more information on Visone RV, visit VisoneRV.com and for more on Wildcat Adventure Park, visit WildcatOffroadPark.com.
Crew Chief Randy Cox has visited the track on nine occasions as a crew chief across the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) and the MENCS, while LaJoie has three Cup starts at the track.
LaJoie on the upcoming weekend at Talladega:
"We know just how big of a weekend Talladega is for our group at Go Fas Racing. Every smaller-budgeted team looks at tracks like Talladega and Daytona as big opportunities to step up and pick up some points that we might not be able to get at other tracks. We'll work our normal strategy for the first two stages and part of the final stage of hanging back and letting the other guys get caught up in incidents and we'll be there at the end. If we can do that, we'll hopefully be able to bring home a solid top-15 for the Visone RV / Wildcat Adventure Park team."
LaJoie MENCS career highlights at Talladega:
Best Finish:11th (2019)
Average Start: 37.3
Average Finish: 23.3
In the Rearview Mirror: Drydene 400
LaJoie and the No. 32 team represented Team Drydene at Dover International Speedway for the Drydene 400. The Charlotte, NC native qualified 29th for the 400 mile event, and wasted minimal time powering forward, up to 25th just 12 circuits in. After being shuffled back to 30th by lap 23, he radioed in to inform Cox that the No. 32 was "loose in, tight on throttle." After damage to the front bumper of the Drydene Ford escalated, LaJoie was forced to pit road early for repairs ahead of finishing Stage One in 33rd.
Under the stage break, LaJoie returned to pit road for additional repairs to the hood/bumper damage in addition to adjustments for more left-rear lateral grip. As Stage Two transpired, he ran top-25 lap-times despite running in the 31st position. Over the remaining laps of the stage, LaJoie would pit for four tires and fuel, and gain a position before the green-and-white checkered flag flew to wrap up Stage Two.
Cox opted to take the wave around and gain a lap back, placing the No. 32 eight laps down in the 29th position. He returned to pit road for service on lap 252, receiving new tires and fuel. Things would stay relatively the same until LaJoie radioed to the GFR team that he may have a tire going down with less than 95 laps to go. After a quick stop, LaJoie returned to the track in the 28th spot, where he would ultimately end the day.
About Visone RV:
Visone RV, based in East Bernstadt, Kentucky has the world's largest selection of new and used motorhome parts in the nation. Visone also takes great pride and pleasure in selling new and used RVs. Visone's great success and countless happy customers is a direct result of their relentless effort to acquire quality items and make them available to the public at wholesale or below. Visone supplies RV motorhome repair facilities across the country with a goal to always describe and disclose as much information to the best of their ability about all RV parts they sell.
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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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