Go Fas Racing introduced Corey LaJoie as the driver of its No. 32 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Ford Mustang entry Thursday morning at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
LaJoie, the 27-year-old son of two-time Busch (Xfinity) Series champion Randy LaJoie, fills the spot vacated by Matt DiBenedetto. Over the summer, DiBenedetto announced he wanted to take his future in a different direction after two seasons with Go Fas. He was later announced as the next driver of the No. 95 at Leavine Family Racing.
LaJoie joins a group that will again be led by crew chief Randy Cox, after spending the 2018 season with TriStar Motorsports. He ran 23 of season’s 36 races last year while splitting the car with Cole Whitt. A 16th-place finish in the fall Las Vegas race was LaJoie’s season-best effort.
LaJoie and Cox also have a history. The two worked together for 17 races while at BK Racing in 2017.
“I’ve always respected Archie, Mason and everyone at Go Fas Racing because they are constantly building their race team better every year,” said LaJoie. “I’m glad to be part of that continued growth for 2019 and look forward to getting on track and being in a position to show more of my potential. The most success in my career has been behind the wheel of a Ford from the ARCA and K&N series, so I’m ready to jump into that mean-looking Ford Mustang this season. Also, some of my best results in the Cup series have been with Randy on the box. There couldn’t be a better guy to lead our team!”
Go Fas also confirmed the return of sponsor CorvetteParts.net and the addition of Schluter Systems, a company that worked with LaJoie last season.
“Every year we feel like our program takes a step forward and securing Corey should help us continue to move that direction,” said Mason St. Hilaire, Go Fas Racing general manager. “We’ve learned and grown a lot in our time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, and I believe our results reflect that growth. We’re very excited about the potential our team has this year. Every year we’ve been able to improve our program in different areas, and we fully believe that this coming season will be no different.
“Corey is a driver we’ve kept our eyes on for several years, and he’s impressed and delivered when given the opportunity. We think he’s a great fit for our program and can’t wait to get this season underway.”