The NASCAR driver has signed a multi-year contract
For 2021, Corey Lajoie has singed with Spire Motorsports. He’ll pilot the No. 7 machine in the NASCAR Cup Series.
The 29-year-old stated he turned down four other offers, ranging from Cup Series to the Xfinity Series competition.
The Spire team uses Chip Ganassi Racing chassis and Hendrick Motorsports engines. Per the driver himself, it will be the best equipment he’s ever driven.
Spire Motorsports will acquire a fleet of new equipment for the 2021 season. It’s an interesting move considering the machines will become paper weights after the 2021 season.
For 2022, Spire will again update their entire fleet, with the rest of the field. The new Next Gen car makes it’s debut for 2022.
“I do think that expectations are way lower than [what] we’re going to be achieving next year, which I think is good,” LaJoie stated via Frontstretch.
He added, “We’re going to sneak up on some teams that might not be putting a whole lot of work in over the offseason, thinking it might be a lame-duck year heading into the next-gen car. It’s kind of the opposite: Spire is going out and getting a new fleet of racecars for them, then turning around and getting a whole new fleet the following year for the next-gen car.”
LaJoie will pilot the machine full-time for at least two years. He has an option to run the car for a 3rd year.
Spire Motorsports purchased a charter from Leavine Family Racing.
LaJoie previously drove for Go-Fas Racing. He made his full-time debut in 2019 and made a second run in 2020. He had an average finish of 25.9 in 2019 and 25.6 this year. He’s collected three top-10s in 129 races.