Corey LaJoie has been teasing that he has a new ride for the 2021 NASCAR season. On Monday, that new job was revealed.
LaJoie, 28, will drive for Spire Motorsports in the Cup Series next year. He will pilot the No. 7 Chevrolet.
The last two seasons, the second generation driver raced for Go Fas Racing. He earned three top 10 finishes in the No. 32 Ford including an eighth place run this past February in the Daytona 500 as well as a top 10 at both Daytona and Talladega last year too.
He’s made 129 career starts in NASCARS premiere series. It was back on Aug. 21 that he announced that he wouldn’t be returning to Go Fas.
“The next chapter of my racing career provides me with a unique opportunity to play a key role in working with a motivated leadership group to build a competitive NASCAR Cup Series team from the ground up,” said LaJoie in a statement from the team. “I’m thankful to work directly with Spire Motorsports co-owners Jeff Dickerson and T.J. Puchyr and all of our partners as we build on the proud and competitive tradition associated with the No. 7. We expect to be a force in the garage for years to come.”
This ride is the once from Leavine Family Racing as Spire purchased their assets this past summer. Spire will also announce the driver of their second full-time entry, the No. 77 Chevrolet, at a later date.
While there was rumors that the team will move to a Hendrick alliance, nothing was confirmed on that front so far.