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Corey LaJoie joins Spire Motorsports for 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season

Corey LaJoie will drive the No. 7 Chevrolet for Spire Motorsports in a multi-year agreement for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, the driver announced on his “Sunday Money” podcast on Monday.

Previously, LaJoie competed in two full-time seasons driving the No. 32 Ford for Go Fas Racing. On Aug. 21, LaJoie announced he would not return to the organization, and in October, Go Fas Racing revealed it would scale back to a part-time operation next season.

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Spire Motorsports agreed to purchase assets from Leavine Family Racing for the No. 7 team and will move into the former organization’s old shop. Spire will announce the driver of their second full-time entry, the No. 77 Chevrolet, at a later date.

LaJoie earned three top-10 results for Go Fas Racing, including a sixth place at Daytona International Speedway and seventh place at Talladega Superspeedway in 2019. In 2020, LaJoie kicked off the season with an eighth-place finish in the Daytona 500. LaJoie has 129 career Cup Series starts.

LaJoie has made “stacking pennies” a personal mantra for overachieving in Go Fas equipment. Spire Motorsports owns one Cup Series victory with Justin Haley in the 2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona.

LaJoie, who finished the 2020 season 30th in the Cup Series standings, is the son of two-time Xfinity Series champion Randy LaJoie.