Corey LaJoie to Make NASCAR Nationwide Series Debut

Corey LaJoie has been in Victory Lane three times in five starts this year in the ARCA Racing Series and now the Richard Petty Motorsports development driver will make his debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) this Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

LaJoie, 22, will drive the No. 9 Victory Junction Ford Mustang with Mike Shiplett calling the shots from the pit box.

“I feel really blessed and excited to make my debut at Homestead,” commented LaJoie. “I feel like I’ve been ready for this for a couple of years but finally everything is falling into place. I’m happy it’s with a great organization like RPM, and I couldn’t be more excited to represent them on and off the race track.

“I haven’t been to Homestead, but it’s a fast mile-and-a-half track like Kansas or Chicago. I know the competition will be tougher too. There are a lot of good teams and drivers competing in the Nationwide Series, with RPM being one of them. I’ll be able to lean on my RPM teammates, on the Nationwide and Cup level. I’m going to soak it all in.”

LaJoie has also competed in the NASCAR K&N East Series and the Whelen Modified Series.