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Corey LaJoie Embracing 'David vs. Goliath' Dynamic With Spire Motorsports
Corey LaJoie talks about the challenges of competing for one of the smaller racing houses in NASCAR, plus his new podcast "Stacking Pennies."
As a third-generation driver, Corey LaJoie has never been one to shy away from competition. Having earned the nickname "SuperShoe" for going toe-to-toe with friends of his famous father Randy, a two-time Xfinity Series Champion, LaJoie now pilots the No.7 Chevrolet for Spire Motorsports. Currently in his seventh NASCAR Cup Series season, the Charlotte native with four top-15 finishes under his belt this year is giving the world of reality television a test drive as he's one of the NASCAR stars featured on USA Network's "Race for the Championship."
During an interview last week at the series’ premiere at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the 30-year-old LaJoie dished candidly about what it’s like to race for Spire Motorsports, one of the smaller houses in the racing landscape.
“We do feel like we’re a bit of David vs. Goliath,” LaJoie told USA Insider digital correspondent Stephanie Gomulka. “We give ourselves a shot to win the speedways occasionally. Beyond that, it’s often a struggle and frustrating and all the things when you’re fighting an uphill battle with a hand or two tied behind your back, and fans will get to see that on the show for sure.”
LaJoie, who sits in 31st position with just one top-five finish this season, opened up on why he’s so excited for audiences to see the show.
“I’m excited personally to see it done. … And allow the fans to see more of a picture than what they normally would see,” LaJoie teased. “There’s so much more that goes into the picture. … Whether it’s my team or any other team. Whether it’s personal life or competitively off the racetrack, I think this show is going to do a great job of painting that.”
“We talk about the beefs, the tea, all the things,” LaJoie divulged. “That’s why you have to tune in because there’s no real telling what we’re going to talk about.”
Despite having a lackluster season this year with an average finish of 25.1, LaJoie is all smiles when it comes to pursuing his new ventures in media.
“They [NASCAR] give me a lot of rope to talk about the sport and have some fun,” he said about his podcast. “We put a lot of work into it, and it’s starting to gain some really good traction.”
Next up for LaJoie on the racetrack is Kansas Speedway Sept. 11, and you can catch him and all your favorite drivers on "Race for the Championship" every Thursday at 10 pm ET/PT on USA Network. And catch up on all race action on Peacock.