On Tuesday Sept. 30, Richard Petty Motorsports announced a partnership with Biagi-DenBenste Racing that will have Corey LaJoie driving for BDR in four of the last five NASCAR Nationwide Series races. LaJoie, a current RPM development driver, will race this weekend at Kansas Speedway, before running Charlotte Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“I have to thank both RPM and Biagi-DenBenste Racing for giving me the opportunity to put four races together in the Nationwide Series,” LaJoie said. “This is a very good car with good people supporting it. They are a proven team that is capable of finishing in the Top-Five. These races will be another great opportunity to advance my learning curve on the bigger tracks and with cars with more horsepower.”
Coming up through the ranks, LaJoie has had success at each level. He won a NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour event and has five wins in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. LaJoie has also scored three wins in the ARCA Racing Series. He has made five starts across NASCAR’s three national series, scoring a top-10 in the Camping World Truck Series at Bristol Motor Speedway in August.
“Corey has shown that he learns very quickly on the track,” Fred Biagi, Co-Owner of Biagi-DenBeste Racing, said. “Our first race together we finished 15th in only his second Nationwide Series start. We feel that we can compete in the Top-10 and Top-Five in these four races with Corey and that’s our goal.”