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Steve Letarte Replacing Ryan Sparks as Corey LaJoie’s Homestead Crew Chief

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Steve Letarte will be atop the pit box of Corey LaJoie’s No. 7 Chevrolet team for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend, as crew chief Ryan Sparks has to step away from the team due to COVID-19 protocols, Spire Motorsports announced Feb. 24. Letarte, NBC Sports analyst and Spire consultant, returns …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: I Missed So Much in Daytona

Denny Hamlin leads the pack during the 2021 O'Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona Photo: NKP

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A second straight weekend in Daytona Beach was not originally on the schedule, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic necessitated it. With that, you ended up with a tripleheader weekend on Daytona International Speedway’s road course. Compared to last year, these races were ridiculous. The most looney of all was Friday night’s Truck race. I’ll be …

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The Underdog House: Michael McDowell Proves Every Dog Has His Day

Michael McDowell wins 2021 Daytona 500, Chase Elliott close second, Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

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Top Dog 10 years after the unthinkable happened when Trevor Bayne won the 2011 Daytona 500, the unthinkable happened again. After 14 years and 358 starts driving for underfunded teams in the NASCAR Cup Series, 36-year-old Michael McDowell is a Daytona 500 champion with Front Row Motorsports. McDowell had been caught up in a 16-car …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Wins the 2021 Daytona 500?

#7: Corey LaJoie, Spire Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Youtheory

Who will win the 2021 Daytona 500? The 63rd running of the Daytona 500 is going to be a rather interesting iteration of the Great American Race. The pomp and circumstance this race usually provides has been muted due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There will still be a few things such as the pre-race …

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Corey LaJoie Picks Up Youtheory Sponsorship for Daytona

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Youtheory will adorn Corey LaJoie‘s car in the 2021 Daytona 500, Spire Motorsports announced Jan. 26. The company is also sponsoring the No. 7’s effort at the first event of the season at Phoenix Raceway. “Youtheory played a key role in helping me continue my driving career as far back as 2016,” LaJoie said in …

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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings No. 29: Corey LaJoie

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The driver with a ‘stacking pennies” mentality will now look to pile them up in a new stable in 2021. It’s a new era for both Corey LaJoie and Spire Motorsports in 2021, with the third-generation racer having moved on from Go Fas Racing after competing in the No. 32 car the past two years …

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2020 NASCAR Team Reviews: Go FAS Racing

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In its fifth straight year of full-time competition, Go FAS Racing made a few improvement over previous years, even though in the final tally it finished one position worse in the standings. Driver Corey LaJoie competed in all 36 races for his second complete season in the NASCAR Cup Series and led his first 13 …

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Stock Car Scoop: Corey Lajoie’s New Ride for 2021

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Corey Lajoie announced his plans for the 2021 season on Nov. 30 Who will the former Go Fas Racing driver be driving for in 2021 in the NASCAR Cup Series? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop.  Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also will reveal which …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Austin Cindric on Xfinity Championship

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the first three weeks of a busy 2020 offseason. The crew chief change at Joe Gibbs Racing highlights the offseason, as Adam Sevens will move from winning 28 races and two championships with Kyle Busch to Christopher Bell. Was the change needed after just one …

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Corey LaJoie Joining Spire Motorsports in Multi-Year Deal

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Corey LaJoie has a new home and big plans. The 29-year-old has inked a multi-year deal with Spire Motorsports, beginning with the 2021 Daytona 500. For months, LaJoie has been linked to Spire Motorsports, but he confirmed the move in a special offseason edition of his Sunday Money podcast, released Nov. 30 with guest Jeff …

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