Corey LaJoie who drives the #7 Chevy Camaro ZL1 is on cloud nine right now as he achieved his best-ever career position in the redesigned car with P5 on Sunday Atlanta Motor Speedway. Corey LaJoie driving for the races Spire Motorsport had his best day of his career making 169 Cup series starts over the years. 2022 seems promising enough for him as he finished top 15 3 times in 5 starts.
Corey LaJoie, who started P33 on Sunday Honor folds Quiktrip 500 relaxed during the early stages of the race according to the team’s plans on superspeedways like that daytona or the Talladega. He turned 26th after the initial phase and moved up to 23approx until the end of the second stage.
During the final stage, Corey advanced quickly, dodging one crash after another to stay 13thth and in the very last moments another crash with Bubba Wallace, Ryan Blaney, Hunt BriscoeChris Buescher and Justin Haley took him to 6thth and with Christopher Bell’s punishment, Corey LaJoie finally scored his first-ever P5.
“But fortunately, these next-gen cars are pretty resilient and have held up,” says Corey LaJoie during the post-race interview
Not to mention the fact that Corey felt like he was flying as he literally hit the grass on lap 146 leaving him airborne taking some damage but he landed safely and kept going since the NextGen -Cars allowed him to do this because they were durable enough to keep going, keep going. Corey LaJoie added that he was thrilled after the race and that he was lucky to be in the right place at the right time.
“The Fraternal Order of Eagles that was on our car this week, that was pretty real because it felt like I was flying there as I drove through the grass, but luckily these next-gen cars are pretty tough and lasted was standing.” said Corey LaJoie.
“Looked like they were going to ruin Daytona, Days of Thunder coming in checkered, luckily we were in the right spot at the right time,” added Corey LaJoie.
Corey LaJoie added that he wouldn’t believe it if he got 3 out of 5 in the top 15 this year and that he’d laugh if anyone told him that, but he concluded by saying there’s still work to be done and so in the end it was a good day for him.
“I think if you had told me that we would start the year with three out of five top 15 finishes I probably would have laughed at you, we still have a lot to do but today was a good day.” Corey LaJoie closed.
With Corey LaJoie sitting 24th in the Championship standings, will he be able to secure a better position in COTA this weekend or remain in contention for mid-table positions?
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https://firstsportz.com/luckily-we-were-in-the-right-nascar-spot-at-the-right-time-corey-lajoie-is-ecstatic-as-he-secures-his-career-best-pole-in-atlanta/ “Fortunately, we were in the right place at the right time,” said Corey LaJoie happily as he secured his best pole position to date in Atlanta » FirstSportz