Corey LaJoie Returning to XFINITY with JGL Racing at Atlantaby Kyle Pokrefky February 24, 2016 0 comments
Corey LaJoie will make his return to NASCAR’s national circuit this upcoming weekend with JGL Racing for the XFINITY Series’s Heads Up Georgia 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
LaJoie, 24, will pilot the team’s No. 24 Toyota with sponsorship to be provided by JGL Racing’s ‘Young Guns’ program.
With his return to the XFINITY Series, LaJoie will be making his first start in the series – and on the national scene – since 2014.
The Concord, N.C. will take over the seat from Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Tifft, who drove the No. 24 car to a 21st-place finish at Daytona International Speedway last week.
In five starts with Biagi-DenBeste Racing in 2014, LaJoie scored a best finish of 16th in June’s Kentucky race.
“I really appreciate the opportunity that JGL Racing is giving me to drive this No. 24 Toyota,” LaJoie said. “I have been gone from the series for a year and during that time I was forced to take a step back and I realized how important racing is to me.
“And it makes me appreciate even more opportunities like this when they come along.
“I am pumped to be back in a race car and look forward to working with the JGL Racing and representing this Young Guns program.”
The team expects LaJoie to return to the seat in future races, but an exact schedule for the former K&N Pro Series East standout has not been set yet.
The team’s driver lineup for the No. 24 car for the XFINITY Series’s west coast swing of Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway and Auto Club Speedway is expected to be released in the coming days.
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