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Corey LaJoie to Make NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Debut Thursday at Kentucky

June 24th, 2014 at 12:24 PM
By Mark Eddinger

Thursday night will mark the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut for 22-year-old Corey LaJoie when he gets behind the wheel of the No. 92 Ford for Ricky Benton Racing Enterprises. BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors/Tim Cooksey Oil Company/Goodyear FleetHQ will serve as sponsors on the truck for the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway.

'David Reutimann' photo (c) 2011, Mike Kalasnik - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

LaJoie will pull double duty as he is also entered in Friday night's John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kentucky. He will drive the No. 98 Biagi-DenBeste Racing Ford.

His only other NASCAR national series start in his career came last season at Homestead-Miami Speedway driving for Richard Petty Motorsports where he finished 34th. He is signed to a Richard Petty Motorsports developmental contract.

Last season LaJoie made five starts in the ARCA Racing Series and went to victory lane three times in impressive fashion. His wins came at Chicagoland Speedway, Pocono Raceway, and Kentucky Speedway, the site of his doubleheader Thursday and Friday.

In the 2011 and 2012 seasons LaJoie competed full time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. The 2012 season was a breakout year for him as he visited victory lane five times in the 14 races and had 10 total top five finishes. He ended up finishing second in the championship to Kyle Larson.

At the age of 18 he won his debut NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race on the quarter-mile at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Thursday night's UNOH 225 can be seen at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1 and Friday night's John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 can be seen at 7:45 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Tags: ARCA Racing Series, Biagi-DenBeste Racing, Camping World Truck Series, Corey LaJoie, Kentucky Speedway, Motorsports, NASCAR, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, Richard Petty Motorsports, Ricky Benton Racing Enterprises, UNOH 225

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