In case you missed it, StatChat is counting down the days ‘til the 2021 Daytona 500. Every two days, we will have a new article featuring one of the Top 30 Drivers of 2020.
30th Place – Corey LaJoie – 408 pts
By the Numbers:
30th Place – Corey LaJoie’s 2020 season may not have seemed all that flashy compared to some of his Cup Series compatriots, but his 30th place finish is actually the best that his team, Go Fas Racing, has ever managed since its inception in 2011.
1 Top-10 – It might have been lost in the shuffle of Ryan Newman’s devastating crash at the Daytona 500, but Corey LaJoie’s lone Top-10 finish of 2020 came in the first race of the season, where he finished 8th.
7 DNFs – A career-high number of DNFs (Did Not Finish) for LaJoie in 2020, being plagued by untimely mechanical failures, and a penchant for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
13 Laps Led – Coming into this season, Corey had never led a lap in the Cup Series. Interestingly, of his 13 laps led, 11 of them came split between the two Martinsville races.
87 Days – That’s how long the Twitter feud between Corey LaJoie and JGR driver Denny Hamlin lasted. What may have started as some less-than-well-intentioned playful jabs turned into something much bigger and resulted in a public apology from LaJoie on June 18th.
LaJoie will be with Spire Motorsports in 2021, driving the new No. 7 Chevrolet.
Coming up in two days – Ryan Preece