Corey LaJoie driving Alan Kulwicki throwback at Darlington

Corey LaJoie will be part of throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway this weekend but the No. 7 car will more closely resemble a ride driven by the late Alan Kulwicki.

Unlike other teams who have different numbers, colors, and sponsors the car driven by LaJoie will welcome Kulwicki’s former sponsor Zerex and its color scheme back on…. the car No. 7 driven by the former Cup Series champion.

“I’m really excited to get to Darlington Raceway this weekend with our Zerex Chevy Camaro and honor Alan Kulwicki,” said LaJoie.

“Darlington is one of the staples on our schedule. It’s really cool to go back there on Mother’s Day for the throwback weekend. We’re going there with a low-downforce, high-horsepower package so we’ll be slipping and sliding around like we did back in 2017. We should put on a good show for the fans. I’m excited to continue showing what we’re capable of. Hopefully, we can start putting some results on the board for Spire Motorsports. We’ve run a lot better than our results show and we’ll continue building on that at Darlington this weekend.”

“It’s really an honor for us to run this paint scheme and celebrate Alan Kulwicki during NASCAR’s Official Throwback Weekend,” added Spire Motorsports co-owner T.J. Puchyr. “We’re very grateful to the folks at Valvoline for supporting our efforts to honor one of NASCAR’s most influential champions. Back in November, when we announced that we were going to expand to two cars and operate out of Alan’s former shop, I said we weren’t taking the responsibility that comes with racing the No. 7 out of that shop lightly. I think this paint scheme demonstrates that commitment.”

Earlier this year LaJoie payed tribute to Kulwicki with a throwback recreation of a famous photograph.

“We at Valvoline were thrilled to hear that Spire Motorsports was honoring Alan Kulwicki with this Zerex paint scheme,” said Patrick Daugherty, Associate Brand Manager, Sponsorships, Valvoline. “Alan had an incredible career with us back in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. We’re excited to see Corey LaJoie wheel this Zerex hotrod at Darlington.”

John Bman
John Bman
Founder and Owner of Tireball Sports.

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