Corey LaJoie signs extension with Spire Motorsports

HAMPTON, GEORGIA – JULY 08: Corey LaJoie, driver of the #7 Gainbridge Chevrolet, looks on during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 Available at Walmart at Atlanta Motor Speedway on July 08, 2023 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Alex Slitz/Getty Images)

Corey LaJoie has signed a multiyear extension to remain at Spire Motorsports in the Cup Series.

LaJoie made the announcement during his “Stacking Pennies” podcast on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old driver began to drive for the team during the 2021 season and recently had the opportunity to fill in at Hendrick Motorsports .

“The last couple of weeks have been big for our team in terms of future with (Group 1001 CEO and President) Dan Towriss and Gainbridge coming on board in a large capacity — whether it be on the car, behind the scenes — so that was obviously an element to make the decision to go back and keep doing what we’re doing easier,” LaJoie told

“I still feel like I’ve got a lot of work to do there and a lot a lot of stuff personally to learn and grow and just continue to evolve,” LaJoie said. “Because, you know, when we built this thing, when we started, there was literally zero employees. Like none. There was a vision that Jeff and T.J. had, and they had some connections with (Hendrick Motorsports owner) Rick (Hendrick) and they had some connections with (Chip) Ganassi (Racing) at the time to get cars, and we didn’t really know what would materialize — where we would get pit crews from and this and that.

“But I trusted Dickerson and T.J. enough (with) the direction they wanted to go and try to get it to, and also how much faith they had in me made it really enticing to be one of the ones that you know, kind of put it on your back and to make it grow. And I take a lot of pride in that. Take a lot of pride in our continued trajectory.”

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