LaJoie, currently driving Spire Motorsport’s No. 7 Chevrolet full-time in the Cup series, is set to expand his racing endeavors by participating in the Truck Series opener on February 16 with Spire’s No. 7 team.
This season, the No. 7 Truck team will run full-time, fielding various drivers, with LaJoie expected to make the most starts. The remaining driver schedule will be disclosed later.
Guiding the team will be veteran crew chief Brian Pattie, with Bluegreen Vacations sponsoring the entry.
“We’ve been working with Bluegreen Vacations for four years now, so it’s exciting to continue to grow that partnership,” said LaJoie. “Bluegreen sponsors the Duals on Thursday night, so it’s important we do a good job for them because they have such a big presence during Speedweek at Daytona.”
LaJoie participated in last year’s Truck season opener, starting fifth and leading 19 laps before the race concluded prematurely due to rain, leaving him in 23rd place.
Reflecting on last year’s run, LaJoie remarked, “I knew the rain was coming – I was trying to play defense – and I just missed covering Zane Smith. That was the difference. I got shuffled out of the lead and it started raining two-three laps later and they called the race. I thought we had a good enough truck to take the win, so I was irritated about that. I’m still irritated about that, so I’m glad I get a chance to do it again this year.”
At 32, LaJoie is coming off his best Cup series season to date, achieving two top-five and three top-10 finishes and securing a career-best 25th place in the series standings. His most notable finishes were fourth place at Atlanta and Talladega.
Having inked a multi-year contract extension with Spire late last season, LaJoie is poised for further success in the racing circuit.