Corey LaJoie Grabs K&N Pro Series East Win At Dover International Speedway

Corey LaJoie is rolling. Could it be right to a championship?

Corey LaJoie celebrates at Dover Speedway (Getty Images for NASCAR)

The 21-year old from Concord, N.C. won Friday’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East American Real TV 150 at Dover International Speedway.

It was the fourth victory in the last eight series events for LaJoie, who needed 23 series starts before getting his first victory earlier this year.

LaJoie held off second place finished Darrell Wallace Jr. and third place Brandon McReynolds on a green-white-checkered finish. 

LaJoie is the son of two-time Nationwide Series champion Randy LaJoie of Norwalk and the grandson of legendary Modified driver Don LaJoie.

LaJoie and McReynolds got together while battling for the lead on Lap 147 leaving LaJoie with a damaged rear bumper. It looked as LaJoie was going to face a penalty if he didn’t go to the pits and have the bumper removed, but fellow competitor Brandon Gdovic gave LaJoie a helping hand, pulling up to him on the track and using his car to get the bumper to break away. It allowed LaJoie to keep the lead for the final restart.

Friday’s victory moved LaJoie within one point of standings leader Kyle Larson with two events remaining this season.

The K&N Pro Series East returns to action with the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Greenville, S.C. on Oct. 27. The season finale is Nov. 3 at Rockingham (N.C.) Speedway.

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