Corey Lajoie Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway was the final chance for the 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contenders in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series to make the Playoffs. All five of the ROTY contenders have had previous experience at Richmond. Erik Jones was the best rookie for the fourth week in a row, narrowly beating out Daniel Suarez for sixth in the No. 77 SiriusXM Toyota Camry after running inside the top-five all night long. A missed shift on theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway was a tale of two races for the 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contenders in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Of the five of the ROTY contenders, only the two BK Racing drivers have no previous experience at ‘The Track Too Tough to Tame.’ Erik Jones was the best rookie for the third week in a row, finishing fifth in the No. 77 5-hour ENERGY / Rookie Salute Toyota Camry after running inside the top-10Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway was a tale of two races for the 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contenders in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. All five of the ROTY contenders have experience at ‘The World’s Fastest Half-Mile.’ Erik Jones was the best rookie for the second week in a row, finishing second in the No. 77 5-hour Energy Extra Strength Toyota Camry after running inside the top-five all night long. Jones led a race-high 260-lapsRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway was a bright day for just Erik Jones while the rest of the 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contenders in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series struggled. All four of the ROTY contenders have experience at the 2-mile oval. Erik Jones was the best rookie, finishing third in the No. 77 5-hour ENERGY Extra Strength Toyota Camry after running inside the top-five all day long. Jones battled for both the lead and the race win.Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The I LOVE New York 355 at Watkins Glen International was a bright day for most of the 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contenders in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Of the four of the ROTY contenders, only Corey LaJoie has no experience at the 2.45-mile road course. Daniel Suarez was the best rookie, for the third week in a row, finishing third at Watkins Glen after running up front all race long in his No. 19 Stanley Tools Toyota Camry. AlthoughRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway was a quiet race for most of the 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contenders in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. All five of the ROTY contenders have had experience at the 2.5-mile track nicknamed the ‘Tricky Triangle.’ Daniel Suarez was the best rookie, for the second week in a row, finishing seventh at Pocono after having a quiet race in his No. 19 Stanley Tools Toyota Camry. Although the stage finishes do not show it, SuarezRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was an eventful race for most of the 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contenders in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Of the five ROTY contenders Corey LaJoie and Gray Gaulding have no experience at the historic 2.5-mile track. Daniel Suarez was the best rookie, finishing seventh at Indianapolis by being the only rookie to avoid trouble. Suarez avoided the attrition and survived to score another Top 10. Suarez ran inside theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer  The Overton’s 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was a relatively quiet race for most of the 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contenders in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. All five of the ROTY contenders have had experience at the 1.058-mile track nicknamed ‘The Magic Mile.’ Daniel Suarez was not only the best rookie at the Magic Mile, but tied his career best sixth-place finish. Suarez had a relatively quiet day in his No. 19 Arris High-Speed Modems Toyota Camry. Suarez most notablyRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona provided action and excitement from beginning to end, culminating in Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. scoring his second win of the season. Along with Stenhouse’s win, there were some other storylines leaving the World Center of Racing. Making Mississippi Proud With his second win of the season and second in as many restrictor plate races, Stenhouse becomes the fifth driver to obtain multiple wins this season, giving himself some added insurance for the playoffs. While some might have listed DaleRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Every year, the underdog teams of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series circle the restrictor plate tracks of Daytona and Talladega as their chances to finish in the top-10 or contend for a race win, and Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 was yet another example of those tracks serving as the great equalizer. Along with Michael McDowell finishing fourth, two other underdog teams, Front Row Motorsports (David Ragan) and Beard Motorsports (Brendan Gaughan), brought home top-10 finishes, with their respective sixth and seventh place finishesRead More