LaJoie Loses Brakes in Martinsville at Monster Energy Cup Series

MARTINSVILLE, Va.–Corey LaJoie crashed his No. 32 GoFas Racing Ford hard into the wall at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice Saturday when his brakes failed.

“I’ll tell you, there is no coffee strong enough that will wake you up like losing brakes into Turn 1 at Martinsville,” LaJoie said after the crash, as reported by “It’s not a good feeling, losing brakes. It had like a half-pedal, and then it felt like it blew through the seal or something.”

“It’s unfortunate, because small teams like ours, we don’t really bring a backup (car) that’s fully ready to go, so my guys have a lot of work ahead of them. I’ll probably pitch in and help a little bit, but, obviously, our backup is not going to be as good as the car that we choose and bring as our primary,” LaJoie told The car had extensive front-end damage.

Lajoie is currently ranked 30th in the Monster Energy Series.

The Brad Keselowski-led No. 2 Team Penske Ford won Saturday’s race.

David Kiley
David Kiley

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