“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 NASCAR.com. “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 NASCAR.com. 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.