Partners forged with Corey LaJoie, Spire Motorsports for 2022
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CONCORD, NC – Spire Motorsports announced on Tuesday that Built will return to the team’s family of partners in 2022 and serve as main sponsor aboard Corey LaJoie’s # 7 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for the opening Daytona 500 of the NASCAR Cup Series season at Daytona International Speedway.
In addition to The Great American Race, Built will also be featured as LaJoie’s primary partner in nine other races throughout the 2022 season, including:
March 13: Phoenix Circuit
April 9: Martinsville Motor Circuit
May 22: Texas Motor Speedway (NASCAR All-Star Race)
June 5: World Wide Technology Raceway
July 3: America’s route
August 14th: Richmond Racing Circuit
August 27: Daytona International Motor Circuit
September 4: Darlington Circuit
23 october: Homestead-Miami Speedway
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Built was named NASCAR’s official protein bar when the two organizations announced a multi-year partnership in October 2021.
“Built is more excited than ever to continue our partnership and friendship with Corey LaJoie and Spire Motorsports,” said Nick Greer, CEO of Built. “There is something incredibly special about Corey and his ability to ‘stack money’ like no one else on or off the track. We’re excited to stack these pennies with Corey and will meet again in Victory Lane soon. Built.com and all of its Built family feel so lucky to be a part of this great NASCAR community. It’s time to go. What a great year it will be.
The phrase “stacking pennies” has become a philosophy of life and career for LaJoie. Despite being the son of two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Randy LaJoie, the third-generation racer has carved his own trajectory in the sport and championed small achievements that add to the sum of a bigger victory.
“I am honored to welcome back my friends from Built.com for their third year in sport,” said LaJoie. “It has been great to be part of their creative marketing strategies to develop the program. Built’s management team brings a ton of energy to Spire Motorsports as well as NASCAR. 2022 is going to be an incredible season with them on and off the track.
LaJoie finished ninth in last year’s Great American Race and earned a career-best sixth place finish at the World Center of Racing in the 2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400. The Concord, North Carolina native has recorded 12 total starts at Daytona on the NASCAR senior. circuit, including 10 on the traditional 2.5-mile superspeedway and two on the dreaded 3.61-mile road course. In those 10 superspeedway starts, LaJoie led two laps, notching three top-10s and six top-20s.
“Everyone at Spire Motorsports is excited to get the season started,” said Spire Motorsports co-owner TJ Puchyr. “Corey and the whole # 7 team did an amazing job last season. We are extremely proud that Built has recognized this success by adding more races to their 2022 plans. Corey is a smart, patient runner on superspeedways and knows how to follow a plan. That’s why he runs ahead when the time comes to run for victory. He knows the business well, so we know that when we go to the Daytona 500, Corey gives us a chance to win on the biggest stage in NASCAR.
The 64th Edition of the Daytona 500 will be televised live on FOX on February 20 starting at 2:30 p.m. ET. The first of 36 races on the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule will be broadcast live on NASCAR MRN and SiriusXM radios.