Events: Xfinity 500
Venue: Martinsville Speedway (Martinsville, Virginia)
Date/Broadcast: Sunday, November 1 at 2 p.m. ET on NBC
Halloween is upon us and Go Fas Racing driver Corey LaJoie is gearing up for a spooktacular weekend with longtime team partner Keen Parts at Martinsville Speedway in its final race with the No. 32 team.
LaJoie, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, will pilot a special Halloween-inspired CorvetteParts.net paint scheme in Sunday's Xfinity 500, the final race of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 8, and the penultimate race of the 2020 season.
The eye-catching livery features orange and black colors with a plethora of spiders, bats and pumpkins scattered across the Ford Mustang.
This won't be the first time that the Ohio-based Corvette parts supplier unloads a scheme in celebration of Halloween at the .526-mile Virginia track, known as "The Paperclip."
Last year, Keen Parts and the GFR team went all out at the fall Martinsville event, unleashing a Scooby-Doo-inspired Mystery Machine, a nod to the 50th anniversary of the iconic franchise.
In 2018, LaJoie drove a purple and black Peanuts scheme that showcased one of the most recognizable characters known, Snoopy, and it was instantly a fan-favorite.
The organization has been known to produce some of the most unique paint schemes over the years as part of its partnership with GFR, from the Darlington throwback tributes, the Halloween looks or even the Mask Car that appeared at Martinsville earlier this season.
And while Sunday's 500-lap race at Martinsville will be Keen Parts' final run with GFR as a full-time team, the flashy paint schemes and, more importantly, the incredible memories with Tom and TJ Keen, owners of Keen Parts, will last forever.
Whether you're looking for a complete interior for your vintage '58 Corvette or a performance accessory for your '09, Keen Parts has the Corvette part you need and the expertise you want. Check out CorvetteParts.net for any of your Corvette needs.
The Xfinity 500 will take place at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 1, live on NBC.
LaJoie on the upcoming race:
"I'm really excited to be heading to one of my favorite tracks on the schedule this weekend in Martinsville. There's just one week left in the season and we're heading to a great place to finish this season off strong. Martinsville is a very strong track for us and we had an amazing run there earlier this year and turned some heads. I'm hoping we can take that same speed from the spring and plug it in for this weekend. I've had a great time working with Tom and TJ Keen from Keen Parts and they gave us a really cool spooky Halloween-themed scheme for the weekend too! I'm hoping we can get that thing to the front and get them some airtime.
LaJoie's Cup history at Martinsville Speedway:
Best Finish: 18th (twice: 2019, 2020)
Average Start: 33.8
Average Finish: 26th
Looking back on the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500:
Corey LaJoie and the Schlüter-Systems team rounded out an exhausting four-day stretch at Texas Motor Speedway by placing 25th following the resumption of the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Wednesday evening.
LaJoie took the green flag from 28th when the 500-mile race initially started Sunday afternoon. The 28-year-old driver was scored in 26th when the caution flew for weather on lap 44, which is where he remained until the weather cleared and the action in No Limits, Texas, was able to resume days later. Under caution on lap 59, LaJoie reported to crew chief Ryan Sparks that the balance was good, and headed to pit road for fuel, and to clear the grille of mud and grass. He finished stage one in the 25th position.
In the early goings of stage two, LaJoie settled into the 27th position. He pitted for four tires, fuel and an adjustment to loosen his No. 32 Ford on lap 134. Halfway through stage two, the third-generation racer continued to run 27th and alerted the team that the car was "lacking rear security." He secured the free-pass position to return to the lead lap at the conclusion of stage two, finishing 22nd.
245 laps into the 334-lap race, he maintained his position of 22nd, but darted to 18th with 60 laps to go in the third and final segment. Shortly after, LaJoie made his way down pit road for fuel. With 40 laps remaining, LaJoie was scored in 23rd, two laps down. He made his final trip to the pit stall with 13 to go to top off with fuel for the run to the checkered flag. The Schlüter-Systems machine crossed the line in 25th, marking LaJoie's 17th top-25 finish of his 2020 campaign behind the wheel of the Go Fas Racing Ford.
About Keen Parts/CorvetteParts.net:
Corvettes are all they do, so whether you're looking for a complete interior for your vintage '58 Corvette or a performance accessory for your '09, they have the Corvette part you need and the expertise you want. For your Corvette exterior, they got you covered bumper-to-bumper. They even have emblems, moldings, grilles, bumpers and brackets, fiberglass, exterior trim and weather stripping. For the interior, they have steering wheels, seats, dash pads, consoles, carpeting, door panels, seat belts, interior trim and fasteners. Under the hood, they've got it all from air cleaners to exhaust systems, air conditioning, radiators, and valve covers all the way down to the decals and correct fasteners to bolt it all back together. For more information, please visit www.corvetteparts.net
or call 1-844-Tom-Keen.
About Go Fas Racing:
Go Fas Racing (GFR) currently fields Ford Mustangs in the NASCAR Cup Series for driver Corey LaJoie. Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, GFR has competed in the NASCAR's premier series since 2014; fielding cars for some of NASCAR's top drivers, including past champions. To find out more information about our team please visit www.GoFasRacing.com.
Stay up-to-date on Corey LaJoie:
To get live updates during the race weekends follow @coreylajoie on Instagram and Twitter. Make sure to give Corey a "like" on Facebook - "@CoreyLaJoieRacing". For a detailed bio and updated in-season statistics, please visit www.coreylajoieracing.com.
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