Event: O'Reilly Auto Parts 500
Venue: Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth, Texas)
Date/Broadcast: Sunday, July 19 at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN
After a battle in 'Thunder Valley' Wednesday night contesting in the All-Star Open, Corey LaJoie's Trump 2020 Ford Mustang is headed to the 'Lone Star State' for its third appearance on the track.
While LaJoie and the No. 32 team came up short of claiming a spot in the All-Star Field to tussle for the enormous check, they have their focus set on rebounding at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. The team's last visit to the Fort Worth track ended only 67 laps into the 334-lap event, relegating the driver to a 38th-place finish.
LaJoie and Go Fas Racing will look to fight back at the track on Sunday as they continue to raise awareness about the importance of voting via the team's partnership with Patriots of America, a political action group calling for the reelection of Donald Trump.
Out of an estimated 75 million NASCAR fans, about 15 million are not registered voters. LaJoie and Go Fas Racing are hoping to help get NASCAR fans to the polls this November.
Sunday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway - which will mark the midpoint of the 2020 season - will be LaJoie's sixth start at 1.5-mile track at the Cup level. The 28-year-old driver from Charlotte, North Carolina made NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at the facility in 2014 and 2016.
Five hundred miles of action in Texas kicks off on Sunday, July 19 at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
LaJoie on the upcoming race:
"It's been a busy week for us starting with the All Star Race Wednesday and heading off to Texas now. It was great having fans with us in Bristol and we think there will be even more with us this weekend in Texas - it gives us a sense of normality to see those fans up there cheering and having a great time. We've been pretty good at the 1.5 mile racetracks this year and I think we'll have a solid piece for the Patriots of America PAC and our Trump 2020 Ford this weekend. We're still pushing hard to get NASCAR fans to the polls as the election is right around the corner!"
LaJoie's Cup history at Texas Motor Speedway:
Best Finish: 28th (2019)
Average Start: 32.6
Average Finish: 35.4
Looking back on the All-Star Open:
Piloting the Trump 2020 Ford, LaJoie started from the rear in 22nd for the 85-lap All-Star Open at Bristol Motor Speedway. He charged forward immediately after the green flag, making his way to 14th in the early laps. The third generation driver cracked the top five, before crossing the line in ninth to conclude the Open.
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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