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Corey LaJoie Gets New Crew Chief

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Hoping to turn things around, BK Racing has welcomed Randy Cox back to the organization to crew chief for Corey LaJoie, beginning this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.

“I’m very happy to be back with BK Racing for 2017,” said Cox. “I’ve known Corey and the LaJoie family for a long time. He’s a hardworking and hard-racing guy, and I’m eager to see what we can build together.”

Cox previously spent time with BK Racing in 2014, calling the shots for Cole Whitt. The pair scored three top-20 finishes together. His career began in 2004 in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, leading Jamie McMurray to victory lane. He then moved up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2007.

“Randy has been around the garage his entire life, and he’s a racer like me, so we speak the same language,” said LaJoie. “I’m glad that BK Racing is giving him the reins to this No. 83 team.”

Since posting a 24th-place finish in the Daytona 500, LaJoie has failed to finish inside the top-25 in the five races since.

“I have worked with Randy before, and I believe his abilities to make race strategy calls will be important and successful with the new stage format,” said Ron Devine, Owner of BK Racing. “We are excited to reconnect Randy, BK Racing, and the No. 83 team. Randy and Corey will join forces to provide BK Racing with increased on-track performance.”

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Ashley McCubbin

Currently the Executive Editor for Popular Speed, Ashley McCubbin also runs Short Track Musings, while handling media relations for OSCAAR. Currently living in Bradford, Ontario, she spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area taking photos.