When Corey LaJoie graciously decided to put the Samaritan’s Feet organization on board his No. 32 Ford at Watkins Glen International last month, he had a goal of raising $20,000.
By the time the weekend was over, that goal had been far exceeded. More than $115,000 was raised by way of more than 1,700 donors who contributed to LaJoie’s effort to support the mission of Samaritan’s Feet – to provide shoes to children and individuals in need to inspire hope and encouragement.
The organization, founded in 2003, will return to the body of the Go Fas Racing (GFR) No. 32 Mustang for this weekend’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Rather than competing merely on the traditional four-turn, 1.5-mile oval, drivers will navigate the 17-turn circuit that combines the oval and an infield road course, together known as the ROVAL. The layout debuted last fall and Crew Chief Randy Cox guided the No. 32 to a 13th-place finish in an edge-of-your-seat event.
Cox will look to guide LaJoie in Friday and Saturday’s practice sessions as LaJoie learns the ropes ahead of his first start on the new layout. Despite having no prior experience on the 2.28-mile course, the Charlotte, NC native hopes to equal the feat he achieved at the Coca-Cola 600 in May, finishing 12th.
LaJoie and the Samaritan’s Feet organization are giving fans the opportunity to not only have their name on the No. 32 but also be entered to win a pair of racing shoes via LaJoie’s ShoeStakes. To learn more on how you could win a pair of shoes signed by LaJoie, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Austin Dillon, Bubba Wallace, Joey Logano or Chase Elliott to name a few, visit SamaritansFeet.org/ShoeStakes.
The No.32 Ford will also be sponsored by Dynamic Towing Equipment and Management, HMS Motorsport, Corban Homes, My Freedom Smokes, Deacon Foodservice, Venture-Nation, LineBerger Orthodontics, Thrivent Financial, The Keith Corporation, Clean Juice, and Thermal Control Products this weekend.
As championship contenders vie for a spot in the Round of 12 for just the second time on the ROVAL, the action is forecasted to be exhilarating. Don’t miss it on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 2:30 p.m. on NBC.
LaJoie on the upcoming weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL:
"This will be my first trip to the Roval and I’m really looking forward to it. It’ll be an amazing week with Samaritan’s Feet and hopefully we can have some fun and raise more money to buy shoes for those in need. At Watkins Glen we raised over $115,000 and I hope that we can get closer this week to their goal of providing shoes for one million people in need in 2019."
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