#72 NASCAR Team News and Links

TriStar Motorsports (not working)
Corey LaJoie Racing (25 races)
Cole Whitt (2018, part time)

Schluter Systems
Rinnai Water Tankless Heaters
MyFreedomSmokes.com (Coca-Cola 600)

TriStar Motorsports - Twitter
TriStar Motorsports - Facebook
Corey LaJoie - Twitter
Corey LaJoie - Facebook
Corey LaJoie Racing - Facebook
Corey LaJoie - Instagram
Cole Whitt - Twitter
Cole Whitt - Facebook

Corey LaJoie - ESPN
Corey LaJoie - Racing Reference
Cole Whitt - ESPN.com
Cole Whitt - RacingReference.info

2018 #72 Paint Schemes
2017 #72 Paint Schemes
2014 #77 Paint Schemes
Paint Scheme Gallery
Driver Appearances
Team Address/Contact

LaJoie is scheduled to drive at the following [25] 2018 races:
Daytona - 2/18
Phoenix - 3/11
Bristol - 4/15
Dover - 5/6
Kansas - 5/13
Monster Open 5/20
Charlotte - 5/27
Michigan - 6/10
Chicago - 7/1
Daytona - 7/8
Kentucky 7/15
New Hampshire - 7/22
Pocono - 7/29
Michigan - 8/12
Bristol - 8/19
Darlington - 9/2
Indianapolis - 9/9
Las Vegas - 9/16
Richmond - 9/23
Dover - 10/7
Talladega - 10/14
Kansas - 10/21
Martinsville - 10/28
Texas - 11/4
Phoenix - 11/11
Homestead - 11/18

Whitt has driven at the following 2018 races so far:
Atlanta - 2/25
Las Vegas - 3/4
Auto Club - 3/18
Martinsville - 3/25
Texas - 4/8
Richmond - 4/21
Talladega - 4/29

Schluter-Systems [4 races] is scheduled to be the primary sponsor at the following races in 2017:
Daytona - 2/18
Phoenix - 3/11
Kansas - 5/12
others TBA

Monarch [3 races] is scheduled to be the primary sponsor at the following races in 2017:
Kentucky - 7/14
New Hampshire - 7/22
Pocono - 7/29

Contract Status: Driver: 2017; Primary Sponsors: ?

#72 Team / Driver News

Cole Whitt uncertain of future plans UPDATE: He says, "It's been a slow, steady drive of me to get away from racing and move back to be around family and friends and to live a normal life. That's been a drive for the past couple of years."(11-1-2018)
UPDATE: After the Cup race in Phoenix, TriStar Motorsports announced, "Today's race at ISM Raceway not only marked Cole's last race with us for the 2018 season but the last of his career as he has elected hang up his helmet and step away from life behind the wheel.">[More](11-12-2018)

Standard Plumbing Supply returns to back Cole Whitt at ISM Raceway: TriStar Motorsports announces Standard Plumbing Supply as the primary sponsor of the No. 72 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) entry with driver Cole Whitt at ISM Raceway. Standard Plumbing Supply provides wholesale residential and commercial plumbing, heating and cooling, irrigation and hydronics products to contractors.[More](11-7-2018)

Gas Monkey Garage partners with TriStar Motorsports at Texas: The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) travels west for competition this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Corey LaJoie heads to the Lone Star state with new partner Gas Monkey Garage as the primary sponsor of the No. 72 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. [More](10-30-2018)

Moen to serve as primary for Whitt at Martinsville: Moen, the number-one faucet brand in America, has committed to serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 72 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series entry with driver Cole Whitt for this weekend's race at Martinsville Speedway.[More](10-25-2018)

Corey LaJoie to honor his father, Randy, with Darlington throwback: After a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) off-week, Corey LaJoie and the No. 72 team return to competition this weekend at Darlington Raceway. LaJoie brings with him BCT, The Blockchain Terminal as the primary sponsor of the No. 72. As part of the Darlington Throwback initiative, the No. 72 will feature a paint scheme of personal significance to LaJoie. Paying tribute to his father, Randy LaJoie, two-time XFINITY Series Champion (1996, 1997), the No. 72 will mimic the red, white and blue infamous FINA paint scheme.[More](8-29-2018)

ARK custom blockchain solutions sponsoring Corey LaJoie: Known as "The Last Great Colosseum", BMS provides some of the best action under the lights. Ready to battle, Corey LaJoie will be behind the wheel of the red and black No. 72 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 featuring ARK, custom blockchain solutions as the primary sponsor.[More](8-14-2018)

Monarch joins TriStar for multiple races: Monarch, new-comer to the NASCAR scene, first joined LaJoie on the roof of the No. 72 last weekend at Daytona International Speedway and has since committed to a primary sponsorship of the No. 72 in a multi-race deal including Kentucky Speedway, New Hampshire Speedway and Pocono Raceway.[More](7-12-2018)

Dragonchain partners with LaJoie at Daytona: Coming on board as a new sponsor, Dragonchain will join LaJoie and as the primary sponsor of the No. 72 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for the Coke Zero Sugar 400. Driven by the belief that "All Humans are Welcome," Dragonchain provides blockchain solutions that make the integration of blockchain technology simple for enterprises and industries of any kind.[More](7-4-2018)

Zomongo joins LaJoie at Michigan: LaJoie's No. 72 for TriStar Motorsports will feature Zomongo as the primary sponsor for the 200-lap event. Powered by Zomongo is an innovative digital media company based in Calgary, Canada offering an interactive mobile app. [More](6-7-2018)

MyFreedomSmokes.com on the #72 at Charlotte: MyFreedomSmokes.com, a producer of electronic cigarettes, will join LaJoie on the hood of the #72. As a tribute to Memorial Day, TriStar Motorsports will run a special military themed paint scheme to honor and commemorate those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in serving their country.[More](5-23-2018)

New look for LaJoie at Kansas: Corey LaJoie, driver of the #72 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) entry will compete this weekend under the lights at Kansas Speedway. Having two previous MENCS starts at the 1.5-mile oval, LaJoie has completed a total of 526 laps. Schluter-Systems will be on board the #72 as the primary sponsor where they will debut a new Schluter orange paint scheme for the 267 lap event.[More](5-10-2018)

Rinnai returns to sponsor Whitt: After an off weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to competition this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Cole Whitt heads to the Lone Star state with Rinnai, the manufacturer of the number-one selling brand of tankless water heaters in North America, as the primary sponsor of the #72 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.[More](4-4-2018)

Southern California Chevy Dealers returns with Whitt at Auto Club Speedway: Cole Whitt will assume the driver's seat of the #72 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 this weekend at Auto Club Speedway for the final stop of the NASCAR Goes West tour. Joining Whitt this weekend, Southern California Chevy Dealers will return as the primary sponsor of the #72. Southern California Chevrolet is group of 44 Chevrolet dealerships in the Los Angeles television market.[More](3-15-2018)

Corey LaJoie returns to the #72 at Phoenix: After a two race hiatus, Corey LaJoie is more than eager to head west this weekend to ISM Raceway. Serving as the venue for the second of the three stops in the NASCAR Goes West campaign, ISM will host the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) Ticket Guardian 500(k). Having two previous MENCS starts at the 1.0-mile, low-banked tri-oval, Lajoie has completed a total of 418 laps with a best finish of 31st.[More](3-7-2018)

TriStar welcomes Schluter-Systems as multi-race sponsor with LaJoie TriStar Motorsports welcomes Schluter-Systems as a multi-race partner with driver Corey LaJoie. Having a previously established relationship, LaJoie continues to cultivate his partnership with Schluter-Systems who will serve as the primary sponsor of the #72 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for four races in addition to an associate sponsorship for the entire season.[More](2-8-2018)

Corey LaJoie joins TriStar: TriStar Motorsports will continue competition in NASCAR's premier series fielding one full-time entry in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the 2018 season. The #72 Chevrolet will compete with collective efforts of two drivers. TriStar welcomes the return of Cole Whitt and proudly announces the addition of Corey LaJoie to the driver lineup. Corey LaJoie will fill the seat of the #72 for the majority of the schedule including the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Whitt returns to TriStar after a solid effort in #72 in 2017. With intentions to shift focus, Whitt has elected to decrease his racing commitments and has requested a limited schedule.[More](2-6-2018)

Bank suing Front Row Motorsports for ownership of team charter: A lawsuit filed earlier this month could play a role in determining the 2018 Daytona 500 field as a North Carolina court determines who owns the charter that Front Row Motorsports bought from BK Racing for $2 million prior to the 2017 season. Union Bank & Trust in Virginia filed a lawsuit Nov. 17 in North Carolina Superior Court, asking for the court to declare it has rights to what was originally BK Racing's #83 car charter, alleging that BK Racing owes it $9.1 million on a loan that included its two charters as collateral. After Front Row Motorsports bought the #83 charter, it leased the charter to TriStar Motorsports (the #72 car driven by Cole Whitt) for the 2017 season. Teams can lease a charter for only one year, so the charter would be the property of Front Row unless the court intervenes. In addition to its asking the court to determine who owns the #83 charter, the bank also states that it has the right to sell the one charter used in 2017 by BK Racing to field the #23 car that finished 35th in the owner standings.[More](11-28-2017)

Sad News - Mark Smith: Mark C. Smith, 63, of Mooresville, NC, passed away peacefully in his home on July 22, 2017 surrounded by loved ones after a long and private battle with cancer.[More](7-24-2017)

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