#72 NASCAR Team News and Links

TriStar Motorsports
Cole Whitt (2018, part time)

Schluter Systems

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

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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

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

Contract Status: Driver: 2017; Primary Sponsors: ?

#72 Team / Driver News

Southern California Chevy Dealers returns with Whitt at Auto Club Speedway: Cole Whitt will assume the driver's seat of the No. 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 No. 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 No. 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 No. 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 No. 72 for the majority of the schedule including the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Whitt returns to TriStar after a solid effort in No. 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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