Corey LaJoie (born September 25, 1991 in Kannapolis, North Carolina) is an American stock car racing driver. Son of two-time NASCAR Busch Series champion Randy LaJoie. He was a development driver for Richard Petty Motorsports.
LaJoie started his racing career 1996, competing in kart racing events; winning 19 times on both dirt and asphalt tracks. He moved in 2003 to the INEX Bandolero series, scoring twelve wins and winning the series' Summer Shootout Championship. LaJoie began racing Legends cars in 2005, and in 2006 moved to the Aaron's Pro Challenge Series, where he won 10 of 12 races that year.
The son of a white father and black mother, Wallace was born in Mobile, Alabama but grew up in Concord, North Carolina. He started racing in the Bandolero and Legends car racing series, as well as local late model events, at the age of nine. In 2005, he won 35 of the Bandolero Series' 48 races held that year; in 2008 he became the youngest driver to win at Franklin County Speedway in Virginia.
Between 2007 and 2009, LaJoie competed in the UARA-Stars Late Model Touring Series; scoring on win and ten top-ten finishes in 17 starts in the series. In 2009, he made his debut in the NASCAR Camping World East Series, now the K&N Pro Series East, at Thompson Speedway; LaJoie remained in the series through the 2012 season, scoring his first win in the series in June 2012 at Bowman-Gray Stadium; He scored four additional wins over the course of the season, finishing the year second in points.
LaJoie, who had been named to the 2012 NASCAR Next class of up-and-coming drivers, entered the 2013 season with only a limited schedule planned, including selected NASCAR Nationwide Series races for Tommy Baldwin Racing, however in June it was announced that he had signed with Richard Petty Motorsports as a development driver, with plans to run in the Nationwide Series later that year.
In addition, LaJoie ran a limited schedule in the ARCA Racing Series in the second half of 2013, winning his first start of the year, and second career start, at Chicagoland Speedway in July, and then in his next race at Pocono Raceway in August.