Corey LaJoie used a daring move in the final corner and then drove away from the ensuing carnage behind him to win the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 at Greenville Pickens Speedway Saturday night, taking over the series points lead with one race remaining.
“I just wanted to win a race,” said LaJoie, who missed the drivers' meeting on the race's original Labor Day weekend date and had to start 18th in the 22-car field. “You win the race, you get the most points.”
It was LaJoie's fifth victory of the season, making him the first driver to record five wins in a season since Joey Logano did it in 2007. He's the sixth driver in series history to win at least five times in a single year.
LaJoie was second – in the seriously disadvantaged outside lane – to Moffitt on a Lap 145 green-white-checkered restart. He used a bump and run move on Moffitt in the final corner to take the lead, while Moffitt collided with Darrell Wallace Jr. behind him to touch off a multi-car wreck on the frontstretch.