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Racing for Kids Fighting Cancer in NASCAR’s 2023 Cup Series

March 9, 2023

NASCAR’s Corey LaJoie is using his platform as a race car driver to help kids fighting cancer Never Ever Give Up. In support of the mission of the Jessie Rees Foundation, Spire Motorsports and Corey LaJoie, through the backing of a private philanthropic foundation, have partnered with the Jessie Rees Foundation to serve as the primary sponsor of LaJoie’s No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for six NASCAR Cup Series races in 2023.

Corey LaJoie is a third-generation NASCAR driver whose father and grandfather are members of the New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame.

Corey earned his way to the NASCAR Cup Series ranks through top developmental series which propelled LaJoie into the NASCAR Cup Series full-time where he’s earned three top-10 finishes, including a career best sixth-place finish at Daytona International Speedway.

“The Jessie Rees Foundation is incredibly honored to be the primary sponsor of Spire Motorsports and Corey LaJoie’s No. 7 Chevrolet for six races during the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season,” said Erik Rees, Jessie’s proud dad and co-founder of the Jessie Rees Foundation. “This exciting partnership will not only expand awareness of our mission to encourage kids and families impacted by childhood cancer to ‘Never Ever Give Up,’ (NEGU) it will allow us to deliver JoyJars to kids fighting cancer throughout the season with Corey and his team. In addition, we are extremely humbled by the unwavering generosity from a donor’s foundation, who wish to remain anonymous, to allow this partnership to take place. Together we will keep curing bad days caused by childhood cancer.”

For NASCAR fans wishing to show their support to Corey and the Jessie Rees Foundation, a $107 donation will fill four JoyJars and the donor will receive a free LaJoie t-shirt. The Jessie Rees Foundation will also be participating in the NASCAR Foundation’s Give-a-thon later this year!

LaJoie said, “As part of our partnership, I’ll spend some time visiting hospitals with pediatric cancer units to offer love, encouragement and hope to those who can use it the most. We have a special opportunity and we’re going to make the most of it.”