Ryan Sparks named as crew chief for Corey LaJoie

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By Sarah Handy, Staff Writer

Go Fas Racing has announced Ryan Sparks as the crew chief for the No. 32 Ford Mustang driven by Corey LaJoie in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Sparks, a native of Winston Salem, North Carolina makes the move from Richard Childress Racing to Go Fas Racing for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season.

Prior to joining Go Fas Racing, Sparks served as a race engineer on the No. 3 NASCAR Cup Series team with driver Austin Dillon.

Sparks also previously served as a race engineer on Dillon’s 2011 Truck Series and 2013 Nationwide Series (Now Xfinity Series) championship winning seasons.

“I am beyond ecstatic for the opportunity that the St. Hilaire family has given me,” said Sparks in a team press release. “This is something I’ve been working for my entire career, and I’m looking forward to working with Corey and continuing Go Fas Racing’s progression up the points standings.”

Sparks has success under his belt with his 13 years spent at Richard Childress Racing including but not limited to a Daytona 500 victory, and a Coca-Cola 600 victory as well.

“Ryan comes with a ton of motivation and knowledge to continue pushing the team in the right direction. Just by being around him for a couple hours on his first day I knew he was the guy for the job,” said Go Fas Racing driver Corey LaJoie.

Corey LaJoie re-signed a one-year deal with Go Fas Racing at the beginning of December to remain behind the wheel of the No. 32 in 2020.

In 2019, LaJoie had Randy Cox atop his pit box in his first full-time season in the NASCAR Cup Series.

LaJoie capped off 2019 with the first two top-10 finishes of his Cup career, in addition to four top-15 and 12 top-25 finishes.

The NASCAR Cup Series kicks off with the 62nd running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday February 16, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. live on Fox.

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