Motor sports: Who is NEXT?
LaJoie races for a small team put together by his dad, two-time Nationwide Series champ Randy LaJoie. Not having the big-budget ride that many second-generation drivers enjoy has given Corey a better understanding of how the cars work. It also makes him race with a sense of desperation. After winning the penultimate race of the season at Greenville-Pickens, LaJoie drew criticism for roughing up fellow K&N Pro Series East racer Brett Moffitt. LaJoie knows that if he doesn't ...
Read full story
Every year since 1998, ESPN The Magazine has recognized an elite group of emerging athletes to watch in the year ahead -- athletes we call NEXT. They are competitors not only on the cusp of stardom, but on the verge of transcending their sports. NEXT is what happens when the hype is real.