LaJoie started his racing career at Danbury Racearena where he became the all-time feature race winner at that track with 58 victories. When that track closed in 1981 he began racing at Waterford and became Rookie of the Year there in 1982. The next year he became the Busch North Rookie of the Year. He then tried to make it in NASCAR"s Cup series.
Overall LaJoie made 44 Cup starts. He found his Niche in nascar's Busch Grand National series where he posted back to back Busch championships in 1996 and 1997. He racked up 15 wins, 62 top 5 finishes, 118 top tens and two championships in the Busch Series.
Most important than his racing stats was what came next. He became a passionate of driver safety. Through his company The Joie of Seating" LaJoie designed, manufactured and promoted an Aluminum-based driver containment seat which rapidly became the standard for all levels of motorsports..