Corey LaJoie is learning with Chase Elliott's crew this week.

Corey LaJoie's time at Hendrick Motorsports this week has been eye-opening.

He will drive Chase Elliott's No. 9 car at World Wide Technology Raceway today, after NASCAR punished Elliott 

for one race for crashing Denny Hamlin during last week's Coca-Cola 600. This allows LaJoie to drive in the best equipment of his career.

Working with Elliott's squad has also given LaJoie a firsthand understanding of what makes Hendrick Motorsports so successful.

"I thought I knew what we didn't have at Spire Motorsports, but I had no idea," said LaJoie, who qualified 30th after slamming into the wall. 

"Those guys have tools, intellectual properties unique to Hendrick Motorsports that even some of the other teams don't have."

But the most striking thing I noticed was the individuals and their desire of perfection. All of the main partner teams from

all of the (manufacturers) have the same data, but (Hendrick Motorsports) has an incredible way of delegating,