Lagasse Jr to drive No. 11 for CJM Racing

Scott Lagasse Jr. Named as the New Driver of the No. 11 America's Incredible Pizza Company Chevrolet Mooresville, NC (September 17, 2008) -- 2008 is a year of change for CJM Racing. The team recently announced a new technical alliance with Joe...

Scott Lagasse Jr. Named as the New Driver of the No. 11 America's Incredible Pizza Company Chevrolet

Mooresville, NC (September 17, 2008) -- 2008 is a year of change for CJM Racing. The team recently announced a new technical alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing and that they will become part of the Toyota family in 2009. Now to build on that foundation, CJM would like to announce Scott Lagasse Jr. as the new driver of the No. 11 America's Incredible Pizza Company Chevrolet starting this weekend at Dover. The new partnership includes the remaining seven races in 2008 and a full-time ride in 2009.

"We took a long look at available drivers and think Scott is the perfect fit for what we are trying to achieve. He's had some experience in the NASCAR ranks and feel that this opportunity will give him the stability he needs to grow as a driver," co-owner of CJM Racing Tony Mullet explained. "We are committed to Scotty and making this program successful."

Scott Lagasse Jr. realized his passion for racing at a very young age. His future was solidified when he entered his first ever race in the NASCAR Modified series and won it from the pole at age 15. From there he took the local dirt and asphalt tracks by storm and then transitioned into the ASA series in 2003, where he had an impressive two-year stint competing in a limited schedule. He has tested and driven in the different NASCAR series and most recently garnered his second ARCA Re/Max series win when he drove the #25 Venturini Motorsports Chevrolet to victory lane at Chicagoland.

"I'm extremely excited about this opportunity. The key (to me) in moving up in my career is the people and my surroundings. In the time I've spent with CJM Racing I've realized that our goals and philosophy are the same and we are in this for the long-term," explained Lagasse. "They are committed to me and to making this program a success."

CJM Racing currently fields the No. 11 America's Incredible Pizza Company Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide series. America's Incredible Pizza Company is in their first full-season as a primary sponsor and looks forward to a long-term commitment with the CJM Racing organization and Scott Lagasse Jr.

"We're very excited about Scott joining the America's Incredible Pizza Company family. We have heard a lot about his drive and work ethic, two things we look for in our partners and have contributed to our success," remarked Rick Barsness, CEO of America's Incredible Pizza Company.

-credit: cjmr

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