Bristol: Scott Lagasse Jr. preview

SCOTT LAGASSE JR. at BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY * Started 20th, ran 230 of the 300 laps in the top 15 and finished 13th in the 2009 Scotts Turf Builder 300 SCOTT LAGASSE JR. 2010 * Has finished in the top 20 in each of the last two races ...

SCOTT LAGASSE JR. at BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

* Started 20th, ran 230 of the 300 laps in the top 15 and finished 13th in the 2009 Scotts Turf Builder 300

SCOTT LAGASSE JR. 2010

*  Has finished in the top 20 in each of the last
two races (15th @ ACS, 17th  @ LVMS)

* Ranks 19th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings

FORMER BRISTOL TRACK OWNER HOPES TO RETURN TO VICTORY LANE

Baker Curb Racing co-owner Gary Baker owned Bristol Motor Speedway from 1978-83 and presented Dale Earnhardt the trophy for his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup win in 1979. Baker hopes to return to victory lane in Bristol, this time on the receiving end of the trophy.

LAGASSE JR. HAS STRONG FINISH ON SHORT TRACKS IN 2009

In his final short track race of the 2009 season, Lagasse Jr. finished 9th in the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway. The week prior he qualified sixth for the Kroger 200 at O'Reilly Raceway Park.

OWNER GARY BAKER ON BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

"It always brings back great memories going to Bristol and it would be extra special for Baker Curb Racing to get our first win as a team there. We have two competitive teams, with two great drivers that are capable of winning each week. We were so close to our first win in California and I think it's only a matter of time before you see us in victory lane."

SCOTT LAGASSE JR. ON BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

"I'm looking forward to going to Bristol, the place is a blast! Last year was the first time I had raced there, I learned a lot and had a decent run. The guys have been working hard the last few weeks on the Dr. Gadget®/everybodygets1.com Ford and I think we'll have a good car this week. If you look at the Nationwide races so far this season, I think there has been some pretty aggressive driving. I expect that you'll see more of the same at Bristol."

JEFF WHITE ON BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

"Being born and raised in Tennessee, Bristol is at the top of my list of tracks that I haven't been part of a win at, that I want to win. I've been a part of some teams that have had good runs there, but never made it to victory lane. We're brining car 81, which is the car we were running 4th with at Memphis in October before experiencing some engine problems and is one of our best cars. Bristol is a track where it is important to qualify well if you want to run well. Goodyear is brining a new left side tire which should hold up better and I think you'll see some teams making two-tire stops. At the end of the day, you just need to avoid trouble and be there at the end."

-source: baker curb racing

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Scott Lagasse Jr.