Chicagoland: Scott Lagasse Jr preview

Lagasse Jr. Returns to the Site of his Last ARCA Win Scott Lagasse Jr. Quick Facts: * Scott Lagasse Jr. will run his first full season with CJM Racing this year in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and compete for Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year ...

Lagasse Jr. Returns to the Site of his Last ARCA Win

Scott Lagasse Jr. Quick Facts:

* Scott Lagasse Jr. will run his first full season with CJM Racing this year in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and compete for Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year honors

* Lagasse Jr. currently sits 12th in the driver point standings; 70 points separates him from 10th place

* The America's Incredible Pizza Company team posted an 18th place finish last week at Daytona International Speedway. The team has had five top-18 finishes in the last five races

* Since the start of the 2009 season, Lagasse Jr. has posted a career high qualifying effort of fifth at Nashville and has garnered three top-10 finishes with a season best finish of eighth coming from Talladega

* Lagasse Jr. is returning to Chicagoland Speedway in hopes of visiting victory lane again. Last year, Lagasse Jr. entered the ARCA RE/MAX Series race where he started second and won the race

* Lagasse Jr. has two ARCA starts at Chicagoland but has never raced in the NASCAR Nationwide Series there. Friday night will mark his first race in the NASCAR ranks at Chicagoland

* Lagasse Jr. will be making appearances at the brand new America's Incredible Pizza Company store in Urbandale, Iowa on Tuesday, July 7th from 4-7 pm and then again on Wednesday, July 8th from 4-6 pm

* Vote for Scott Lagasse Jr. as the NASCAR Nationwide Series' Most Popular Driver. Visit NASCAR.com to place your vote

CJM Racing Quick Facts:

* CJM Racing's primary sponsor, America's Incredible Pizza Company, is family entertainment! High quality, all-you-can-eat pizza, pasta and dessert buffets as well as an 80-item salad bar, themed dining areas, private party rooms and a fairgrounds family fun center loaded with games, rides and attractions geared for all ages. The all indoor Incredible Fairgrounds includes over 100 interactive, family friendly video and redemption. Please visit www.incrediblepizza.com for more information

* E-Pak Manufacturing will serve as a major associate sponsor on the No. 11 entry this week. For more information please visit www.epakmanufacturing.com

* The 2009 season marks the second season CJM Racing will compete in the NASCAR Nationwide Series full-time. Daytona marked the halfway point of the season and the team is currently 17th in the owner point standings

* CJM Racing transitioned over to Toyota Camry's in 2009 and shares a technical alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing. The partnership formed late last year allows the teams to share technical information as well as research and development

* The team will bring chassis # 001 to Chicago. # 001 is the same chassis the team ran at Nashville twice (10th & 11th) and at Kentucky (13th)

* CJM Racing has two starts at Chicago; their best finish came in 2008 when the team posted a 14th place finish

* Wade Watson is an inspiration both on and off the tennis court. At the age of 91, he shows up at the same park almost everyday to find someone to challenge him to a game of tennis. For his inspiration to others, he will be honored as this week's "Incredible Hero" at Chicagoland

Driver Scott Lagasse Jr.'s Thoughts on Chicago:

"Chicago has been good to me in the past. I've run a couple of ARCA races there and even walked away with a win last year. I'm a big fan of the configuration of the track and a lot rests on the fuel mileage there. Teams will play on pit strategy when it comes down to it. It would be great to see the America's Incredible Pizza Company Toyota up there contending for a win at the end of the night and I think we have all the elements in place to do just that."

-credit: cjmr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Scott Lagasse Jr.
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing