Kansas: Scott Lagasse Jr preview

Scott Lagasse Jr. Quick Facts: * This weekend marks the second race Lagasse Jr. will be behind the wheel of the No. 11 America's Incredible Pizza Company Chevrolet * The new partnership between Lagasse Jr. and CJM Racing ...

Scott Lagasse Jr. Quick Facts:

* This weekend marks the second race Lagasse Jr. will be behind the wheel of the No. 11 America's Incredible Pizza Company Chevrolet

* The new partnership between Lagasse Jr. and CJM Racing will include the remaining races in 2008 and a full-time ride in 2009

* Lagasse Jr. visited Victory Lane at Kansas Speedway just last year where he garnered his first ever ARCA Re/Max Series win

* Lagasse Jr. will make his first laps around Kansas Speedway in a NASCAR Nationwide Series car this weekend. The No. 11 America's Incredible Pizza Company Chevrolet will carry rookie stripes for the Kansas Lottery 300 Saturday afternoon

CJM Racing Quick Facts:

* Long-term sponsor America's Incredible Pizza Company will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 11 entry at Kansas

* CJM Racing recently welcomed Advanced Payment Services (APS) as an associate sponsor for the remaining 2008 season

* This season marks the first time CJM Racing has competed on a full-time basis in the NASCAR ranks

* CJM Racing visited Kansas Speedway last year and the team started 33rd and finished out the day in the 16th position

* The team is running chassis #03 at Kansas. This chassis has run at Chicagoland (14th), Kentucky (10th) and Las Vegas (18th)

* Following the Kansas race, the team will drive to Iowa for a two-day test session in order to prepare for next year's inaugural event at Iowa Speedway

Driver Scott Lagasse Jr. on the Upcoming Events at Kansas Speedway:

"I love Kansas. I'm excited about going. I'm excited about going to any race but Kansas is a special place to me. I have great friends there and I met one of the most amazing people out there last year. A young kid by the name of Ben that was battling cancer but still had such a great outlook in life. It was also the same weekend I won my second ARCA Re/Max Series race so I have some very fond memories coming back into that track."

Driver Scott Lagasse Jr. on Racing at Kansas Speedway:

"I like racing at Kansas. A lot of people say it's just another mile-and-a-half track but I think Kansas has its own little quirks. It's a good racy place. I battled two-wide with Erik Darnell there last year so it opens up the options for passing and really good racing. Kansas will be a better base line for us as a group to figure out where we are at."

-credit: cjmr

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Drivers Scott Lagasse Jr.