Lasoski performance profile 2004-06-14

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World of Outlaws #20
2004 Performance Profile - Week 13
Danny Lasoski - 2001 World of Outlaws Champion

Where They've Been..

Fri., June 4 - Sharon Speedway Feature in Hartford, Ohio, (semi- banked 3/8th mile oval)

Top-five: (1) Danny Lasoski; (2) Joey Saldana; (3) Paul McMahan; (4) Dale Blaney; (5) Craig Dollansky

Danny Lasoski Finish: 1st (150 points earned)

Lasoski was the fourth-fastest qualifier, lapping the 3/8th mile oval in 13.018 seconds.

This was Lasoski's first win of the 2004 season and his 62nd career "A" Feature victory.

Sat., June 5 - Eldora Speedway Feature in Rossburg, Ohio, (high- banked ½ mile oval)

Top-five: (1) Danny Lasoski; (2) Mark Kinser; (3) Jac Haudenschild; (4) Steve Kinser; (5) Craig Dollansky

Danny Lasoski Finish: 1st (154 points earned)

Lasoski was the sixth-fastest qualifier, lapping the ½ mile oval in 13.239 seconds.

Lasoski won the second dash race.

This was Lasoski's second win of the 2004 season and his 63rd career "A" Feature victory.

This race can be seen June 23 at 8 p.m. EDT on The Outdoor Channel.

Wed., June 9 - LaSalle Speedway Feature in LaSalle, Ill., (high- banked ¼ mile oval)

Top-five: (1) Danny Lasoski; (2) Steve Kinser; (3) Brooke Tatnell; (4) Donny Schatz; (5) Jason Meyers

Danny Lasoski Finish: 1st (154 points earned)

Lasoski was the 11th fastest qualifier, lapping the ¼ mile oval in 10.643 seconds.

This was Lasoski's third win of the 2004 season and his 64th career "A" Feature victory.

Sat., June 12 - The Raceway at Powercom Park Feature in Beaver Dam, Wis., (high-banked 1/3rd mile oval)

Top-five: (1) Steve Kinser; (2) Jason Meyers; (3) Daryn Pittman; (4) Joey Saldana; (5) Tim Shaffer

Danny Lasoski Finish: 17th (106 points earned)

Lasoski was the sixth-fastest qualifier, lapping the 1/3rd mile oval in 12.531 seconds.

This race can be seen June 30 at 8 p.m. EDT on The Outdoor Channel.

Where They're Going.

Wed., June 16 - Farley Speedway Feature in Farley, Iowa, (high- banked ½ mile oval)

The single lap record at Farley is 16.242 seconds - held by Steve Kinser (July 13, 1994)

Fri., June 18 - Eagle Nationals Preliminary at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., (high-banked 1/3rd mile oval)

The single lap record at Eagle is 11.124 seconds - held by Joey Saldana (Sept. 30, 2002)

Sat., June 19 - Eagle Nationals Feature

This race can be seen July 7 at 8 p.m. EDT on The Outdoor Channel.

Tues., June 22 - Dodge City Raceway Park Feature in Dodge City, Kan., (semi-banked 3/8th mile oval)

This will be the World of Outlaws' first visit to Dodge City.

Quote Log: Danny Lasoski

On earning three straight wins after going 27 races into the season without a victory:

"It was great to finally get the monkey of our back. For a while there I wasn't sure we were ever going to get back to victory lane. We'd been able to lead races and run second, but it seemed like we just couldn't ever get the job done. Getting that first win took a huge load off our shoulders, and I just think it helped relax everyone on this J.D. Byrider/Home Depot/Mopar team. I don't want to say that getting that first win made our next two wins any easier, because nothing is easy in this sport, but it certainly gave us a confidence booster as we head into this tough, summer stretch of races. Steve's (Kinser) got a big jump on us in the points, but we have to keep plugging away. I have to thank Jimmy Carr, Todd Splain, Richie Wagner and our motor builder Paul Kistler, because they don't ever give up, and I feel like I've let them down a couple of times this year. But this is a great race team, and I'm glad we were finally able to give our car owner Tony Stewart a couple of wins this year. This season is still young and we feel like we've got some more wins to come."

Tony Stewart.

On Lasoski's three straight wins:

"It's been a running joke with our #20 Home Depot Racing Team that Danny had won more stock car races than I had and that I had won more sprint car races than he had. Well, now he has more sprint car wins and he's still one up on me in stock cars. I'm very proud of him and the team. I know this year hasn't been an easy one, but they've kept their cool and now they've got their wins to show for it. You know, I wish there were 700 days in a calendar year instead of 365. That way I could go be with those guys at those races and still do my job here."

(Lasoski's stock car win came in this year's IROC Series, where he won round two of the four-race series at Texas in April. Stewart's two sprint car wins this year have come at Sedalia's (Mo.) State Fair Speedway, where in a car prepared by Lasoski, Stewart has won the Winged Sprint Car feature during the Winged Outlaw Warrior-sanctioned events held April 16 and May 7. - Ed.) Nuts and Bolts.

Lasoski runs an Eagle chassis in the World of Outlaws with horsepower supplied by Paul Kistler-built Mopar engines.

The #20 team's sponsors are.

J.D. Byrider, The Home Depot, Mopar, Massey Motorsports, Coca-Cola, Old Spice, American Compressed Steel, Hoosier Tire and Eagle Chassis

Team Principles: Danny Lasoski - driver; Tony Stewart - owner; Jimmy Carr - crew chief

The Outdoor Channel will produce and telecast 35 World of Outlaws events on a tape-delayed basis in 2004. The one-hour telecasts will air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET between late March and mid-November as part of The Outdoor Channel's "Wednesday Night Horsepower." Most telecasts will air within 14 days of each race. Additional replays will be presented Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET and Thursdays at 10 p.m. PT.

Danny Lasoski At A Glance.

Lasoski in his fourth year with Tony Stewart Motorsports. He won the World of Outlaws championship in 2001, and finished second to 18-time champion Steve Kinser in 2002 and 2003.

Lasoski is in his third straight year of IROC competition. He and Kinser represent the World of Outlaws.

Lasoski won his first IROC race at Texas Motor Speedway on April 2, 2004, becoming only the second World of Outlaws driver to win an IROC race since Kinser won at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in April of 1994.

Lasoski is a three-time Knoxville Nationals champion (2003, 2001 & 1998).

Lasoski is a seven-time track champion at Knoxville Raceway (1996, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1990, 1989 & 1986), and he is also the winningest driver in Knoxville track history with a total of 82 victories.

Lasoski was recognized as the Most Improved Driver following the 1998 World of Outlaws season.

Before joining the World of Outlaws full-time in 1998, Lasoski won three championships at the Jayhawk Nationals.

Log onto www.dannylasoski.com, www.tonystewart.com or www.worldofoutlawsracing.com

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tony Stewart , Tim Shaffer , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Jason Meyers , Joey Saldana , Paul McMahan , Jac Haudenschild