Lasoski performance profile 2004-06-25

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World of Outlaws #20
2004 Performance Profile - Week 14
Danny Lasoski - 2001 World of Outlaws Champion

Where They've Been..

Sat., June 19 - Eagle Nationals Preliminary at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., (high-banked 1/3rd mile oval)

Top-five: (1) Danny Lasoski; (2) Steve Kinser; (3) Brooke Tatnell; (4) Mark Kinser; (5) Tim Shaffer

Danny Lasoski Finish: 1st (40 points earned)

Lasoski was the ninth-fastest qualifier, lapping the 1/3rd mile oval in 11.528 seconds.

Lasoski won the second Dash race to earn a front row starting spot in the "A" Feature.

This was Lasoski's first preliminary win of the 2004 season and also his first career win at Eagle Raceway. He led the final 15 laps of the 30-lap race.

Sun., June 20 - Eagle Nationals Feature

Top-five: (1) Danny Lasoski; (2) Steve Kinser; (3) Brooke Tatnell; (4) Terry McCarl; (5) Jonathan Allard

Danny Lasoski Finish: 1st (154 points earned)

Lasoski's win the night before in the preliminary qualified him for the "A" Feature.

Lasoski won the second Dash race for the second night in a row to earn a front row starting spot in the "A" Feature.

This was Lasoski's fourth win of the 2004 season and his 65th career "A" Feature victory. He led all 30 laps in capturing his first main event win at Eagle Raceway.

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)

Top-five: (1) Steve Kinser; (2) Danny Lasoski; (3) Tim Shaffer; (4) Kraig Kinser; (5) Donny Schatz

Danny Lasoski Finish: 2nd (146 points earned)

Lasoski was the seventh-fastest qualifier, lapping the 3/8th mile oval in 13.059 seconds.

Lasoski won the second Dash race to earn a front row starting spot in the "A" Feature.

Where They're Going.

Fri., June 25 - Knoxville Preliminary at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (semi-banked ½ mile oval)

The single lap record at Knoxville 14.934 seconds - held by Don Droud, Jr. (Aug. 29, 1998)

This race can be seen July 14 at 8 p.m. EDT on The Outdoor Channel.

Sat., June 26 - Knoxville Feature

Lasoski has scored a total of 82 victories at Knoxville. He is the winningest driver in Knoxville track history.

Lasoski has won a total of seven track championships at Knoxville (1996, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1990, 1989 & 1986).

This race can be seen July 14 at 8 p.m. EDT on The Outdoor Channel.

Tues., June 29 - Joplin 66 Speedway Feature in Joplin, Mo., (high- banked 3/8th mile oval)

The single lap record at Joplin is 13.376 seconds - held by Stevie Smith. (March 29, 2002)

Lasoski is a two-time feature at Joplin (March 29, 2002 and March 25, 2000)

Quote Log

Danny Lasoski

On sweeping the Eagle Nationals:

"I've always wanted one of these (Eagle Nationals trophy). We've been coming to Eagle for a long time, but we were never able to put a win together until last weekend. I hope all the fans at Eagle enjoyed the racing, because it doesn't get any better than a one-third mile bullring. I just have to thank this J.D. Byrider/Home Depot/Mopar team for working so hard. And we couldn't do all this without our Kistler engines, Eagle chassis and Hoosier tires. I called Tony (Stewart) up after our win in the preliminary and he said I could keep my job for another day. And thanks to an Eagle Nationals sweep it looks like I've got a job for a few more days."

On his affinity for Knoxville:

"It's home for me. Growing up in the Midwest it was always Knoxville, Knoxville, Knoxville. I was just very fortunate to live only three hours from Knoxville and I traveled up here a bunch. We've got seven track championships and 82 wins there. I'm very proud go up there. I call it home, and it's great to have the hometown crowd behind you."

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.

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tony Stewart , Tim Shaffer , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Brooke Tatnell , Jonathan Allard , Kraig Kinser