Lasoski performance profile 2004-07-07

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World of Outlaws #20
2004 Performance Profile - Week 15
Danny Lasoski - 2001 World of Outlaws Champion

Where They've Been..

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

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

Danny Lasoski Finish: 4th (142 points earned)

Lasoski was the second-fastest qualifier, lapping the 3/8th mile oval in 13.841 seconds.

Thurs., July 1 - Batesville Speedway Feature in Batesville, Ark., (high-banked 3/8th mile oval)

Rained-out

Sat., July 3 - Terre Haute Action Track Feature in Terre Haute, Ind., (semi-banked ½ mile oval)

Rained-out

Tues., July 6 - Huset's Speedway Feature in Brandon, S.D., (high- banked 3/8th mile oval)

Top-five: (1) Sammy Swindell; (2) Jason Meyers; (3) Danny Lasoski; (4) Steve Kinser; (5) Craig Dollansky

Danny Lasoski Finish: 3rd (144 points earned)

Lasoski was the ninth-fastest qualifier, lapping the 3/8th mile oval in 11.048 seconds.

Where They're Going.

Thurs., July 8 - Duel in the Dakotas Opener at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., (high-banked ½ mile oval)

The single lap record at Red River Valley is 14.786 seconds - held by Craig Dollansky (July 4, 2002)

Lasoski is a former feature winner at Red River Valley (June 14, 2003)

Fri., July 9 - Duel in the Dakotas Preliminary at Red River Valley Speedway

This race can be seen July 28 at 8 p.m. EDT on The Outdoor Channel.

Sat., July 10 - Duel in the Dakotas Feature at Red River Valley Speedway

This race can be seen July 28 at 8 p.m. EDT on The Outdoor Channel.

Mon., July 12 - Cedar Lake Speedway Feature in Somerset, Wis., (high-banked 3/8th mile oval)

Lasoski holds the single lap record at Cedar Lake (11.085 seconds on July 7, 2003)

Lasoski is a former feature winner at Cedar Lake (July 12, 1999)

Quote Log

Team Manager Tony Ross.

On the tornado that hit the team's Higginsville, Mo.-based shop last Sunday:

"The most important thing is nobody was hurt and we are very thankful of that. The tornado blew off part of the roof and blew every door off the shop. We are looking at four to six weeks before the structural damage can be repaired. We don't know the full extent of the damage just yet, but we know there is damage to some cars, top wings, and trophies and there is a gouge in the hauler. It also blew a tree into the main part of the shop. We are really fortunate because it could have been so much worse. Everything that was damaged can be replaced.

"Danny, Chris, Hope and Landon were all in the house just a few hundred yards away, and luckily, they were not hurt. None of the guys were at the shop when the tornado hit. I hate to think of what would have happened if anybody had been there when it hit. Most of the damage was on the side where we keep the race cars. It is a very unfortunate deal, but we can buy more race cars and we are lucky it wasn't worse."

2004 Danny Lasoski/World of Outlaws Race by Race Results.

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 , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , Jason Meyers , Kraig Kinser