Lasoski weekly notes 2004-03-03

Tony Stewart Motorsports -- WoO Week 3 Performance Profile World of Outlaws ...

Tony Stewart Motorsports -- WoO Week 3 Performance Profile

World of Outlaws #20
Week 3 Performance Profile 2004
Danny Lasoski - 2001 World of Outlaws Champion

Where They've Been..

Sat., Feb. 28 - Perris Auto Speedway Feature in Lake Perris, Calif. (semi-banked ½ mile oval)

Top-five: (1) Jason Meyers; (2) Craig Dollansky; (3) Danny Lasoski; (4) Shane Stewart; (5) Tyler Walker

Danny Lasoski Finish: 3rd (144 points earned)

Lasoski was the fastest qualifier, lapping the ½ mile oval in 14.112 seconds for his third fast time of the year.

Tues., March 2 - Kings Speedway Feature in Hanford, Calif. (semi- banked 1/3 mile oval)

Postponed due to rain. Rescheduled date not yet announced.

Where They're Going.

Thurs., March 4 - Las Vegas Preliminary at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (semi-banked ½ mile oval)

The single lap record at The Dirt Track is 13.788 seconds - held by Shane Stewart (March 1, 2003)

Fri., March 5 - Las Vegas Feature at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Lasoski is a three-time feature winner at The Dirt Track - Nov. 1, 2003; March 4, 2001; and March 6, 1999

The race will be tape-delayed on The Outdoor Channel April 14 at 8 p.m. EDT.

Quote Log

Danny Lasoski.

On the upcoming race at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

"Three fast times in three races is something this race team is very proud of. Paul Kistler and all the work that he's put into our Mopar engines has really given us a lot of confidence here at the beginning of the season. But you know us racers, we always want something more. Now we want a win. Las Vegas has been a really good track for me, and with my buddy and car owner Tony Stewart over there at the big track this weekend, we want to put on a good show for him. The weather is looking a lot better than it did earlier this week in California, so we're really looking forward to going racing again."

Tony Stewart, car owner

On splitting time between his Nextel Cup responsibilities and the World of Outlaws team while at Las Vegas:

"I'll be able to do what I need to do with The Home Depot Chevrolet and still have plenty of time to go over to The Dirt Track and watch Danny and the team. I'll have all Thursday night with them and then as soon as I'm done with qualifying on Friday I'll head over to The Dirt Track. I'll be busy as a car owner working with the team, but that's something I look forward to. It's why I'm involved with the World of Outlaws."

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 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

-tsm-

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tony Stewart , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Tyler Walker , Jason Meyers , Shane Stewart