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Tony Stewart Motorsports
World of Outlaws #20
2004 Performance Profile - Week 10
Danny Lasoski - 2001 World of Outlaws Champion
Where They've Been..
Sat., May 1 - Spring Classic Feature at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (semi-banked ½ mile oval)
Top-five: (1) Mark Kinser; (2) Chad Kemenah; (3) Danny Lasoski; (4) Tim Shaffer; (5) Tim Kaeding
Danny Lasoski Finish: 3rd (144 points earned)
Lasoski was the 17th fastest qualifier, lapping the ½ mile oval in 16.239 seconds.
Lasoski won the first heat race.
This race can be seen May 19 at 8 p.m. EDT on The Outdoor Channel.
Where They're Going.
Thurs., May 6 - Lawrenceburg Speedway Feature in Lawrenceburg, Ind., (semi-banked ¼ mile oval)
The single lap record at Lawrenceburg is 10.175 seconds - held by Craig Dollansky (May 6, 2003)
Sat., May 8 - Bluegrass Classic at Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway in Calvert City, Ky., (high-banked 3/8th mile oval)
The single lap record at Kentucky Lake is 11.879 seconds - held by Stevie Smith (May 11, 2000)
Tues., May 11 - Freedom 40 at K-C Raceway in Chillicothe, Ohio (high-banked 3/8th mile oval)
The single lap record at K-C Raceway is 11.174 seconds - held by Kenny Jacobs (July 31, 2003)
In the 15 races run thus far in 2004, Lasoski has been the fastest qualifier five times. Only one other driver has scored multiple fast times, and that's Steve Kinser with two.
In 2003, Lasoski was the fastest qualifier 28 times, 20 more times than his nearest challenger - Steve Kinser.
On his race last week at Knoxville and having to go to three races in six days:
"I feel like we've got a reputation to uphold whenever we go to Knoxville. I consider it my home track, so we're always looking to run well and win there. We didn't win, but we ran alright. We'll take third and the points that came with it. There's still plenty of racing left this year and plenty of racing left at Knoxville. I know we'll have a couple more opportunities.
"We've got a pretty good schedule coming up with three races in six days. It's busy, but that's the way I like it. We're here to race, and the way I look at it, the more the merrier. We'll keep gunning for some wins and see what happens."
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.
For More Information.
Log onto www.dannylasoski.com, www.tonystewart.com or www.worldofoutlawsracing.com