St. Louis: Scott Lagasse Jr preview

SCOTT LAGASSE JR. BACK IN THE TRUCK AT GATEWAY Notes and Quotes * Scott Lagasse, Jr. will be making his first-career start at Gateway this weekend. * Lagasse will be driving the BHR chassis "Angel" this weekend at Gateway. It will ...

SCOTT LAGASSE JR. BACK IN THE TRUCK AT GATEWAY

Notes and Quotes

* Scott Lagasse, Jr. will be making his first-career start at Gateway this weekend.

* Lagasse will be driving the BHR chassis "Angel" this weekend at Gateway. It will be

"Angels' " 3rd start this season. This particular chassis has visited victory lane several times with past BHR drivers Joe Ruttman and Chad Chaffin.

* The Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers Ram Tough 200 at Gateway will mark Lagasse's 3rd NCTS career start.

Lagasse Jr. on Racing at Gateway: "I have never raced at Gateway. I went last year and watched the Busch race so I have seen the track. I have talked to Bobby, Little Bobby and Timothy about the track and its characteristics. I am trying to do everything I can before the race to be prepared. Last weekend I watched the truck race from last year to familiarize myself with the fastest way around the track. It is more like a short track than a big track. Its very unique and almost a weird place to race at. I think that is good for me because usually the more complicated the track is the more I tend to like them. I have been told turns three and four are like Milwaukee and I ran well there in the past. Our goal is to get up in the points this weekend. We are headed for the danger zone and that is one place I do not want to be going into Charlotte.

Not Running Martinsville: "I will be honest with you it sucked to have to sit out at Martinsville. It was the hardest thing to have to sit there and watch David Stremme climb in, but I understood why Ganassi asked me to do it. I wanted to help Stremme out and I was glad I could. At California we were just plain terrible and at Atlanta we were a headed in the right direction, but cut down a right front tire and ended any chance of a good finish. I was really excited to go to Martinsville and run a short track, but I try to make the best out of every situation. I went to Martinsville and watched the race from the spotters stand to learn how to drive the place. I will be ready in the fall."

Testing: We have been doing a lot of testing lately. It is really tough right now if you drive a Dodge. The Fords and Toyota have taken off this year especially at tracks like California and Atlanta. It has made us work a lot harder and BHR is doing its part in finding a solution. It's tough for the guys. They are working so hard right now. This shop is running non-stop to get the trucks better. You are beating your head against the wall because we should be winning races right now. I have never driven a Ford or Chevy so I cannot speak on anything, but Dodge. I know we were wide open at Atlanta and you saw how off we were. Then they put you on the chassis dyno and you rank right up with the winners. We got to Martinsville and won the pole and Bobby Jr. finished 10th so it proves we are still competitive. I will be honest with you it makes me nervous because if something happens out of my control at Gateway and I fall out of the top-30 in points then I will need a miracle to make the race at Charlotte. Let's just hope that does not happen."

-bhr-

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Joe Ruttman , Chad Chaffin , Scott Lagasse Jr. , David Stremme