LAGASSE JR. COLLECTED IN SPIN; FINISHES 36TH AT DARLINGTON DARLINGTON, S.C. (May 7, 2010) -- Scott Lagasse Jr., running for Nashville-based Baker Curb Racing, was sporting a special American Red Cross paint scheme on his No. 43 Friday in the...
LAGASSE JR. COLLECTED IN SPIN; FINISHES 36TH AT DARLINGTON
DARLINGTON, S.C. (May 7, 2010) -- Scott Lagasse Jr., running for Nashville-based Baker Curb Racing, was sporting a special American Red Cross paint scheme on his No. 43 Friday in the Royal Purple 200 at Darlington International Raceway and had high hopes of creating awareness for the Nashville Area Red Cross by running up front in the nationally televised race. On lap 35 as Lagasse Jr. slowed to avoid a spinning James Buescher, Steve Arpin got in to the back of the No. 43 turning Lagasse Jr. sideways. As Lagasse Jr. was spinning Arpin ran into the left rear causing damage that forced the team to the garage for several laps. The team was able to fix the damage and return to the track for the last 40 laps and remain one of five teams to be running at the finish of all 10 NASCAR Nationwide Series Races this season.
"It was a disappointing day, but it was an honor to carry the American Red Cross logo on the car this week and hopefully we helped raise some funds for the relief efforts from the flooding," said Lagasse Jr. "I know a lot of people in the garage asked what they could do to help the people of Nashville out and donated 10 dollars to the American Red Cross of Nashville by texting REDCROSS to 90999. We've had some bad luck the last few races, but the guys on this team never give up and we're going to get things turned around soon."
Lagasse Jr., who is currently 16th in the Nationwide Series point standings, will be back in action Saturday, May 15th, when the NASCAR Nationwide Series heads to Dover International Speedway for the Heluva Good! 200.