LAP CAR SPINS LAGASSE JR. ENDING PROMISING WEEKEND NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 6, 2010) -- After being one of the fastest cars in both practice sessions and qualifying fifth for the Federated Auto Parts 300, Scott Lagasse Jr., racing for ...
LAP CAR SPINS LAGASSE JR. ENDING PROMISING WEEKEND
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 6, 2010) -- After being one of the fastest cars in both practice sessions and qualifying fifth for the Federated Auto Parts 300, Scott Lagasse Jr., racing for Nashville-based Baker Curb Racing, had high hopes of keeping the Sam Bass Gibson guitar in the Music City. After Lagasse Jr. moved past the lap-car of Michael Annett on lap 107, Annett got into the back of the Baker Curb Racing Ford Fusion sending the No. 43 spinning into the outside wall on the frontstretch. The wrecked caused severe damage to the nose of the car, ending the day for the Nashville resident.
"We had a really fast car all weekend and to have the day end prematurely due to a lap car being overly aggressive is very frustrating," said Lagasse Jr. "You expect a lap car to be more respectful of cars on the lead lap but that wasn't the case. I'm really proud of all the guys at Baker Curb Racing for preparing such a good car. We made a lot of changes this week and we definitely had a car that was capable of a top-5 finish. We fell back a little bit early in the race but the car was getting dialed in as the race went along and was very strong on the long runs."
In the early stages of the race Lagasse Jr. communicated that his No. 43 Ford Fusion was a little loose as he fell out of the top 10. Just before a caution occurred on lap 62, the Baker Curb Racing Ford Fusion was turning lap times faster than the leaders. When pit road opened, the St. Augustine, Fla. Native brought his car down pit road where the Baker Curb Racing crew put on four fresh tires, made a trackbar adjustment, filled it with fuel and returned him to the track scored in the 13th position.
The Nashville resident continued to run near the top 15 as the race progressed. When another caution occurred on lap 84, Lagasse Jr. brought his No. 43 back down pit road where the crew put on four fresh tires, unhooked the rear sway bar. Lagasse Jr. was scored in the 18th position when the race restarted on lap 89. He quickly picked up two spots and settled into the 16th position before the incident with Annett occurred.
Lagasse Jr. will be back in action Saturday when the NASCAR Nationwide Series heads to Kentucky Superspeedway for the Meijer 300.