LAGASSE, JR. WINS ROAD RACE EVENT AT DAYTONA DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 10, 2009) - Scott Lagasse Jr. drove the America's Incredible Pizza Chevrolet to victory lane in the SCCA/V8 Stock Car Road Racing Series event at Daytona International ...
LAGASSE, JR. WINS ROAD RACE EVENT AT DAYTONA
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 10, 2009) - Scott Lagasse Jr. drove the America's Incredible Pizza Chevrolet to victory lane in the SCCA/V8 Stock Car Road Racing Series event at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) on Sunday. After being replaced by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular Denny Hamlin in the CJM Racing No. 11 starting with Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Watkins Glen, Lagasse decided to gain road-racing experience by entering the event at DIS. In only his second career road race, Lagasse started on the pole, set a new race- lap record and won Sunday's event in a car that he owns.
"It was a last- minute decision to enter the race," said Lagasse, Jr. "We worked day and night to get a car ready in the days leading up to the race and I was really just looking to get a little more road racing experience.
"We never expected to do as well as we did and I want to thank America's Incredible Pizza for sticking with me and making it all possible. It felt good to get back to victory lane and it was great to give Incredible Pizza their first win.
"Our goal is to get back into NASCAR Nationwide Series competition as soon as possible and we feel confident that we'll put together a deal that will benefit the right team, me and the sponsors."
Additional road racing at the famed track is also a goal of the 27-year old St. Augustine, Fla. native.
"The V8 race gave me some extra track time on Daytona's road course which will be helpful in tryining to secure a ride in the Daytona 24 Hours this coming January.
"That would be cool."