LAGASSE JR. MOVES INTO NINTH PLACE IN THE NNS POINT STANDINGS Finishes 24th in the O'Reilly 300 FT. WORTH, Texas (April 19, 2010) -- Scott Lagasse Jr. grinded out a 24th-place finish Saturday in the O'Reilly 300 at Texas Motor Speedway and moved...
LAGASSE JR. MOVES INTO NINTH PLACE IN THE NNS POINT STANDINGS
Finishes 24th in the O'Reilly 300
FT. WORTH, Texas (April 19, 2010) -- Scott Lagasse Jr. grinded out a 24th-place finish Saturday in the O'Reilly 300 at Texas Motor Speedway and moved into ninth in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings. The 29-year old has now advanced at least one spot in the driver point standings in six straight races.
"The Autism Awareness Month Ford Fusion was tight all day and we battled a few mechanical issues, so we didn't get the finish that we had hoped for," said Lagasse Jr. "We did manage to move up one spot in the point standings and we look forward to getting right back on the track in Talladega with the short week."
Lagasse Jr. started the race from the 35th position and within five laps made his way into the top 30. He communicated that his car was too tight in the early going and ended up surrendering a lap to race leader Joey Logano on lap 23. When NASCAR threw a competition caution on lap 25, Lagasse Jr. received the "Lucky Dog" and was back on the lead lap.
As the race continued the second-generation driver continued to communicate that his car was too tight. The No. 43 Baker Curb Racing crew continued to make numerous adjustments throughout the race to help free the car up. In the last 50 laps Lagasse Jr. began showing to improve on his lap times and ended up finishing the race one lap down in the 24th position.
Lagasse Jr. will look to continue his rise through the point standings next Saturday, April 24th, when the NASCAR Nationwide Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway for the Aaron's 312.