USAR: Rockingham Speedway names Lasoski event pace car driver

Danny Lasoski Named to Drive Pace Car at the Black's Tire American 200 ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (October 28, 2008) -- Danny Lasoski is used to leading a field of race cars but it is normally during competition when he is trying to win a race. This ...

Danny Lasoski Named to Drive Pace Car at the Black's Tire American 200

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (October 28, 2008) -- Danny Lasoski is used to leading a field of race cars but it is normally during competition when he is trying to win a race. This Saturday, Lasoski will swap his normal ride for the pace car of the Black's Tire American 200 and will lead the Pro Cup field to the green flag.

The pace car will not be the only car Lasoski drives on Saturday when he moonlights at the Rockingham Speedway -- he and many race fans will pull double duty during the weekend with the Hooters Pro Cup race at Rockingham starting at 1:00 p.m. and the Dirt races in Charlotte later in the night.

"It is really cool for me to have such a great racer and friend drive the pace car for the Black's Tire American 200," said Rockingham Speedway President, Andy Hillenburg. "I have raced against Danny, he has built race cars for me early in our careers, he went through the Fast Track driving school and we worked closely together when he was racing in the IROC Series and I can't thank him enough for helping us to make this a great event."

Lasoski won the 2004 IROC race at Texas Motor Speedway, won the 2001 World of Outlaws Championship, is a four time Knoxville Nationals Champion and is an eight time Knoxville Track Champion.

"I am telling you right now, it is such an honor that Andy called and asked me to drive the pace car," said Lasoski. "We go back a long way and I have heard so much about how cool the track is and about all of the improvements and I can't wait to see it."

The Black's Tire American 200 is the final race of the 2008 Hooters Pro Cup Series and will determine the season champion. Benny Gordon, Mark McFarland and Jay Fogleman will be battling it out in the 200 lap race to determine who will take home the honors.

Tickets will be going fast with reserved seats starting at $25 and kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult. A special John Anderson concert will be held following the race and is included in the ticket price as well. Call the Rockingham Speedway ticket office to order your reserved seats today at 910-205-8800 or visit www.rockinghamspeedway.com.

-credit: rs

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Series Stock car
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Danny Lasoski , John Anderson