World of Outlaws ...
World of Outlaws #20
2004 Performance Profile - Week 5
Danny Lasoski - 2001 World of Outlaws Champion
Where They've Been..
Fri., March 12 - Lone Star Speedway Preliminary in Kilgore, Texas (high-banked 4/10th mile oval)
Top-five: (1) Steve Kinser; (2) Paul McMahan; (3) Kraig Kinser; (4) Donny Schatz; (5) Tim Shaffer
Danny Lasoski Finish: 7th (34 points earned)
Lasoski was the fastest qualifier, lapping the 4/10 mile oval in 13.373 seconds to collect his fifth fast time of the year.
Sat., March 13 - Lone Star Speedway Feature
Rained-out. Rescheduled for Oct. 16.
Where They're Going.
Fri., March 26 - Thunder Valley Speedway Feature in Union Hill, La., (semi-banked 3/8th mile oval)
Sat., March 27 - Texas Shootout at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas (semi-banked 4/10th mile oval)
In the six races run thus far in 2004, Lasoski has been the fastest qualifier five times.
In 2003, Lasoski was the fastest qualifier 28 times, 20 more times than his nearest challenger in that category - Steve Kinser.
On the upcoming races at Thunder Valley and Houston Raceway Park:
"With the Lone Star Feature getting rained-out and then us having last weekend off, it feels like we've been off forever. We're ready to get back into it.
"We've shown a lot of speed with five fast times in the first six races, but we're really hungry for a win. Paul Kistler's hard work has really shown with our motor program, but we want to give him and everyone else associated with our program a win. That's why we're here.
"The points are really tight and it seems like there's a lot more of us at the top of the standings than at this point last year. Every race is important. Every race has meaning. That's always been our mindset, and that's the way it'll continue to be this year."
Nuts and Bolts.
Lasoski runs an Eagle chassis in the World of Outlaws with horsepower supplied by Paul Kistler-built Mopar engines.
The #20 team's sponsors are.
J.D. Byrider, The Home Depot, Mopar, Massey Motorsports, Coca-Cola, Old Spice, American Compressed Steel, Hoosier Tire and Eagle Chassis
Team Principles: Danny Lasoski - driver; Tony Stewart - owner; Jimmy Carr - crew chief
The Outdoor Channel will produce and telecast 35 World of Outlaws events on a tape-delayed basis in 2004. The one-hour telecasts will air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET between late March and mid-November as part of The Outdoor Channel's "Wednesday Night Horsepower." Most telecasts will air within 14 days of each race. Additional replays will be presented Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET and Thursdays at 10 p.m. PT.
Danny Lasoski At A Glance.
Lasoski in his fourth year with Tony Stewart Motorsports. He won the World of Outlaws championship in 2001, and finished second to 18-time champion Steve Kinser in 2002 and 2003.
Lasoski is in his third straight year of IROC competition. He and Kinser represent the World of Outlaws.
Lasoski is a three-time Knoxville Nationals champion (2003, 2001 & 1998).
Lasoski is a seven-time track champion at Knoxville Raceway (1996, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1990, 1989 & 1986), and he is also the winningest driver in Knoxville track history with a total of 82 victories.
Lasoski was recognized as the Most Improved Driver following the 1998 World of Outlaws season.
Before joining the World of Outlaws full-time in 1998, Lasoski won three championships at the Jayhawk Nationals.
Log onto www.dannylasoski.com, www.tonystewart.com or www.worldofoutlawsracing.com