Lasoski performance profile 2004-05-24

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World of Outlaws #20
2004 Performance Profile - Week 12
Danny Lasoski - 2001 World of Outlaws Champion

Where They've Been..

Fri., May 21 - Princeton National Preliminary at Princeton Speedway in Princeton, Minn., (high-banked ¼ mile oval)

Top-five: (1) Craig Dollansky; (2) Jason Meyers; (3) Brooke Tatnell; (4) Kraig Kinser; (5) Daryn Pittman

Danny Lasoski Finish: 22nd (19 points earned)

Lasoski was the third-fastest qualifier, lapping the ¼ mile oval in 10.243 seconds.

Sat., May 22 - Princeton National Feature

Top-five: (1) Craig Dollansky; (2) Donny Schatz; (3) Kraig Kinser; (4) Brooke Tatnell; (5) Steve Kinser

Danny Lasoski Finish: 11th (128 points earned)

Lasoski was the second-fastest qualifier, lapping the ¼ mile oval in 10.480 seconds.

This race can be seen June 9 at 8 p.m. EDT on The Outdoor Channel.

Where They're Going.

Tues., May 25 - Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., (high-banked ½ mile oval)

The single lap record at Lernerville is 12.334 seconds - held by Joey Saldana (May 15, 2002)

Thurs., May 27 - Williams Grove Preliminary at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., (semi-banked ½ mile oval)

The single lap record at Williams Grove is 16.140 seconds - held by Brian Paulus (April 26, 2002)

Fri., May 28 - Williams Grove Feature

This race can be seen June 16 at 8 p.m. EDT on The Outdoor Channel.

Sat., May 29 - Hagerstown Speedway Feature in Hagerstown, Md., (semi-banked ½ mile oval)

The single lap record at Hagerstown is 14.945 seconds - held by Mark Kinser (July 31, 1999)

Lasoski is a former feature winner at Hagerstown (May 30, 1999)

Sun., May 30 - Grandview Speedway Feature in Bechtelsville, Pa., (high-banked 1/3 mile oval)

The single lap record at Grandview is 11.533 seconds - held by Sean Michael (May 26, 2002)

Mon., May 31 - Lebanon Valley Speedway Feature in West Lebanon, N.Y., (high-banked ½ mile oval)

The single lap record at Lebanon Valley is 16.383 seconds - held by Danny Lasoski (May 27, 2003)

In the 21 races run thus far, Lasoski has been the fastest qualifier six times. Only three other drivers have scored multiple fast times, and that's Steve Kinser with three and Chad Kemenah and Craig Dollansky with two apiece.

Quote Log:

Danny Lasoski

On running six races in seven days:

"This is the part of the schedule that really shows what you're made of. There's a ton of racing left this season and a lot can happen, but this is the start of our summer stretch where we're just going non- stop. Preparation is the key to everything. The more prepared you are and the more organized you are means you're ready for any kind of adversity. And with the level of competition the way it is this year, any little hiccup can really hurt you. And as much as we're racing, things are bound to happen. How you handle the situations thrown at you is a big factor in how you finish and score points. I feel like this J.D. Byrider/Home Depot/Mopar team is as prepared as it can be. We'll keep hunting for that win and deal with whatever comes our way."

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 won his first IROC race at Texas Motor Speedway on April 2, 2004, becoming only the second World of Outlaws driver to win an IROC race since Kinser won at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in April of 1994.

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.

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tony Stewart , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Brian Paulus , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Jason Meyers , Joey Saldana , Kraig Kinser , Chad Kemenah
Teams Williams