TSM Lasoski weekly performance notes 2003-07-17

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World of Outlaws #20
Week 26 Performance Profile
Danny Lasoski - 2001 World of Outlaws Champion

Where They've Been..

Mon., July 7 - Cedar Lake Speedway Feature in Somerset, Wis., (high-banked 3/8 mile oval)

Top-five: (1) Steve Kinser; (2) Donny Schatz; (3) Sammy Swindell; (4) Kraig Kinser; (5) Danny Lasoski

Danny Lasoski Finish: 5th (140 Points Earned)

Lasoski was the fastest qualifier, lapping the 3/8 mile oval in 11.085 seconds for a new single lap record. This was Lasoski's 17th fast time of the season.

Wed., July 9 - The Raceway at Powercom Park Feature in Beaver Dam, Wis., (high-banked 1/3 mile oval)

Rained-out. Rescheduled for Sun., Aug. 3.

Fri., July 11 - Route 66 Raceway Feature in Joliet, Ill., (semi- banked ½ mile oval)

Rained-out. Rescheduling to be determined.

Sat., July 12 - I-55 Raceway Feature in Pevely, Mo., (high- banked 1/3 mile oval)

Top-five: (1) Tyler Walker; (2) Daryn Pittman; (3) Joey Saldana; (4) Jason Meyers; (5) Danny Lasoski

Danny Lasoski Finish: 5th (140 Points Earned)

Lasoski was the fourth-fastest qualifier, lapping the 1/3 mile oval in 10.652 seconds.

Sun., July 13 - Terre Haute Action Track Feature in Terre Haute, Ind., (semi-banked ½ mile oval)

Top-five: (1) Danny Lasoski; (2) Steve Kinser; (3) Jason Meyers; (4) Tyler Walker; (5) Mark Kinser

Danny Lasoski Finish: 1st (154 Points Earned). This was Lasoski's eighth "A" Feature win of the season and his second this year at Terre Haute.

Lasoski was the fastest qualifier, lapping the ½ mile oval in 16.695 seconds. This was Lasoski's 18th fast time of the season.

Lasoski won the first Dash Race, securing his eighth Dash Win of the season.

Where They're Going.

Fri., July 18 - Eldora Clash at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio., (high-banked ½ mile oval)

The single lap record at Eldora is 12.707 seconds - held by Craig Dollansky (April 13, 2002)

Sat., July 19 - Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway

The King's Royal pays $50,000 to win.

Lasoski has won the series' past two races on high-speed, ½ mile ovals - Knoxville (Iowa) and Terre Haute (Ind.)

Lasoski is second in "A" Feature laps lead with a total of 279 laps. Steve Kinser is first in "A" Feature laps led with a total of 363 laps.

Lasoski leads the World of Outlaws in fast times with 18. His closest competitors in this category are Steve Kinser and Kraig Kinser with four fast times each.

Lasoski is second in Dash Wins with eight. Steve Kinser leads the World of Outlaws in Dash Wins with 19.

Quote Log.

Lasoski on his win at Terre Haute and heading into Eldora:

"This J.D. Byrider/Home Depot/Mopar car likes the big half-miles. Mopar power really gets us around these half-milers well. Between Knoxville and Terre Haute, we got to show off a little bit. But we're going to need every little bit of that Mopar power this weekend at Eldora. My track record there is nowhere near Steve's (Kinser, who has 27 'A' Feature wins at Eldora), but we've proven that we can run with him. We're just looking for feature wins everywhere we go, and that includes Eldora. If we don't get 'em there, we'll just go on and get 'em at the next one. And if the wins come, the points will be there."

Team Owner Tony Stewart on Lasoski's win at Terre Haute:

"Danny and the team are doing a great job. I couldn't be prouder of them. They're as prepared as any team can be - they're ready for anything. And that's the way you've got to operate to win a championship - being ready for all the 'what-ifs' and capitalizing on the opportunities. There's still a lot of racing left and anything can happen, but what's in the team's control - they're controlling."

Nuts and Bolts.

Lasoski finished 10th in the IROC race held July 12 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. He is now ninth in points, with his best IROC finish being a third-place effort at the season-opener in Daytona (Fla.). Kurt Busch of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series leads the standings by eight points over Mike Bliss of the NASCAR Busch Series. Just one event remains - August 2 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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, American Compressed Steel, Hoosier Tire and Eagle Chassis

Team Principles: Danny Lasoski - driver; Tony Stewart - owner; Jimmy Carr - crew chief

Danny Lasoski At A Glance.

Lasoski in his third year with Tony Stewart Motorsports. He won the World of Outlaws championship in 2001, and finished second to 17-time champion Steve Kinser in 2002.

Lasoski is in his second year of IROC competition.

Lasoski is a two-time Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals champion (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 81 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

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tony Stewart , Kurt Busch , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Mike Bliss , Sammy Swindell , Tyler Walker , Daryn Pittman , Jason Meyers , Joey Saldana , Kraig Kinser