TSM Lasoski weekly performance notes 2003-07-22

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World of Outlaws #20
Week 27 Performance Profile
Danny Lasoski - 2001 World of Outlaws Champion

Where They've Been..

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

Top-five: (1) Steve Kinser; (2) Tyler Walker; (3) Joey Saldana; (4) Jason Meyers; (5) Donny Schatz

Danny Lasoski Finish: 17th (116 Points Earned)

Lasoski crashed while leading on lap 12. This was Lasoski's first finish outside the top-10 since finishing 15th at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) on May 9 - 27 races ago.

Lasoski was the fastest qualifier, lapping the ½ mile oval in 13.174 seconds. This was Lasoski's 19th fast time of the season.

Sat., July 19 - Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway

Top-five: (1) Steve Kinser; (2) Greg Hodnett; (3) Jason Johnson; (4) Stevie Smith; (5) Tim Shaffer

Danny Lasoski Finish: 23rd (75 Points Earned)

Lasoski cut a tire on lap 14, then dropped out of the race due to mechanical problems.

Lasoski was the second-fastest qualifier, lapping the ½ mile oval in 13.789 seconds.

Where They're Going.

Tues., July 22 - Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup 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., July 24 - Summer Nationals Preliminary at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., (semi-banked ½ mile oval)

The single lap record at Williams Grove is 16.481 seconds - held by Joey Saldana (July 25, 2002)

Fri., July 25 - Summer Nationals Preliminary at Williams Grove Speedway

Sat., July 26 - Summer Nationals Feature at Williams Grove Speedway

Mon., July 28 - New Egypt Feature at New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J., (slightly banked 4/10 mile oval)

The single lap record at New Egypt is 13.828 seconds - held by Joey Saldana (July 30, 2001)

Wed., July 30 - Sharon Speedway Feature at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio., (semi-banked 3/8 mile oval)

The single lap record at Sharon is 13.125 seconds - held by Brian Paulus (May 31, 2002)

Lasoski is a former feature winner at Sharon (May 31, 2002)

Thurs., July 31 - K-C Raceway Feature at K-C Raceway in Chillicothe, Ohio., (high-banked 3/8 mile oval)

This will mark the World of Outlaws' first visit to K-C Raceway.

Lasoski is second in "A" Feature laps lead with a total of 291 laps. Steve Kinser is first in "A" Feature laps led with a total of 417 laps.

Lasoski leads the World of Outlaws in fast times with 19. His closest competitors in this category are Steve Kinser and Kraig Kinser with four fast times each.

Lasoski is second in Dash Wins with nine. Steve Kinser leads the World of Outlaws in Dash Wins with 20.

Quote Log.

Lasoski on his upcoming slate of races:

"This past weekend wasn't kind to us, but it's in the past as far as we're concerned. We've got a bunch of races coming up - seven in 10 days - so the way we look at it is we've got a bunch more opportunities to make up the ground we lost. We head back to Williams Grove Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and for me I feel like I've got some unfinished business there since that's the track that pretty much ended our championship run last year. I wrecked pretty good. It was enough to knock me out of a race and keep me out of the IROC car at Indy. So, I want to go in there and run really well for personal reasons as well as for the obvious reasons of winning another championship for Tony."

Team Owner Tony Stewart on Lasoski's upcoming slate of races:

"If anyone knows something about going through a tough part of the season it's me. I mean, it seems like all year we've had our share of ups and downs over in the Cup car. Danny had a tough weekend, but there are plenty more weekends left. He's strong and the team's strong. As long as they keep working like they always have, they'll be fine."

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 , Tim Shaffer , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Mike Bliss , Tyler Walker , Jason Meyers , Joey Saldana , Jason Johnson
Teams Williams