TSM/Lasoski weekly performance profile 2003-09-26

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World of Outlaws #20
Week 35 Performance Profile
Danny Lasoski - 2001 World of Outlaws Champion

Where They've Been..

Fri., Sept. 19 - 1/3 Mile Short Track Nationals Preliminary at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., (semi-banked 1/3 mile oval)

Top-five: (1) Tim Shaffer; (2) Donny Schatz; (3) Paul McMahan; (4) Joey Saldana; (5) Steve Kinser

Danny Lasoski Finish: 14th (27 points earned)

Lasoski was the 20th fastest qualifier, lapping the 1/3 mile oval in 11.638 seconds.

Brian Paulus spun into Lasoski on lap six, sending him from 11th to 23rd, the second to last car in the field.

Lasoski won his heat race.

Sat., Sept. 20 - 1/3 Mile Short Track Nationals Finale

Top-five: (1) Donny Schatz; (2) Paul McMahan; (3) Steve Kinser; (4) Tim Shaffer; (5) Daryn Pittman

Danny Lasoski Finish: 14th (122 points earned)

Lasoski was the 10th fastest qualifier, lapping the 1/3 mile oval in 11.844 seconds.

Lasoski won his heat race for the second straight night.

Where They're Going.

Sat., Sept. 27 - Talladega Short Track Feature in Talladega, Ala., (semi-banked 1/3 mile oval)

The single lap record at the Talladega Short Track is held by Lasoski - 10.926 seconds on Oct. 19, 2001.

Lasoski is a two-time feature winner at the Talladega Short Track (April 5, 2003 and April 20, 2002).

Points.

Lasoski is second in "A" Feature laps lead with a total of 370 laps. Steve Kinser is first in "A" Feature laps led with a total of 591 laps.

Lasoski leads the World of Outlaws in fast times with 25. His closest competitor in this category is Steve Kinser with seven fast times.

Lasoski is second in Dash Wins with 12. Steve Kinser leads the World of Outlaws in Dash Wins with 24.

Lasoski led the points for 45 of the first 46 events in 2003.

Quote Log - Lasoski.

On this weekend's race at the Talladega Short Track:

"We need a good race, and the Talladega Short Track is as good an opportunity as any. We've won the past two races there, including the one back in April. It's one of the few races that's right near the Winston Cup race, so I'm looking forward to having my buddy and car owner Tony Stewart over there with me. We've been able to give him a win the last two times he's been there. Call us greedy, but we'd like to give him another one."

Quote Log - Team Owner Tony Stewart.

On this weekend's race at the Talladega Short Track:

"I really like the Talladega Short Track. Its location is probably the biggest reason. Any time I get the chance to see Danny and the team race, I'm going to be there. And with the Outlaws running over at the short track while we're over at the big track, it makes it easy. Danny's been really good there lately, so I know he's got a lot of confidence heading in there. This will probably be the last chance I get to see Danny run this year, as the rest of the Outlaws schedule takes them far away from any Winston Cup venue. Obviously, we're hoping for good things."

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

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 has competed in IROC twice (2002 & 2003).

Lasoski is a three-time Knoxville (Iowa) 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

-tsm-

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tony Stewart , Tim Shaffer , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Brian Paulus , Daryn Pittman , Joey Saldana , Paul McMahan