TSM's Lasoske weeky update 2003-05-05

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World of Outlaws #20
Week 18 Performance Profile
Danny Lasoski - 2001 World of Outlaws Champion

Where They've Been....

Fri., May 2 - Great Plains Shootout Preliminary at Nebraska Raceway Park in Greenwood, Neb., (semi-banked 4/10th mile oval)

Top-five: (1) Danny Lasoski; (2) Steve Kinser; (3) Joey Saldana; (4) Mark Kinser; (5) Donny Schatz

Danny Lasoski Finish: 1st (40 Points Earned)

Sat., May 3 - Great Plains Shootout Feature at Nebraska Raceway Park

Top-five: (1) Danny Lasoski; (2) Steve Kinser; (3) Daryn Pittman; (4) Joey Saldana; (5) Paul McMahan

Danny Lasoski Finish: 1st (154 Points Earned)

Where They're Going...

Tues., May 6 - Lawrenceburg Feature at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., (semi-banked 0x00bc mile oval)

Thurs., May 8 - Farmer City Feature at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Ill., (high-banked 0x00bc mile oval)

The single lap record at Farmer City Raceway is 10.330 seconds - held by Tim Shaffer (June 7, 2002)

Fri., May 9 - Terre Haute Feature at the Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., (semi-banked 0x00bd mile oval)

The single lap record at the Terre Haute Action Track is 16.487 seconds - held by Mark Kinser (May 22, 1999)

Lasoski is a three-time "A" Feature winner at the Terre Haute Action Track (June 8, 2002; July 14, 2002; July 17, 2000)

Sat., May 10 - Tri-City Feature at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill., (semi-banked 0x00bd mile oval)

The single lap record at Tri-City Speedway is 15.917 seconds - held by Mark Kinser (June 16, 1999)

The distance between Lasoski and second-place Steve Kinser heading into Lawrenceburg Speedway is 69 points.

Lasoski is first in "A" Feature laps lead with a total of 153 laps.JSteve Kinser is second in "A" Feature laps led with a total of 142 laps.

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

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

Quote Log...

Lasoski on his Great Plains sweep last weekend and racing four out of five nights this week:

"I tell you what, that's what you call having luck on your side. We got 10 laps into the 30-lap feature and the throttle was hung wide-open. And actually, the first time it did it I hit the kill switch because I didn't know what happened. But then I kicked it back on, and I just had to keep pulling (the throttle) up with my toe on every corner. It's very hard to be smooth with the gas when you're riding around the track anyway, and I figured that at any minute someone was going to drive by me. But as luck would have it, we had a couple of cautions where I got some clean air in front of me and I was able to stay ahead of those guys.

"We've got a bunch of races this week, and when it comes to getting the car turned around, it's because I've got a great crew. Those guys are tireless and they work endless hours. They never complain. Having a great crew chief like Jimmy Carr and good crew guys - those guys just get in there and get with it and never complain. And that makes my job a lot easier."

Team Owner Tony Stewart on balancing being a World of Outlaws team owner and a Winston Cup driver:

"I couldn't be more proud of Danny and the whole team. Every night when I get the phone call -- even if Danny didn't win -- he's really excited about how things have gone. That's what I store in the back of my mind until the next time when I get to the race track and can be a part of it again. I know things are in good hands, the guys are doing a great job with everything, which allows me to focus on what's going on with The Home Depot car."

Nuts and Bolts...

Lasoski finished 10th in the IROC race held April 5 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. He is now tied for sixth in points with Sam Hornish of the Indy Racing League and Kevin Harvick of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. All three drivers trail point leader Kurt Busch by 24 points with two events remaining - July 12 at Chicagoland Speedway and 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.J 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

Log onto www.dannylasoski.com, www.tonystewart.com or www.worldofoutlawsracing.com


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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tony Stewart , Kevin Harvick , Kurt Busch , Tim Shaffer , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Daryn Pittman , Joey Saldana , Paul McMahan , Sam Hornis