TSM's Lasoski weekly news 2003-05-15

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World of Outlaws #20
Week 19 Performance Profile
Danny Lasoski - 2001 World of Outlaws Champion

Where They've Been....

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

Top-five: (1) Paul McMahan; (2) Steve Kinser; (3) Tim Shaffer; (4) Rob Chaney; (5) Dale Blaney

Danny Lasoski Finish: 15th (120 Points Earned)

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

Rained-out. Re-scheduled for June 23.

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

Top-five: (1) Danny Lasoski; (2) Mark Kinser; (3) Craig Dollansky; (4) Daryn Pittman; (5) Steve Kinser

Danny Lasoski Finish: 1st (154 Points Earned)

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

Rained-out. Re-scheduled for June 22.

Where They're Going...

Tues., May 13 - Delaware International Speedway Feature in Delmar, Del., (slightly-banked 0x00bd mile oval)

This will mark the World of Outlaws first visit to Delaware International Speedway

Thurs., May 15 - Williams Grove Preliminary at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., (semi-banked 0x00bd mile oval)

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

Fri., May 16 - Williams Grove Feature at Williams Grove Speedway

Sat., May 17 - Hagerstown Feature at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Md., (semi-banked 0x00bd mile oval)

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

Lasoski has one "A" Feature win at Hagerstown (May 30, 1999)

The distance between Lasoski and second-place Steve Kinser heading into Delaware International Speedway is 57 points.

Lasoski is first in "A" Feature laps lead with a total of 173 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 eight. His closest competitor in this category is Kraig Kinser with four fast times.

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

Quote Log...

Lasoski on last week's races and heading into this week's slate of races:

"Our run at Lawrenceburg and the rain made last week kind of frustrating, but winning at Terre Haute made up for all of that. It was a win we really needed. It gave the entire team a lot of confidence, because we set another fast time, won the dash race, and then won the "A" Main from the pole. It doesn't get much better than that.

"It was a good way to go into this week, as we've got four races in five nights. We just need to keep doing what we've been doing with this J.D. Byrider/Home Depot/Mopar machine and we'll be alright."

Team Owner Tony Stewart on why more of his Winston Cup sponsors are becoming involved with his Outlaw team:

"The World of Outlaws is the best open-wheel series in the country as far as dirt track racing is concerned. To be able to go across country as many times as that series does in a year, and cover as many markets as they cover, the series does a good job of reaching people. They have the same attitude as NASCAR when it comes to expanding their reach. They cover a lot of markets that NASCAR doesn't, which is really good for the sponsors who are involved with us in Cup and with the Outlaws. It's good for Home Depot and J.D. Byrider and others who are already involved in Winston Cup racing. The Outlaw program gives them another avenue to cover another part of the country and still have a Winston Cup connection through me, but with a different type of car and a different driver in a different part of the country where the people are used to seeing Outlaw cars run."

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 , Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Daryn Pittman , Kraig Kinser , Paul McMahan , Sam Hornis
Teams Williams