TSM's Lasoski weekly news 2003-05-28

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

Where They've Been..

Sun., May 18 - Grandview Feature at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., (high-banked 1/3 mile oval)

Top-five: (1) Steve Kinser; (2) Danny Lasoski; (3) Tim Shaffer; (4) Tyler Walker; (5) Fred Rahmer

Danny Lasoski Finish: 2nd (146 Points Earned)

Mon., May 19 - Hagerstown Feature at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Md., (semi-banked ½ mile oval)

Top-five: (1) Mark Kinser; (2) Greg Hodnett; (3) Donny Schatz; (4) Daryn Pittman; (5) Lance Dewease

Danny Lasoski Finish: 6th (138 Points Earned)

Wed., May 21 - Lernerville Feature at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., (high-banked ½ mile oval)

Top-five: (1) Donny Schatz; (2) Lance Dewease; (3) Tyler Walker; (4) Danny Lasoski; (5) Daryn Pittman

Danny Lasoski Finish: 4th (142 Points Earned)

Sat., May 24 - Outlaws Showdown Feature at The Dirt Track in Concord, N.C., (semi-banked 4/10 mile oval)

Top-five: (1) Blake Feese; (2) Jason Meyers; (3) Jason Sides; (4) Danny Lasoski; (5) Joey Saldana

Danny Lasoski Finish: 4th (142 Points Earned)

Where They're Going.

Mon., May 26 - Lebanon Valley Speedway Feature in West Lebanon, N.Y., (high-banked ½ mile oval)

The single lap record at Lebanon Valley is 16.550 seconds - held by Joey Saldana (May 28, 2001)

Wed., May 28 - Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Feature in Elbridge, N.Y., (semi-banked 5/8 mile oval)

The single lap record at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park is 16.258 seconds - held by Mark Kinser (June 2, 1999)

Lasoski has one "A" Feature win at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park (May 30, 2001)

Fri., May 30 - Sharon Speedway Feature in Hartford, Ohio (semi- banked 3/8 mile oval)

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

Lasoski has one "A" Feature win at Sharon Speedway (May 31, 2002)

Sat., May 31 - Eldora Speedway Feature in Rossburg, Ohio., (high- banked ½ mile oval)

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

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

Lasoski is second in "A" Feature laps lead with a total of 173 laps. Steve Kinser is first in "A" Feature laps led with a total of 191 laps.

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

Lasoski is second in Dash Wins with six. Steve Kinser leads the World of Outlaws in Dash Wins with 11.

Quote Log.

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

"We battled the weather more than anything last week. We ran pretty well too. We finished ahead of Steve (Kinser) all but one night. That's what you've got to do in this series - stay consistent.

"We've got a swing up through New York before moving into Ohio. Hopefully, the weather will start working with us a little bit more. Either way, we'll just keep doing what we've been doing. Things are going pretty well, but we've still got a long way to go, so we just plan to keep working hard."

Team Owner Tony Stewart on where his Outlaw team is compared to his fortunes in Winston Cup:

"I'm just glad one of us is having a good season.  We're running well,
but we're just not finishing well.  Danny's running well and finishing
well.  We need to have a little of that over on the Cup side.

"I'm just very proud of what Danny and (crew chief) Jimmy Carr and the rest of the team has been doing over there. The Outlaws schedule is pretty grueling. They're used to it, but that doesn't make it easy. Still, they're right there each night. That just shows you that Danny's on top of his game and the team's on top of their game in terms of preparation."

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.

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 , Blake Feese , Craig Dollansky , Tyler Walker , Brian Paulus , Daryn Pittman , Jason Meyers , Jason Sides , Joey Saldana