TSM's Lasoski weekly news 2003-07-03

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World of Outlaws #20
Week 24 Performance Profile
Danny Lasoski - 2001 World of Outlaws Champion

Where They've Been..

Fri., June 27 - Eagle Nationals Preliminary in Eagle, Neb., (high- banked 1/3 mile oval)

Top-five: (1) Steve Kinser; (2) Jason Meyers; (3) Joey Saldana; (4) Mark Kinser; (5) Paul McMahan

Danny Lasoski Finish: 9th (32 Points Earned)

Lasoski was the eighth-fastest qualifier, lapping the 1/3 mile oval in 11.906 seconds.

Sat., June 28 - Eagle Nationals Feature in Eagle, Neb., (high- banked 1/3 mile oval)

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

Danny Lasoski Finish: 3rd (144 Points Earned)

Lasoski was the second-fastest qualifier, lapping the 1/3 mile oval in 11.588 seconds.

Where They're Going.

Wed., July 2 - Sedalia's State Fair Speedway Feature in Sedalia, Mo., (semi-banked ½ mile oval)

The single lap record at Sedalia's State Fair Speedway is 15.676 seconds - held by Craig Dollansky (March 23, 2001)

Lasoski is a three-time winner at Sedalia's State Fair Speedway (June 26, 2002; June 27, 2001; July 23, 1999)

Thurs., July 4 - NAPA Classic Preliminary at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (semi-banked ½ mile oval)

The single lap record at Knoxville is 14.934 seconds - held by Don Droud, Jr. (Aug. 29, 1998)

Fri., July 5 - NAPA Classic Feature at Knoxville Raceway

Lasoski is a two-time Knoxville Nationals champion (2001 and 1998)

Lasoski has scored a total of 80 victories at Knoxville

Lasoski has won a total of seven track championships at Knoxville

Lasoski led all 30 laps from the pole in the WoO's first visit to Knoxville in 2003, winning the April 26 Spring Classic

Mon., July 7 - Cedar Lake Speedway Feature in Somerset, Wis., (high-banked 3/8 mile oval)

The single lap record at Cedar Lake is 11.425 seconds - held by Steve Kinser (July 8, 2002)

Lasoski is a former winner at Cedar Lake (July 12, 1999)

Wed., July 9 - The Raceway at Powercom Park Feature in Beaver Dam, Wis., (high-banked 1/3 mile oval)

Lasoski was the fastest qualifier earlier this year at Powercom, lapping the 1/3 mile oval in 12.240 seconds (April 22)

Fri., July 11 - Route 66 Raceway Feature in Joliet, Ill., (semi- banked ½ mile oval)

The single lap record at Route 66 is 14.058 seconds - held by Mark Kinser (Oct. 10, 1999)

Sat., July 12 - I-55 Raceway Feature in Pevely, Mo., (high-banked 1/3 mile oval)

The single lap record at I-55 Raceway is 10.189 seconds - held by Stevie Smith (March 30, 2002)

Sun., July 13 - Terre Haute Action Track Feature in Terre Haute, Ind., (semi-banked ½ mile oval)

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

Lasoski was the fastest qualifier earlier this year at Terre Haute, lapping the ½ mile oval in 16.527 seconds (May 9)

Lasoski is a four-time "A" Feature winner at Terre Haute (May 9, 2003;June 8, 2002; July 14, 2002; July 17, 2000)

Lasoski is second in "A" Feature laps lead with a total of 210 laps. Steve Kinser is first in "A" Feature laps led with a total of 341 laps.

Lasoski leads the World of Outlaws in fast times with 16. His closest competitors in this category are Steve Kinser and Kraig Kinser with four fast times each.

Lasoski is tied with Paul McMahan for second in Dash Wins with seven. Steve Kinser leads the World of Outlaws in Dash Wins with 16.

Quote Log.

Lasoski on running eight races in 11 days in five different states:

"We've got a lot of racing over the next week and a half, which means a lot of opportunities. We head back to Knoxville - a place I love. There's just a bunch of races coming up where we've run really well, and we need to keep running well because Steve's (Kinser) keeping the pressure on by winning a lot too. We've been right there with him, but it's time to spread the wealth and make some of our own stops in victory lane."

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

"It's parts of the season like this that makes for a championship run. They're running all over the place and the competition is always tough. You've got to be ready for every race, because you know the guys you're racing against are going to be ready too. If you let up, you lose. That's one thing Danny and (crew chief) Jimmy Carr don't ever do. They're always working to be better, to find better ways of doing things. And quite frankly, that's all you can ask. You do that and the points take care of themselves."

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

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tony Stewart , Kevin Harvick , Kurt Busch , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Jason Meyers , Joey Saldana , Kraig Kinser , Paul McMahan