TSM's Lasoski weekly update 2003-04-01

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World of Outlaws #20
Week 13 Performance Profile
Danny Lasoski - 2001 World of Outlaws Champion

Where They've Been....

Fri., March 28 - Texas Motor Speedway Preliminary at The Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, (semi-banked 4/10th mile oval)

Top-five: (1) Steve Kinser; (2) Chad Kemenah; (3) Danny Lasoski; (4) Daryn Pittman; (5) Shane Stewart

Danny Lasoski Finish: 3rd (38 Points Earned)

Sat., March 29 - Texas Motor Speedway Feature at The Dirt Track

Top-five: (1) Steve Kinser; (2) Danny Lasoski; (3) Craig Dollansky; (4) Paul McMahan; (5) Tim Shaffer

Danny Lasoski Finish: 2nd (150 Points Earned)

Where They're Going...

Fri., April 4 - East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., (high-banked 3/8th mile oval)

Sat., April 5 - Talladega Short Track in Talladega, Ala., (high-banked 1/3rd mile oval)

Lasoski is the defending feature winner at the Talladega Short Track, having won there on April 20, 2002.

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

Lasoski will be competing in round two of IROC XXVII at Talladega Superspeedway. Lasoski finished third in round one at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. Talladega is home to the only IROC win by a World of Outlaws driver - Steve Kinser on April 30, 1994 in IROC XVIII.

Lasoski's margin over second-place Steve Kinser heading into the East Alabama Motor Speedway is four points.

Quote Log...

Lasoski on last week's races and heading into this weekend's races in Alabama:

"Steve (Kinser) and I raced each other hard last week. He won both races, and he earned them. That's why they call him the 'King'. I think we put on a good show for the fans, but a lot of the credit for that goes to Bobby Jackson (World of Outlaws Director of Competition). He worked really hard over the weekend to give us everything we needed, and the track was in really good shape.

"Steve won, but we were right there each night. He didn't gain much (in points), but there wasn't much of a gap between us to begin with.

"We've got another show with the Winston Cup guys this Saturday at Talladega. It'll be a busy weekend, with having to practice and run the IROC car at Talladega while doing our job with the Outlaw car at East Alabama on Friday and the Talladega Short Track on Saturday. But that's the way I like it. All that running keeps me sharp. My buddy and car owner - Tony Stewart - will be around again this weekend, coaching me with the IROC car and lending a hand over at the Short Track. We aim to make him proud."

Team Owner Tony Stewart on maintaining the team's front-running consistency throughout the rest of the season:

"You've got to be ready. Preparation is the biggest key to everything. Your motor program has got to be up to par and be ready to go and Danny's got to have the confidence in what's under him. When you get into that part of the season where you're running three and four nights a week, as a driver, as a crew chief and as a race team, you have to feel like you're on top of your game. You have to feel like when you go to the track you're the one everyone else has to beat. I think if we keep running like we are right now, even when the summer and those hot days come and the track starts drying out a lot, that's where we're going to be."

Nuts and Bolts...

Lasoski runs an Eagle chassis 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 , Tim Shaffer , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Daryn Pittman , Paul McMahan , Shane Stewart , Chad Kemenah