TSM's Lasoski weekly update 2003-04-07

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World of Outlaws #20
Week 14 Performance Profile
Danny Lasoski - 2001 World of Outlaws Champion

Where They've Been....

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

Rained-out (rescheduled for Fri., Sept. 26)

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

Top-five: (1) Danny Lasoski; (2) Mark Kinser; (3) Steve Kinser; (4) Paul McMahan; (5) Sammy Swindell

Danny Lasoski Finish: 1st (154 Points Earned)

This was Lasoski's second "A" Feature win of the year.

Where They're Going...

Fri., April 18 - Sedalia State Fair Feature at Sedalia's State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., (semi-bank)

Lasoski is a three-time "A" Feature winner at Sedalia (June 26, 2002; June 27, 2001; July 23, 1999)

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

Sat., April 19 - I-55 Raceway Feature at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Mo., (high-banked 1/3rd mile oval)

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

Points...

Lasoski's margin over second-place Steve Kinser heading into the Sedalia State Fair Feature is 14 points.

Lasoski is the "A" Feature lap leader with a total of 84 laps lead, eight more laps than his closest rival - Steve Kinser.

Quote Log...

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

"I wish we could've run over at East Alabama. It was a really nice track, but when it rains there's not much you can do - no matter how nice the track is.

"The weather held out for us Saturday night at the Short Track. We were the 55th car to qualify and I spun out on the first lap trying to be a hero and get quick time. After I spun out, I came back and got one more lap, and I just wanted to make sure we got a good, solid run. We ended up 11th, and low and behold they drew an 'eight' to invert and we made it on the front row of the dash. We won the dash, won the "A" Main, and I got to take a lot of frustration out from the IROC race. I felt a lot better after running terrible in the IROC race. Those IROC guys worked their tails off to make all the cars equal, and when you have a driver who knocks the valance off on the first lap - like I did - you end up not running too well.

"I'm looking forward to going home this week. That's a good benefit of living out in Missouri, although it was 20 degrees there earlier this week. So, we're going to have to hope it warms up a little bit.

"We're very proud of Paul Kistler building us our Mopar engines. We've run three nights now without any troubles. He's been working really hard along with all the guys at the shop."

Team Owner Tony Stewart on why he became a car owner in the World of Outlaws series:

"Mainly just to help my friend Danny Lasoski. I've been in the same position he's been in as a driver, as far as at the end of the year having your helmet in one hand, your seat in the other and wondering who you were going to be driving for the next year. He's got a wife and two kids and a new house and a new race shop. We're just trying to help him a little bit financially and give him the opportunity to save some money for the future and put his kids through college. At the same time, he has the security of not having to worry about who he's going to drive for at the end of the year. He knows that as long as we're together and as long as he wants to do this, he'll always have a ride. He'll never have to worry about losing his ride and having to go look for a new job at the end of the season."

Nuts and Bolts...

Lasoski finished 10th in the IROC race held April 5 at Talladega 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

-tsm-

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tony Stewart , Kevin Harvick , Kurt Busch , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Sam Hornis