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World of Outlaws #20
Week 15 Performance Profile
Danny Lasoski - 2001 World of Outlaws Champion
Where They've Been....
Fri., April 11 - Sedalia State Fair Feature at Sedalia's State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., (semi-banked 0x00bd mile oval)
Top-five: (1) Steve Kinser; (2) Danny Lasoski; (3) Craig Dollansky; (4) Tyler Walker; (5) Tim Shaffer
Danny Lasoski Finish: 2nd (146 Points Earned)
Sat., April 12 - I-55 Raceway Feature at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Mo., (high-banked 1/3rd mile oval)
Top-five: (1) Steve Kinser; (2) Craig Dollansky; (3) Danny Lasoski; (4) Donny Schatz; (5) Jeff Shepard
Danny Lasoski Finish: 3rd (144 Points Earned)
Where They're Going...
Fri., April 18 - Eldora Preliminary at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio., (high-banked 0x00bd mile oval)
The single lap record at Eldora is 12.707 seconds - held by Craig Dollansky (April 13, 2002)
Sat., April 19 - Eldora Feature at Eldora Speedway
Tues., April 22 - Powercom Park Feature at The Raceway at Powercom Park in Beaver Dam, Wis., (high-banked 1/3rd mile oval)
Lasoski on last week's races and heading into this weekend's races in Eldora:
"Steve (Kinser) may have taken the point lead but we were right there with him each night.`He was strong, that's for sure.`But to finish in the top-three on both nights when he's out there winning - that's what we needed to do.J "His record at Eldora is pretty impressive - they don't call him 'The King' for nothing - but we'll be right there too.`That's next up for us, and I know our record isn't what Steve's is, but we've proven that we can run well there.`We finished second at Kings Royal (at Eldora) to Joey Saldana last year, so we know what this J.D. Byrider/Home Depot/Mopar team is capable of.`Plus the track is plenty fast, and I like fast."
Team Owner Tony Stewart on his role with the World of Outlaws team:
"They're self-sufficient.`Obviously, while I'm on the road racing The Home Depot Chevrolet they're racing the Outlaw car.`They can run that whole team without me.`My strength comes at the end of the year, making sure that we have everything that we need for the next season, making sure that our sponsors are taken care of, and making sure that everyone involved with our organization is happy."
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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