Tag: Danny Lasoski

Checkered Past

Checkered Past: California Migrants

“All he does is catch touchdowns.” That was coach Buddy Ryan’s sarcastic dismissal of Cris Carter before Carter starred for someone else. Well, all that Kyle Larson does is catch checkered flags. Whether his demoralized pursuers are scattered across asphalt or dirt, oval or road course pressing eight cylinders or four does not matter one

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Open Red Podcast

OPEN RED EPISODE 235 – Danny Lasoski

This week on Open Red, Nick and Rob are joined by four-time Knoxville Nationals champion Danny Lasoski! "The Dude" talks about what it was like winning the Nationals and what it would mean to win the Nationals as the crew chief for his nephew, Brian Brown. All that and much more on Open Red, the
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Checkered Past

Checkered Past: Outlaw Owner

The World of Outlaws has long served the bold. It needs drivers bold enough to aim at concrete walls without lifting. It requires mechanics willing to sacrifice time with family to barnstorm car washes and truck stops. And promoters bold enough to challenge Mother Nature every weekend. Then there are car owners, the sport’s most

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Checkered Past

CHECKERED PAST: April Fools’ Night

April Fools’ Day is no holiday. No child is excused from school. No mail carriers hit the golf course. Auto racing does not circle the date as part of a three-day weekend. April Fools’ Day is basically a 24-hour moratorium on lying. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series has raced nine

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Checkered Past

Checkered Past: Never Forget

“Let’s never forget what happened September 11th. They’re trying to change our country but we’re not going to let them.” Two decades ago, in the rubble of the deadly airstrike on America, that quote could have been pinned on George W. Bush, U.S President for eight months by 9/11. Instead, that solemn promise came from

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Sprint Cars

TURNING 50: Sprint Cars Continue Key Role In DIRTcar Nationals History

While Sprint Cars didn’t grace Volusia Speedway Park until 1981, they had a key role in the growth of the Florida track and a strong presence during the 50 years of the DIRTcar Nationals. The speedway started life as a sandy quarter-mile track in Barberville, FL, before Benny Corbin, a Sprint Car driver with a

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Checkered Past

CHECKERED PAST: Crockett and The Dude

The World of Outlaws was only four months old when it first visited the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia. On that summer evening in 1978 “The Buckeye Traveler” Rick Ferkel toted Two Grand back to Bowling Green, Ohio. During its second season, the World of Outlaws did not race in Missouri at all. It was

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Sprint Cars

GIVING DUDE: Danny Lasoski turning years of experience into mentorship role

Tony Stewart was a big influence on Danny Lasoski. The three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion helped Lasoski throughout his career and helped him claim a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship. That gratitude inspired Lasoski. The 2001 Series champion and 122-time Series winner knew when he retired from Sprint Car racing

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