Scott Lagasse Jr.

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Scott Lagasse Jr.
Scott Lagasse Jr.jpg
Lagasse in 2012
Born (1981-01-31) January 31, 1981 (age 37)
St. Augustine, Florida
Achievements 1999 Top Gun Challenge Championship[1]
2001 Late Model Series Champion[1]
Awards 2000 Late Model Asphalt Rookie of the Year[1]
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
68 races run over 10 years
2017 position 34th
Best finish 21st (2009)
First race 2005 Bashas' Supermarkets 200 (Phoenix)
Last race 2017 Ford EcoBoost 300 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 6 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
29 races run over 7 years
Truck no., team No. 20 (Young's Motorsports)
No. 30 (On Point Motorsports)
2017 position 81st
Best finish 37th (2006)
First race 2006 Racetickets.com 200 (Fontana)
Last race 2018 UNOH 200 (Bristol)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 5 0
Statistics current as of August 16, 2018.

Scott Lagasse Jr. (/ˈlæɡəs/; born January 31, 1981)[2] is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado for Young's Motorsports and the No. 30 Toyota Tundra for On Point Motorsports. He is the son of former sports car and NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse Sr.

He is the owner of Scott Lagasse Racing (TeamSLR), which is located in St. Augustine, Florida. TeamSLR currently operates a Trans Am Road Race program, dirt late model race team, show car program and a NASCAR team.[citation needed] The team is currently building a new headquarters in St. Augustine.[3]

Racing career

Lagasse Jr. is a former member of Chip Ganassi Racing's driver development program. He has also driven in a total of 14 ARCA (Auto Racing Club of America) races in 2006, 2007, 2008 for Cunningham Motorsports and Venturini Motorsports, winning twice – Kansas and Chicagoland Speedway. In 2003 and 2004, besides graduating from college with honors, he was racing dirt cars and competed on a limited schedule in the ASA National Touring Series. In just 12 starts Lagasse racked up 8 Top 10, 5 Top 5 and a win at Kentucky Speedway. From 1998 through 2002 he won over 25 races on dirt and asphalt in Modifieds, Sportsman and Late Models.

Lagasse made his Busch Series debut at the Phoenix International Raceway in 2005. He started 33rd while driving the No. 40 Dodge for FitzBradshaw Racing and he finished 40th after he was involved in a crash on the 81st of 200 laps. His best starting position in a part-time season was 18th at the Dover International Speedway, and his best finish was 22nd at the Milwaukee Mile. Lagasse originally was signed by Ganassi for the 2006 Busch Series season, and Dodge wanted to keep him in their camp so it moved him to a third Truck team at Bobby Hamilton Racing after Ganassi failed to secure sponsorship. He appeared in 10 races in 2006 for Hamilton, with a season-best 18th-place finish at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

In 2007 he made two Busch Series starts in the No. 41 Juicy Fruit Dodge for Chip Ganassi Racing, and he drove the No. 16 Truck for Xpress Motorsports at Dover, finishing 21st.

Lagasse drove the No. 20 Ford for JTG Racing in the first eight races of the 2008 Truck Series season; the No. 11 Toyota for 21 Nationwide Series races with CJM Racing in 2009, where he posted three top-10 finishes; and the No. 43 Nationwide Ford for 14 races for Baker Curb Racing in 2010, with a season-best eighth-place finish at Phoenix.

He drove his own SLR Chevrolets in 2012 and 2013, concentrating on both Nationwide Series races at the Daytona International Speedway and the season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, before making two Nationwide starts in 2014 and 2015.

In 2017, Lagasse joined JGL Racing's No. 24 car at Daytona[4] and will also drive the No. 24 truck for GMS Racing in replacement of an ineligible Justin Haley.

Lagasse in the Childress #3 car at Road America in 2017

In 2017, Lagasse was announced as the second part-time driver of the Richard Childress Racing's #3 Xfinity team, splitting the ride with Ty Dillon.

Cancer survivor

In 2015, Lagasse had surgery for colon cancer. He used a bond with fellow-cancer patient Reece King, who fought a rare form of leukemia for three years. Both celebrated their remission by sharing the stage during driver introductions before the 2016 Subway Firecracker 250 Xfinity Series race at the Daytona International Speedway. Lagasse since has forged a relationship with Stand Up to Cancer.[5]

Personal life

Lagasse Jr. was born on January 31, 1981 in St. Augustine, Florida.[6] He attended St. Joseph Academy Catholic High School.[7] As a student, Lagasse Jr. played basketball before graduating with a Florida academic scholarship.[7] Afterward, he proceeded to pursue an associate's degree in at the University of Central Florida, while competing in local off-road and asphalt races on weekends.[7] He continued his education at Flagler College, where he pursued a bachelor's degree in Business Administration.[8][9] Lagasse Jr. graduated with honors from Flagler College in 2004, despite competing in the American Speed Association (ASA) National Touring Series.[7][9]

Lagasse Jr. is a spokesperson for Florida Department of Transportation's 'Alert Today Florida' campaign, which raises awareness about pedestrian and bicyclist safety.[10] In 2015, he established a 60-mile (97 km) charity bike event at Daytona International Speedway.[10] The event, called Champions Ride for Bicycle Safety, attracts professional bicyclists, NASCAR drivers, and triathletes to support the 'Alert Today Florida' campaign.[10] He is married to his wife Kelley, and has one daughter, who was born in 2015.

Motorsports career results

NASCAR

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Xfinity Series

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NXSC Pts
2005 FitzBradshaw Racing 40 Dodge DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL NSH BRI TEX PHO
40
TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV
42
NSH KEN MLW
22
DAY CHI NHA
40
PPR
28
GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 81st 299
2007 Chip Ganassi Racing 41 Dodge DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW
35
NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP
34
CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 123rd 119
2008 CJM Racing 11 Chevy DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO MXC TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV
31
KAN
20
CLT
13
MEM
24
TEX
25
PHO
20
HOM
37
59th 631
2009 Toyota DAY
43
CAL
12
LVS
9
BRI
13
TEX
16
NSH
10
PHO
32
TAL
8
RCH
17
DAR
22
CLT
32
DOV
27
NSH
11
KEN
13
MLW
16
NHA
16
DAY
18
CHI
20
GTY
33
IRP
37
IOW
9
GLN MCH 21st 2194
Smith-Ganassi Racing 42 Dodge BRI
DNQ
CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM
2010 Baker Curb Racing 43 Ford DAY
32
CAL
15
LVS
17
BRI
13
NSH
21
PHO
8
TEX
24
TAL
21
RCH
34
DAR
36
DOV
19
CLT
30
NSH
33
KEN
16
ROA NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT GTY TEX PHO HOM 37th 1328
2012 Team SLR 8 Chevy DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR IOW CLT DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN
26
DOV CLT KAN
24
TEX PHO HOM
20
56th 62
2013 DAY
39
PHO LVS
20
BRI CAL TEX RCH
21
TAL DAR CLT DOV IOW MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM 57th 52
2014 RAB Racing 29 Toyota DAY
26
PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX DAR RCH TAL IOW CLT DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY
31
NHA CHI IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM 61st 31
2015 TriStar Motorsports 19 Toyota DAY
DNQ
74th 14
10 DAY
37
ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL IOW CLT DOV MCH CHI
NTS Motorsports 15 Chevy DAY
37
KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM
2016 RSS Racing 93 Chevy DAY
29
ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW 57th 28
Rick Ware Racing 25 Ford DAY
25
KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM
2017 JGL Racing 24 Toyota DAY
6
ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL
34
CLT DOV POC MCH 34th 117
Richard Childress Racing 3 Chevy IOW
32
MOH
22
BRI ROA
23
DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM
21
JGL Racing 26 Toyota DAY
14
KEN NHA IND IOW GLN

Camping World Truck Series

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCWTC Pts
2006 Bobby Hamilton Racing 04 Dodge DAY CAL
30
ATL
31
MAR GTY
21
CLT
32
MFD
20
DOV
35
TEX
29
MCH MLW KAN KEN MEM
26
IRP NSH BRI NHA LVS TAL
34
MAR ATL
18
TEX PHO HOM 37th 741
2007 Xpress Motorsports 16 Ford DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT MFD DOV
21
TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI GTW NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 90th 100
2008 JTG Racing 20 Ford DAY
26
CAL
19
ATL
29
MAR
23
KAN
30
CLT
27
MFD
33
DOV
26
TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI GTW NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 38th 665
2015 NTS Motorsports 20 Chevy DAY
3
ATL MAR 89th 01
31 KAN
8
CLT
12
DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO
0 HOM
15
2016 14 DAY
9
ATL MAR KAN DOV CLT TEX IOW GTW KEN ELD POC BRI MCH MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO 88th 01
Young's Motorsports 02 Chevy HOM
22
2017 GMS Racing 24 Chevy DAY
7
ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW 81st 01
Young's Motorsports 02 Chevy IOW
13
KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM
2018 20 DAY
5
ATL LVS MAR DOV KAN CLT TEX IOW GTW CHI KEN ELD POC MCH -* 0*1
On Point Motorsports 30 Toyota BRI
31
MSP LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Racing Series

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Racing Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ARSC Pts
2006 Cunningham Motorsports 4 Dodge DAY
29
NSH SLM WIN KEN
34
TOL
19
POC MCH
9
KAN
26*
KEN
11
BLN POC GTW NSH
6
MCH
12
ISF MIL TOL DSF CHI
3
SLM TAL IOW 32nd 1370
2007 DAY
8
USA KAN
1*
WIN KEN
4
TOL IOW POC MCH BLN KEN POC NSH ISF MIL GTW DSF CHI SLM TAL TOL 43rd 780
Mark Gibson Racing 13 Dodge NSH
4
SLM
2008 Venturini Motorsports 25 Chevy DAY SLM IOW KAN CAR KEN TOL POC MCH CAY KEN BLN POC NSH ISF DSF CHI
1
SLM NJE TAL TOL 82nd 240
2011 Venturini Motorsports 25 Toyota DAY TAL
8
SLM TOL NJE CHI POC MCH WIN BLN IOW IRP POC ISF MAD DSF SLM 66th 345
20 Chevy KAN
15
TOL
2013 Cunningham Motorsports 22 Dodge DAY MOB SLM TAL TOL ELK POC MCH ROA WIN CHI NJE POC BLN ISF MAD DSF IOW SLM KEN KAN
27
73rd 350

References

  1. ^ a b c http://www.teamslr.com/our-legacy/
  2. ^ Scott Lagasse Jr. Career Statistics
  3. ^ "St. Augustine planning board approves Lagasse racing headquarters on San Marco". The St. Augustine Record. October 7, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Scott Lagasse Jr. to Pilot No. 24 Toyota in Daytona for JGL Racing". JGL Racing. February 10, 2017. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  5. ^ Coble, Don (July 7, 2016). "St. Augustine NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse finds inspiration from young cancer survivor". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved May 4, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Scott Lagasse Jr". NASCAR.com. Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Driver Scott Lagasse, Jr". Scouting.org. Boy Scouts of America. Archived from the original on May 13, 2016. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  8. ^ Coble, Don (September 20, 2012). "St. Augustine's Lagasse Jr. ready for return to NASCAR". The St. Augustine Record. St. Augustine, FL. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  9. ^ a b "Racing Bio". ScottLagasse.com. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  10. ^ a b c "Scott Lagasse, Jr. & FDOT Bike Up For "Alert Today Florida"". West Orlando News. February 18, 2016. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  • Scott Lagasse Jr. to race for Boy Scouts

External links

  • Official website
  • Scott Lagasse Jr. driver statistics at Racing-Reference
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