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Lasoski edges out Larson at Knoxville

KNOXVILLE — The all-time winning driver in the history of Knoxville Raceway proved why that is in Thursday night’s Arnold MotorSupply 360 Knoxville Nationals opener as Danny Lasoski piloted the Parker Burch No.1m to victory.

Edging out Kyle Larson by less than a half car length after trading the lead four times over the course of the final lap.

Lasoski gave credit to Larson in victory lane, “There’s a reason he got the nickname “Yung Money”. The kid did a great job for not being here as much as he has to race me clean. He didn’t give an inch, I didn’t give an inch but I hope the fans all enjoyed that because that was one hell of race.”

Going the distance under non-stop green flag laps, slower traffic played into the fight for the lead, with the pair also trading the point on Lap 14.

“When you’re lapping cars, you just go where they’re not and you don’t know where the second place guy is,” said Lasoski. “I couldn’t thank Mark Burch and all these guys on this car. Phil Durst and Brian Durst, these guys help us on this car and we get to race very little in a 360 and it sure is a pleasure to race this car.”

The Dover, Mo. veteran crossed a slim 0.126 second ahead of Kyle Larson with Wayne Johnson charging from eighth to complete the podium and position the two time Arnold Motor Supply 360 KnoxvilleNational winning No. 77x atop the night’s point standing — 10 markers off a perfect score at 490 points.

Brad Sweet crossed fourth with LeeGrosz completing the top five. Jonathan Cornell earned sixth after a nearly half race battle with Davey Heskin and Jason Johnson. Heskin crossed in seventh and Johnson eighth. Randy Hannagan grabbed ninth with Jon Agan advancing a pair of spots to complete the top 10.

The 23rd running of the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals continues tonight with Hot Laps getting under way at 6:45 p.m. (CDT).

360 Results Time Trials

(Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 77x, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (9),16.561; 2. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA(3), 16.574; 3. 49K, Brad Sweet, GrassValley, CA (10), 16.622; 4. o5, BradLoyet, Sunset Hills, MO (1), 16.637; 5.7K, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (29), 16.669; 6. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (12), 16.698; 7. 5J, Jamie

Ball, Knoxville, IA (8),16.701; 8. 45x, Johnny Herrera,Albuquerque, NM (5), 16.702; 9. 51,David Hall, Des Moines, IA (7), 16.780; 10. 1m, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (18), 16.803; 11. 68, Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, IA(6), 16.804; 12. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood,ND (36), 16.842; 13. 1K, Kyle Larson,Elk Grove, CA (35), 16.865; 14. 48D,Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (17), 16.925; 15. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (26), 16.932; 16. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (16),16.936; 17. 09, Matt Juhl, Estherville,IA (39), 16.973; 18. 49, Shawn Dancer,Delphos, OH (21), 16.978; 19. 7, DarrenLong, Elida, OH (14), 16.994; 20. 22H,Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (42), 16.994; 21. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.001; 22. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (30),17.027; 23. 95, Matt Covington,Glenpool, OK (32), 17.060; 24. 2m, MattMoro, Polk City, IA (37), 17.064; 25.11, Roger Crockett, Medford, OR (45), 17.076; 26. 98J, JD Johnson, Wichita, KS (44), 17.108; 27. 6, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (22), 17.110; 28. 2L, Logan Forler, Lake Havasu City, AZ(13), 17.111; 29. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips,Pleasantville, IA (23), 17.118; 30. 93,Dustin Morgan, Tulsa, OK (40), 17.183; 31. 10V, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 17.191; 32. 2J, Zach Blurton, Great Bend, KS (41),17.197; 33. 90, Randi Miller, RapidCity, SD (27), 17.213; 34. 18, RyanRoberts, Aurora, NE (25), 17.229; 35.2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (15), 17.232; 36. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (31), 17.269; 37. 2, Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (24),17.294; 38. 1J, Danny Jennings, Norman,OK (38), 17.304; 39. 2MF, Brad Foster,Melbourne, VIC, Aust. (2), 17.311; 40.4x, Shawn Petersen, Irving, TX (19), 17.320; 41. 4c, Tim Crawley, Benton, AR (47), 17.397; 42. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (34),17.430; 43. 93L, Derrik Lusk, Jackson,MN (48), 17.489; 44. 17w, Cole Wood,Auburn, CA (28), 17.537; 45. 9m, RickyMontgomery, Lakewood, CO (43), 17.616; 46. 39x, Alan Ambers, Knoxville, IA (46), 18.099; 47. 41P, Jeff Carlson, Wayne, NE (4),18.792; 48. 71B, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA(33), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 laps, 2:17.3: 1. Jon Agan (2); 2. Davey Heskin(3); 3. Wayne Johnson (6); 4. JD Johnson (1) / 5. Joe Beaver (5); 6. Mike Houseman Jr. (4); 7. Alan Ambers (10); 8. Carson McCarl (7) / 9. Tim Crawley(9); 10. Chris Martin (8)

Heat two (started), 8 laps, 2:19.6: 1. Randy Martin (2); 2. TimShaffer (1); 3. Jason Johnson (6); 4. Lee Grosz (4) / 5. Brady Bacon (9); 6. Matt Juhl (3); 7. Jamie Ball (5); 8. Zach Blurton (7) / 9. Casey Friedrichsen(8); 10. Jeff Carlson (10)

Heat three(started), 8 laps, 2:20.1: 1. Kyle Larson (4); 2. Brad Sweet (6); 3. Logan Forler(1); 4. Matt Covington (2) / 5. JohnnyHerrera (5); 6. Shawn Dancer (3); 7. Derrik Lusk (9); 8. Randi Miller (7) / 9. Danny Jennings (8)DNS – Robert BellHeat four(started), 8 laps, 2:20.7: 1. Tasker Phillips (1); 2. Matt Moro (2); 3. Brad Loyet (6); 4. Danny Dietrich (4) / 5. Darren Long(3); 6. David Hall (5); 7. Ryan Roberts (7); 8. Cole Wood (9) / 9. Brad Foster (8)

Heat five(started), 8 laps, NT: 1. Roger Crockett (2); 2. Jonathan Cornell (4); 3. Randy Hannagan (3); 4. Danny Lasoski (5) / 5. Dustin Selvage(6); 6. Dustin Morgan (1); 7. Ricky Montgomery (9); 8. Shawn Petersen (8) / 9. Kevin Ingle (7)

C main (started), 5 laps, NT: 1. Danny Jennings (4); 2. ChrisMartin (2); 3. Tim Crawley (6); 4. Casey Friedrichsen (3) / 5. Jeff Carlson(7); 6. Brad Foster (5) DNS – KevinIngle, Robert Bell

B main (started), 12 laps, NT: 1. Dustin Selvage (1); 2. JoeBeaver (2); 3. Johnny Herrera (4); 4. David Hall (5) / 5. Jamie Ball (3); 6. Mike Houseman Jr. (6); 7. Dustin Morgan (10); 8. Brady Bacon (16); 9. Shawn Dancer (8); 10. Derrik Lusk (17); 11. Cole Wood (18); 12. Matt Juhl (7); 13. Randi Miller (13); 14. Tim Crawley (23); 15. Zach Blurton (12); 16. Ryan Roberts (14); 17. Danny Jennings (21); 18. Chris Martin (22); 19. Casey Friedrichsen (24); 20. Shawn Petersen (15); 21. Darren Long (9); 22. Ricky Montgomery (19); 23. Carson McCarl (11); 24. Alan Ambers (20)

A main (started), 20 laps, 6:36.7: 1. Danny Lasoski (4); 2. KyleLarson (2); 3. Wayne Johnson (8); 4. Brad Sweet (6); 5. Lee Grosz (3); 6. Jonathan Cornell (9); 7. Davey Heskin (10); 8. Jason Johnson (7); 9. Randy Hannagan (11); 10. Jon Agan (12); 11. Matt Covington (14); 12. Brad Loyet (5) 13. Danny Dietrich(1); 14. Roger Crockett (16); 15. Tasker Phillips (20); 16. Dustin Selvage (21); 17. Johnny Herrera (23); 18. Joe Beaver (22); 19. Matt Moro (15); 20. Logan Forler (19); 21. David Hall (24); 22. Randy Martin (13); 23. JD Johnson (17); 24. Tim Shaffer (18). Lap Leader:Lasoski 1-20. Hard-charger: Herrera.

Point Standings After Thursday Night

77x, Wayne Johnson 490

49, Brad Sweet 48741, Jason Johnson 478

1K, Kyle Larson 474

1m, Danny Lasoski 473

o5, Brad Loyet 4664J, Lee Grosz 46128, Jonathan Cornell 459

56, Davey Heskin 455

7K, Dustin Selvage 450

53, Joe Beaver 444

4, Jon Agan 44245x, Johnny Herrera 442

48D, Danny Dietrich 441

22H, Randy Hannagan 440

51, David Hall 42995, Matt Covington 42711, Roger Crockett 426

7TAZ, Tasker Phillips 416

14, Randy Martin 4162m, Matt Moro 4155J, Jamie Ball 41268, Mike Houseman Jr. 405

2L, Logan Forler 4026, Tim Shaffer 39998J, JD Johnson 39749, Shawn Dancer 38509, Matt Juhl 38193, Dustin Morgan 3657, Darren Long 36299, Brady Bacon 34290, Randi Miller 3412J, Zach Blurton 33918, Ryan Roberts 33698L, Derrik Lusk 33010V, Carson McCarl 325

17w, Cole Wood 3234c, Tim Crawley 3201J, Danny Jennings 32044, Chris Martin 3192, Casey Friedrichsen 318

4x, Shawn Peterson 313

9m, Ricky Montgomery 302

39x, Alan Ambers 2962K, Kevin Ingle 2962MF, Brad Foster 29041P, Jeff Carlson 27371B, Robert Bell 265

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