Published on May 30th, 2008 | by Ron Ripple14
Little Lagano’s Debut this weekend
Ok…. If you’re not sure who Lagano is… he’s NASCAR’s biggest hype since the invention of the wheel. He’s the young kid that so many claim to be the next superstar and the kid Joe Gibbs has taken under his wing since 2005. Joey Lagano has just turned 18 years old and is officially allowed to enter into a NASCAR race. So this weekend is his debut at Dover Interenational Speedway racing in the #20 GameStop Camry in the Nationwide Series owned by Joe Gibbs. Will he make history and become NASCAR’s most talked about driver? Who knows but he better do well this weekend or he’s going to let down a lot of people.
It sounds like some big shoes to fill if you ask me. I’m glad to see this little guy’s nuts finally dropped and is allowed to start racing with the big boys. This is going to be a lot of fun to watch… he’s jumping in the #20 car who has been driven by Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin, and Kyle Busch. The car is a proven winner and has won 6 out of it’s 13 starts this year. So this weekend it’s all up to Lagano to prove to the world what everyone’s been speculating.
If you want to ask me what I think is going to happen this weekend, I’d have to say… Lagano is going to have a good start, he’ll end up holding a solid top 12, then he’ll decide to start making moves on drivers to try and gain positions. He’s going to eventually over step his boundaries and make a mistake, he’ll either tap the wall or get loose and spin out. If he doesn’t spin out he’ll earn a top 12 position and get even more hype from the NASCAR community. But I think he’s going to learn a lot over the next few racers and I do think he’s got potential to make some money and win some races.
What are your predictions for Little Lagano this weekend? Is he going to live up to the HYPE he’s been getting for the last three years? Give me some details… I wanna know what you all are thinking.