Bristol: David Starr preview

DAVID STARR AND SPEARS MOTORSPORTS EAGER TO TAKE BRISTOL BY STORM Eager to take Bristol by store, David Starr and Spears Motorsports are set to thunder their way to victory at Round 17 of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Wednesday, August 24...

DAVID STARR AND SPEARS MOTORSPORTS EAGER TO TAKE BRISTOL BY STORM

Eager to take Bristol by store, David Starr and Spears Motorsports are set to thunder their way to victory at Round 17 of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Wednesday, August 24 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

"I love racing at Bristol," says Starr with obvious enthusiasm. "It is an incredible track. You feel almost like you are competing in a domed stadium. The fans can see everything and the action is unbelievably intense. It has always been one of the most popular events on the circuit and we are glad we can be part of it."

Making his fourth start at this historic 0.533-mile concrete track, Starr is geared up for a top finish. "We have had good runs here previously," he explains, "but something has always kept us from landing in Victory Lane. We know our Spears Chevy Silverado is up to the task, so all we need is a little help from Lady Luck and we will be able to turn the tide our way."

Currently holding down 10th place, Starr and the entire Spears Motorsports crew are more determined than ever to move up. "We are just 138 points out of 5th place," says the popular Texas native. "A win would definitely further our cause. We had a disappointing run at our last event in Nashville, but it only served to make our team even more intent. This is a championship caliber team and Dave McCarty, my crew chief, and everyone else on the crew only have one goal in mind and that is to win races."

A one-day event, the O'Reilly 200 requires teams to practice, qualify and then race on the same day. "You definitely have to be really prepared for these type of races," says Starr. "And, your crew needs to be extremely together and capable of working like a well-oiled machine. The Spears crew is tops and their ability is definitely an advantage for us. Doing well at Bristol requires both a good crew and a truck that turns in the center and has good forward bite. We have both those things and plan to show the Bristol fans just how good our team and our Chevy Silverado are."

Qualifying for the O'Reilly 200 takes place on Wednesday at 5:30 PM ET and race action gets underway at 9:15 PM ET. Check out TruckSeries.com for live qualifying and if you won't be at the race, you can watch all the action live on SPEED TV.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers David Starr