Homestead: David Starr preview

DAVID STARR AND SPEARS MOTORSPORTS ARE PLANNING TO END THE SEASON ON A DEFINITE HIGH NOTE Heading for the warm sunny shores of Florida and Homestead Miami Speedway for the running of the Ford 200 on November 18, David Starr and the Spears ...

DAVID STARR AND SPEARS MOTORSPORTS ARE PLANNING TO END THE SEASON ON A DEFINITE HIGH NOTE

Heading for the warm sunny shores of Florida and Homestead Miami Speedway for the running of the Ford 200 on November 18, David Starr and the Spears Motorsports crew are planning to end this year's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season on a definite high note.

"This is our last race this season," says David Starr, "and it will definitely be an exciting one. This is the event that will decide the championship and while there can only be one champion, all of the rest of the field will be looking to score the best position possible. We have finished in third place for the last two years and this time out, we are looking to put our Spears Chevy Silverado in first place. This is how we want to end the year and precisely what we are planning to do."

Holding down 7th place in the point chase, Starr has had what some might term an up and down season. "We certainly aren't up as high in the standings as we wanted," says the Texas native. Our goal is always to be Number One, but it can't be that way all the time and you have to learn to take the good with the bad. While we have had some not so good finishes, we have some good ones and this time out, we want to lead the field to glory."

Redesigned two years ago, the Homestead Miami Speedway is a beautiful facility and heralded by competitors as a great track. "It really is super," says Starr. It is wide and multi-grooved which allows for excellent passing and action-packed racing from start to finish. You have to have a good aero package, a good handling truck and a lot of power under your hood and our Spears Chevy has all three ingredients. We tested earlier this season and when the Green Flag drops, we will be set to go."

A one day event, Craftsman Truck competitors will practice, qualify and race under the lights all in the same day. Qualifying for the 134 Lap/200 Mile Ford 200 will take place on November 18 at 5:10 PM (ET) and racers will take the Green Flag at 8:00 PM. Check out live qualifying on TruckSeries.com and if you can't be there in person, be sure and tune into SPEED TV for full race coverage.

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