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DAVID STARR AND SPEARS MOTORSPORTS PRIMED FOR A GOOD RUN AT IRP Filled with renewed determination and motivation, David Starr and the Spears Motorsports crew are primed for a good run when Round 15 of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series thunders...

DAVID STARR AND SPEARS MOTORSPORTS PRIMED FOR A GOOD RUN AT IRP

Filled with renewed determination and motivation, David Starr and the Spears Motorsports crew are primed for a good run when Round 15 of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series thunders into action, Friday, August 5 at Indianapolis Raceway Park.

"Our 5th place finish at Memphis the week before last was definitely a shot in the arm," says Starr. "Dave McCarty and everyone on the team had been working overtime to get us out of our slump and it sure looks like they did it. It was just what we needed and now we are all rearing to go. I'm excited and can't wait to put our Spears Chevy Silverado in Victory Lane where it belongs."

One of the most liked and most respected drivers on the Craftsman circuit, Starr has struggled at IRP in the past with his best finish being an 11th place in 2003. "This is one of the most exciting and challenging tracks on the circuit," says the Texas native. "Setup is the all important key. You have to have a truck that cuts good in the center and has good forward bite. With all the progress we have made, this could just be our year to do well at this track. It is a one-day show, so you definitely need to have your act together and that is what Spears Motorsports is all about. We have one of the very best crews in all of motorsports and if they have their way, we will be sitting right in Winner's Circle at the end of the 200 laps."

Currently ranked 10th in the overall point standings, Starr is looking to begin moving up the ladder at a rapid pace. With eleven races left in the Series, there is plenty of room for him to easily get into the top 5.

"We are only 62 points out of 5th and that certainly isn't insurmountable," he explains, "especially when you consider that the winner gets 185 points, plus 5 bonus points for leading a lap. A couple of top finishes will catapult us forward and that's what we need."

Qualifying for the 200 Lap/137.2 Mile Power Stroke Diesel 200 will take place on Friday, August 5 at 6 PM ET with race action getting underway at 8:45 PM ET. Check out TruckSeries.com for live qualifying and if you're not at IRP, watch the race live on SPEED TV.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers David Starr