Kansas: David Starr preview

Starr on Racing at Kansas Speedway: "I have always enjoyed racing at Kansas. I like the way the race track is laid out. It is fast and smooth, and the track is wide so you can race side-by-side just about anywhere. I have always run well at ...

Starr on Racing at Kansas Speedway:

"I have always enjoyed racing at Kansas. I like the way the race track is laid out. It is fast and smooth, and the track is wide so you can race side-by-side just about anywhere. I have always run well at Kansas, but the finishes may not show that because we have had some kind of mechanical problem. It's going to take a good handling truck and a lot of horsepower to win at Kansas this weekend. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is so competitive these days that those are really the keys for any race track we go to. The Red Horse Racing team is really looking forward to racing on a track with the size and speed of Kansas. We had kind of struggled at those tracks earlier this year, and crew chief Jamie Jones and the guys think that we have found some solutions that are going to help us be a contender at the 1.5-mile tracks. We're looking forward to going there, using what we have learned and hopefully conquering these fast race tracks like Kansas."

Preparing for the Kansas Heat:

"I know going into the Kansas every year that it is going to be hot. Being from Texas though, I'm pretty used to the heat. I don't really think of the heat as an issue for the drivers because we are all professionals. We didn't get to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series by not being able to handle the heat. We're all athletes, and I think we are all kind of used to it. I know the heat is tough on the fans who come out to the race though, and I just want to thank them for their support. And make sure to drink plenty of water."

Starr On His Red Horse Racing Team And The Race at Milwaukee:

Starr went to the back twice during the race at The Milwaukee Mile. Both times, he was able to pilot the No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota back through the field. The team scored an eighth-place finish. Starr talks about the race.

"Honestly, the finishing results didn't show how good we were at Milwaukee. I believe we had a top five truck. I don't know where we would have been in the top five, but coming from the back to the front twice shows just how good the Red Horse Racing Toyota was. One thing about that process last weekend -- it's good to know I had a good enough truck that we could do that, going from the back to the front. We had good pit stops all night, and the adjustments that Crew Chief Jamie Jones made on the stops were great. In this racing deal, it's not always going to work out the way you want it too, and Milwaukee was a prime example of that for us. We took advantages of the circumstances that we were given and we capitalized on them. I think this past weekend's performance was a testament to my team that you just can't ever give up. Those guys gave 110 percent to the checkered flag -- and it earned us a top 10 finish."

Notes:

* Starr will be making his 152nd career start in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series this week at Kansas.

* Starr has four career victories (Las Vegas -- 2002, St. Louis and Phoenix -- 2004, Martinsville -- 2006).

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers David Starr
Teams Red Horse Racing