Kentucky: David Starr preview

Hoping to gallop their way to victory, David Starr and the Spears Manufacturing crew head for the Blue Grass State and Kentucky Speedway for the running of Round 11 of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Saturday, July 10. "We are looking forward...

Hoping to gallop their way to victory, David Starr and the Spears Manufacturing crew head for the Blue Grass State and Kentucky Speedway for the running of Round 11 of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Saturday, July 10.

"We are looking forward to a good round at Kentucky," says Starr. "It seems to me that it is time for some good luck. It definitely hasn't been going our way lately and enough is enough. This race will mark my 101st start in this series and I can't think of any better way to celebrate than to finish on the Podium."

Running at Kentucky Speedway for the last four years, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series has seen four different winners. "This will be the third time I have actually raced at this track," says Starr. I competed in 2000 and finished 15th. In 2001, I didn't run. Then the following year we finished 8th and last year, this was the final event I was forced to sit out due to injuries. I like the track. It is very similar to Kansas in that it requires a good handling truck and a strong motor. While we suffered a broken fuel pump at Kansas last weekend that ended our day early, we were running up as high as 5th and we expect to do equally as well, if not better this weekend."

A tough, highly motivated competitor, losing is not something that sits well with David Starr. "As I said earlier", says Starr emphatically, "Enough is enough. We have a great crew, an unbelievable sponsor and a strong, tough Chevy truck. From this moment on it is all about winning races. We want to put our Spears Chevy in Victory Lane. It is certainly our turn and we know we have all the winning tools. I know racing require patience, but mine is beginning to wear a little thin."

Hitting the track on Friday, July 9th for qualifying at 6PM (ET), drivers will take the Green Flag on Saturday, July 10 at 8PM (ET). Running on the 1.5 mile Kentucky Speedway for 150 Laps, a full field of drivers will be doing their utmost to get to the front. Kentucky Speedway draws an incredible crowd of very enthusiastic fans," says Starr. "And that makes it all the more fun to race. I'm definitely ready for the Green Flag."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers David Starr