* David Starr will make his 234th career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start in the Heluva Good! 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Overall, he has four wins, 32 top-five finishes and 110 top-ten finishes. * Starr will make his 157th ...
* David Starr will make his 234th career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start in the Heluva Good! 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Overall, he has four wins, 32 top-five finishes and 110 top-ten finishes.
* Starr will make his 157th consecutive NCWTS start at NHMS; his streak dates back to the race at Gateway in 2003.
* In eight starts at NHMS, Starr has scored two top-five finishes and five top-ten finishes. His best career finish at NHMS is third in 2003. His average start is 12.6 and his average finish is 9.8.
* This Week's Truck: Starr will pilot the same truck at NHMS that he raced last weekend at Gateway. Starr qualified 14th and finished 16th after losing three laps with a short in the electrical system.
Is it hard to keep smiling after the two weekends you've had at Iowa and Gateway? "For a lot of people it would be, but I am a very optimistic person and I try not to let those things get me down. It's been frustrating for sure, but you can't sit there and dwell on it. You have to look forward and that's what we've done. We had an awesome truck at Gateway and that's the truck we're taking to New Hampshire. We could sit there and look at it like we had a rotten weekend but we're going to look at it and say we learned a lot of things there that will help us this weekend."
What kind of racing do you expect at New Hampshire? "It's a flat one-mile track so I expect to see guys to be racing just like they would at a short track on a Saturday night. That's how we do it in the Camping World Truck Series just about every week. There are a couple of different grooves you can use so there will be a lot of side-by-side racing. With the tapered spacer plate we run that really slows your momentum off the corners so you're going to see guys charge the corner and run as hard and as deep as they can. That means you'll see guys swapping paint out there just about every lap. That's what the Truck Series is all about."
Are you doing anything different to change your luck this weekend? "Not really. I know that Jason Miller and the HT Motorsports guys are going to do everything they can to give me the best truck they can for the race. That's what we need. If we can get a good competitive truck and maintain our track position all day we'll be okay. I think we've had a couple weeks of bad luck but that's it. We're doing the same things as a team that worked for us early in the season, and we've learned a lot to make ourselves better too. We all know we're capable of running for wins and finishing up in the top five and getting back into the top five in the points. The past couple of weeks were tough but we aren't discouraged because we know what we're capable of."