Martinsville: David Starr preview

David Starr No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra Starr On Racing At Martinsville: "Martinsville is a tough place to race. It's fun and exciting for the drivers and the fans -- it's really just great racing. Although my finishes may not show...

David Starr
No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra

Starr On Racing At Martinsville:

"Martinsville is a tough place to race. It's fun and exciting for the drivers and the fans -- it's really just great racing. Although my finishes may not show it, Martinsville really fits my driving style because I grew up racing on short tracks. Over the years, the teams I've been with have run well at Martinsville, but something has happened to knock us out of a good finish. And that's just how it is in short track racing. Getting to the checkered flag is tough to do because the competition is so fierce. You can be fifth when you get the white flag and cross the finish line in 20th-place. But that's why I love the short tracks like Martinsville -- it's just good tough racing like every race in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series."

Career At Martinsville Speedway:

Starr has nine career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts at the .526-mile paper-clip shaped Martinsville Speedway. This weekend will be his first start at Martinsville in the No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra. Starr's best finish at Martinsville Speedway was an eighth in 2002. He also has two ninth-place finishes to his credit (2003 and 2004).

Starr On Getting His First Top-10 With Red Horse Racing:

Starr and the No. 11 Red Horse Racing Team have been close to scoring their first top-10 in each of the season's first three races. To date, Starr has scored an 14th (Daytona), 12th (California) and 15th (Atlanta).

"This will be the first trip to Martinsville for me with the Red Horse Racing Team and in the No. 11 Toyota Tundra. We tested at Caraway last week, and it was a really good test for us. I think we learned a lot for the race. It's been a really good transition for me to start working with a new team and with crew chief Jamie Jones. We really work well together, and I'm surprised that we haven't had a top-10 finish yet. But we're going to Martinsville, and we're confident we can finally get that top-10 finish, maybe even a top five. I know that we're definitely headed in the right direction. We just keep getting better every week."

Starr On Making The Most Of His Time Off:

"It is difficult to build momentum when we have a lot of time off between races, but I've been making the most of my time I do have with the Red Horse Racing team. I've been spending time with the guys at the race shop. I get there in the mornings when they get there, and I leave after they do at night. I've been working with them in the shop, going to lunch with them and just getting to know all of them as much as I can. We've been doing everything as a team that we can to really get to know each other and to build a strong bond. But there's really no substitute for working at the track together and turning laps at the race track. Once our season really starts up, I'm confident this Red Horse Racing team will have all the momentum headed in the right direction."

-rhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers David Starr
Teams Red Horse Racing