Nashville: David Starr preview

DAVID STARR AND SPEARS MOTORSPORTS PLAN TO MAKE MUSIC AT NASHVILLE Ready to strut to his favorite country and western tune, David Starr and the Spears Motorsports crew head for Nashville Superspeedway and Round 16 of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck...

DAVID STARR AND SPEARS MOTORSPORTS PLAN TO MAKE MUSIC AT NASHVILLE

Ready to strut to his favorite country and western tune, David Starr and the Spears Motorsports crew head for Nashville Superspeedway and Round 16 of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Saturday, August 13.

"We're ready for a good round," says Starr. "We definitely didn't do as well as we wanted at Indianapolis. It's almost like we are jinxed at that track. But this is a team that never gives up and one of these days we will beat it. This weekend will mark my fourth start at Nashville and I sure enjoy racing there. The facility is outstanding and the track is extremely smooth which allows for some good passing. The surface is a little different because it is concrete rather than the usual asphalt. Just like all the tracks, you have to hit your marks each and every lap and not overdrive the corners. We took a second there last year and this time out, we plan to put our No. 75 Spears Chevy Silverado right in Victory Lane."

While David Starr has earned numerous trophies during his racing career, one that would be extremely special would be the highly coveted Nashville Guitar. "Being able to take home the Nashville guitar would be totally awesome," says the Texas resident. "Winning is always an incredible rush, but this is indeed one of the most special awards on the entire circuit and who knows winning that guitar might inspire me to learn to play."

Currently ranked 10th in this year's point's chase, the Spears team has struggled part of the season. "This "Music City USA" track has been good to us in the past," says Starr, "and I see no reason why things should be different this time out. We have enough races left in this year's series to take a sizable jump forward in the point standings and a top finish this weekend would give us a good boost forward. We are only 110 points out of the top five and that is certainly doable. Unlike Indianapolis which was a one-day event, Nashville gives us two separate practice sessions on Friday and then we qualify and race on Saturday. This makes it a lot easier on the crew and it gives them ample to really get things dialed. With their knowledge, expertise and hard work, when that Green Flag falls, we will be ready to move to the front."

Qualifying for the 150 Lap/200 Mile Toyota Tundra 200 will take place on Saturday, August 13 beginning at Noon (ET) with racers taking the Green Flag at 5PM (ET). Live qualifying can be followed on TruckSeries.com and race action can be seen live on SPEED .

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Series NASCAR Truck
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