Nashville: David Starr preview

Heading to the land of the Grand Ole Opry and the running of Round 15 of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at Nashville Superspeedway, Saturday, August 14, David Starr and the entire Spears Motorsports team are ready to turn things back in their...

Heading to the land of the Grand Ole Opry and the running of Round 15 of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at Nashville Superspeedway, Saturday, August 14, David Starr and the entire Spears Motorsports team are ready to turn things back in their favor.

"This should be a good race for us," says Starr, pilot of the No. 75 Spears Chevy "We took a fourth last year. Hopefully, this time out will be even better. We have all the necessary ingredients. We will be running a brand new Spears Chevy and feel that it will hold us in good stead."

The last two races have not yielded the results that Starr and the Spears Motorsports crew have been looking for and that doesn't sit well with Starr. "It seems one week we take a big step forward," he says, "and then the next week, bad luck rears its ugly head, and we go backward. It has been really frustrating lately. I am always extremely positive, but I do think we have definitely had our share of bad luck. It is time for things to go our way. We know we have one of the best teams out there, an incredible sponsor and excellent factory backing from Chevrolet. We just need the tide to turn."

This race will mark the third time Starr has competed at Nashville Superspeedway. "It is a terrific track," he says. "In fact, Nashville is a great town and the people are super friendly...a fact attested to by Travel and Leisure Magazine, who recently named Nashville America's most friendly city. Country and Western music is my favorite and I really like being here. Running well requires a good handling truck and good horsepower and our new Spears Chevy should deliver both.

Highly respected and liked throughout the industry, Starr has been running with Spears Motorsports since 2002. "This is without a doubt one of the best series in all of motorsports today," says Starr. "The competition is extremely tough and at any given race there are a number of drivers who can take the Checkered. In fact, in 14 races, there have been nine different winners and that says a lot. We took the win a Gateway and now we're looking for our second. Nashville would be perfect and we will definitely be doing our best to get to the very front on Saturday, August 14.

Qualifying for the 150 Lap/200 Mile Toyota Tundra 200 will take place on Friday, August 13th beginning at 5PM (ET) with racers taking the Green Flag on Saturday, August 14 at 5PM (ET). Live Qualifying can be followed on Truckseries.com and race action can be seen on SPEED TV.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers David Starr