Phoenix: David Starr preview

Starr on Racing at Phoenix International Raceway: "I have always loved racing at Phoenix, but it hasn't been one of the best tracks for me finish wise. We were able to win there a couple of years ago, which is by far my best finish. In fact, I...

Starr on Racing at Phoenix International Raceway:

"I have always loved racing at Phoenix, but it hasn't been one of the best tracks for me finish wise. We were able to win there a couple of years ago, which is by far my best finish. In fact, I think I only have one other top 10. Even though it hasn't been one of the best tracks for me, when you get a win at the race track, I guess that it makes it one of your favorites.

"Although I don't have a lot of solid finishes at Phoenix, I think it's a great track for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. It's a flat track that really lends itself to side-by-side racing. It's also a big enough track where you can try out different lines, which allows you to pass almost anywhere. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is so competitive and has so many great drivers and teams that when you get on a track that lends itself to this kind of side-by-side racing each and every lap, the fans are going to get a great show. And I expect the fans at Phoenix this weekend will see some exciting racing."

A Look Back At Starr's Phoenix Win:

Starr won at Phoenix in 2004. After starting fifth, Starr took the lead when Ted Musgrave cut down a tire. Starr led the final 28 laps of the race and took the checkered flag by a truck length over Jack Sprague. It was Starr's first win at the one-mile track.

STARR ON HIS RED HORSE RACING TEAM AND THEIR QUEST FOR A TOP FIVE POINTS FINISH:

"With two races to go, we're 11 points out of the top five in points. A top five finish is where this Red Horse Racing Team wants to be when the checkered flag waves at Homestead, but to get that -- we still have our work cut out for us. We couldn't seem to get a handle on our truck last weekend at Texas, so we lost a little ground. But we have two races left, and we have every intention of being in the top five when all is said and done. The competition level is so great in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series that getting into the top five won't be an easy task. There are a lot of teams fighting to get in the top five, and they are all going to do everything they can to get there -- just like this Red Horse Racing team will.

"I'm so proud of what this Red Horse Racing Team has accomplished. To be a first year team -- the first year the driver has been with this team and this manufacturer -- I couldn't be more proud of what we have done. We have a win and several top-fives and top-10s. But we're like everybody out there on that race track, and we want more before the season is over. We'd like to get in Victory Lane again. We'd like to go out with two more top fives. Our goal is to run consistently these next two races and to hopefully finish this season with some momentum. We know we're not going to win the championship, but we want to be in the top five. We're not going to be points racing, though. We want to be in the top five, but we are still trying to win races."

Notes:

* Starr will be making his 164th career start in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series this week at Phoenix.

-credit: rhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers David Starr , Ted Musgrave , Jack Sprague
Teams Red Horse Racing