Richmond: David Starr preview

On to Richmond Echoing the famous Civil War battle cry, "On to Richmond", David Starr and the Spears Motorsports crew head for Richmond International Raceway and the Kroger 200, Round 17 of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series on Thursday,...

On to Richmond

Echoing the famous Civil War battle cry, "On to Richmond", David Starr and the Spears Motorsports crew head for Richmond International Raceway and the Kroger 200, Round 17 of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series on Thursday, September 9th.

"Richmond is a fun place to race," says Starr.  "It has a great design and it is multi-grooved which lets you run both high and low.  Our Spears Chevy has been strong for the last two years, however, due to various problems beyond our control, we haven't been able to finish where we wanted.  We're definitely looking for better results this time out."

While Starr and the Spears Motorsports team started out slowly this season, they have been making great headway in the second half of the year.  "This whole team is really phenomenal," says Starr.  "They never give up and their hard work and dedication definitely shows.  We just keep getting better and better and it is all due to their determination to win."

Currently ranked 8th in the overall point standings, Starr gained two positions at Bristol with his 7th place finish.  "There are nine races left in this year's series and I would like to put our Spears Chevy on the Podium at each and every event, he says with a smile.  We have all the ingredients and we certainly have the momentum to get the job done.  However, I must say that there are a lot of other drivers out there with the exact same goal. This is one of the toughest series around and the competition is fierce so you have to really be on your toes.  Richmond is a one-day show for the Craftsman Trucks. This means you have to pretty much get it right the first time.  With all the help and information we get from Chevrolet, we feel we can do just that."

Running under the lights the Kroger 200 will pit drivers against each other for 150 miles of side-by-side racing.  "I really like short track racing," continues Starr.  "It is where I started and it is always thrilling for the fans.  Doing well at this track requires both strong horsepower and a good handling truck.  Knowing how important race setup is, our plan will be to put our effort into getting everything dialed for the race.  Hopefully we can nail down a good starting position and then head for the front."

Qualifying for Kroger 200 takes place on Thursday, September 9 at 2:05 PM (ET) and can be followed live on TruckSeries.com.  Racing action gets underway at 8:45 PM (ET) and will air live on SPEED TV.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers David Starr