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Starr on Racing at his home track, Texas Motor Speedway: "For years, I have been trying to win at my home track and I have been so close so many times. But the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is just so competitive that it isn't easy to win. There...

Starr on Racing at his home track, Texas Motor Speedway:

"For years, I have been trying to win at my home track and I have been so close so many times. But the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is just so competitive that it isn't easy to win. There are probably 25 trucks that can on every given weekend and that just shows how tough this Series is. If I could ever win at Texas it would be really special and really big for my career. I have a lot of friends and of course my family is there. And the people who are really responsible for me being where I am today are from Texas. So winning there would be special for me, but it would also be something very special for them."

Career at Texas Motor Speedway:

Starr has 15 career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway. He has started on the outside pole four times. He has six top-five and eight top-10 finishes.

Starr On How He Approaches Going To His Home Track:

"It is difficult to go to Texas because I have so many people pulling me in so many directions. I have all the family and friends there. I have media obligations and other commitments. It is all great stuff for me, and I love racing at Texas, but it does make it a difficult weekend. But I am going to go to Texas this weekend and think of it as I am there to do a job. I'm fortunate to be driving for Red Horse Racing and this No. 11 Toyota Tundra. I have to take care of No. 1 - and that's to try and win as many times as I can in this No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota. There are a lot of distractions there for me in Texas, but I have to do my job. And my job is to race. This weekend, Texas is just another race for me. Week in and week out in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is tough, and I would love to win anywhere."

Starr On Whether This Weekend Could Be His Best Chance To Win At Home:

"I feel strongly that each race track we go to that Red Horse Racing is going to be a contender every week. We're going to do what we know how to do this week. I would love to win at Texas, but if not, I'll still have a big smile on my face and head on to Michigan. What we have accomplished in just eight races is incredible. We are fifth in points right now and we have already won one race (Martinsville Speedway). If it all ended tomorrow, I could live the rest of my life with no regrets. But a win at Texas would be very special and one of the biggest highlights of my career."

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Series NASCAR Truck
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