Atlanta: David Starr preview

Career At The Atlanta Motor Speedway: David Starr will be competing for the fifth time in his career at the Atlanta Motor Speedway when he takes the green flag for the John Deere 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race Friday, March 17th in the...

Career At The Atlanta Motor Speedway:

David Starr will be competing for the fifth time in his career at the Atlanta Motor Speedway when he takes the green flag for the John Deere 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race Friday, March 17th in the No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra. Starr will be making his first appearance at the Atlanta Motor Speedway driving a Toyota Tundra. Starr has three prior starts on the 1.54 mile track in the Craftsman Truck Series with his highest finish being fifth in the spring 2005 event. Starr had one start at the track in the NASCAR Busch Series during the 2001 season.

David Starr Discusses Racing At The Atlanta Motor Speedway:

"I always look forward to going to the Atlanta Motor Speedway; it's an awesome facility. It reminds me of my home track, Texas Motor Speedway, but Atlanta seems to have a little more racing room. It has three or four grooves on the thing which makes for a fun race and adds to the excitement for the fans. These trucks put on one heck of a show at Atlanta and this race always produces one of the closest finishes of the season."

"I'm really looking forward to bringing home a good finish in the No. 11 Red Horse Racing Tundra for Jamie Jones, my crew chief, and all the guys -- they've worked hard on this truck and we continue to grow together as we get these first few races under our belts."

Starr To Receive Sportsmanship Award From The Texas Motor Sports Hall of Fame:

David Starr will receive a sportsmanship award from the Texas Motor Sport Hall of Fame on April 5th during the annual Hall of Fame Gala. Recipients are determined by a panel of motorsports media from throughout Texas, including representatives from print and broadcast outlets in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.

"I am so honored to be chosen to receive this award," stated Starr. I never dreamed that I would be chosen to receive this highly coveted award. To have my name immortalized in the Texas Motor Sports Hall of Fame is incredibly prestigious and exciting. I will treasure it for the rest of my life."

Red Horse Racing Plays Host To Urban Youth Racing School Student:

David Starr and his Red Horse Racing team will play host to Nkosi Harmon this week in the race shop and at the track in Atlanta as part of the Sears Craftsman Internship program. Nkosi, 17 years old, is part of the Urban Youth Racing School (UYRS) which is a non-profit organization committed to the education, training and preparation of today's urban youths through exposure to the automotive and motorsports industry. Nkosi, who is from Philadelphia, will spend the week behind the scenes in the Red Horse Racing shop. On Thursday, Nkosi will head to the track in Atlanta to continue his work with the team. He plans to use his education and experiences with Red Horse Racing this week to find a position in the motorsports arena as either a driver, technician, pit crew member or on the management side. Nkosi will learn a lot this week under the leadership of Red Horse Racing crew chief Jamie Jones and the rest of the crew on the No. 11 Toyota.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers David Starr
Teams Red Horse Racing