FORT WORTH-DALLAS (March 16, 2001) - For the past two years, Texas' David Starr has been busy trying to make his way on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. This was to be the season where he continued his progress on that circuit while testing...
FORT WORTH-DALLAS (March 16, 2001) - For the past two years, Texas' David Starr has been busy trying to make his way on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. This was to be the season where he continued his progress on that circuit while testing the waters in the NASCAR Busch Series. But, Starr may have to wait a bit before he can show his sparkle.
Recently, Starr lost his ride in the truck series, at least temporarily, when sponsorship could not be supplied for the TKO Motorsports team. Starr comes to the Jani-King 300 Busch Series race on Saturday, March 31, at Texas Motor Speedway with hopes of solidifying his future. Fellow Texan A.J. Foyt has supplied a car for Starr for the Texas Busch race. And from there, who knows?
"I have looked at those drivers who have come through the truck series and moved on to Winston Cup," Starr said. "Do I want to do that? - yes. But, I want to do it in style by earning my way there. I want to win a lot of races at the level I am at now (truck series).
"I will never be satisfied with where I am in the truck series until I win a race. I have won on dirt and asphalt tracks and proven myself there. But, I want to win races and championships at this level. The NASCAR truck series is an elite level of competition. I am satisfied that I have made it to this level*but not totally satisfied."
So, while the sponsorship search continues for his truck venture, Starr just takes one day at a time. And, that means preparing for his opportunity in a Foyt car at the Jani-King 300.
"He is the best race car drive ever," Starr said in reference to Foyt. "I can't say enough about the name. And, to say my name in the same breath as A.J. is unbelievable. To drive a car owned by him, well, what can I say? This is a dream come true for me."
And, David Starr hopes his dreams can become reality on a year-round basis in a NASCAR Busch Series car or on the Craftsman Truck Series circuit. Tickets for all RPM Week-Texas races, including the Jani-King 300 and the Sunday, April 1 Harrah's 500, are on sale seven days a week at the speedway ticket office, by calling (817) 215-8500, online at www.texasmotorspeedway.com and at all Ticketmaster locations