Daytona: David Starr preview

David Starr discusses the tenth year of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series: "It is quite awesome to be part of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series especially with it being in its tenth year. I am really happy that Craftsman is a part of all of...

David Starr discusses the tenth year of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series:

"It is quite awesome to be part of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series especially with it being in its tenth year. I am really happy that Craftsman is a part of all of this otherwise there may not be a truck series. It has given a lot of drivers like me an opportunity to be a part of NASCAR. Putting our Chevrolet Silverado in victory lane at Daytona would be just unbelievable it is hard to describe. All the greats and all the legends have won at Daytona. We are going to go down there and give it all we've got and race to win -- it is our Superbowl and it would get us off to a great start of the season. Dave McCarty, the crew and I are going to do everything we can to win but if we can't we hope to bring home a great finish."

David Starr discusses the new gear rule:

"The gear ratio rule they have put into effect has its advantages and disadvantages - when NASCAR makes a rule change in our sport they try to make a change for the betterment of the series. As long as it is equal to everyone. At the different race tracks we go to NASCAR will just give us a selection we can use, this gear or that gear. It keeps the playing field equal and I am sure they are trying to keep the RPM's down so that people aren't twisting the engines like we have been doing the last few years. I believe they are trying to save the teams some money. I would never second guess NASCAR and if its fair to everyone it is fine with me."

David Starr discusses the new gear rule:

"Impounding the truck after qualifying isn't such a bad thing; we did it eight or nine times last year. It is going to put a lot of pressure on a lot of teams. They will have to be able to pull the truck off the trailer ready to practice and qualify with all the setups in place. I like the format and it seems to play for me in my favor it seems - like it did last year. I am a little surprised about the change in the provisional starts; I think they are trying to take care of the guys that are there week in and week out. I'm looking forward to the 2005 Season of Ten Years of Tough Trucks."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers David Starr