Fontana: David Starr race notes

STARR'S NIGHT ENDS EARLY IN CALIFORNIA FONTANA, CA (February 27, 2005) --David Starr in his No. 75 Spears Manufacturing Chevrolet looked to be the truck to beat during the running of the American Racing Wheels 200 at California Speedway Friday...

STARR'S NIGHT ENDS EARLY IN CALIFORNIA

FONTANA, CA (February 27, 2005) --David Starr in his No. 75 Spears Manufacturing Chevrolet looked to be the truck to beat during the running of the American Racing Wheels 200 at California Speedway Friday night. Spears Manufacturing's FlameGuard Silverado qualified on the outside pole and took the lead away from the Bud Pole winner Mike Skinner immediately. Starr not only led the first lap but led for a total of 57 laps throughout the race.

"We had the right truck tonight with our Spears Chevrolet Silverado," David Starr said. "We were awesome right from the start. We got behind there about 60 laps into it. The No. 23 truck got a good run on me and got the inside of me and we ran side by side. Someone else came in and I don't know if they got into him or if he got loose and had to go up the race track. He pushed me up the race track and we lost four or five spots."

Starr recovered and was battling his way back up through the pack. The Silverado once again climbed into the 5th position when disaster struck. Starr got a little loose coming out of turn 2, tried to recover to only slide up the track and into the wall.

"All and all we had a good race tonight," Starr said. "It's just the way it played out; we fell back to 14th or 15th but had new tires on and were on our way back up front. I just feel bad for my guys. Everybody did their job tonight. The team works their butts off and put their hearts and souls into these trucks. We were charging our way back up to the front and coming off turn 2, I got underneath someone and my Silverado just broke loose. I should have spun it because I kind of tried to catch it, it caught and we ran into the fence and I took out someone else in the aftermath. It's a shame we had a pretty good hotrod tonight and I thought we could have won the race. It's disappointing but we'll keep our chins up high, keep on trucking and hopefully put our Spears Manufacturing Chevrolet in Victory Lane in Atlanta."

The series has the next two weekends off but David Starr and the rest of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will be back on track March 18th at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Skinner , David Starr