Homestead: David Starr preview

David Starr and Spears Motorsports Set For a Great Grand Finale Ready to end the season on an extremely positive note, David Starr and the Spears Motorsports crew are ready to strut their stuff at the Ford 200, the grand finale of the 2004...

David Starr and Spears Motorsports Set For a Great Grand Finale

Ready to end the season on an extremely positive note, David Starr and the Spears Motorsports crew are ready to strut their stuff at the Ford 200, the grand finale of the 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at Homestead Miami Speedway, Friday, November 19.

"This is going to be a really exciting end to the season," says Starr. "The Championship is still up for grabs and, as we saw last year, anything can happen. Homestead is a super place for the last race. They redesigned the track last year and wow is it great. It is wide and multi-grooved which makes for excellent passing and action-packed racing from beginning to end."

Currently ranked in 6th in the overall point standings, Starr drove an incredible race last weekend at Darlington, starting dead last and finishing 7th. "We made a mistake in the time of the driver's meeting," he explains. "We thought it started at 6 PM and in actual fact it began at 5:45. Consequently, we were 15 minutes late. It was an honest mistake on our part, but NASCAR has specific rules and being late means you start at the tail end."

Pulling off the start, Starr powered his way through the field and had made his way into 14th before the half-way point. "Our Spears Chevy Silverado was pretty good and while it wasn't the best truck out there we managed to get another top ten finish," says Starr. "The Spears crew were dynamite on the pit stops. We gained positions each time we pitted and their hard work played a major part in being able to finish so well."

Last year at Homestead, Starr took third. "Finishing in the top three is always good," he says, "but this time out, we sure would like to end the year with another victory. Last Homestead saw Dodge in Winner's Circle and now it is time for Chevrolet to claim that spot again. We took first at Gateway and Phoenix and now we want to take Homestead. It would certainly be the perfect end to our 2004 season."

Qualifying for the 134 Lap/200 Mile Ford 200 gets underway at 1:00 PM (ET) on Thursday, November 18 with racers taking the Green Flag on Friday, November 19 at 3:30 PM (ET). Check out live qualifying on TruckSeries.com and be sure to tune in to live race action on SPEED TV.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers David Starr