READY TO TURN THE TIDE Looking to make Round 13 of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series a lucky one, David Starr and the Spears Motorsports crew head for Kentucky Speedway and the Built Tough Ford 225, Saturday evening, July 9. "We had a tough,...
READY TO TURN THE TIDE
Looking to make Round 13 of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series a lucky one, David Starr and the Spears Motorsports crew head for Kentucky Speedway and the Built Tough Ford 225, Saturday evening, July 9.
"We had a tough, disappointing run last weekend at Kansas," says Starr. "We struggled the entire race and despite tons of adjustments we just couldn't get it working right. "But this weekend will be a whole new ballgame. We put our No, 75 Chevy Silverado in third last year at Kentucky and this time out our plan is to do the same or better. In fact, it was the race at Kentucky that turned our string of bad luck around last year and hopefully we can make that same magic work again this time out."
Currently ranked 11th in the overall point standings, Starr sits just three points out of the top ten. "This will be my 4th start at this track," continues the Texas native. "I really like running here. It is similar to Kansas in that the two main requirements are a good handling truck and a strong motor. We know that both our Chevy and our Hutter engine are up to the task. All we need now is that often elusive commodity known as luck."
One of the most motivated, determined teams in the Craftsman Truck Series today, not doing well just isn't in their program. "I know that it isn't feasible to think you are going to be in Winner's Circle every time," says Starr. "This is a tough, tough series. So far this year in 12 events there have been 9 different drivers in Victory Lane. But enough is enough and I figure it is our turn to shine. We know we have all the necessary ingredients to win and when that Green Flag waves on Saturday, we will be ready to go to the front."
While Qualifying and Racing both take place on July 9, competitors will have a 1½-hour practice session late Saturday afternoon and another hour on Saturday at Noon. "Having these two practices should give us plenty of time to get our Spears Chevy Silverado in perfect race trim," sums up Starr. "Dave McCarty, my crew chief, and the rest of our team have been working overtime to have everything ready and I know that this is going to be a good event for us."
Qualifying takes place on Saturday, July 9 at 5PM ET, with racers taking the Green Flag at 8:20PM. Be sure to check out TruckSeries.com for Live Qualifying and the latest news right from the track. Race coverage can be viewed live on SPEED TV.