Kentucky: David Starr race notes

David Starr Takes Second Podium Finish of The Season Sparta, Ky...Deftly piloting his No. 75 Spears Manufacturing Chevy Silverado through the field, earned top-ranked NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver David Starr his second Podium finish of...

David Starr Takes Second Podium Finish of The Season

Sparta, Ky...Deftly piloting his No. 75 Spears Manufacturing Chevy Silverado through the field, earned top-ranked NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver David Starr his second Podium finish of the season at Kentucky Speedway, Saturday, July 11.

"It sure was good to finish in the top three," says Starr, who has recently been plagued by a string of bad luck. It actually sort of started out like Kansas with lots of rain and no qualifying. Luckily we got some good practice in on race day and by the time the second practice was over we had our No. 75 Spears Manufacturing Chevy Silverado running in 4th. Kentucky and Kansas are pretty similar tracks, so all we had to do was fine tune our Spears Chevy and we definitely knew, that barring any unforeseen circumstances, we had a top five truck.

Gridded according to owner's points, Starr pulled off the Startline in 15th. "We decided to let the field sort itself out a bit before beginning our charge forward," explains Starr. "As soon as things leveled out, we began picking off competitors one by one. It was a good race all the way. We got a little tight at one point, but Dave McCarty, my crew chief, worked his magic and had things running great without any problem. We kept moving up and were running in 4th. Then with about six laps to go, I took over third and held on for the Green, White Checkered Finish.

Naturally, we would have rather been first, but with the luck we've been having lately, this is great. This is one team that never gives us and you can expect to see us up here a lot more the rest of the season."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers David Starr