Loudon: David Starr preview

DAVID STARR AND THE SPEARS MOTORSPORTS LOOK FORWARD TO NEW HAMPSHIRE Eager to journey from the busy metropolis of Charlotte, NC to the peaceful, scenic town of Loudon, New Hampshire, David Starr and the Spears Motorsports crew are looking...

DAVID STARR AND THE SPEARS MOTORSPORTS LOOK FORWARD TO NEW HAMPSHIRE

Eager to journey from the busy metropolis of Charlotte, NC to the peaceful, scenic town of Loudon, New Hampshire, David Starr and the Spears Motorsports crew are looking forward to Round 19 of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Saturday, September 17 at New Hampshire International Speedway.

"I really like going to New England," says Starr. The countryside is amazing and the New Hampshire track is definitely neat and a fun place to race. It is different than many of the other tracks as it has very long straights and flat corners. It is very much a driver's track and I tend to do well on those type of circuits. Like most tracks, you need a good handling truck, one that cuts good in the center and has good forward bite. Plus you need some good steam under your hood. We get great power from our Ron Hutter engines and you can't find a better truck than our Spears Chevy Silverado. We have finished here in the top ten for the last three years and fully intend to do so again."

A consistent top runner, Starr made an awesome qualifying run last week at Richmond to earn his second Pole of the season. The first of 43 drivers on the track, Starr turned a record lap of 21.319 seconds (125.548 mph). "The entire team was definitely pumped," said Starr. "It isn't often that you get the Pole when you go out first. Unfortunately, we didn't end up with the results we wanted, but that is the way racing often goes and you have to take the good with the bad."

Never one to sit around and bemoan things or place the blame on other people, Starr's positive attitude and that of the entire team serves to continually increase both their motivation and determination to do well.

"We know we are a championship caliber team and we know we can win races. We know we have the right truck with our Spears Chevy Silverado and we know we have the right engine," says Starr emphatically. "However, no matter how good your equipment and crew are, in racing, you also need luck. And, we seem to have been lacking in that area. However, each race is a new challenge and hopefully luck will turn our way at Loudon. No matter what, we will all be ready to try our very best when the Green Flag falls.

Qualifying for the Sylvania 200 takes place on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 10:05 AM (ET) and race action gets underway at 3:00 PM (ET). Be sure and check out TruckSeries.com for live qualifying, driver interviews and more and tune into SPEED TV for complete race action.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers David Starr