Loudon: David Starr preview

Looking to move up the point's ladder, David Starr and the Spears Motorsports crew head for New Hampshire International Speedway and Round 18 of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Saturday, September 18. "New Hampshire has been good track for us...

Looking to move up the point's ladder, David Starr and the Spears Motorsports crew head for New Hampshire International Speedway and Round 18 of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Saturday, September 18.

"New Hampshire has been good track for us in the past," says Starr, who has two consecutive top ten finishes; an 8th last year and a 3rd in 2002. "It is a unique track due to the flat corners. To do well, you need a good handling truck -- one that cuts good in the center and has good forward bite off the corners. Often referred to as the 'Magic Mile' you also need some good steam. We know how No. 75 Spears Chevy is strong and we also know that our Ron Hutter engines deliver the power we need, so we should be good to go."

One of the top ranked competitors in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Starr and the entire Spears crew are eager to rebound from a disappointing finish last week at Richmond. "Once again we had a fast Chevy, but our luck never seems to hold out at Richmond," explains Starr. "We've hit problems beyond our control for the last three races there. It's almost like we're jinxed. When the race got underway we figured we could finish in the top five. But getting a flat put us behind the eight-ball. We lost two laps changing it and never could get back on the lead lap. Luckily we held our position in the point's chase and are ready to move up again at Loudon."

And with one win, four top fives and nine top tens so far this season, there is no doubt that Starr and the Spears crew can do precisely what they set out to do.

"We've had our share of bad luck this season, says Starr but things have been going pretty well lately. Even despite our problem at Richmond, the team momentum is at an all time high and I can't wait to get behind the wheel of my Spears Chevy this weekend."

Qualifying for the Sylvania 200 takes place on Friday, September 17 at 1:30 PM (ET) and race action gets underway on Saturday, September 18 at 1:00 PM (ET). Watch live qualifying on truckseries.com and check out live action of the race on SPEED TV.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers David Starr