Preseason Test: Starr, McCarty - GM interview

David Starr driver of the No. 75 Spears Racing Silverado and crew chief Dave McCarty discussed upcoming NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season. David Starr , Driver No. 75 Spears Racing Silverado: On expectations for 2005 Season: "That is easy.

David Starr driver of the No. 75 Spears Racing Silverado and crew chief Dave McCarty discussed upcoming NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season.

David Starr , Driver No. 75 Spears Racing Silverado:

On expectations for 2005 Season:

"That is easy. We want to win more races and add to the two wins we had in 2004. If we can win four or five races next year I think that will be a successful year overall for this Spears Silverado team. If you win races and do what you are supposed to do then the points will be taken care of. I really want the opportunity to run for the title this year."

Personal expectations for 2005:

"I am honored to be a part of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and a part of Spears Manufacturing. It's a dream come true to be representing Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. One thing about Chevy racing they are used to winning races and I want to make sure we continue their winning ways."

Observation of competition of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series in 2005 and drivers now joining the series:

"It just goes to show you how exciting the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is. The involvement from the manufacturers and all the experience we have coming in from the NEXTEL Cup Series really adds to the excitement. The series keeps growing and growing every year and the competition keeps growing and growing but it is good for the series as a whole. If you want to be the best you have to beat the best. You know that the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series gives you that opportunity. The competition level over the past three or four years has gotten tougher and tougher and tougher. I think everything's great with my team because I have one of the toughest crew chief's out there. Dave McCarty and my team all have same goal in mind and that is to win races. That's what we plan on doing next year is try to win more races and be in contention for the title."

On second season as a member of Team Silverado:

"I think having Dave McCarty as my leader and crew chief, having all my guys back for a second year all together as one team will be beneficial. Having the factory support of Chevrolet and working with my teammates Jack Sprague, Dennis Setzer and Ron Hornaday makes me confident that we will win races and be one of the contenders for the championship. My expectations are real high because I'm looking back on 2004 and the momentum that we had the last year will continue through here in Daytona. I have a lot of confidence in my team and crew chief and all the support we get from GM is just incredible. I feel that we are one of the toughest teams out there and I am confident that we will have a successful year in 2005."

Dave McCarty , Crew Chief No. 75 Spears Racing Silverado:

On Expectations for 2005 Season:

"To win more races than 2004 and improve the year-end point standing for the Spears Manufacturing Chevrolet Silverado team. You always go into a season looking at the points and thinking about winning championships and whatnot. I have always done that in the past but I'd like to go into this season with a little bit different attitude and focus on winning races. Winning more races obviously takes care of the points situation by itself. It is going to be a lot tougher to win races even at this point in time just looking at competition that we have out there. If we can match what we had last year it is going to be a big year."

On changes in the team:

"This is probably the first year since I've been in it that we haven't made any major changes in personnel."

Observation of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series competition for 2005:

"This series is remarkable because it's the best racing going on. You look around and you have a lot of people coming in from different divisions to race. Every year the competition has gotten tougher and tougher. I don't expect this year to be any different. With the help of the manufacturers and the level of competitors coming in here it raises the bar of the series."

-gm racing-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers David Starr , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Jack Sprague