ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATH CLASS ADOPTS NASCAR TRUCK DRIVER FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Oct. 8, 1999) - Sometimes putting two and two together is just not enough. At least that is the case for a sixth grade math class at All Saints' Episcopal School in...
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATH CLASS ADOPTS NASCAR TRUCK DRIVER
FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Oct. 8, 1999) - Sometimes putting two and two together is just not enough. At least that is the case for a sixth grade math class at All Saints' Episcopal School in Forth Worth that has been busy this fall incorporating mathematics found in auto racing into their daily lessons. And, helping the students with the project is NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver David Starr of Arlington.
"We are so lucky that David agreed to become part of the program," said Pixie Moseley, Assistant Head of the Lower School at All Saints' Episcopal School. "We are very excited about the potential for this team effort to promote math and racing, and the students are thrilled to have a chance to meet David at the race next week."
Sixty-eight students and their chaperons will take a class field trip to the speedway to watch qualifying and meet Starr on Thursday, Oct. 14. The native Texan will be qualifying that day for the O'Reilly 300 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race, formerly the Bluebonnet 300, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 pm.
Starr has been participating in the math program by corresponding through e-mail and letters. This school year, students have kept racing statistics as part of the program, and the classroom itself is decorated with an auto racing theme. The students will have the opportunity to meet Starr in person for the first time at Texas Motor Speedway with their visit next Thursday. Starr is currently third in the points standings in the race for USG Sheetrock Brand Rookie of the Year honors.