Texas: Starr post-qualifying interview

DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 3RD: "First of all, congratulations to Rick Crawford and Mike Skinner on their awesome laps. Rick has kind of a Texas connection. His team owner, Tom Mitchell, is from Ozona, Texas.

DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 3RD:

"First of all, congratulations to Rick Crawford and Mike Skinner on their awesome laps. Rick has kind of a Texas connection. His team owner, Tom Mitchell, is from Ozona, Texas. I am from Houston, Texas and Rick wants to be from Texas. I had the Right Truck tonight. My Chevy Silverado was awesome. If you look at the time sheets after the first practice and the second practice, we were way down on the board speed chart. We just couldn't get it to handle.

"We were just too tight in the corner. We must have thrown 20 different springs, five different sway bars and different shocks and couldn't get it right. After practice was over, I was kind of disappointed. I told my crew chief Dave McCarty to work his magic. He said he changed three springs, I think a set of shocks and a front sway bar and told he it was going to be either real good or real bad.

"It was a great run for us, it is good to be in the top-three here at my home track, Texas Motor Speedway. I think the race fans are going to see an exciting race here tomorrow night. The competition level in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is incredible. There are 25 different trucks that can win any given weekend. If you look at the time sheets and have been paying attention to our series, it is awesome. I am glad to be part of it.

"Racing here at Texas Motor Speedway at night under the lights is just magical. It is so fast at night. You can see better at night. Every thing about racing at night is great. It is better for us as drivers. It is cooler out there. The engines run better. You have more grip. I would love to put my No. 75 Spears Silverado in victory lane. That would be just incredible. A victory here at Texas would be big, one of the biggest things that ever happened to me in my career. The thing the race fans are going to get is a great race. They have Mike Skinner up there on the pole, Rick Crawford. If I follow Rick, I always learn something. He has been doing this a long time and he has it going on.

"One thing that is going to be interesting is that we did practice in the heat of the day from 11:15 to 12:15 then from 12:45 to 1:45. It was really hot out there. The race starts at 8:00 at night. So there is going to be a lot of adjusting. We were setting up our trucks during a very hot day but we are racing at night. I just hope Dave (McCarty) gives me the right setup for night racing. The fans are going to see a great race and hopefully everyone made the right adjustments."

-gm racing-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Skinner , Rick Crawford