Texas Motor Speedway's own Starr
Texas Ties In Pit For David Starr At Silverado 350 FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Aug. 30, 2001) - For NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver David Starr, there's no place like home. The Arlington, Texas, native claims Texas Motor Speedway as his favorite ...
Texas Ties In Pit For David Starr At Silverado 350
FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Aug. 30, 2001) - For NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver David Starr, there's no place like home. The Arlington, Texas, native claims Texas Motor Speedway as his favorite track. David's uncle, Mike Starr, owns and operates Team Texas High Performance Driving School in nearby Justin, Texas, and the school uses the superspeedway for classes and rides. When he is not racing, David helps out with the family business. When he is racing, the business helps him out in the pits, serving as his crew. "Auto racing is such a team sport," David Starr said. "I know these guys because they have been working for our driving school for years. We are one big family. We don't race every week, but we know how to work together. We may not go racing that often, but when we do, everyone works well because of the relationship we have with the driving school." Mike Starr, who owns the #3 Chasco Contracting Chevrolet that David drives, serves as crew chief on race week. David admits his uncle does a great job getting the crew focused and efficient in performing their duties during the race. And, sometimes that might mean keeping everyone's adrenaline in check. "Everyone who works for the driving school is a racer himself in one series or another," David points out. "When it comes down to racing, these guys are really excited about being on the crew. They have just as much ambition to win as I do. That is what makes it such a group effort with our team." The responsibilities of working for the driving school are a full time job for Starr's team. But as race time nears, Mike Starr and his Team Texas workers find extra time to work on the details of crewing during a race.
"Come two weeks prior to the race, they are out there practicing pit stops in the morning, afternoon, and evening, whenever they can find time," David stresses. "They have been working hard to get ready for the Silverado 350. My goal each time out is to win the race, and the goal of these guys is to give me the best pit stop possible." Starr started the last October's race at Texas from the front row, finishing 12th. In June of this year, he started 25th and drove to a third place finish on his home track. Race tickets for all RPM Week - Texas events at Texas Motor Speedway are available by contacting the speedway ticket hotline at (817) 215-8500, online at www.texasmotorspeedway.com, or at all participating Ticketmaster outlets.