The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to it’s second of four straight races on mile and a half speedways this Saturday when the series visits the heartland of America at the Kansas Speedway. SS Green Light Racing’s David Starr loves to go fast on the high-banked tracks, but more importantly the team is looking to rebound from a late race incident two weeks ago at Charlotte that relegated the Zachry Toyota to a 28th place finish in the first of those four speedway races.
Now in it’s seventeenth season, the NCWTS will celebrate it’s 400th series race at Kansas when the trucks take the green flag for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250, Starr has participated in nearly three-quarters of the NCWTS races accumulating 273 starts since his first at Phoenix in 1998.
“We’re excited to get to Kansas after having a disappointing finish at Charlotte. We’re looking forward to getting our momentum back and we are taking one of the Tundra’s we have run a lot, so I’m confident the truck will be good,” said Starr. “Kansas is a great racetrack, a great speedway. It’s a tri-oval but there is not a lot of banking in the corners. As always you need a good handling truck with lots of horsepower and we have that with our package.”
“The Truck Series always puts on a great race for the fans there. The Kansas fans are great and it’s a great racetrack for the trucks.”
“Jason Miller, Slash and all the guys at the SS Green Light shop have gone to work to see if we can redeem ourselves. We have a lot of heart, we don’t give up and we’re just going to keep digging. Hopefully we are going to get a great finish at Kansas. We are all looking forward to getting there and getting back in this thing.”
“It’s pretty cool that the Truck Series has hit 400 races. It’s a growing series and it’s been very competitive ever since I’ve been involved,” added Starr. “The series has changed a little bit, a lot of the guys I’ve been racing with are retiring or going to do something else. We’ve got a bunch of young kids and drivers from other countries coming in. I think the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is growing, the fan base is getting bigger and the series gets stronger every year.”
“It’s been an honor to be there as long as I have and I want to race in the Truck Series ten more years. I am blessed to be driving the Zachry Toyota for SS Green Light Racing. I love it and the competition is fierce. It’s a big honor for me.”
In eight career NCWTS starts at the Kansas Speedway, David has two top-tens including a tenth place finish last year. He has with an average start of 17.0 and an average finish of 18.0.
The O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 is the 253rd consecutive NCWTS start for the SS Green Light Racing team and the 273rd career start for Starr in the Truck Series.
There are 36 trucks on the preliminary entry list for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250.
Practice for the NCWTS O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 will be Friday, June 3rd from 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. Qualifying will be Saturday June 4th at 9:10 a.m. with the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 taking the green flag at 1:00 pm. It will be shown live on SPEED TV. It will also be broadcast live via radio worldwide on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and on SIRIUS Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 128-XM104. All times Central.
Zachry Holdings, Inc. is engaged in the planning, building and renewing of the world’s most critical industrial facilities. As one of the largest direct-hire, merit-shop constructors in the United States, Zachry provides a range of engineering, construction and maintenance services to top industrial companies. The 85-year-old, privately held organization is based in San Antonio. Visitwww.zhi.com for more information.