David Starr Geared Up for Season Finale

As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series concludes it’s sixteenth season David Starr and the SS Green Light team will head to the Miami-Homestead Speedway for the season ending Ford 200. It has been an arduous season for the veteran truck series driver, starting the year with Randy Moss Motorsports before the team shut down in mid-season leaving the veteran driver without a ride.

David joined the SS Green Light team just days before the Chicago race on August 27th keeping his seven plus year NCWTS starting streak alive. He has made the most of his new opportunity with the SS Green Light team finishing in the top-fifteen in each of the eight races they have run together including three top-ten finishes. With David behind the wheel, the team has grown stronger and has very competitive trucks the last four races.

Despite the midseason change, Starr sits a solid ninth in the NCWTS driver standings heading into Friday nights season finale. He is seventy-four points behind Mike Skinner and one hundred sixty ahead of SS Green Light teammate Jason White in the standings.

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Starr’s No. 81 Toyota will display the colors of longtime supporter Zachry at Homestead where he has an impressive record in eight career NCWTS races including two top-five and six top-ten finishes highlighted by back-to-back third place finishes in 2003 & 2004. David’s average start is 19.9 and his average finish is a very impressive 8.4. Perhaps even more remarkable is that David has completed all but two of the 1081 laps over the eight races.

“I can’t wait to get to Homestead,” Starr said. “It’s been a long, trying year but I’m happy with where things are at. I really enjoy working with Bobby Dotter, Jason Miller and every one at SS Green Light Racing. They helped me out when I needed a ride and overall I’m pleased with the progress we’ve made over the last few weeks. Hopefully we can build that into a great finish this weekend.”

“I’m proud to have Zachry on our Toyota for the final race of the season,” Starr continued. “We have a great relationship and they have some large projects in Florida, we’ll do our best to put the Zachry Tundra up front.”

SS Green Light Racing Crew Chief Jason Miller is ready for the season finale. “David has a great track record at Homestead, I think we are going to have a strong Toyota for him this week. I’d love to close out the season with a top-five finish.”

The Ford 200 is the 245th consecutive NCWTS start for the SS Green Light Racing team and the 265th career start for Starr in the Truck series.

38 trucks are on the preliminary entry list for the Ford 200.

Practice for the NCWTS Ford 200 will be Thursday, November 18th at 5:00 p.m. with final practice 6:30 p.m. Qualifying will be at 5:00 p.m. on Friday November 19th followed by the green flag at 8:00 p.m. The race will be shown live on SPEED TV and will also be broadcast live via radio worldwide on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and on SIRIUS Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 128-XM104.

Zachry Holdings, Inc. is engaged in the planning, building and renewing of the world’s most critical industrial facilities. As the largest direct-hire, merit-shop constructor 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. Visit www.zhi.com for more information.

For more information about SS Green Light Racing visit www.SSRacingonline.com or email pr@ssracingonline.com.

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