David Starr has been a fixture in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for over 15 years. When he starts the American Ethanol 225 at Chicagoland Speedway this Saturday Night he will have started 300 races. He didn’t even realize he was at 300 starts until last week when Ray Dunlap pulled him aside and told him. “It’s an honor and I am excited”, David said, “I really didn’t realize I was at 300 until last week when Ray Dunlap pulled me aside said hey congratulations next week on your 300th start.”
David Starr said, “Ever since I was 3 years old going to the racetrack with my father this is what I wanted to do in life. Life is pretty good I feel like I am a bit blessed, honored and privileged to be a part of such a great sport.”
“If you don’t have a sponsor behind you and with you the team owners won’t let you drive anymore , I feel from that aspect like I said, I am living a dream and I didn’t even realize I was close to 300, it is a big honor for me I am just blessed and glad to be part of this sport still. David Starr said about reaching this milestone in his career.
When talking about his racing today relative to years ago he said “I have never really had seems like the last three years the budget it takes to have a top three, top four truck week in and week out. I would love to be the all-time leader but I really love to have the budget to do it like I once did it, to have the finances behind me to win races again.”
David Starr has the 5th most starts in the Camping World Truck Series and is in good company. Rick Crawford is the first with 331 starts followed by Terry Cook with 314, Ron Hornaday Jr. with 309, and Dennis Setzer with 304.
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