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David Starr (born October 11, 1967, in Houston, Texas) is a driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He made his first start in 1998 and got his first win in 2002 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on his way to his best points finish, 5th. He grabbed 2 more wins in 2004. He currently drives the #24 Zachry Holdings Toyota Tundra for HT Motorsports.

Starr began by being on a neighbors pit crew at the age of 14. At the age of 16 he started driving in street stock racing, winning the championship at Big H Motor Speedway in his first year racing. Over the next seven years, Starr won a total of 20 late model races. In 1993, he began driving at the Team Texas driving school and eventually becoming a race instructor. During this time, he worked for Donnie Allison as a crew member on his Busch Series team. He joined the Texas International Driving Association in 1996 and became the first rookie to win a race.

In 1998, Starr made his Truck Series debut driving the #9 Chevrolet Silverado for Buddy Morrison in five races. His best finish was an eighteenth at his home track at Texas Motor Speedway. The following season, he competed in the Truck Series full-time. Driving primarily for Tagsby Racing, he also competed for Team 23 Racing, Conely Racing, Morgan-Dollar Motorsports, and McGlynn Racing, and was able to finish 22nd in the standings. Sagby closed its doors at the end of the season, leaving Starr without a full-time ride. He drove most of his races for Conely part-time, as well as for Ware Racing Enterprises and TKO Motorsports, his best finish twelfth at Texas, where he also qualified on the outside pole. That season, he made his Busch Series debut at Talladega for Day Enterprise Racing, finishing 42nd. After running one race for TKO at Daytona International Speedway, he ran four races for Team Menard, finishing no lower than seventh.

Starr earned his second full-time ride in 2002, when he joined the #75 Spears Motorsports team. He won his first race at Las Vegas and was named the Series' Most Popular Driver after a fifth place finish. He was tenth in the standings in 2003 when he suffered injuries and was forced to miss four races. He was still able to post thirteen top-tens that season. He won two races in 2004 and moved up to sixth in points. After a winless 2005, Starr left Spears and was rumored to drive the new Hall of Fame Racing NEXTEL Cup ride, but instead signed with the #11 team fielded by Red Horse Racing. He won his most recent race at Martinsville Speedway and had a career-best fourth place points finish. It was reported that he was replaced at Red Horse by Aaron Fike, but team owner Jeff Hammond has stated that Starr was still under contract with the team and would continue to drive for them if they find sponsorship.[1]. He joined Circle Bar Racing for 2007, and drove the #10 MaxxForce Diesel Ford with equipment purchased from ppc Racing to a 10th place points finish with five top-tens. He rejoined Red Horse in 2008 and had eight top-tens. In 2009 Starr joined HT Motorsports in the number 24 Zachtry Toyota, and had fourteen top-ten finishes, his highest total since 2004.

ReferencesEdit

  1. FOX Sports on MSN - NASCAR - Hitching sponsor to Starr's wagon; Busch push

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