A quarter of the way through his sixteenth season behind the wheel in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series David Starr finds himself eighteenth in the NCWTS driver standings. Some unfortunate racing luck has detoured the veteran drivers push to the top of the rankings, although he is only twenty-four points from tenth in the very tight points race. Starr is looking for a turnaround as the tough trucks head to one of NASCAR’s toughest tracks, the Monster Mile at Dover International Speedway. Striping Technology, L.P. will adorn the hood of the No. 81 Toyota Tundra in Friday’s Lucas Oil 200.
“We are excited to go to Dover, it is just an awesome racetrack,” explained Starr. “We had a flat right front tire at Charlotte and that kind of knocked us out of a decent finish. It’s just kind of bad luck to get a flat so we are looking to go to Dover and race again. Hopefully, we have some of that bad luck behind us.”
Backing Starr’s Toyota Tundra this Friday will be the Striping Technology L.P. of Tyler, Texas. The company provides safety services including highway striping, traffic signals, signage, pavement marking and installation to general contractors, business owners and government agencies.
“We’re excited to have Striping Technology on board with us for the entire season; this will be their first race on the hood as a primary sponsor. Linda Rudd, the owner is a great friend and a great person,” Starr explained. “Striping Technology paints the stripes on the highways, roads and bridges. I think they paint almost all the road stripes in the state of Texas. We are honored to have them on board and I’m just excited about everything this week.”
“We are just so excited to be part of the NASCAR Truck Series, David Starr and the SS Green Light team,” said Linda Rudd, owner of Striping Technology L.P. “We really just love David Starr, we want do to what we can to help the team. We enjoy the whole thing; the excitement of the Truck Series and being at the track and we just totally enjoy NASCAR. I love racing and since we met David we’ve just become huge supporters and great friends. He is a great young man; so friendly and great with the fans. We can’t wait to get to the track.”
“It will be a tough fought race for sure,” Starr concluded. “It’s always exciting at Dover; it’s such a fast track… It’s just an awesome place to race.”
The Lucas Oil 200 is the 298th consecutive NCWTS start for the SS Green Light Racing team and the 312th career start for Starr in the Truck Series. David has 4 victories, 47 top-five and 106 top-ten finishes over the previous fifteen Truck Series seasons. Dover has been one of Starr’s best tracks with one pole, three top-5 and seven top-10 finishes in eleven starts. David has an impressive 9.1 average finish at the Monster Mile.
Team owner and veteran crew chief Bobby Dotter will call the shots from atop the pit-box for Starr this weekend.
There are 35 entries for the Lucas Oil 200 which will kick-off a NASCAR triple header with the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the 5-Hour Energy 200 on Saturday and the NASCAR Sprint Cup FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks on Sunday at Dover international Speedway.
Delaware native and CJ Faison will make his NCWTS debut behind the wheel of the SS Green Light Racing No. 07 on Friday evening. Faison is a regular in the NASCAR K&N East Series and is currently ninth in the driver’s standings.
Practice for the Lucas Oil 200 will be Thursday, May 30th from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Friday, May 31st there will be two laps of qualifying at 10:05 a.m. and the green flag will fly in the Lucas Oil 200 at 5:00 p.m. All times Eastern. The race will be shown live on SPEED TV and will also be broadcast live via on the Motor Racing Network and on SIRIUSXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.
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