Mooresville, N.C. (February 6, 2014) – photo courtesy David Starr/ZHI PR – TriStar Motorsports is excited to announce the addition of NASCAR veteran David Starr to the team’s driver roster for the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series season, beginning with the season opener at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, February 22nd.
“This is an extremely exciting time for me personally, and for my remarkable partners,” commented Starr. “Mark and Kathy Smith are great friends of mine, and I have enjoyed watching them over the last few years build their race team into a quality organization with fast cars. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of TriStar Motorsports and to have the power of PME Engines under the hood of my Toyota Camry this season.”
Starr, a Houston, Texas native, is widely known for his participation in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Within that series, Starr ranks third on the all-time career start list after competing in more than 315 races. In addition to racing in the truck series, Starr has raced in select NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series events. During the 2014 NASCAR season, Starr will have a concentrated effort on the Nationwide Series.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to race in the NASCAR Nationwide Series,” commented Starr. “This will be a bit of a change from racing in the Camping World Truck Series, but I’m excited and eager for a new challenge.”
TriStar Motorsports team owner, Mark Smith exclaimed, “We are happy to have David on board this season at TriStar Motorsports. “We have been friends for a while and I look forward to working with him during the 2014 season. ”
Starr will be joining TriStar Motorsports drivers Mike Bliss, Blake Koch, Jeff Green, Eric McClure and Will Kimmel for the 2014 season. Additional announcements regarding Starr’s partnerships for the 2014 season will be released in the upcoming weeks.
The DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway will be broadcast live on ESPN, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Saturday, February 22 at 1:00 p.m. ET.
About TriStar Motorsports NC, LLC:
TriStar Motorsports NC, LLC current fields Toyota Camry’s in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Mike Bliss, Jeff Green, Hal Martin, Eric McClure and Blake Koch. Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, TriStar Motorsports has competed in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series since 1989; fielding cars for some of NASCAR’s premier drivers including Bobby Hamilton, Greg Sacks, Phil Parsons, Mike Wallace, Jason Leffler, Reed Sorenson, Tony Raines, Kevin Lepage and others. To find out more information about TriStar Motorsports please visitwww.tristarmotorsportsnc.com, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.