Biography of David Starr
David Starr is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 53 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for Rick Ware Racing. David Starr has also raced in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series, the latter in which he is a four-time race winner.
Starr began by being on a neighbor’s 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, David Starr 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. David Starr 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 No. 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, David Starr 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 Enterprises, 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 No. 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. David Starr was tenth in the standings in 2003 when he suffered injuries and was forced to miss four races. David Starr was still able to post thirteen top-tens that season. Starr also attempted to make his Winston Cup Series debut at Texas Motor Speedway, but failed to qualify.
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 No. 11 team fielded by Red Horse Racing. David Starr 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. David Starr joined Circle Bar Racing for 2007, and drove the No. 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 Zachry Toyota Camry Starr attempted to make his Sprint Cup debut for BlackJack Racing at Fontana in 2009, but did not qualify., and had fourteen top-ten finishes, his highest total since 2004.
- Full Name: David Starr
- Date of Birth: October 11, 1967
- Age: 52 years
- Birth Place: Houston, Texas, United States
- Car no., team: No. 53 (Rick Ware Racing)
- First win: 2002 Las Vegas 350 (Las Vegas)
- 2019 position: 22nd
- 2018 position: 73rd
- Current teams: Chevrolet Xfinity Series racing manufacturer team, Chevrolet Motorsport
- Awards: 2002 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Most Popular Driver
- Net Worth: $1 Million – $5 Million (Approx.)
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