Starr Turns On The Green Light

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David Starr (81) steers the Green Light Racing truck under the spinning Ricky Carmichael (4) last September at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (Getty Images photo)
David Starr (81) steers the Green Light Racing truck under the spinning Ricky Carmichael (4) last September at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (Getty Images photo)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. —David Starr will return to the SS Green Light NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team this season, beginning at Daytona Int’l Speedway in February.

Starr will race the No. 81 Toyota with primary sponsorship from longtime supporter San Antonio-based Zachry Holdings, Inc. for 15 races. The team is negotiating with several potential sponsors to fill the remaining races in Starr’s 25-race NCWTS schedule.

“I am honored and blessed to represent such an awesome company as Zachry both on and off the track,” said Starr. “I can’t even explain how excited and enthusiastic I am to unite SS Green Light Racing and Zachry again this season.”

Jason Miller will call the shots for Starr from atop the No. 81 pit box with the assistance of new team engineer Matt (Slash) Faukner.

“We had some great runs and I’m excited to be back together,” Miller said. “I believe we can quickly pick up where we left off and contend for top-five finishes each week.”

Starr feels all the pieces are in place to be a force in the NCWTS this season.

“I appreciate the dedication that Ken Smith and Bobby Dotter have put into this team,” he said. “They have added key personnel, built new trucks and updated the rest of the fleet to include all Tundra vehicles. Toyota brings so much to the table with their technical and engineering support. I’m excited; it’s going to be a great year.”

The SS Green Light team has one of the longest tenures in the NCWTS with 245 consecutive starts dating back to 2001. The team is planning to run the No. 07 and No. 81 Toyota Tundra entries this year after running all four manufacturers in various events last season. The team will use Toyota power from Joey Arrington’s REP Engines.