TriStar Motorsports has announced 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," said 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. He ranks third on the all-time Truck Series career start list, after competing in more than 315 races. He has raced in select NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series events.
"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 commented on the move, saying, "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.