San Antonio (April 5, 2012) – Despite a tough qualifying placing his start at 27 and a late rear flat tire causing a single truck spin, David Starr and the No. 81 Zachry Toyota with his Arrington Racing team finished at a solid 14th place in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway.
From the start of the 250-lap event, Starr used his experience and driving agility to pass up the competition and showed his strength by reaching the top 10 at lap 140. Crew Chief Doug Howe was with Starr each step of the way, making the strategy calls necessary to get him ahead in the race.
“It felt great to be moving towards the front. Doug made some smart changes, and the team worked well together,” said David Starr.
With 90 laps remaining, Starr was forced to put his skills into action when the No. 81 Zachry Toyota Tundra took a single truck spin due to a right rear tire blow-out. The veteran driver brought the truck down pit road where the team was able to quickly replace the tire that had been pierced by metal debris.
“We had a competitive truck and lady luck just wasn’t with us when we needed her,” Starr said of the incident. “I am proud we finished at a strong 14th as a team.”
A couple of late race cautions got Starr back on the lead lap, with the Houston, Texas native ending the 250-lap race at 14th place in the Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway. Starr is 12th in Driver Points after two races, moving up seven spots since the Daytona race.
In the 2012 NCWTS season, Starr will race with primary sponsorship from longtime supporter San Antonio-based Zachry Holdings, Inc. Other sponsors throughout the seasons include, Build Your Future; Linda Rudd and Steve Hellmuth with Striping Technologies; Chasco Constructors; Allegro Marinades; fentonmotors.com; and Aubrey Health Mart Pharmacy.
About Zachry Holdings, Inc.
Zachry Holdings, Inc. is a privately held business engaged primarily in the engineering, construction, and maintenance of large industrial projects and facilities in the United States. Based in San Antonio, Texas, the company participates in a wide range of the energy sector including traditional and renewable power, petrochemical, refining, forest products and nuclear. Zachry has offices throughout the U.S. and safely employs more than 15,000 craft and professional staff. Visit www.zhi.com for more information.