David Starr earns 13th place finish at Texas

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By: Sarah Handy, Staff Writer

In his 201st NASCAR Xfinity Series start; Texas native David Starr wheeled his No. 07 Chevrolet to a solid 13th place finish on Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway.

Yesterday afternoon’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 was Starr’s first Xfinity Series start since Phoenix Raceway at the beginning of March, an event where he finished 26th.

Rolling off the starting grid in the 23rd position, Starr finished the first stage in 27th and then worked his way up to a 22nd place finish in the second stage.

The cards would fall just right as the checkered flag waved and Starr found himself finishing the 16th event of the season in 13th.

Starr’s previous best finish at Texas in the series was 15th in 2014. Saturday’s result marked Starr’s second Top-20 result of the season, having finished 18th in the season opener in February.

Last night, the veteran driver took to his Twitter account to tweet about the race.

Additionally, the result is his best finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series since a fifth-place finish at Daytona in 2017 and furthermore it’s his best finish on a 1.5-mile track in his NXS career.

Aside from the five NXS events he has competed in 2020, four for J.D. Motorsports and one for SS Greenlight Racing, Starr has made one NASCAR Cup Series start this season. In his first NCS start at Martinsville Speedway in June, Starr piloted the No. 53 Helluva Ranch / Richardson Service Chevrolet for Rick Ware Racing to a 32nd place finish.

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Sarah Handy
A native of Rhode Island, and not growing up in a family that followed much racing, she watched it on occasion as a youngster, but her passion for the sport truly came to light around 2002-2003. Sarah currently attends Southern New Hampshire University and is slated to graduate in October of this year. At that time, she will have earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. In 2016, after starting her own blog not to much avail, Sarah was approached to join Rubbings Racing as a Staff Writer. She went on to spend about three years writing for the outlet and helping manage their social media accounts. Following her time with Rubbings Racing, Sarah went on to join Kickin’ the Tires in May of 2019 with this year being her second full season with the outlet. Her favorite tracks include her home track of New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway to name a few. In addition to her racing work with Kickin’ the Tires, Sarah is also in charge of Marketing Outreach for NASCAR Xfinity Series and Cup Series driver, Ryan Ellis. When not at the racetrack, she enjoys reading, running, soccer and hanging out with her friends. .

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