David Starr will make his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start of the season on Sunday in the AAA Texas 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway. The Houston, TX native will make his fifth start in the series driving the No. 66 Moore Freight Services Chevy for MBM Motorsports. Starr will also drive the No. 99 Whataburger Chevrolet in the XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300.
“It’s really special to have the opportunity to run both races at my home track with longtime partner Whataburger and newcomer to the sport, Moore Freight Service. I couldn’t be more blessed,” said Starr in the team release. “I’m also pretty excited that Whataburger opened a location across from Texas Motor Speedway, it’s become a staple of mine and I’m sure the race fans will love it as well!”
All four starts in the Cup Series came with Texas-based team Leavine Family Racing in 2011. He finished 27th at Bristol that season and that remains his best career finish in the series.
He’s started 30 of 31 starts in the XFINITY Series this year and is battling with Harrison Rhodes, Garrett Smithley, and Joey Gase for 21st in XFINITY Series standings, Starr is 18 points behind Gase who currently has 21st.