David Starr, a tenured veteran of NASCAR’s National series, is set to reunite with Carl Long and MBM Motorsports for the NASCAR Xfinity Series season-opener at Daytona International Speedway, the team announced Wednesday.
A native of Houston, Texas, Starr will return to the driver’s seat in NASCAR’s second-tier series in the No. 66 Chevrolet Camaro in the United Rentals 300. Sponsorship for the effort will come from Green Light Performance Products.
“Daytona is one of my favorite tracks we race at. The unpredictable style of pack racing makes it fun and knowing that if we are in the mix at the end we have a shot to win,” said Starr. “I want to thank Carl, MBM Motorsports, and their partners, along with my partners for joining us in Daytona.”
In his 19 previous NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, Starr has been able to record a single top-five result – the best finish of his Xfinity Series career – and two top-10 finishes.
“From December to February, our plans have shifted dramatically. I am proud to combine our partners with the group of partners David has for our program, which is almost a reunion to say,” said team owner Carl Long. “David is a very accomplished driver. I think John Jackson and David are the only other people on the team sharing a late 1960s birthday. We look forward to showing these kids (drivers) the wise old veteran moves on track and bringing us a great finish. Since 2020, we have racked up 2nd and 3rd place finishes, and with the Hendrick Motorsports engine power and ‘Supa’ Starr behind the wheel, we hope to be able to one-up our best finish!”
Joining Starr and MBM Motorsports at Daytona will be a host of long-time sponsorship partners, along with some brand-new faces to the organization including GenerX Generators, Canter Power Systems, Attic Queen, Midwest Electric and Generators, Rotunda Capital Partners, Grasten Power Technologies, James Carter, Attorney at Law, The Motorcoach Store, Alarm Tech, Yostbarns.com, Flurry Racing Stables, Aubrey Health Mart, Bigbee Steel Buildings, T-Top Manufacturing, Duncan Real Estate, Inc, and Lantern Web Services.
In the NASCAR Xfinity Series, MBM Motorsports has been able to find success on the superspeedways, including Daytona, where the organization has earned its three best finishes to date: 2nd with Timmy Hill in 2022, 3rd with Timmy Hill in 2020, and 7th with Timmy Hill in 2018.