David Starr will return to SS Green Light as driver of the No. 81 Toyota Tundra in the Camping World Truck Series. Starr joined the team for the final 10 races of 2010, finishing with three top-10s and placing ninth in the final driver standings.
Starr will race with primary sponsorship from longtime supporter, San Antonio-based Zachry Holdings, Inc., for 15 races in 2011. The team is currently negotiating with several potential sponsors to fill the remaining races in Starr's 25-race schedule.
"I am honored and blessed to represent such an awesome company as Zachry both on and off the track," Starr said. "I can't even explain how excited and enthusiastic I am to unite SS Green Light Racing and Zachry again this season."
Jason Miller will call the shots for Starr from atop the No. 81 pit box with the assistance of new team engineer Matt "Slash" Faulkner. The trio of Miller, Faulkner and Starr were together for the first half of the 2009 season and collaborated to put Starr in the top-five in the point standings.
"We had some great runs and I'm excited to be back together," Miller said. "I believe we can quickly pick up where we left off and contend for top-five finishes each week."
Starr feels all the pieces are in place to be a force in the Truck Series this season.
"I appreciate the dedication that Ken Smith and Bobby Dotter have put into this team," Starr said. "They have added key personnel, built new trucks and updated the rest of the fleet to include all Tundra vehicles. Toyota brings so much to the table with their technical and engineering support. I'm excited. It's going to be a great year."
The SS Green Light team has one of the longest tenures in the Truck Series with 245 consecutive starts dating back to 2001. The team is planning to run the No. 07 and No. 81 Toyota Tundra entries this year after running all four manufacturers in various events last season. The team will use Toyota power from Joey Arrington's REP Engines.
Dotter, co-owner of SS Green Light Racing, feels the team is well positioned for a great season.
"We are coming off of our best year ever in the Truck Series. We've assembled a great core of talent and we are really happy to have Slash join our team," Dotter said. "David, Jason and Slash had great chemistry together back in 2009 and we believe we can recreate that again this season. We feel we will have a strong combination to compete for top-fives and get our first win this year."