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Starr, Leavine Fenton aiming for Texas Cup debut

April 04, 2011, Team Release,

TYLER, Texas -- Leavine Fenton Racing and David Starr are looking forward to attempting to make their Sprint Cup Series debut this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway for the Samsung Mobile 500.

David Starr will pilot the No. 95 Leavine Fenton Racing Ford Fusion as he looks to put on a show for the hometown crowd

Between the Camping World Truck Series and the Nationwide Series, David has 30 starts at Texas Motor Speedway. However, this will be his first attempt at a Cup start.

"Words can't describe how big this is," David Starr said. "Ever since I was a little boy, I wanted to attempt to qualify for a Cup race. The ultimate dream is to race in the biggest series in the world, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. I can't make the word be big enough to what it means. I'm just honored, proud, and blessed to have the opportunity to do that with good equipment. Even though it's my home track, I'm racing against the most competitive drivers in the world, and to have the opportunity to race against the best in the world is pretty cool."

The team announced their formation on January 7. They will compete in Roush Fenway Racing chassis with Roush Yates Engines. There are only five full-time employees at the North Carolina shop with veteran crew chief Wally Rogers calling the shots on pit road and Mark Gregory as the spotter. Over The Wall Crew from Mooresville, N.C., will pit the car for the Texas weekend as well.