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Starr lands multi-year deal with TriStar

February 03, 2015, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Veteran driver will pilot No. 44 Toyota full-time, lands sponsor

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TriStar Motorsports announced Tuesday that it has signed veteran driver David Starr to a three-year deal in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.

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Starr returns to the seat of the No. 44 Toyota with primary sponsorship -- also signed through 2017 -- from Zachry Group, a San Antonio-based construction and engineering firm. The team said it intends to contest the entire 33-race schedule starting in 2015.

"Words cannot express how excited I am to partner up with Zachry Group for the next three seasons in the NASCAR XFINITY Series," Starr said in a release provided by the team. "It will be an honor and privilege to represent a company with such integrity and commitment to their customers, employees and communities where we work."

Starr drove in 14 XFINITY Series races last year -- all but one with the Mark Smith-owned team -- with a best finish of ninth place at Talladega Superspeedway in May. The native Texan is also a four-time winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, where he has 317 starts.

The XFINITY Series is scheduled to open Feb. 21 at Daytona International Speedway with the Alert Today Florida 300 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1).