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David Starr Returns to Jimmy Means Racing Full-Time for 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series

David Starr will return to Jimmy Means Racing for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. He’ll pilot the orange No. 52 Whataburger Chevrolet Camaro for the second straight year with additional sponsors to be announced.

Starr announced the news on his Facebook page.

Starr, who has four NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series wins and three Xfinity top 10s to his name, drove the entire season for Means in 2018. He scored a best finish of 17th (twice) while finishing 23rd in the series standings. The 51-year-old has 489 combined starts in NASCAR’s top three series, running full-time somewhere since 2002. He also has four career wins in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.

“Jimmy is a hardcore racer and I love that we share the same passion and desire for racing,” Starr said in the post. “I want to thank all of our great partners and fans for their love and support over the years.”

Jimmy Means was part of the Alabama Gang, and currently runs his own team after a career that saw 17 top-10 finishes in NASCAR’s premier series. Means then went on to be a crew chief and later an owner.

Frontstretch’s Dustin Albino initially reported Starr’s return to the team.

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Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he covered sports there and later spent a year and a half as a sports host on 910 the Fan in Richmond, VA. He's freelanced for Richmond Magazine and the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and also hosts the "Adam Cheek's Sports Week" podcast. Adam has followed racing since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

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