UPDATE: David Starr, MBM Motorsports with the Bret Baier/Richardson Service/SANY No. 66 Ford will honor Sergeant First Class (SFC) Daniel Phillips during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 30th.
Sergeant First Class (SFC) Daniel Phillips served in the US Army in Vietnam at a forward base outside Khe Sanh. In February 1968, he engaged in the first significant enemy tank encounter of the war. In July of 1968, he was listed as a casualty. It was not until 1973 that he was officially declared missing in action (MIA). Subsequently, in 1978 he was posthumously promoted to Sergeant First Class and declared killed in action (KIA). He is currently honored on the Vietnam Wall Memorial in Washington DC. He is survived by his brother, Len Williams of Copperas Cove, TX.
“I couldn’t be more proud to honor Sergeant First Class (SFC) Daniel Phillips. This weekend is so special and to be able to drive 600 Miles of Remembrance for fallen heroes is a feeling you can’t describe.” said Starr.
Practice is set to start at 7:00PM/ET on Friday, qualifying at 11:05AM/ET and the Coca-Cola 600 will begin at 6:00PM/ET on FS1.
On the No. 66 this week is returning partners Fox News’ Bret Baier, Richardson Service 1991, Inc. and SANY.
“We are so excited to have 3 of our great partners on board at Charlotte Motor Speedway!” said Starr, “It’s always great to have returning partners support you, but when they support you during such an important weekend and to help honor such a great hero… There is truly nothing better!”
To learn more about the sponsors of the No. 66 please visit their websites below:
Bret Baier, Anchor and executive editor of ‘Special Report with Bret Baier’- www.bretbaier.com
Richardson Service 1991, Inc., SC based heavy construction & forestry equipment dealer – www.rs91inc.com
SANY, Heavy equipment manufacturer- www.sanyamerica.com
— David Starr Racing —
ORIGINAL POST: This weekend at Charlotte, David Starr will make his 11th career Cup start and his first since last June at Martinsville Speedway. Starr will be behind the wheel of Carl Long’s #66 Ford.
MBM Motorsports ran the first seven races this season before scaling back to a partial schedule. Timmy Hill had driven all the teams’ races so far this year, but Starr will bring some sponsorship this weekend.