Shell ROTELL Silverado to Make Debut in Atlanta on Friday Night Morgan-Dollar Motorsports and Dennis Setzer Team Up with Maker of Premium Diesel Motor Oil in Seven Races HAMPTON, GA-- Shell ROTELLA T will begin their new relationship with...
Shell ROTELL Silverado to Make Debut in Atlanta on Friday Night
Morgan-Dollar Motorsports and Dennis Setzer Team Up with Maker of Premium Diesel Motor Oil in Seven Races
HAMPTON, GA-- Shell ROTELLA T will begin their new relationship with Morgan-Dollar Motorsports by kicking-off their seven race primary sponsorship of the No. 85 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Dennis Setzer this Friday night in the John Deere 200. Shell ROTELLA T, the leading premium diesel motor oil in America, will also run as primary sponsor on Setzer's race truck at: Lowe's Motor Speedway, May 19; Texas Motor Speedway, June 9; Kansas Speedway, July 1; New Hampshire International Speedway, September 16; Talladega Superspeedway, October 7; and Phoenix International Raceway, November 10.
The John Deere 200 will mark the third race of the 2006 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season, and first for Shell ROTELLA T as primary sponsor. Atlanta Motor Speedway was the site of Setzer's first top-five of the 2005 season, and he hopes to make it his first trip to victory lane in 2006. "We are very proud to be representing Shell Rotella T on the race track this year," said Setzer. These guys have been a great sponsor of our sport and we really want to pay them back for choosing to support our team by putting them in victory lane in their first race with Morgan-Dollar Motorsports. We're excited to represent their brand, their products and their customers and distributors beginning this weekend in Atlanta."
Setzer and his No. 85 team know how to get around a place like Atlanta. They scored victories at 1.5 mile tracks three times over the past two seasons at Kentucky, Charlotte and Texas. "Atlanta is a very tricky and fast race track. The layout gives you lots of corners to have to deal with in your set up. Usually there is plenty of space off of turn four, and everyone can get a handle off that turn, but turn two is very difficult to nail. A race truck can be loose or tight off that corner and finding the medium is critical to being fast at this speedway.
Last year, we ran well at the night race but couldn't get a good handle on the track for the day race. The night time racing gives you quite a bit more grip than the day racing does. The track ends up becoming a multi-groove race track as the race goes on with a high, medium and low line. Tires are going to be pretty important and we are going to have to stop at least twice for this 200-mile event."
Dennis Setzer finished second in the season-ending NCTS driver point standings with four victories in 2005. It marked the team's third consecutive runner-up finish. With 10 top-5 and 13 top-10 finishes, Setzer had the best season of his career. Dennis Setzer is the only driver in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series history to win a race in eight consecutive seasons.
"Our participation with Dennis Setzer and the Morgan-Dollar Motorsports team is an ideal fit," said Dennis Doggett, general manager, Marketing Business to Business for Shell Lubricants. "Shell ROTELLA T is an industry leader and Dennis Setzer and the Chevrolet Silverado team have consistently demonstrated their ability to be a leader in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. The marketing relationship with Morgan-Dollar Motorsports and the Chevrolet Silverado is an outstanding opportunity to bring Shell ROTELLA T to the large contingent of truck racing fans across the country. We're looking forward to celebrating with Dennis and the team in victory lane."