Bakersfield, CA - The trip back to the west coast for Dennis Setzer and the ...
Bakersfield, CA - The trip back to the west coast for Dennis Setzer and the #46 Acxiom/Computer Associates Chevrolet team started off with a bang giving the team the opportunity to get back on track for the 2001 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Season. Mesa Marin was the site of Setzer's first ever win in the NASCAR Craftsman truck series and Morgan/Dollar Motorsports was searching for a strong finish at this weekends OSH 250 to get the year going in the right direction.
The team started the weekend off strong qualifying in the top-five with a fourth place starting position the best qualifying run to date this season for Morgan/Dollar Motorsports. Raceday continued to show Setzer's strength at the half-mile oval as he quickly moved from his fourth place start to the top-two. The majority of the race found Setzer in the top-five, until a late race accident put an end to the teams run finishing 31st.
"The #46 Acxiom/Computer Associates Chevrolet was strong today, I really thing we had the truck to beat," said Setzer. "I got a little loose going into turn one and got high and slid into the wall. I have to say a lot for the Morgan/Dollar Motorsports team, these guys are working really hard and it's only a matter of time till we find victory lane."
Bakersfield was the team's strongest performance this season as they were in contention for much of the race. Setzer continued to show his strength on the short tracks and showed much of the field what to expect at the truck series next stop in Martinsville, VA. Morgan/Dollar Motorsports showed that they can compete for wins and showed what's to come in 2001.