Dennis Setzer to Practice Tony Stewart Busch Car at IRP on Saturday John Andrette IRP Crash Quote INDIANAPOLIS - As a result of weather forcing cancellation of all on-track activities at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday for NASCAR NEXTEL...
Dennis Setzer to Practice Tony Stewart Busch Car at IRP on Saturday
John Andrette IRP Crash Quote
INDIANAPOLIS - As a result of weather forcing cancellation of all on-track activities at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday for NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, Dennis Setzer, current NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series points leader will practice the No. 33 James Dean Chevrolet for Tony Stewart Saturday at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Setzer will climb in the cockpit of the Kevin Harvick, Inc. owned car to assist the team with setup for Saturday night's NASCAR Busch Series Kroger 200 while Stewart is at IMS practicing and qualifying his No. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet for Sunday's Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. Setzer is the driver of the No. 46 Chevrolet Silverado fielded by Morgan Dollar Motorsports.
DENNIS SETZER QUOTE: "It is an honor to be asked by Tony and Kevin to shake down the car for them and help them get it ready to qualify and race Saturday night. The plan is for me to practice and Tony will be able to get to IRP in time for qualifying so he is able to start where he qualifies but I will stay ready in case he gets delayed at the big track. I am excited to be back in a Busch car, I haven't been in one for a while. It is just a great deal that all of us Chevrolet teams and drivers can work together and help each other when we can."
Morgan Dollar Motorsports fielded the No. 47 Home Depot Silverado in the IRP NCTS race for Stewart's Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Aric Almirola.
The two scheduled practice sessions and qualifying for the Power Stroke Diesel 200 for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at Indianapolis Raceway Park was cancelled due to a steady rain. The rain quit at approximately 2:45 p.m. and track-drying procedures began followed by a one-hour practice session prior to lining up the trucks for the race.
The 36-truck field will lineup according to points, the top-30 in owner points with the remainder of the field set according to provisions in the NCTS rulebook.
JOHN ANDRETTI, NO. 15 STOOPS FREIGHTLINER/PEDIGO CHEVROLET SILVERADO, STARTED 4TH:
NOTE: ANDRETTI WAS INVOLVED IN A SINGLE TRUCK INCIDENT ON LAP 23 PUTTING HIM BEHIND THE WALL FOR REPAIRS.
DID YOU GET A FLAT? - "Yes, after about two or three guys ran me in the wall, the tire started to go flat. I probably should have come in but the smoke was going away so we thought it might be ok. I am pretty disgusted about this right now. There is no reason to do that to a guy but I guess that is what they call truck racing so I can learn to be a truck racer too. I grew up racing like that and can get back at someone too. I am not happy, it just isn't racing. I hate it for all of these people from Indianapolis. It was really nice of Billy (Ballew) to get these local companies, Stoops Freightliner and Pedigo Chevrolet to come on board for this race. We had a good truck to have a good race with tonight and now we don't."
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