Kansas: Dennis Setzer preview

Dennis Setzer Ready to Take Shell ROTELLA ® T to the Front in O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 Premium Diesel Motor Oil Company on Board as Primary Sponsor of No. 85 Morgan Dollar Motorsports Silverado for Kansas Speedway Event Kansas City, KS - ...

Dennis Setzer Ready to Take Shell ROTELLA ® T to the Front in O'Reilly Auto Parts 250

Premium Diesel Motor Oil Company on Board as Primary Sponsor of No. 85 Morgan Dollar Motorsports Silverado for Kansas Speedway Event

Kansas City, KS - Dennis Setzer holds the record at Kansas Speedway for most top-five finishes in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS). He has also started on the pole twice in the five previous events. The Newton, NC native won the pole in 2001 for the inaugural event and started first in 2004 by virtue of being the series' point leader when rain washed out qualifying.

Given these impressive statistics, Setzer and his Shell ROTELLA ® T No. 85 Silverado team are clearly one of the favorites for Saturday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 250.

"Kansas is special because I do have a pole there," said Setzer. "I don't get many poles but I got one there a few years ago. It is just a fun place to race, it's a wide track and you can race side-by-side and it is just a great all around facility. I have had some really good runs there in the past and I am pretty confident about the Shell Rotella Chevrolet Silverado this weekend. I know Eric (Phillips, crew chief) and the guys will give me a good truck, the key is to stay out of trouble to be there at the end."

Setzer and his Morgan-Dollar Motorsports team have been one of the most consistent teams in the NCTS scoring top-10 finishes in the last four events and seven total for the season.

"We are working really hard to get to victory lane," Setzer remarked. "The heat at this Kansas Speedway event is usually a big factor. It can really wear your equipment out and you have to be careful to save your stuff for the end. A lot of races have been won and lost at the end of this event because of equipment failures and driver exhaustion. But the Shell Rotella Silverado we are bringing here is one of our best and has seen victory lane before. Everyone here at Morgan-Dollar Motorsports would really love to put her back there again and for the first time for the folks at the Shell Rotella T."

Practice for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 begins Friday, June 30th at 9:40 a.m. for one hour. A 30-minute rookie practice will begin at noon followed immediately by a one-hour final practice. Qualifying will be being at approximately 5:00 p.m. with the 36 trucks qualifying for the 167-lap, 250-mile race being immediately impounded.

The O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 is scheduled to start Saturday, July 1st at 2:15 CDT with live television coverage provided by SPEED TV. Both MRN Radio and XM Satellite Radio will bring the action live to radio fans beginning at 2:00 p.m. CDT.

-mdm

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Dennis Setzer