Kentucky: Dennis Setzer preview

Dennis Setzer The North Carolina native will be making his 9th NASCAR start at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night. He has eight previous Craftsman Truck Series starts on the 1.5-mile oval. He has scored one win (2005), one pole (2004), four...

Dennis Setzer

The North Carolina native will be making his 9th NASCAR start at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night. He has eight previous Craftsman Truck Series starts on the 1.5-mile oval. He has scored one win (2005), one pole (2004), four top-five and four top-10 finishes in the truck series at Kentucky.

Setzer will pilot "Nitro" this weekend. He drove this particular chassis in Michigan last month. He also piloted this particular chassis at Texas Motor Speedway and brought home an 11th place finish battling back from falling two laps down early in the race.

Setzer scored his second pole of the 2004 season at Kentucky when rain canceled qualifying. The field was set according to the 2004 Owner Point Standings.

A Look Back: Both Setzer and the late Bobby Hamilton Sr. have scored victories at Kentucky Speedway. Hamilton's came in 2004 and Setzer's followed a year later in 2005.

Setzer reflects on 2005 victory at Kentucky Speedway: "Leading up to my win in 2005 I had finished in the top five at Kentucky three times in a row (2001-2003). We finished just outside the top-10 in 2004 after starting on the pole. If there was a track I felt I needed a win at, it was Kentucky. I had been close so may times. We didn't qualify as well as I thought we would in 2005, but I was confident we could make it up pretty quickly. My crew chief at the time made some really big changes to the truck after the practice on Friday night. It proved to be just what the truck needed. I was able to crack the top 10 by lap 30. We were running second with a few laps left in the race and the leader blew a tire. I was able to capitalize on his problem and finally score a victory. I hate when those things happen that way, but I've learned in racing you have to take them however they come. You never really know when you will win another one."

-credit: bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Dennis Setzer