Memphis: Dennis Setzer preview

Dennis Setzer Looking to Recapture Winning Magic in Memphis No. 85 E85 FlexFuel Silverado Driver Has NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Best Average Finish at Tennessee Track Millington, TN - For most drivers, there is one race track ...

Dennis Setzer Looking to Recapture Winning Magic in Memphis

No. 85 E85 FlexFuel Silverado Driver Has NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Best Average Finish at Tennessee Track

Millington, TN - For most drivers, there is one race track where everything always seems to go right. For Dennis Setzer, Memphis Motorsports Park (MMP) has been one of those tracks in his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) career.

In seven previous starts at the .75-mile flat track, the Newton, NC native has never finished out of the top-five. His 2001 victory was the first-ever NCTS win for his Morgan Dollar Motorsports (MDM) team. In addition to the win, his MMP record reflects two third place, two fourth place and two fifth place finishes giving him an average finish of 3.6, best of all full-time NCTS competitors at the Tennessee track.

Given these impressive statistics, Setzer and his E85 FlexFuel team are clearly one of the favorites for Saturday's O'Reilly 200.

"We definitely are looking forward to going to Memphis," said Setzer. "This season has been full of challenges for our MDM team. I love racing at Memphis, it is a lot of fun. I think we have a good setup package to unload with this weekend to get our Silverado back in victory lane.

"We've always run really well there. It is a fun short track and is really fast for a short track. There are some humps and bumps that you have to work around, that are unique to just that track. There are some bumps into Turn One, some bumps down the backstretch, and some bumps into Turn Three, so it is a fun place to go race. You have to run there a few times to find some things that you need to work all the way around."

This weekend, Setzer heads back to MMP with a brand new number and a brand new look for the 2006 season- No. 85 E85 FlexFuel Silverado. The perennial NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series favorite and his factory-backed MDM team are now an integral component of the General Motors program to educate consumers about the fueling options they have as the owner of an ethanol capable vehicle.

"We are proud to be a part of the GM E85 FlexFuel program," said Setzer. " It is a compliment to the professionalism of our entire MDM organization to partner with GM and Chevrolet on this program. It is important to the future of our country and our sport.

"There was a tremendous amount for all of us to learn about alternative fuels. The opportunity to discuss the GM E85 FlexFuel initiative and learn about the vehicles and the increased production of the fuel has been beneficial to everyone on our team. We certainly to look at corn in a much different light now."

-mdm

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