Memphis: Dennis Setzer preview

Dennis Setzer Fast Facts: Dennis Setzer scored his second win of the season and second win at a 1.5- mile super speedway with the victory at Texas Motor Speedway last Friday night, bringing his total career NCTS wins to 12. Dennis has won two...

Dennis Setzer Fast Facts:

Dennis Setzer scored his second win of the season and second win at a 1.5- mile super speedway with the victory at Texas Motor Speedway last Friday night, bringing his total career NCTS wins to 12.

Dennis has won two of the last three races in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and has finished 1st or 2nd in four of the last five races.

Memphis Motorsports Park was the site of Morgan-Dollar Motorsports 1st NCTS win in 2001.

Dennis Setzer scored a career-best final point finish with 2nd in the 2003 NCTS point standings

In addition to his 148 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts, Dennis Setzer has 7 Winston Cup and 102 Busch Grand National starts in his career including 2 Busch Series victories (South Boston 1994, Hickory 1994)

Dennis Setzer NCTS Records

Dennis Setzer set a NASCAR record with the win at Lowe's Motor Speedway on May 21st of 2004. He is the only driver with at least one win in 7 straight seasons in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - dating to 1998.

Dennis Setzer also became only the 4th driver in NCTS history to earn over $3 Million in winnings with Friday nights' win at Texas Motor Speedway.

Setzer broke the single season streak of top-10 finishes in 2003 by finishing 20-straight races inside the top-10.

Dennis Setzer won the 2002 race at Martinsville by starting in 33rd position. It is the farthest any competitor has ever started a NASCAR Truck Series race to go on and win.

Dennis Setzer on Memphis Motorsports Park:

Do you find Memphis to be a fairly difficult race track?

Memphis can be difficult for drivers who are not familiar with the track. It takes a lot of braking getting into the corners, but then your truck must rotate just right in the middle of the corner to get the forward bite coming off. That can be a hard set up for a driver to relay to his crew chief.

Is Memphis one of the toughest tracks?

It's not a tough track in my opinion. We go there with high hopes that we will run well. Our team has been fortunate over the past three years to have some good finishes, so if we don't finish in the top five, its going to be a great disappointment to us. We hope that everyone else thinks its a tough track, but this is the site of Morgan-Dollar Motorsports first win and now that the forty-six team is having some success at some of the other venues, we look to continue to have a good run at Memphis.

Everyone who has won there has won or finished very high in the point standings. How does this track figure into the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Championship?

As we all know, every track scores the same championship points and they all count the same. However, I guess the best way to describe how Memphis Motorsports Park plays into the championship is that it is a short track. Most if not all the champions in the Craftsman Truck Series came up racing on short tracks. The series typically has a third or more races on short tracks. If you can't perform on a short track, you probably don't have a shot at the championship.

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