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Dennis Setzer Extends Points Lead at Memphis No. 46 Chevrolet Silverado Driver Now Holds 158 Point Advantage Memphis TN: Dennis Setzer behind the wheel of the No. 46 Chevrolet Silverado extended his lead in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck ...

Dennis Setzer Extends Points Lead at Memphis

No. 46 Chevrolet Silverado Driver Now Holds 158 Point Advantage Memphis TN: Dennis Setzer behind the wheel of the No. 46 Chevrolet Silverado extended his lead in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series standings with a fourth place finish in the O'Reilly 200 at Memphis Motorsports Park. Setzer, starting from 13th on the grid, worked his way into the top-five and ran a smooth, consistent race. Setzer has 158-point lead over second place in the standings with 14 of 25 races complete.

JACK SPRAGUE, NO 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 4th, FINISHED 13TH:

"We were so tight that my crew changed about everything except the driver and the decals on pit road. I don't remember ever adjusting shocks during a race. We just couldn't get our Chevy Trucks Silverado where we needed it. We had plenty of motor but I just couldn't get through the center of the corners and off. That is the tough part of practicing during the heat of the day and racing and night. Then those last 10 or so laps, we got so loose, the backend wouldn't stay under me, but we got a decent finish and the truck isn't in too bad of shape so we will go on to IRP which is one of my very favorite tracks."

DENNIS SETZER, NO 46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 13th, FINISHED 4TH:

We are pretty excited, we weren't up close enough were we needed to be to pass those front couple trucks. I'm proud of our Silverado team, they did great all night, but we were just a little bite off. Not bad for a not so good night, I guess. Looks like Hamilton's there 6th tonight behind us, but we didn't loose any points to anybody real important tonight. David Starr another Silverado was right there, with Ron Hornaday had some bad luck leading the race there at the end."

RON HORNADAY, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 5th, FINISHED 21ST:

"It has just been that kind of year for us. Our luck just hasn't been right lately. On that last lap I though I had the race won but wasn't sure if I could get through the smoke. I didn't know if it was clear on the other side so I checked up a little. The 38 had a good run on me and got a little piece of my rear and that was it. It certainly wasn't Brandon's fault. I have to put the blame on myself."

DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 18th FINISHED 5TH:

"That was a great finish, that Chevrolet Silverado was pretty good tonight. It looked like Hornaday was going to win that tonight; I don't know what happened with that at the end. Dave McCarty, Ron Hutter Racing Engines, and my guys have battled since we got here, my Silverado was pretty good tonight racing with Dennis because he's pretty good on these short tracks. It's just good to see all these Chevrolets up front tonight; it's just ashamed that Ron Hornaday couldn't win it. We'll take a top five, it's been a while, see if we can get this thing turned around, I'm pretty excited about it."

ARIC ALMIROLA, NO. 47 FEDEX EXPRESS/HOME DEPOT/JGR PERFORMANCE OIL SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 33RD, FINISHED 30TH:

NOTE; Almirola was involved in an accident on lap 161 and climbed from the truck uninjured. However, his feet got hot during the race and he was suffering from heat exhaustion so he was examined in the track infield care center and released after a fluid treatment.

"It was a lot of fun, it was a great experience to race with. We messed ourselves up a little bit during qualifying, which was my fault, and it got us in the back and it was just a struggle to start in the back. It's not very much fun to race those guys in the back, to get to the front the more fun it is to race those guys. I learned a lot and really looking forward to racing IRP. Yeah I got some pretty big blisters on my feet; it's not that big of a deal.

JOHN ANDRETTI, NO. 15 JUICE PLUS/MEMPHIS CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU SILVERADO, QUALIFED 28TH, FINISHED 8TH:

"We got real tight at the end and it was a real bummer, because I think we had a really good truck. On long runs I didn't think anyone could beat us, which was pretty amazing after watching practice. My Cup experience paid off or we just got lucky there, it was a lot of fun. I would have liked a better finish for these guys because they really deserve it. To start 20 whatever, 27 or 28 and to get a top-10 is decent.

MATT CRAFTON, NO. 88 MENARDS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 14TH, FINISHED 7TH:

"Real good, we were just horrible on short runs and couldn't get it to go our way. The longer we kept running, after we would run about ten laps it would just come on and keep going. I was hoping for some more long green flag runs there at the end, especially with as hot as it was I think I was loosing some brain cells. All along a good run, good in the pits, get our IRP truck not too tore up, I'm happy with a 7th place."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ron Hornaday Jr. , Dennis Setzer