Talladega: Dennis Setzer preview

Dennis Setzer and No. 85 Shell ROTELLA ® T Silverado Team Ready for Fast and Furious Action at Talladega Superspeedway Leading Premium Diesel Motor Oil in America Looking to Lead the Way at Inaugural NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Race at ...

Dennis Setzer and No. 85 Shell ROTELLA ® T Silverado Team Ready for Fast and Furious Action at Talladega Superspeedway

Leading Premium Diesel Motor Oil in America Looking to Lead the Way at Inaugural NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Race at Historic Track

Talladega, AL - Dennis Setzer and the No. 85 Morgan-Dollar Motorsports (MDM) Silverado will carry the colors of Shell ROTELLA ® T at Talladega Superspeedway (TSS). The John Deere 250 is the inaugural NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS_ race at the historic 2.66-mile track.

"We are proud to have Shell ROTELLA ® T on board with us this weekend at Talladega," said Setzer. "With this being the first time the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will race at Talladega, it is a great opportunity to showcase the support we receive from Shell ROTELLA ® T."

Setzer has three previous starts at TSS, one in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series and two in the NASCAR Busch Series, but his experience in those previous races will have very little - if any - bearing on Saturday's (Oct. 7) NCTS race. For the first time since the off-season of 1979-1980, TSS has undergone a complete repaving. From the top of the 33-degree banking in the corners to the bottom of the apron where many a famed pass has been made throughout the years, there is a new, smooth pavement surface.

In addition, pit road has had a complete facelift. An estimated two feet has been gained in width and length in each of the new concrete pit stalls on pit road. In the repaving process, the portion of pit road recently repaved with asphalt gained about 10 feet of additional width.

"I know that everyone is really looking forward to heading to Talladega, and I cannot wait," Setzer continued. "The fans are really looking forward to seeing the trucks race there for the first time, and they will have an exciting race for sure.

"It should be interesting to see how many grooves open up, but I think that we will probably see three, four, and five-wide racing. I have been so used to going to Talladega and seeing the pavement with all the cracks in it, and now we will be on a smooth surface, which should provide for some great racing."

Setzer concluded by saying, "I know that every driver wants to leave an inaugural race as the winner, and I certainly would like to see my name in the record books as the inaugural winner at Talladega, as well as bringing home the victory for everyone at Chevrolet and Morgan-Dollar Motorsports."

-credit: mdm

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Series NASCAR Truck
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