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Dennis Setzer will climb back behind the wheel of the No. 18 Fastenal Dodge this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Driver Ken Schrader will turn his focus to his Nextel Cup car and ARCA car duties this weekend. Setzer will be making his fifth...

Dennis Setzer will climb back behind the wheel of the No. 18 Fastenal Dodge this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Driver Ken Schrader will turn his focus to his Nextel Cup car and ARCA car duties this weekend.

Setzer will be making his fifth career NASCAR start at Talladega when he pilots the No. 18 Fastenal Dodge on Saturday. He has one NASCAR Nextel Cup start, two NASCAR Busch Series and one NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts at the 2.6-mile oval.

Setzer will pilot "Freak" this week at Talladega. Bobby Hamilton Sr. went to victory lane at Daytona with this particular chassis in 2005.

Congratulations to truck chief Tony Pinkelton who married his long time girlfriend Courtney Genung last weekend. J

Setzer won the Bailey's 300 at Martinsville Speedway this past weekend in a late model, taking home his second grandfather clock. The Bailey's 300 is one of the most prestigious late model races still held.

Setzer on Talladega and Strategy: "I'm excited about going back to Talladega this weekend. There was so much apprehension heading into this race last year. I'm glad to be going back with all those questions answered. Last year our race was right after they had repaved it. It gained so much grip when they did that. I had tested a lot at Talladega in a Nextel Cup car and I was blown away by how smooth that place was. The smooth surface makes it less grueling on the driver and it makes better racing for the fans. I feel like I have an advantage just climbing behind the wheel of the Fastenal Dodge. BHR has always been known to be strong at superspeedways. And man did Bobby Sr. pull some stunts on us in several of those races. He always just came out of nowhere right at the perfect time. I am looking forward to being in BHR's strategy meetings this year instead of being on the outside looking in."

-credit: bhr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dennis Setzer