Bristol: Dennis Setzer preview

Dennis Setzer News and Notes: The North Carolina native will be making hisq4thNASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start at Bristol Motor Speedway. He hasone previousSprint Cup, six Nationwide and six NASCAR Craftsman Truckseries starts at ...

Dennis Setzer

News and Notes:

The North Carolina native will be making hisq4thNASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start at Bristol Motor Speedway. He hasone previousSprint Cup, six Nationwide and six NASCAR Craftsman Truckseries starts at the famed-concrete track.He has scoredtwo top-five and two top-10 finishes in the truck series events.

Bristol is the only short track where Setzer has not scored a victory. He has visited victory lane at Martinsville, Memphis, O'Reilly Raceway Park and Mansfield. J

Setzer will pilot "Viper" on Wednesday evening. This particular chassis raced at Lowe's Motor Speedway, where Setzer scored a seventh-place finish. It also raced at Dover earlier in the summer. It is the newest chassis in the No. Tahoe 18 Dodge stable.

Setzer and teammate Stacy Compton will sign autographs at the Food City Family Race Night on Thursday at 5:00p.m. until 7:00p.m. at the Tahoe Display. Come by and grab a sample of the latest Tahoe Smokeless Tobacco.

Rock the Vote: Be sure to visit the truck series page on NASCAR.Com to vote Tahoe Driver Dennis Setzer the series' Most Popular Driver. Click the Rock The Vote link and fill out the online ballot. Setzer won the MPD honor in 1999.

If you could be Mike Helton for a Day what would you change about the NCTS, "It is kind of like being asked what you would do if you were President for a day. It is one thing to voice our opinions when we are not the ones doing it. If I was given the chance I don't think I would want to be Mike Helton for a day. Those guys have a really hard job of directing our sport on both a competition and marketing level. It is easy for us as drivers, owners and fans to think we have the solutions to all the problems. Sometimes I think we do, but other times we are only looking at it from one angle. Their job is to look at it from all angles. We all have the same goal and that is to continue to grow the truck series. We have some teams who have lost funding or are unable to travel to all the races because the costs are so high in the economy now. I think those are the things we need to take a look at and how we can make this better on that angle. I just want to keep trucks on the track."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Stacy Compton , Dennis Setzer , Mike Helton