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Dennis Setzer Wins Infineon 200 Second Consecutive Victory For Team Silverado Dennis Setzer behind the wheel of the ...

Dennis Setzer Wins Infineon 200
Second Consecutive Victory For Team Silverado

Dennis Setzer behind the wheel of the #46 Chevrolet Silverado fielded by Morgan Dollar Motorsports brought home the victory in the Infineon 200 for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at Lowe's Motor Speedway. It is the 11th career win in NCTS competition for the Newton, NC native. It is the second consecutive victory for Team Silverado. The win extended Setzer's series points lead to 37 with five of the 25 events on the 2004 schedule in the record books.

Setzer took the lead on lap 122 of the 134-lap, 200-mile race only to lose it six laps later to Carl Edwards. The pair then waged a crowd pleasing battle with Setzer taking the point again on lap 131 charging to the checkered a mere 0.869 seconds ahead of Edwards.

Six of the top-ten finishers were piloting Silverado trucks.

Fellow Team Silverado driver and the event pole sitter David Starr brought the Spears Manufacturing Silverado to the finish line in third followed by Kevin Harvick in the Snap-On Tools Silverado. Setzer's teammate Michael Waltrip in the #47 Acxiom Chevy Silverado All Stars truck finished in fifth after looking to be the class of the field throughout the race leading three times for a total of 49 laps.

Shane Hmiel, #15 Earl Small's Harley Davidson Silverado finished sixth and the #6 GM Goodwrench Silverado of Matt Crafton came to the checkered in ninth.

Dennis Setzer, No. 46, Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Silverado (Winner)

"The Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Chevrolet team has just been fantastic this year. Chevrolet and Silverado jumped on to sponsor us this year. I can't believe that we are supposed to be short track racers but we came out and had a strong run. We thought the caution was going to come out but I'm not sure if the caution light came out on that incident or not. I thought we might have a caution because I saw a whole bunch of smoke but I'm not sure if it did. I just got back in it and it opened the door for us. I was just fortunate I got through there. We were a little off to start with and we came in to adjust it but we got a little worse. On our last stop the crew chief really dialed it in. I jumped by Harvick on the outside. Carl Edward and Michael Waltrip got in to each other a little bit and we were able to pull up there. Our truck ran real good on Carl is a very professional racer he's gone along way in this sport and he just got into me a bit. It's just good racing in the truck series. Michael was a great teammate and he's a great driver. Randy Goss runs that team and works out of our shop."

David Starr, No. 75 Spears Chevrolet Silverado (3rd Place Finish)

"Dave McCarty and the guys did a great job with the Chevrolet today. I almost lost it 5 or 6 times through out the race especially on the starts. I got Carl Edwards down there by the back straightaway and he got up on my right rear and took the air off of it and we almost crashed again. I was glad to be able to get third. I was driving real hard there at the end. It's not a bad finish but man what a wild finish. I feel good being a part of Wayne and Connie Spears Motorsports Team. After winning the pole and coming back to place third in this Chevy Silverado I think our bad luck is behind us. It's been great running with the Chevy team. The support they have given us has been unreal."

Kevin Harvick, No. 92 Snap-On Tools Chevrolet (4th Place Finish)

"It's like racing at Daytona. When you get side by side and you can suck up so fast and do what you got to do but you can over drive the truck pretty easily out there. We probably missed it on the set up a little bit tonight. All and all it was a good night for the Snap-On Chevrolet. Matt had a great top 10 finish too. It's great to see so many Chevrolets in the front and it's fun running the truck. The series is growing and so is the competition."

Michael Waltrip, #46 ACXIOM Chevrolet Silverado (5th Place Finish)

I'm just plain mad about loosing the race because the caution lights came on. I don't know what Carl thinks he saw out there but I'm glad he didn't win the race because he wrecked my truck. Edwards and I got together a little bit but when you're racing the trucks you know that it can be crazy like this. It's been since 1997 since I've raced the truck and the competition is tough. Overall the ACXIOM Chevrolet was great tonight. I've enjoyed racing as part of the Chevy All Stars team with Sheryl Crow on the truck and having Chevrolets in the front. I'm happy for Dennis and all the other Team Chevy's that raced tonight."

Shane Hmiel, No. 15 Billy Ballew Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado (6th Place Finish)

"Man Richie Wauters and the boys put one great Chevy together for us this race. It feels great to come back and finish well this weekend after two bad races. This is our last race with our Sponsor Earl Small's and hope that our 6th place finish will show we can run up front. Our DEI power just never stopped. The team has really developed a great relationship here and we are looking forward to Dover."

Jack Sprague, No. 16 Chevrolet Silverado (26th Place Finish)

"The #16 Chevy Trucks Silverado was a rocket ship tonight. It is just a shame we had the motor oiling problem after qualifying so we had to drop to the back. I was coming up through the field, passing trucks on the outside and got together with the #2 truck and cut down a tire. Luckily we got the yellow but it tore up the bodywork getting the truck down pit road. Then I hit the cone on the way in and tore up the skirt. My guys did an awesome job trying to get us back toward the front. But we lost a cylinder and that was it for us tonight. We just go on to Dover and keep our rhythm back."

-gm racing-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Michael Waltrip , David Starr , Kevin Harvick , Jack Sprague , Dennis Setzer , Matt Crafton , Shane Hmiel , Carl Edwards