Dennis Setzer Daytona bad luck

Daytona Beach, FL - The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series return to the Daytona International Speedway lived up to all of the attention that it received. However, for the Morgan/Dollar Motorsports team the bad luck continues at the 2.5-mile ...

Daytona Beach, FL - The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series return to the Daytona International Speedway lived up to all of the attention that it received. However, for the Morgan/Dollar Motorsports team the bad luck continues at the 2.5-mile oval.

Last season the team was involved in the fiery crashed that claimed nearly half of the field in the trucks inaugural race at the track. This season the team has a new driver in Dennis Setzer and a new manufacturer in Chevrolet. However, once again luck was not on this team's side.

Setzer started the Florida Dodge Dealers 250 13th and quickly settled into the draft running in the top-15, before entering the top-10 on lap 35. By lap 39 Setzer had moved into fourth place and took the lead on lap 47. Setzer slipped into the top-10 spending much of the next 30 laps running in the lead draft. On lap 79 while running third, the team pitted for their final pit stop, experiencing engine troubles leaving pit road. The engine troubles were enough to end the teams first run together, delegating them to a 24th place finish.

"The Acxiom/Computer Associates Chevrolet was really running great. I was just out there riding in the draft waiting till the end of the race. It's really disappointing to have a problem here but these guys are working really hard and we'll be ready to go in Homestead," Setzer said.

The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will return to the track March 4th at the Miami-Homestead Speedway in Homestead, Florida.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Dennis Setzer