Homestead: Dennis Setzer preview

Dennis Setzer Fast Facts: Dennis Setzer sits only 70 points out of the overall NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series point lead coming into the series finale this weekend. Setzer fell 9 points short of the 2003 NCTS championship. Dennis Setzer's ...

Dennis Setzer Fast Facts:

Dennis Setzer sits only 70 points out of the overall NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series point lead coming into the series finale this weekend. Setzer fell 9 points short of the 2003 NCTS championship.

Dennis Setzer's teammate this weekend is Bobby Labonte, driving the #47 Chevy Silverado

Dennis will be driving a brand new truck for this weekend's race at Homestead.

Dennis Setzer scored a career-best final point finish with 2nd in the 2003 NCTS point standings.

In addition to his 150 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts, Dennis Setzer has 7 Winston Cup and 102 Busch Grand National starts in his career including 2 Busch Series victories (South Boston 1994, Hickory 1994)

Dennis Setzer NCTS Records

Dennis Setzer set a NASCAR record with the win at Lowe's Motor Speedway on May 21st of 2004. He is the only driver with at least one win in 7 straight seasons in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - dating to 1998.

Setzer broke the single season streak of top-10 finishes in 2003 by finishing 20-straight races inside the top-10.

Dennis Setzer won the 2002 race at Martinsville by starting in 33rd position. It is the farthest any competitor has ever started a NASCAR Truck Series race to go on and win.

Dennis Setzer on Homestead-Miami Speedway (11/19):

"We tested here a few weeks ago and it seemed like the track had lost some of the grip that it had last year. Our team is bringing a brand new truck and we should be pretty good. Last year we came down here fourth in points and left second, so we know that anything can happen in this last race. I wanted to be a little closer in the points, but we will just stick to our game plan and see where it goes from there."

Dennis Setzer on his finish at Darlington Raceway (11/12):

"The 43 (Josh Richeson) was probably on a little fresher tires than us but he was a lapped truck. I waved him by going in to three but he got into us going into four and spun us out while we were running up there in the top- five. It is really unfortunate for Team Silverado. We had a pretty good truck and kept working our way up through the field. We elected to stay out there under what we thought would be the last yellow, everyone but Bobby (Hamilton), Bobby, Jr. (Hamilton), Ted (Musgrave) and a couple others had new tires left for that last stop. They had got by us and we were as far back as we were going to go and had a pretty decent finish there but it didn't turn out that way."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Labonte , Dennis Setzer , Josh Richeson