Indy ORP: Dennis Setzer preview

Dennis Setzer The North Carolina native will be making his 16th NASCAR start at O'Reilly Raceway Park Friday night. He has four previous Nationwide and 11 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts on the 0.6-mile oval. He has scored one win (2005),...

Dennis Setzer

The North Carolina native will be making his 16th NASCAR start at O'Reilly Raceway Park Friday night. He has four previous Nationwide and 11 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts on the 0.6-mile oval. He has scored one win (2005), one pole (2005), two top-five and eight top-10 finishes in the truck series at Indy.

Setzer will pilot "Duster" this weekend. He drove this particular chassis at Martinsville Speedway in March en route to the 18th victory of his career.

Setzer scored his 2005 Indy victory after starting from the pole. Inclement weather forced NASCAR to cancel the scheduled qualifying and the field was set according to the Owner's Point Standings in which Dennis Setzer's team was leading at the time.

A Look Back:Bobby Hamilton Racing has two victories( 2000 and 2004) and two poles (2000 and 2001) at ORP. In 2004 Chad Chaffin drove to victory over Johnny Sauter to score his second win of the season. Joe Ruttman scored his second of three victories in 2000 by winning at Indy after starting from the pole. He followed up with another pole at this particular track in 2001.

Setzer Short Track Bound: "I might just be the happiest person in the garage this weekend at Indy. We had a great run last weekend in Kentucky with the No. 18 Tahoe Dodge. Bringing Jeff Hensley on board has really made a difference in how our team communicates. We won at Martinsville in March and had a really good truck at Mansfield before a parts failure took us out of contention. I feel like if we can keep our nose clean we will have a good chance at winning on Friday night. Both the team and myself have scored victories at ORP in the past and I hope we can add another to that list this weekend."

-credit: bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Dennis Setzer , Joe Ruttman , Johnny Sauter , Chad Chaffin