Kansas: Dennis Setzer preview

THE KANSAS SPEEDWAY NOTES * Dennis Setzer comes into Kansas Speedway after winning the last two races in a row (Michigan 6/18 & Milwaukee 6/24). The wins were Setzer's 13th and 14th of his career, moving him to 6th all time in the win...

THE KANSAS SPEEDWAY NOTES

* Dennis Setzer comes into Kansas Speedway after winning the last two races in a row (Michigan 6/18 & Milwaukee 6/24). The wins were Setzer's 13th and 14th of his career, moving him to 6th all time in the win list.

* Dennis Setzer took over the points lead with the win at Milwaukee last week. He has a 35 point lead over Bobby Hamilton.

* Dennis Setzer won the pole for the very first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway.

* Team owner, David Dollar, who is from Oklahoma and still resides there -- considers Kansas Speedway as his home track.

* In addition to his 178 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts, Dennis Setzer has 7 Nextel Cup and 102 Busch Series starts in his career including 2 Busch Series victories (South Boston 1994, Hickory 1994)

NCTS RECORDS

* Dennis Setzer is the only driver with at least one win in eight (8) consecutive seasons in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - dating to 1998. He and Jack Sprague are the only drivers to score a win in eight (8) different seasons.

* Setzer broke the single season streak of top-10 finishes in 2003. He had 20 straight top-ten finishes.

KANSAS RACE QUOTES

"Kansas is special because I do have a pole there. I don't get many poles but I got one there a couple years ago. It is just a fun place to race, it's a wide track and you can race side-by-side and it is just a great place to race. I have had some really good runs there in the past and I am pretty confident about the Chevrolet Silverado this weekend. I know Eric (Phillips, crew chief) and the guys will give me a good truck, the key is to stay out of trouble to be there at the end.

"We had a few problems last year with and didn't finish as well as we should have but we got together with the 99 truck at the beginning of the race then got spun a few laps later after we fell back in the pack. The guys worked and got me back out so we did finish but we don't want that to happen this year. We want to qualify well and have a solid run. The heat will make the track a little slick. Hopefully we won't get the rain like we did last year and there will be more rubber down at the start of the race, which helps everyone.

"I am thinking this could be the year for us at Kansas. We have been close before but we are bringing the red No. 46 we won with at Michigan. I am excited to be able to drive it again. I sat on the pole last year because of weather but we had some problems in the early part of the race. I love the track. It's a lot like Chicagoland.....we don't go there yet but there is a possibility that could be added. The two resemble each other and we tested good at Chicagoland this year, so I think we should be pretty good again at Kansas Speedway."

"I can't say enough about this Morgan-Dollar Silverado team. They have given me awesome trucks this year and the wins at Michigan and Milwaukee have really built the momentum for everyone. We just need to keep this going for our team and for Chevrolet."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Jack Sprague , Dennis Setzer