Dennis Setzer The North Carolina native will be making his 10th NASCAR start at Las Vegas. He has nine previous NCTS starts at the 1.5 mile oval. He has scored three top-five and seven top-10 finishes in those trucks starts. Setzer has scored...
The North Carolina native will be making his 10th NASCAR start at Las Vegas. He has nine previous NCTS starts at the 1.5 mile oval. He has scored three top-five and seven top-10 finishes in those trucks starts.
Setzer has scored five consecutive top-10 starting spots in the last five events.
Setzer will pilot "NITRO" on Saturday afternoon. He drove this particular chassis last month at Nashville where he scored a seventh place finish. He also raced it at Kentucky, Michigan and Texas earlier this season.
The No. 18 Dodge will be showcasing the United Dodge paint scheme Saturday. The United Dodge dealership was the outstanding sales performer selling more Dodge vehicles than all the surrounding dealerships, thus winning the prize to sponsor Setzer's No. 18 Dodge Ram at Las Vegas.
Stratosphere Hotel and Casino will be displayed on the No. 18 Dodge during the running of the Vegas event. Setzer, along with several other NCTS drivers, will sign autographs at the hotel at 6pm on Friday evening.
One Year Anniversary: "I still remember getting the call from Lori Hamilton last September. Ken Schrader was driving the No. 18 truck at the time, but was unable to make it to Vegas due to his Sprint Cup commitments. I jumped at the opportunity and thankfully everything ended up working in my favor. I was able to finish out the season for them. Since then the shop has moved locations, I've switched crew chiefs, we returned to victory lane and recently just went from two teams to one. Despite all the changes this team continues to persevere. They never stop giving up and that means so much to me as a driver."
Richmond On Top of His Game: "I have one of the youngest crew chiefs in the garage area. This is only his fourth season in the sport, but I would put him up against the veterans in this garage. He has a god-given talent for making calls from the pit box. Sometimes as a driver you will question a crew chief's decisions and from time to time just not agree with him. With Marcus, I never second guess his call, that's how good he is. At the beginning of the season we set several goals for our team and we are on track for accomplishing all of them before season's end. It says a lot about us. I look forward to going to the track every week and seeing how it goes."