Mansfield: Dennis Setzer preview

News and Notes: * Last year's Mansfield Motorsports Park (MMP) winner will make his fifth start at the short track this Saturday. In four previous starts Setzer has scored one win (2007), two top-five and four top-10 finishes. * Setzer will ...

News and Notes:

* Last year's Mansfield Motorsports Park (MMP) winner will make his fifth start at the short track this Saturday. In four previous starts Setzer has scored one win (2007), two top-five and four top-10 finishes.

* Setzer will pilot "Duster" this weekend at MMP. It is the Dodge Ram's first race back since visiting victory lane earlier this season at Martinsville. J

* After scoring a seventh place finish at Lowe's Motor Speedway last week Setzer currently sits just 57 points out of first place in the NCTS Point Standings.

Looking Back on Last Year's Record Making Victory: "Not pitting was something I thought we could do if everything went just right, but it was going to be a long shot to make it work. I really didn't think it would happen. From the very beginning, the race was plagued by rain and it looked like it would stick around for most of the day. Our main goal was to stay out as long as we could without pitting because I really thought the race would be called due to rain. I knew once I got in the lead if I ever gave it up the chances of getting it back were slim because it is so hard to pass. The cautions just kept coming and the rain came at just the right moments for us. One thing led to another and my crew chief would have our gas man calculate how far we could go every time the caution flag waved. We soon realized if things continued the way they were we could make it all the way without pitting and we did just that."

It Can Be Done Again Says Setzer: "We have smaller fuel cells this season and I can't help but wonder if that is because of me. But I think if the right circumstances played out it could still be done at a short track such as MMP. NASCAR also changed the carburetor this season. We are seeing with the combination of the new carburetor and smaller fuel cells that we are getting within a few laps of the fuel mileage we got last year at certain tracks. It may never be done again, but I wouldn't write it off just yet."

- credit: bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Dennis Setzer