Martinsville: GM Racing race notes

Setzer scores 100th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series victory for Chevrolet. Martinsville, Va. - April 12, 2003 - By winning the Advance Auto Parts 250 at Martinsville Speedway, Acxiom Chevrolet Dennis Setzer not only claimed his second consecutive...

Setzer scores 100th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series victory for Chevrolet.

Martinsville, Va. - April 12, 2003 - By winning the Advance Auto Parts 250 at Martinsville Speedway, Acxiom Chevrolet Dennis Setzer not only claimed his second consecutive win of the season, but also scored the 100th victory for Chevy Trucks in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. The win is yet another example of Chevrolet's unrivaled racing record in NASCAR.

"I think it's really cool to be the one to take the 100th win for Chevy Trucks," said Setzer, who now boasts nine career victories in the spirited NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. "I'm really happy for them and for Morgan-Dollar Motorsports. I think the trucks were built for tracks like this. The package is good right now. We just hope we can keep rolling."

Since the inception of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 1995, Chevrolet has continually outperformed the competition. With 41 victories over the second-place manufacturer, Chevy Trucks have won more than 50 percent of all NASCAR Craftsman Truck races.

"This 100th win is truly an historic mark for Chevy Trucks," said Dayne Pierantoni, GM Racing's Craftsman Truck program manager. "We are proud of all the drivers that have contributed to our success and made Chevrolet the manufacturer to beat. We have worked hard as a team to make the Silverado the best truck in the field, and applaud all our drivers and teams for their outstanding efforts."

As the best-selling vehicle in GM's lineup and the most successful entry in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series, Chevy's Silverado continues to set the pace in full-size pickups over the long haul. Setzer's win at Martinsville is yet another example of how Chevy Trucks continue to shine.

"The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is an impressive way to demonstrate the attributes that have made Chevy Trucks the most dependable, longest lasting trucks on the road," said Silverado Assistant Brand Manager, Maria Rohrer. "The pickup and sport utility vehicle segments are key marketing areas for Chevrolet. We race to win . . . and to sell Chevy Trucks."

After eight years in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Chevrolet holds the following records:

Most Race Victories: 100 (of 196 possible)
Most Manufacturers' Championships: 5 (1995-98, 02)
Most Consecutive Poles in Season: 12 in 1995
Most Poles in a Season: 17 in 1995
Most Driver Career Wins: 26 by Ron Hornaday
Most Drivers' Championships: 7 (1995-99, 2001-02)
Past Chevrolet Craftsman Truck champions:
1995 Mike Skinner
1996 Ron Hornaday
1997 Jack Sprague
1998 Ron Hornaday
1999 Jack Sprague
2001 Jack Sprague
2002 Mike Bliss

-gm racing-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Skinner , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Jack Sprague , Dennis Setzer , Mike Bliss