Martinsville II: Dennis Setzer preview

* Dennis Setzer will remain the driver of the Fastenal Dodge for the remainder of the 2007 NCTS season. * Bobby Hamilton Racing has one victory at Martinsville Speedway with Bobby Hamilton Sr. and four poles at the famed short track. ...

* Dennis Setzer will remain the driver of the Fastenal Dodge for the remainder of the 2007 NCTS season.

* Bobby Hamilton Racing has one victory at Martinsville Speedway with Bobby Hamilton Sr. and four poles at the famed short track. Setzer has two victories (2002 and 2003) on the tricky oval.

* Setzer will be making his 20th career NASCAR start at Martinsville when he pilots the No. 18 Fastenal Dodge on Saturday. He has one NASCAR Nextel Cup start, three NASCAR Busch Series and 15 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts at the half-mile oval.

* Setzer will pilot "Slim" this week at Martinsville. Bobby Hamilton Sr. drove this particular chassis 19 out of the 25 races in 2004.

* Last month Setzer won the Bailey's 300 at Martinsville Speedway in a late model, taking home his second grandfather clock. The Bailey's 300 is one of the most prestigious late model races still held.

Martinsville Moments: "Before I ever drove my first race in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series I had thousands of laps on short tracks in the south. To this day I think that is why I'm so successful on short tracks. In that time I developed finesse for the brakes, restarts and being patient when it counted. One reason I really enjoy Martinsville is because I get to use brakes a lot. We go to so many tracks now and we don't use brakes anymore. It helps me feel a little more in control of what happens. Because we are running a higher gear in this race than the last one, brakes will be more important this time around. It takes more for the trucks to stop now and we will have to be really careful not to burn them up to soon. I don't mind the extra challenges because I think it's a chance for my experience to show through. BHR has a lot of success at Martinsville and so do I. As long as we can stay out of trouble I think this weekend could be good for all of us."

-credit: bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Dennis Setzer