Memphis: Dennis Setzer preview

Setzer Heads to Memphis with Elivs and Hamilton on His Mind News and Notes: * The North Carolina native will be making his 10th NASCAR start at Memphis Motorsports Park (MMP) on Saturday night. He has nine previous Craftsman Truck Series...

Setzer Heads to Memphis with Elivs and Hamilton on His Mind

News and Notes:

* The North Carolina native will be making his 10th NASCAR start at Memphis Motorsports Park (MMP) on Saturday night. He has nine previous Craftsman Truck Series starts on the oval. He has scored one win (2001), seven top-five and eight top-10 finishes in the truck series at MMP.

* Setzer will pilot "Duster" this weekend. He drove this particular chassis last weekend at Milwaukee to an 11th place finish and to victory earlier this season at Martinsville Speedway.

A Look Back: Both Setzer and the late Bobby Hamilton Sr. scored their sixth NCTS career victories at Memphis. Setzer's came in 2001 and Hamilton's followed a few years later in 2004.

Setzer Going After Elvis Trophy For Hamilton's Honor: "Lori (Hamilton) told me how much of an Elvis fan Bobby Sr. (Hamilton) was. In fact he was chosen to unveil the trophy here in 2005. He wanted to win that Elvis trophy so bad and I hope we can fulfill that dream of his this weekend. Memphis is one of the tracks I have always performed well at no matter what truck I was driving. It fits my short track driving style. I won in 2001 and Bobby Sr. won here in 2004. Between my finishes and BHR's past strong performances here I predict us having a great race. Like at all short tracks, track position will be a key player in the outcome of the race. The pit crews will really have to be on top of their game because things can happen fast. I remember Bobby Sr. was able to pass on the outside to take the win here in 2004, and that says a lot about what his equipment is capable of. Our goal is to bring home that trophy in honor of Bobby."

-credit: bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Dennis Setzer