Dennis Setzer Puts Silverado in Victory Lane at Michigan Fourth Consecutive NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Victories for Chevrolet Brooklyn, MI - Dennis Setzer put the No. 46 Chevrolet Z71 Silverado our front of the Paramount Health Insurance 200...
Dennis Setzer Puts Silverado in Victory Lane at Michigan
Fourth Consecutive NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Victories for Chevrolet
Brooklyn, MI - Dennis Setzer put the No. 46 Chevrolet Z71 Silverado our front of the Paramount Health Insurance 200 with 18 laps to go and ran off to claim his 13th career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series win. Setzer's victory is the fourth consecutive NCTS win for Chevrolet, the sixth win for the Bowtie brand out of the 10 races run thus far in 2005.
DENNIS SETZER, NO 46 CHEVROLET Z71 SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 10TH, FINISHED 1ST:
"The Z71 Chevrolet Silverado was so fast in the center of the corner. We knew yesterday that the truck fast in the final practice. The way we got our RCR motor going down the straightaway was just awesome. You have to get in the draft, the draft is really important here if you don't pick the right spot. We had great truck all day today and I'm so proud of Eric (Phillips, crew chief) and all these guys on this team. They work so hard all week trying to make this deal better. The pit stops - I can't tell you how far we've come at Morgan-Dollar Motorsports in the last couple of years. We've moved our operation to Statesville (North Carolina) and brought on a second team with Bobby Labonte driving the All Star truck, which has paid big dividends for us. I'm happy for Chevrolet here - this is the first race Chevrolet has won here in Michigan (in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series). Our old buddy here Jack Sprague won last week so it's been great for Chevrolet's this season.
"Chevrolet has the right truck out here all the time I'm so proud to be associated with them. They've done so much for my career and given me great opportunities here in the truck series for the last five years.
"I bounced around in the back all day and Eric (Phillips) told me to stay calm. He walked me through this deal. This team has come so far and I am so proud to be a part of it."
KYLE BUSCH, NO. 15 ditech.com SILVERADO, QUALIFIED FIRST, FINISHED 2ND:
"We had a flat right rear early in the race but all in all, this was a great race for this team. It is fun to race these Craftsman Trucks, especially with this team in the ditech.com Chevrolet Silverado. It is a blast. I wish that last caution hadn't come out there. I think we might have had something for Dennis. But congratulations to those guys, they deserve it, Dennis' ole truck there with the Z71 one the side of it was pretty cool looking. We ran through all that oil down there once, I am not sure why we couldn't do it again. But that's all right, second place is good. That will move them up a little bit in the points. So we will see what other races we can do." MORE TO COME.
KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 92 GM GOODWRENCH SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 24TH, FINISHED 4TH:
"Oh man, I can't believe we didn't all wreck out there. The No. 1 blew up right in front of us, I am going there, trying to set myself up for the white flag lap, hit that oil and got a little sideways. It was a lot of fun. Man, I haven't had that much fun in a truck in a long time. They draft so much. It was a great day for the GM Goodwrench Silverado.
"The good thing about Truck racing, if you make a mistake, you can lift off the throttle and then draft back up there. It is a lot like Daytona in the Busch cars. You can draft at any moment, it is a lot of fun. Definitely going to do it again, that is for sure.
JACK SPRAGUE, NO 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 30TH, FINISHED 10TH:
"Man what a day for this Chevy Truck Silverado team. We had a pretty good truck at the end of practice yesterday. Made a few changes for this morning and we were so tight when I went out to qualify, I couldn't even believe it. We came down pit road on the last parade laps to make as many changes as we could before the green even flew. But we were so tight; it wouldn't have turned in a 40-acre field. But Chris (Showalter, crew chief) and the guys kept working hard all day making major changes, rubbers in, rubbers out and we salvaged a decent finish out of a day that started out looking pretty tough. My hats off to my crew, they worked hard and we ended up ok."
DAVID STARR, NO 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 6TH, FINISHED 12TH:
"We just didn't have it right today, we struggled all race. We got what we could out of it. Congratulations to Dennis Setzer and his team."
RON HORNADAY, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 20TH, FINISHED 30TH:
"We had a nice run going today but unfortunately things did not work out. The GM Goodwrench Chevrolet really started moving and I think we could have salvaged a top-10 and had a good day. I am happy for Kevin to have had a nice run, but we wanted to be up there fighting for the win with him. We had four new tires we had been saving for the end and I was able to make a run on everyone once we got going with them. I got impatient behind Todd Bodine because he was not giving any room. We ran him down on the straightaway and he needed to get out of the way. It is a shame what happened and I am pretty upset with him right now. Today cost us points and that is what bothers me the most.
BOBBY LABONTE, NO. 47 CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 17TH, FINISHED 32ND:
NOTE: Labonte was caught up in a wreck on lap 93. The truck was too badly damaged to continue.
"We just caught up in a wreck, and had no where to go. We were just too far back in the field on that restart. Our Silverado was getting better but we had struggled all day with the handling. We were trying to find the right lines. Just one of those deals."
ERIC PHILLIPS, NO. 46 CHEVROLET Z71 SILVERADO CREW CHIEF:
"We knew when we unloaded we had a real good truck. I had a great race here last when I won, so this is pretty special too. Our truck was best on real long runs. We knew we didn't have a shot at the pole, but I knew we were going to be good on really long runs. The cautions didn't quite fall in our favor. When the caution flew on lap 66, I told Dennis we were in the catbird seat then because the No. 15 and a couple others could really go on new tires but we were just so much better than them on long runs. My win here last year was my first as a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series crew chief so it will always be special but this one equals that because we won for Chevrolet here in their own back yard and it is there first ever truck win here at Michigan."