Milwaukee: Dennis Setzer preview

Dennis Setzer Fast Facts: Dennis Setzer's first career race in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series came at The Milwaukee Mile. He finished 2nd to Mike Skinner after a back-and- forth battle for the lead in the closing laps. This weekend's Black...

Dennis Setzer Fast Facts:

Dennis Setzer's first career race in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series came at The Milwaukee Mile. He finished 2nd to Mike Skinner after a back-and- forth battle for the lead in the closing laps.

This weekend's Black Cat Fireworks 200 will be Dennis Setzer's 150th start in the NCTS.

Dennis Setzer scored a career-best final point finish with 2nd in the 2003 NCTS point standings

In addition to his 148 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts, Dennis Setzer has 7 Winston Cup and 102 Busch Grand National starts in his career including 2 Busch Series victories (South Boston 1994, Hickory 1994)

Dennis Setzer NCTS Records

Dennis Setzer set a NASCAR record with the win at Lowe's Motor Speedway on May 21st of 2004. He is the only driver with at least one win in 7 straight seasons in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - dating to 1998.

Setzer broke the single season streak of top-10 finishes in 2003 by finishing 20-straight races inside the top-10.

Dennis Setzer won the 2002 race at Martinsville by starting in 33rd position. It is the farthest any competitor has ever started a NASCAR Truck Series race to go on and win.

Dennis Setzer on The Milwaukee Mile:

"It's a great track, an old track that's been revamped, and there have been new grandstands and lights added. I am excited about racing here under the lights for the first time at Milwaukee. The track is a fun place to work on the truck, which such a flat track and corners, it really makes us focus on the chassis. It's also really hard on engines, in the past few years we've had some trouble with engines both in Chevy and Dodge trucks. Just really hard on motors there, a lot of RPMs. Last year we ended up finishing 5th, although we lead laps there, we got bumped in the nose and it just never recovered."

When asked about his first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Milwaukee in 1995:

"That was an exciting race. It ended up that year I was going to run a part time deal in the trucks, and I was currently running a full time season in a Busch car when they decided to shut the team down half way through the year. Anyways, I ended up running both the truck and Busch car there that year, I finished 2nd in the Truck race and I believe 3rd in the Busch car. I raced Skinner to the end during the truck race; we swapped the lead a few times. That really helped accelerate both our careers."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Skinner , Dennis Setzer