Phoenix: Dennis Setzer preview

SETZER HEADS TO PHOENIX LOOKING TO GAIN POINTS * Setzer will be making his 11th career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start at Phoenix International Raceway when he pilots the No. 18 Fastenal Dodge on Friday night. * The North Carolina ...

SETZER HEADS TO PHOENIX LOOKING TO GAIN POINTS

* Setzer will be making his 11th career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start at Phoenix International Raceway when he pilots the No. 18 Fastenal Dodge on Friday night.

* The North Carolina native has an average finishing position of 11.8 at the one-mile oval.

* Setzer will pilot "Slim" this weekend at Phoenix. He drove this particular chassis to a 10th place finish at Martinsville Speedway last month.

Hot Points Position Still Up for Grabs: The 10th spot in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Championship point standings has suddenly become a hot commodity. Only 115 points separate ninth from the 13th position. Dennis Setzer currently sits in the 13th spot just 89 points out of 10th.

Setzer on Racing at Phoenix: "Phoenix is one of the tracks on the schedule I really look forward to going to and it is almost the last one we visit. Looking back I have always had strong runs, but not always the finish I was hoping for. It seems every time I had a truck strong enough to win the race we would blow a tire or get caught up in someone else's mess and it would take us out of contention. One of the main reasons I really enjoy going to Phoenix is because of the way the track is laid out. It has corners like a short track back in North Carolina and wide straightaways that gives you so much room to spread out and race. Unlike many tracks we visit you can use the apron at Phoenix to help make your truck handle a little differently or to make a pass. Bobby Hamilton Racing has always run well there and I look forward to getting behind the Fastenal Dodge and seeing what we can do together."

-credit: bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Dennis Setzer