SBRS: Setzer on the brink

Skip Barber trained Dennis Setzer just completed a three-day test session at Daytona International Speedway and declared himself pleased with his team's effort. The 30 year-old out of Newton, N.C. is on the brink of a possible break-out season,...

Skip Barber trained Dennis Setzer just completed a three-day test session at Daytona International Speedway and declared himself pleased with his team's effort. The 30 year-old out of Newton, N.C. is on the brink of a possible break-out season, his third full campaign in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

"Overall the test went really well," said Setzer. "The Acxiom Chevrolet was strong in the draft and we were very competitive, time-wise, in qualifying trim. We'll take it home and massage it a little to see if we can pick up some more time come Speedweeks."

The majority of the three-day test session was spent working on qualifying setups for the upcoming race. Setzer posted a best effort of 49.802 sec. good for a speed of 180.716 m.p.h. However, the speeds picked up dramatically as the trucks began to draft with Setzer turning a time of 48.520 sec. at a speed of 185.491 m.p.h.

Setzer offered this insight when asked about being a veteran in the upcoming season, "I think that 2001 will be a really good year for the truck series. We have a lot of young talent coming into the series and they are proving to be quick right out of the box. Its amazing all of the young guys that are flocking to this series, it is great to see and I think it will add a lot of character to the series overall."

- Andrew Torres

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Series NASCAR Truck , Other open wheel
Drivers Dennis Setzer , Skip Barber