Setzer at Milwaukee post race

Setzer Fights Tight Truck and Tightens Points Race Milwaukee, WI - Dennis Setzer driver of the ...

Setzer Fights Tight Truck and Tightens Points Race

Milwaukee, WI - Dennis Setzer driver of the #46 Acxiom/Computer Associates Chevrolet in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series fought an ill-handling truck all weekend but managed to finish in 11th position at the GNC Live Well 200, Saturday at The Milwaukee Mile.

Setzer who won last weeks Memphis 200 struggled with a tight condition from the minute the team unloaded. The 11th place finish was good enough to propel Setzer higher in the championship chase as he moves from 10th to 9th passing Randy Tolsma.

"What a difference seven days can make, we brought the same truck we won with last week, but in comparison it was like night," said Setzer. "We just could not find the handle on this track, we chased it all weekend long and threw everything in the book at it, nothing seemed to help it turn."

After a disappointing 16th in qualifying, Setzer and his Morgan/Dollar Motorsports team made major changes to the truck before the race. Crew Chief Danny Gill tried a new combination on the setup, but as the race started Setzer still was dealing with the tight condition.

Through smart pit calls and patience on the track Setzer slowly moved through the field into the top-15. With 45 laps to go race leader Jack Sprague put Setzer a lap down and Dennis never could recover.

On the last pit stop of the day, Gill made the call to change 2-right side tires and make a track bar adjustment to try and loosen the truck up for the dash to the finish. The truck finally responded to a change and allowed Setzer to race his way into the 11th position, the first truck one-lap down.

"We struggled a little bit today with the Acxiom/Computer Associates Silverado. We were just tight all day; I couldn't turn it in the center of the corner," said Setzer. "We ran close to the leaders for 15 laps or so, although we were a lap down.  It was too late to make it happen, the cautions didn't fall for us in the race.  It's an unfortunate day for us."

Setzer and the Morgan/Dollar Motorsports team now prepare to head to Kansas City next Saturday for the inaugural running of the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at the new Kansas Speedway. A live broadcast of the race can be found on ESPN Saturday July 7 at 1:00 pm ET, with live radio coverage on MRN radio.

For more information on Dennis Setzer and the Morgan/Dollar Motorsports team please contact Jeff Opalach at 810-796-2963 or by email at opee46@earthlink.com.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Dennis Setzer , Randy Tolsma