Setzer Daytona test

With the blink of an eye the racing season is once again upon us. With the beginning of the new season approaching many of the teams in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series took advantage of a three day test session at the Daytona International ...

With the blink of an eye the racing season is once again upon us. With the beginning of the new season approaching many of the teams in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series took advantage of a three day test session at the Daytona International Speedway last Friday through Sunday.

Dennis Setzer driver of the #46 Acxiom/Computer Associates Chevrolet Silverado was impressed with his three days of testing, "Overall the test went really well I would say. 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 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 at a speed of 185.491 m.p.h.

When asked about being a veteran in the upcoming season, Setzer had this to offer, "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."

The Daytona test concluded the winter round of testing for most of the teams in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. The trucks begin the season February 16 with the Florida Dodge Dealers 250 at the 2.5-mile oval. The race will mark the second time the trucks have visited the historic track.

-Jeff Opalach

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Dennis Setzer