Las Vegas, NV - If Dennis Setzer was a betting man he would be placing his money on another victory for the ...
Las Vegas, NV - If Dennis Setzer was a betting man he would be placing his money on another victory for the #46 Acxiom/Computer Associates Chevrolet this weekend as the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series prepares for the running of the Orleans 350 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
"I'm looking forward to coming back to Las Vegas," said Setzer. "The series put on some great races in the four events that they had at the track. It is one of the best facilities that we race at and everyone loves coming to the city of Las Vegas."
After a one-year hiatus from the "Sin City" oval, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series makes its return. In two races at the Las Vegas track Setzer has finishes of 13th in '98 and 4th in `99. Setzer is hoping to better his performance on 1.5-mile ovals after finishing sixth last Friday night in the Silverado 350 at the Texas Motors Speedway.
"The truck was strong in Texas, it was handling great and the guys in the pits made some great stops," Setzer explained. "Las Vegas is very flat in comparison to Texas, the corners are only 12-degrees and the frontstretch is D-shaped. I'm guessing there will be some quick speeds, getting through the corners here is the most important aspect to generating a quick time."
The Morgan/Dollar Motorsports team has been one of the most productive teams in the series this season, scoring one win (Memphis), two poles, seven top-five and 13 top-10 finishes. Setzer has slowly gained positions in the 2001 championship race and passed Terry Cook in points for seventh overall last weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway.
"It's been a good year for us," Setzer stated. "We started new and Chevrolet, really developing the program. We gained another spot in the points and were working at finishing 2001as strong as we can, but our focus now is turning towards a championship run in 2002."
The next race for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is the Orleans 250 next Sunday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Live green flag coverage can be found beginning at 6:00 p.m. EST on ESPN with radio coverage on MRN starting at 5:30 p.m. EST.