Setzer hopes to Continue Success at The Milwaukee Mile Milwaukee, Wis. - Coming off his first win of the 2001 season Dennis Setzer driver of the ...
Setzer hopes to Continue Success at The Milwaukee Mile
Milwaukee, Wis. - Coming off his first win of the 2001 season Dennis Setzer driver of the #46 Acxiom/Computer Associates Chevrolet is hoping to continue the success he has had at the Milwaukee Mile during this weekends GNC Live Well 200.
Setzer has had a fair amount of success at the Milwaukee Mile in the Busch Grand National Series and the Craftsman Trucks. He has four Busch starts with two top-10's and a top-5. He also has a pole in 1995 and started on the front row for his first ever truck race finishing second. He has two top-10's and a top-5 in the truck series at the mile as well.
"I really like the Milwaukee Mile and it has always been a good track for me," Setzer said. "I have lead some laps there and have finished in the top-10 a few times. The first time I ran there in the trucks I finished second to Mike Skinner, we traded the lead a couple of times on the last lap. So it has been a good track for me."
The Milwaukee Mile offers the drivers in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series a unique challenge as the track features long straightaways and tight short track type corners.
"Milwaukee is a very flat fast racetrack, it's a mile track but it is configured a lot like a short track," said Setzer. "The track has real sweeping corners, but you have to get hard on the brakes to get through them. There is a lot of room to pass at this track and you will see people trying to make moves by powering out of the corners."
Setzer at Milwaukee
Setzer and the Morgan/Dollar Motorsports team roll into Milwaukee on a high note this weekend as they won last Saturday's Memphis 200. The win was the sixth of Setzer's career and the first ever for Morgan/Dollar.
"What a weekend down in Memphis for the Acxiom/Computer Associates team," explained Setzer. "I thought we would win sooner than this, but we have experienced so many setbacks, with the switch to Chevrolet and having to find a new crew chief. But Danny Gill our new crew chief has turned this team around and this win is really a testament to the guys in Oklahoma and how hard they have been working."
Since Gill has joined the team, they have not finished outside of the top-14 and have jumped an amazing 12 spots in the points. "I can not take all of the credit for turning this organization around," said Gill. "These guys in Oklahoma are ready to learn, they have never had a crew chief in the shop at all times and I can provide that. They are quicker learners and I think this win is proof of how hard they have been working."
If Setzer's experience at the Milwaukee Mile is any indication of things to come we may just see the #46 Acxiom/Computer Associates Chevrolet running up front and heading toward victory lane once again this weekend.
Green Flag Coverage of the GNC Live Well 200 from The Milwaukee Mile will begin on ESPN at 1:00 p.m. ET Saturday, June 30. Live radio coverage can be found on MRN Radio beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET.