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Nazareth, PA - Dennis Setzer, driver of the ...

Nazareth, PA - Dennis Setzer, driver of the #46 Acxiom/Computer Associates Chevrolet, played with pain and pushed his body to the limit at the Nazareth Speedway last year, winning the race with "super human" strength despite a broken shoulder blade. This weekend, Setzer aims to defend that title as he heads to the Nazareth Speedway for the Chevy Silverado 200 in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

"Last year's race at Nazareth was very painful for me," said Setzer. "I was bruised and beaten from a wreck the week before at New Hampshire, and had Bob Keselowski, my team owner at the time, waiting to drive in relief. It was a tough day for us coming from the 19th starting position, but the truck was driving good and I held out for our only victory of 2000."

Setzer heads to the Nazareth Speedway for the Chevy Silverado 200 healthy this season, riding a six-race string of top-10 finishes, the most recent in Chicago last weekend with a second. Setzer and the Morgan/Dollar Motorsports team have come on strong since St. Louis of this season and have proved to be one of the top teams in the NCTS.

"Since Danny Gill joined the team in Gateway, we have produced some very good finishes. We moved from 22nd in the points to eighth and scored the teams first ever win in Memphis. David Dollar and Rob Morgan have built a strong foundation with Chevrolet and were putting good numbers on the board. You can see how good this team is with the run we had last weekend in Chicago, almost winning our second race of the year."

Setzer's Nazareth stats make him one of the most successful NCTS drivers at the track, with an average finishing position of 6.3. In three NCTS starts, he has taken a win after starting 19th, seventh and 11th. His four Busch Grand National starts produced two top-10 finishes, with an average of 18.5.

"I have had a great deal of success at the Nazareth Speedway in both the Busch Grand National and the Craftsman Truck Series. It's a great track to race on; there are a lot of elements that make Nazareth similar to a road course. The track has an elevation change with a long back straight and turn one is in the middle of the frontstretch so the layout is definitely the most unique in the series."

Green Flag coverage of the Chevy Silverado 200 from the Nazareth Speedway can be found on ESPN, Sunday, August 26, at 12:30 p.m. EST. Live radio coverage can be heard beginning at 12:00 p.m. EST on all participating MRN Radio affiliates.


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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Dennis Setzer , Rob Morgan