Hennessey, OK - With the landscape changing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2001 teams are looking to take their seat among the contenders and Morgan/Dollar Motorsports is no exception. The Oklahoma based race team announced the signing...
Hennessey, OK - With the landscape changing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2001 teams are looking to take their seat among the contenders and Morgan/Dollar Motorsports is no exception.
The Oklahoma based race team announced the signing of Dennis Setzer as its primary driver for next season's campaign and also announced the team's switch to Chevrolet Silverado's with the addition of sponsorship from Computer Associates International, Inc (www.ca.com), the $6 billion worldwide supplier of eBusiness software solutions.
Dennis Setzer is a veteran in the NASCAR division ranks. With two wins in his rookie year of the Busch Grand National Series, and five wins and 40 top-10 finishes in the Craftsman Truck Series, Setzer has amassed an impressive resume.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for me. To come in and work with a team that has great equipment, solid sponsorship and a veteran crew chief is just amazing," said Setzer. "I was looking for a team that was dedicated to winning a championship and these guys are ready to go to that next level. It is a win-win situation for both of us."
Setzer unites with another Winston Cup veteran crew chief Bill Ingle. Ingle has worked in Winston Cup with drivers Darrell Waltrip, Neil Bonnett and Alan Kulwicki and will return to the team he took over in Martinsville last season. Ingle led the team to five top-10 starts and one top-10 finish during the 2000 season.
"Any time a crew chief gets to work with a proven driver, it's definitely a benefit. Dennis has tons of experience and he has proven his worth in the truck series with his record," said Ingle. "Morgan/Dollar Motorsports has made the commitment to the truck series wanting to be a top contender in the sport. If that commitment holds true then success is right around the corner for this team," Ingle said.
Acxiom returns as primary sponsor with CA joining the team for the 2001 season. "CA is excited to join Acxiom and the Morgan/Dollar Motorsports team and we look forward to a very thrilling and successful season in the 2001 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series," said Ken Fitzpatrick, general manager of global marketing, CA. "This sponsorship with Morgan/Dollar Motorsports and Acxiom is an exciting way for CA to demonstrate our leading-edge eBusiness solutions as well as enable us to reach beyond the traditional IT market to build national recognition and increase brand awareness."
The team also makes a major cosmetic change next season as they change manufactures driving for Chevrolet in the 2001 season. Chevrolet hopes to return to the success that they enjoyed in the first four seasons of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, and are counting on Dennis Setzer and Morgan/Dollar Motorsports to be one of the teams that help them achieve that goal.
"I am extremely excited to work with Chevrolet and help them get their program back to the top where it has been in years past. I feel like we can seriously contend for the driver's championship and the manufacturer championship in 2001." Said Setzer
Setzer will join the team for the first time Wednesday November 15 at the Craftsman Truck Darlington test session. Look for the combination of Setzer, Ingle and Morgan/Dollar Motorsports to make a major challenge for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series title in the 2001 season.