Texas: Dennis Setzer preview

Dennis Setzer and Shell ROTELLA T Hoping to Capitalize on Home Field Advantage with No. 85 Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Silverado Premium Diesel Motor Oil Company Headquartered in Houston on Board as Primary Sponsor for Texas Motor Speedway ...

Dennis Setzer and Shell ROTELLA T Hoping to Capitalize on Home Field Advantage with No. 85 Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Silverado

Premium Diesel Motor Oil Company Headquartered in Houston on Board as Primary Sponsor for Texas Motor Speedway Event

Ft. Worth, TX - With big Texas support from Houston-based Shell ROTELLA T, Dennis Setzer and the No. 85 Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Silverado team head to Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) for Friday's Sam's Town 400 for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS). The Newton, NC native is hoping to capitalize on home field advantage with the bright blue and white Shell ROTELLA T colors on his factory-sponsored Chevy Silverado.

"We are proud to have Shell ROTELLA T on board with us this weekend at Texas," said Setzer. "With their company headquarters in Texas, we really want to bring home a solid run and be there at the end to battle for the win."

In 15 previous NCTS starts at TMS, Setzer has accumulated a very impressive record, scoring two wins, six top-five finishes and finished 11 times in the top-10. He has completed 95% of the total possible laps and led 71 one of them.

"Texas Motor Speedway has been good to me,' commented Setzer. "We've gotten some really big wins here over the years but you have to be on your game to be able to run up front. A few trucks will get hooked up it seems and pull away. And here in the Craftsman Truck Series, you usually only get one or two times to pit and make changes -- so you have to be pretty close when the green flag falls. "

Setzer has nothing but positive things to say about the track located just northeast of downtown Ft. Worth.

"Texas is a great facility and great track for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series to race on," he continued. "Our series has raced here more than at any other track and for good reason, its one of the greatest facilities and fan-friendly tracks in NASCAR.b

As for racing at night,it is his favorite part of the trip to TMS. J bThis is a high-speed track," Setzer concluded. "There is plenty of room around the track to pass and the fans will get to see some great action on Friday night - especially under the lights. This track offers a driver great vision under the lights and the nighttime also brings more grip in the tires.J

"I am especially excited that this will be a night race, because the night races have been good to me, and we really haven't run well here in the daytime over the years. The cooler temperatures will give the tires more grip and the motors more horsepower, so it's going to be a good race. You have to set your truck up to have lots of side-bite to enable the driver to keep the throttle wide open all the way around. The teams that do that will be fast."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Dennis Setzer