Texas: Dennis Setzer preview

DENNIS SETZER READY FOR TEXAS REPEAT No. 46 Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado Team Set to Defend 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Victory at Texas Motor Speedway Statesville, NC -- Dennis Setzer and the No. 46 ...

DENNIS SETZER READY FOR TEXAS REPEAT

No. 46 Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado Team Set to Defend 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Victory at Texas Motor Speedway

Statesville, NC -- Dennis Setzer and the No. 46 Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado team have one goal in mind as they head to Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) this weekend -- defend their June 2004 victory.

There is no doubt Setzer knows the way to victory lane at TMS. He has collected two wins in 13 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) career starts at the 1.5 Ft. Worth superspeedway His first TMS victory came in June 1999 and he has scored five top-five and 10 top-10 finishes since his first race TMS race in 1998.

"I am looking forward to getting back to Texas Motor Speedway," said Setzer. "I have had some good runs there over the years. The folks at the track have worked really hard to make this a great race track. Texas hasalways been a first class facility, but with the improvements they have made to the racing surface andbecause thesurface getsseasoned over the years, this has become a great place for some exciting racing for the fans. The spring race is especially fun since its run under the lights and the track is well lit. The visibility under the lights isextremely good."

Setzer led only 13 laps on his way to victory lane June 11, 2004, but was in contention throughout the entire race to put him in position to go for the win as the laps of the race wound down.

"I have been fortunate to go to victory lane here twice including last spring," Setzer continued. "And let me tell you, this isnot the kind of race where you win by running away and hiding, either. Whoever wins is going to have to work pretty hard to get there. It's a nightlong process but it sure feels good when you win the thing,"

Another factor placing further importance on the TMS event is team owner David Dollar hails from Hennessey, Oklahoma, just a few hours from TMS. Many of Dollar's family, friends and business associates will be attending the race to cheer on Setzer and the crew.

"Texas is also special to our team because (team owner) David Dollar is from nearby Oklahoma," concluded Setzer. "This is considered his home track, it's a high priority to run well."

Practice for the Chex 400 is scheduled to begin on Thursday, June 9 at 11:15 a.m. for one hour followed by final practice from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Qualifying will begin at 6:00 p.m. The 167-lap race is scheduled to take the green flag at 8:15 p.m. CDT (9:15 p.m. EDT) on Friday, June 10. Live television coverage will be provided by Speed Channel beginning at 8:00 p.m. CDT (9:00 p.m. EDT). Live radio coverage will be broadcast on MRN Radio and XM Satellite Radio.

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Series NASCAR Truck
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