Texas II: Dennis Setzer preview

Dennis Setzer Knows the Magic Could be at Texas Motor Speedway Ft. Worth, TX -- Over the years, the Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) has been kind to Dennis Setzer. He has accumulated two wins (1999, 2004) and six top-five finishes in 16 career...

Dennis Setzer Knows the Magic Could be at Texas Motor Speedway

Ft. Worth, TX -- Over the years, the Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) has been kind to Dennis Setzer. He has accumulated two wins (1999, 2004) and six top-five finishes in 16 career starts at the 1.5 mile banked tri-oval. Also in the record books are the 12 top-10 finishes Setzer has amassed, giving him more top-10 finishes than any other driver at TMS in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS).

The No. 85 E85 Flex Fuel Silverado fielded by Morgan-Dollar Motorsports (MDM) team is set to recapture the Setzer Texas magic at TMS in Friday's Silverado 350K. Led by veteran race and championship-winning crew chief, Randy Goss, the team is heading to Texas with high hopes of wearing the winner's cowboy hats in victory lane and bringing home the winner's trophy.

"Texas has been a good track over the years," said Setzer. "They have reconfigured it a couple of times and I guess they have made it better each time. It was good for the trucks right out of the box, so it has been fortunate for us to have run well there. It has been a high priority track for MDM because David (Dollar, team owner) lives in Oklahoma, and it is very important for us to run well there. It is exciting to win close to David's hometown for him as an owner.

"The track has always drawn a good crowd there, and they have promoted the race well. Eddie Gossage (track president) has done a great jog getting fans in for the truck race, whether it is a stand-alone race or not. With it being with the (NASCAR Nextel) Cup Series this weekend, it is another feather in the Truck Series cap, and should draw some more people to the race. "

Carrying the Silverado 350K branding makes the race even more critical for the MDM Chevy team.

"It is our highest priority to promote Chevrolet and the Silverado every weekend," Setzer concluded. "But we have special races that Silverado is the sponsor, so Chevrolet is a sponsor of the track, and all of the vehicles at the track are Chevrolet's or Silverado's. That puts another little boost in the weekend, and you try a little extra hard. It would really be nice to win at a Chevrolet track, I know there will be some high ranking officials there, you just want to solidify your team in any way possible."

-credit: mdm

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