Indianapolis, IN - Dennis Setzer, driver of the ...
Indianapolis, IN - Dennis Setzer, driver of the #46 Acxiom/Computer Associates Chevrolet in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, is looking to score his second win of 2001 Friday night as the trucks invade the Indianapolis Raceway Park for the Power Stroke Diesel 200.
Setzer, a short track veteran, has put up some impressive results at the .686-mile IRP oval. In three Craftsman Truck Series starts, he has scored three straight top-10 finishes with an eighth and two sevenths. In 1999 Setzer took the pole for the inaugural Power Stroke 200, leading the event's first 117 laps. In four Busch Grand National Starts Setzer has an average finishing position of 11.8 with one top-5 and one top-10 finish.
"I always look forward to coming to IRP," said Setzer. "It's a fun short track to drive, you get out very close to the wall and carry a good amount of speed off the corners. I have been there a lot in the Busch cars and have let a couple of truck races I felt I could win slip through my hands."
The 2001 season started off slower than expected for the Morgan/Dollar Motorsports team, but a 180-degree turnaround has been made since crew chief Danny Gill came aboard in St. Louis. Since that time the team won in Memphis, took the pole in Kansas, and scored four top-5 and seven top-10 finishes. The team's overall finishing average of 4.6 in the last five events is currently the best in the truck series.
"This team has really come together in the last 10 races," explained Setzer. "Danny Gill and I are working well together. He understands my style of driving and we're able to get the truck setup very comfortably. The season started off slower than we expected but everyone at Morgan/Dollar Motorsports has dug deep and their hard work is showing in our on-track performance."
With experience and dedication on his side, Dennis Setzer and the #46 Acxiom/Computer Associates Chevrolet are looking to leave a lasting impression on the field Saturday night in Indianapolis.
"Friday night short track racing is how I spent many years of my life," Setzer said. "My favorite races in the truck series have always been the short track events and I'm hoping maybe we can get that elusive victory at IRP I have been chasing."
Live green flag coverage of the Power Stroke 200 from Indianapolis Raceway Park can be found on ESPN beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET. Radio coverage can be found on MRN affiliates beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.