Dennis Setzer picked up the 2nd last-place finish of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career in Friday’s Good Sam Club 200 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway when his #93 S&W Services Chevrolet fell out with brake problems after 6 of the race’s 130 laps.
Setzer was making his first Truck Series start of the year and his first-ever for owner Shane Sieg. In 297 previous starts dating back to the inaugural 1995 season, Setzer has amassed 18 wins, but none since his emotional win for Bobby Hamilton Racing at Martinsville in 2008. Martinsville was the scene of Setzer’s most recent Truck Series start, where he came home 29th driving for owner Ricky Benton.
Setzer qualified 33rd for the race at a speed of 169.076 mph, continuing the streak of Sieg’s #93 making every race this season. For the first time this year, the #93 was the first to the garage, followed a lap later by teammate and current 2011 LASTCAR Truck Series leader Mike Garvey in the #38.
*Setzer’s only other Truck Series last-place finish came in 1999, when the engine blew on his #1 Mopar Performance Dodge after the opening lap of the season-opening Florida Dodge Dealers 400k at Homestead.
*Sieg’s #93 most recently finished last at Homestead when Shane Sieg himself fell out with electrical problems after 8 laps of the 2010 Ford 200.
*The #93 had never before finished last in a Truck Series race at Atlanta.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
36) #93-Dennis Setzer / 6 laps / brakes
35) #38-Mike Garvey / 7 laps / overheating
34) #07-Johnny Chapman / 8 laps / transmission
33) #09-Charlie Vest / 14 laps / overheating
32) #60-Cole Whitt / 19 laps / engine
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES DRIVER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Mike Garvey (4)
2nd) Norm Benning, Chris Lafferty (2)
3rd) James Buescher, Chris Jones, Travis Kvapil, Johanna Long, Brent Raymer, Scott Riggs, Greg Seevers, Dennis Setzer, Brad Sweet (1)
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES OWNER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #38-Shane Sieg (4)
2nd) #57-Norm Benning Racing (2)
3rd) #5-Randy Moss, #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb, #20-Panhandle Motorsports, #31-Turner Motorsports, #32-Turner Motorsports, #65-Joey Sonntag, #75-Norm Benning Racing, #87-Rick Jones, #89-Chris Lafferty, #93-Shane Sieg, #07-SS Green Light Racing (1)
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES MANUFACTURER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Chevrolet (14)
2nd) Toyota (3)