BROOKLYN, Mich. Dennis Setzer received a little
assistance from a caution flag to win for the first time in over
Setzer, who was leading when a caution flag waved with two laps
remaining, took the checkered flag for Saturday's NASCAR
Craftsman Truck Series Paramount Health Insurance 200 at
Michigan International Speedway.
It was Setzer's 13th career win and first since June 11, 2004 at Texas
Series points leader Ted Musgrave, who was in second place at
the time, attempted to make a run at Setzer's Chevrolet
Silverado, but the engine on his Dodge Ram blew as he was
driving through turn 2. That brought out the event's eighth
caution flag and ensured Setzer's first win of the season.
"We knew we had a really good truck," Setzer said. "The Chevy
Silverado was awesome during practice yesterday. It was so fast
through the corners all day. That RCR motor just carried us down
the straightaway. We had a good package today."
"This was just a pretty awesome show by this piece."
Kyle Busch, who had won his previous two starts on this circuit
and was the series' youngest pole-sitter for this one, finished
second in a Chevrolet. Fellow Nextel Cup regular Kevin Harvick
was third in another Chevrolet, followed by Bobby Hamilton's
Dodge and Mike Skinner's Toyota Tundra.
"We had a shot at the victory," Busch said. "Man, I wish they
didn't throw the caution there. I think we would have had
something there for him. I'm sure the fans would have loved to
see another green-white checkered finish."
The win enabled Setzer to climb four spots into a tie with
Hamilton for the series points lead. Musgrave fell from first to
third, 19 points off the pace.