Setzer takes over point lead

Originally Published: June 24, 2005
SportsTicker

WEST ALLIS, Wis. – For the second straight week, Dennis was a menace.

Dennis Setzer won his second straight race Friday night with an impressive showing in the NASCAR Truck Series Toyota Tundra 200.

Coming off a victory in the Paramount Health Insurance 200 at Michigan International Speedway, Setzer also found the Milwaukee Mile to his liking.

Setzer qualified third in a Chevrolet earlier Friday. However, he found himself in front for much of the night, taking the lead for good from pole-sitter Jack Sprague on lap 43.

The victory had some added significance for Setzer, who moved ahead of Bobby Hamilton into the top spot in the series points standings. Setzer has 1,614 points -- 35 ahead of Hamilton, who finished sixth in a Dodge.

In winning for the 14th time in his career, Setzer averaged a race-record 109.907 miles per hour.

On the pole for the first time this year, Sprague finished second in a Chevrolet. He averaged 121.980 mph in qualifying.

Sprague, who won the Chevy 400k at Texas Motor Speedway two weeks ago, has three straight top-10 finishes.

Ted Musgrave, the 2004 pole and race winner here, was third in a Dodge. He was followed by Ron Hornaday in a Chevrolet and Brendan Gaughan in a Dodge.

Only four trucks finished on the lead lap in the race, which tied a record with just one caution.

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