Loudon: Jimmy Spencer race report

Team Target scores top-15 finish at New Hampshire. Spencer remains in 23rd place in NASCAR Winston Cup championship points. CONCORD, N.H. (July 21, 2002) - The No. 41 Target Dodge Intrepid R/T driven by Jimmy Spencer finished in 11th place in...

Team Target scores top-15 finish at New Hampshire.
Spencer remains in 23rd place in NASCAR Winston Cup championship points.

CONCORD, N.H. (July 21, 2002) - The No. 41 Target Dodge Intrepid R/T driven by Jimmy Spencer finished in 11th place in the New England 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Spencer remains in 23rd position in NASCAR Winston Cup championship points; he is 19 points behind Dave Blaney who is currently in 22nd position.

Team Target started the 300-lap event in 34th position. Spencer moved his way into the 20s before he spun out in turn two. There was no damage to the Target Dodge but the team performed a four-tire pit stop on lap 20. Spencer restarted 37th and began to work his way back through the pack. By lap 50, he was in 25th position.

A two tire pit stop following the next caution on lap 57 put the Target Dodge out in 12th place on the restart. Spencer raced in the top-20 for the remainder of the race while the team continued to adjust on his tight race car. Spencer finished the event in 11th place.

"We got spun out real early," Spencer said following the race. "The team never gave up. We had some excellent pit stops, but it was a terrible day on the track. There was a lot of pushing and shoving. The track was terrible. There was a lot of rubber built up on the outside. We never got a second groove worked in. We really wanted to finish in the top-10 and we almost did, but we didn't quite make it."

Ward Burton, driver of the No. 22 Caterpillar Dodge, won the New England 300. Next on the schedule for the No. 41 Target team is the Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway on July 28, 2002.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Ward Burton , Jimmy Spencer , Dave Blaney