Phoenix: Jimmy Spencer preview

Team Target finishes in the top-25 at Phoenix. AVONDALE, Ariz. (November 10, 2002) - Jimmy Spencer, driver of the No. 41 Target Dodge, finished 23rd in the Checker Auto Parts 500K at Phoenix International Raceway. Spencer remains in 27th place...

Team Target finishes in the top-25 at Phoenix.

AVONDALE, Ariz. (November 10, 2002) - Jimmy Spencer, driver of the No. 41 Target Dodge, finished 23rd in the Checker Auto Parts 500K at Phoenix International Raceway. Spencer remains in 27th place in Winston Cup Championship points.

Spencer qualified the Target Dodge in 10th position on Friday. Within the first 20 laps of Sunday's race, Spencer radioed in to crew chief Doug Randolph that the car was loose getting into the corners and the front tires were not gripping.

During pit stops, Team Target used trackbar and air pressure adjustments to help give the car more grip in the corners. Unfortunately, Spencer continuously fell back through the pack, finishing the race two laps down in 23rd position.

"We just couldn't get the car right in the corners today," Spencer said after the race. "We had a great qualifying effort this weekend with the Target Dodge but unfortunately we weren't able to push that over to the race today. We're headed to the last race of the season next weekend in Homestead and looking for a good outcome."

Next on the schedule for the No. 41 Target team is the last Winston Cup race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jimmy Spencer