Said to sub for Spencer at Watkins Glen Shawn A. Akers WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (Aug. 5, 1998) Team Winston sources confirmed on Wednesday morning that the relief driver for Jimmy Spencer in this Sunday's NASCAR Winston Cup Series Bud at the...
Said to sub for Spencer at Watkins Glen Shawn A. Akers
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (Aug. 5, 1998) Team Winston sources confirmed on Wednesday morning that the relief driver for Jimmy Spencer in this Sunday's NASCAR Winston Cup Series Bud at the Glen at Watkins Glen International will be Boris Said. Spencer will start the race, but will quickly give way to Said. Spencer is still recovering from a slight concussion he suffered during last Saturday's Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The left-rear quarter panel and left side of Spencer's No. 23 Ford hit the outside retaining wall of the famed 2.5-mile oval between Turns 1 and 2 on lap 155 after his car spun. Another car apparently made contact with the rear of Spencer's car while both exited Turn 1. He spent two days at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis before being released on Monday. Spencer was to see Dr. Petty in Charlotte on Wednesday to follow up on his condition. An accomplished road racer, Said is a regular in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, driving the No. 44 Federated Auto Parts Ford owned by Mark Simo and Ernie Irvan. He's currently 21st in that series' point standings, with two top-10 finishes in 14 races in 1998. A three-time Sports Car Club of America SSGT champion, Said drove Spencer's NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division Chevrolet in the Lysol 200 at Watkins Glen in June and won the Bud Pole. Damage to the car due to an early-race accident, however, relegated Said to a 40th-place finish in that event. Said also finished second in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Parts America 150 at the 2.45-mile road course on May 30. He'll race in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Stevens Beil/Genuine Car Parts 200 at Flemington Speedway on Saturday before heading to Watkins Glen.
Source: NASCAR Online