Brooklyn II: Jimmy Spencer race notes

Team Target finishes 34th at Michigan. Spencer drops to 27th place in NASCAR Winston Cup championship points. BROOKLYN, Mich. (August 18, 2002) - The No. 41 Target Dodge Intrepid R/T driven by Jimmy Spencer finished in 34th place in the Pepsi...

Team Target finishes 34th at Michigan.

Spencer drops to 27th place in NASCAR Winston Cup championship points.

BROOKLYN, Mich. (August 18, 2002) - The No. 41 Target Dodge Intrepid R/T driven by Jimmy Spencer finished in 34th place in the Pepsi 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Spencer drops to 27th position in NASCAR Winston Cup championship points; he is 21 points behind Bobby Hamilton who is currently in 26th position.

The No. 41 Target Dodge started the 200-lap event at Michigan in 34th position. Within the first ten laps, Spencer radioed in to crew chief Doug Randolph that the car was loose and felt like it had no grip on the track. Team Target adjusted on the car throughout the day but could not get it to the drivers liking. Fast pit stops moved the Target Dodge up in the field on restarts but Spencer raced close to 30th position throughout most of the day. The fastest four-tire pit stop from Team Target came on lap 165 and was scored at 13.782 seconds. At the end of the day, the team took the checkered flag one lap down in 34th position.

"We had a rough day in Michigan," Spencer said following the race. "We just couldn't get any grip in the corners. It was a disappointing weekend so we're going to kick it up a notch next weekend in Bristol. I love racing at that track and we should have had the win last time. Team Target will be on their game there.'

Dale Jarrett, driver of the No. 88 UPS Ford, won the Pepsi 400. Next on the schedule for the No. 41 Target team is the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 24, 2002.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Dale Jarrett , Jimmy Spencer