Indianapolis: Jimmy Spencer raceday notes

Team Target finishes 31st at Indianapolis. Spencer drops to 24th place in NASCAR Winston Cup championship points. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 4, 2002) - The No. 41 Target Dodge Intrepid R/T driven by Jimmy Spencer finished in 31st place in the ...

Team Target finishes 31st at Indianapolis.
Spencer drops to 24th place in NASCAR Winston Cup championship points.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 4, 2002) - The No. 41 Target Dodge Intrepid R/T driven by Jimmy Spencer finished in 31st place in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Spencer drops to 24th position in NASCAR Winston Cup championship points; he is one point behind Robby Gordon who is currently in 23rd position.

At the start of the 160-lap event, the track temperature was recorded at 134.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Spencer's Target Dodge started the race in 15th position, but he radioed in early that the car was sliding from the apex of the corner off. Spencer kept his Dodge in the top-15 for close to half of the race. On lap 34, contact between Spencer and the No. 97 of Kurt Busch brought out a caution. Spencer's car was not damaged.

Thirty laps later, Spencer brought the Target Dodge down pit road during green flag racing for a two-tire pit stop. Spencer thought the Target Dodge had a flat tire but it was not the case. Following the green flag stop, the team lost a lap and was unable to regain it for the remainder of the race. The Target Dodge finished in 31st place, one lap down to the leaders.

Bill Elliott, driver of the No. 9 Dodge, won the Brickyard 400. This is the second win in a row for Elliott; he won the Pennsylvania 500 last weekend in Pocono. Next on the schedule for the No. 41 Target team is the Sirius Satellite Radio at Watkins Glen International road course on August 11, 2002. Scott Pruett will drive the No. 41 Target Dodge during this event; Jimmy Spencer will race the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bill Elliott , Jimmy Spencer , Robby Gordon , Kurt Busch , Scott Pruett , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing