Joliet: Jimmy Spencer preview

JIMMY SPENCER, ...

JIMMY SPENCER, #41 TARGET DODGE
CHICAGOLAND ADVANCE


EVENT: Tropicana 400 (Race #18 of 36)
TRACK: Chicagoland Speedway, 1.5-mile D-shaped tri-oval
QUALIFYING: Friday, July 12 at 3:05 pm ET
RACE: Sunday, July 14 at 1:30 pm ET
BROADCAST: NBC television and MRN radio

TEAM TARGET FACTS

*Chicagoland Speedway: Spencer captured two outside pole starting positions in last season's inaugural Busch and Winston Cup events at Chicagoland. He went on to score two top-20 finishes (5th in Winston Cup; 18th in Busch).

*Chassis: Team Target will have car #206 at Chicago. This is the same chassis that competed in Charlotte and Michigan this season. Team Target tested #206 in Kentucky on June 27th and 28th.

*Muppets: Animal from the Muppets will join Spencer in the #40 Target Dodge this weekend in Chicago. Look for Animal on the Target paint scheme and in the car riding next to "Mr. Excitement." Animal is the drummer of the Muppet's own Electric Mayhem band. He is a man of few words, all spoken at top volume and usually involving food, music, or lovely ladies.

*Team Target is coming off of a fourth place finish in the Pepsi 400 at Daytona. Jimmy Spencer and teammate Sterling Marlin, who finished third, are now eligible for the Winston No Bull 5 in Richmond on Sept. 7. This will be Spencer's second appearance in a No Bull 5 race.

Jimmy Spencer Career Stats at Chicagoland Speedway

Winston Cup Series:
*July 15, 2001
*Started 2nd
*Finished 5th

TEAM INFORMATION


TEAM: Target Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
DRIVER: Jimmy Spencer
TEAM MANAGERS: Andy Graves and Tony Glover
CREW CHIEF: Doug Randolph
FRONT TIRE CHANGER: Darren Wolfe
FRONT TIRE CARRIER: Marty Forcier
REAR TIRE CHANGER: Nate Kennon
REAR TIRE CARRIER: Heath Cherry
JACKMAN: Mark Jacobs
GAS MAN: Les Huntley
CATCH CAN: Dave McDonald
WINDSHIELD: Doug Spees
ENGINE SPECIALIST: Russ Bales
SPOTTER: Ray Hall
TRAINER: Al Shuford

-cgr-

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jimmy Spencer , Sterling Marlin , Chip Ganassi , Felix Sabates
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing