Long Pond: Jimmy Spencer race report

Team Target finishes 21st in Pocono. Spencer drops to 21st in NASCAR Winston Cup championship points. LONG POND, Pa. (June 9, 2002) - The No. 41 Target Dodge Intrepid R/T driven by Jimmy Spencer finished in 21st place in the Pocono 500 at Pocono...

Team Target finishes 21st in Pocono.
Spencer drops to 21st in NASCAR Winston Cup championship points.

LONG POND, Pa. (June 9, 2002) - The No. 41 Target Dodge Intrepid R/T driven by Jimmy Spencer finished in 21st place in the Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway. Spencer dropped to 21st position in NASCAR Winston Cup championship points; he is one point behind Bobby Labonte who is currently in 20th place.

Due to track conditions, qualifying for the Pocono 500 was cancelled on Friday. The field was set per owner's points and the Target Dodge started the race in 18th position. Although he had managed to move into the top-15, Spencer radioed in at the start that the car was very loose. Team Target adjusted the track bar in a 14.40-second pit stop, restarting Spencer in 13th position.

On lap 43, Spencer noticed that the front-end of the Target Dodge was sliding. The team fought with this problem for the majority of the event but Spencer managed to keep the Target Dodge racing in the top-20. The Target Dodge took the checkered flag in 21st place, finishing one lap down to the leaders.

Next on the schedule for the No. 41 Target team is the Sirius Satellite Radio 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 19, 2002.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bobby Labonte , Jimmy Spencer