BNS: Spencer to Drive at Dover

Spencer will spend off week driving at Dover DOVER, Del. (July 16, 1998) While most NASCAR Winston Cup Series drivers eagerly await each break in their busy 33-race schedule, and the badly-needed R&R an open weekend provides, Jimmy Spencer...

Spencer will spend off week driving at Dover

DOVER, Del. (July 16, 1998) While most NASCAR Winston Cup Series drivers eagerly await each break in their busy 33-race schedule, and the badly-needed R&R an open weekend provides, Jimmy Spencer will spend this weekend... racing, of course. Spencer has entered his NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division No.12 Zippo Chevrolet in the Delaware 200 event for the Busch North Series, NASCAR Touring, at Dover Downs International Speedway. Spencer had originally planned to go to Dover as a spectator for the Pep Boys 400 Indy Racing League event. He professes a deep fascination for the open-wheeled rockets and admits that he once thought about driving one. "The more we talked about it," Spencer said, "the more we thought it might be fun to take the Busch car up and run it in the Busch North race. You know me -- I'm a racer. So, I'm going to be in a race car anytime I can." The Berwick, Pa., driver will debut a brand new car at the "Monster Mile." It's the same machine he plans to race at Bristol Motor Speedway in August. He sees the Dover race as a 200-mile test session, but quickly emphasizes that he wouldn't be entered if he didn't think he could win. "Dover and Bristol are similar," he said. "Both are tough on man and machine. We feel we can learn a lot about this new car in the Busch North race that will help us when we go to Bristol. But we definitely think we'll be a victory contender. We're going there with every intention of winning. That's what this Zippo/All Pro Auto Parts team is all about." In five NASCAR Busch Series events this season, Spencer has a victory in the Sam's Town Las Vegas 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and a third-place effort in the Carquest 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Source: NASCAR Online

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Series NASCAR , NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jimmy Spencer