Jimmy Spencer, 2002 Sirius at the Glen

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Jimmy Spencer, 2002 Sirius at the Glen

Post by redhawkk » 1 month ago

I'm looking for any photos or footage of Jimmy Spencer from qualifying at the 2002 Sirius at the Glen.

He did not qualify for that race, so you wont find any race photos.

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Post by PTRACER » 1 month ago

Seems like others are looking for it and it is very hard to find one

https://www.reddit.com/r/NASCAR/comment ... s_42_from/
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Post by acerogers58 » 1 month ago

Ill have a dig around to see what I can find, there must of been a picture of it at some stage since it got made for NR2003, car was basically the same as his normal 41 aside from the number change.

The difficult thing is that qualifying was rained out, so the only pictures of the car on track will be from practice. The practice session isn't on YouTube though.

From the information I could find, Spencer gave his usual #41 to Scott Pruett for the weekend because he "hated road racing". The car he used was a backup which he ran in practice to collect data. For the record, he was the slowest car during practice, so it was highly unlikely he would of made the race if qualifying went ahead.

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Post by PTRACER » 1 month ago

He had a crash with Kurt? Busch the previous race, so there was some rumour he was asked to sit out of the race. He might not have even driven the car that weekend but he was at the track.
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Post by redhawkk » 1 month ago

He was apparently 10 seconds slower than the car in front of him.

Also, I have never heard that qualifying was rained out? I always just thought he had been the slowest in qualifying and practice.

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Post by acerogers58 » 1 month ago

redhawkk wrote:
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Also, I have never heard that qualifying was rained out? I always just thought he had been the slowest in qualifying and practice.
There's no results listed for qualifying on racing reference so I presume it was rained out, unless they haven't got any results which would be odd.

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Post by hollie3sa » 1 month ago

I know it is a long shot but in case nothing comes up, I'd suggest this is the place to go:

https://www.racingarchives.org/

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Post by hollie3sa » 1 month ago

Also, it seems the qualifying was carried out. (3/1/3 Pictures):

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Source: The Tampa Tribune; August 11, 2002

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Source: The Tribune; August 14, 2002

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Source: Hartford Courant; August 11, 2002

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Post by acerogers58 » 1 month ago

PTRACER wrote:
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He had a crash with Kurt? Busch the previous race, so there was some rumour he was asked to sit out of the race. He might not have even driven the car that weekend but he was at the track.
Yup, made Kurt be the first to test out the "SAFER Barrier" at Indianapolis the week prior, those two clashed several times over a period of 2-3 years, Spencer was suspended for 1 race in 2003 for punching Busch after a race at Michigan.


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Post by redhawkk » 1 month ago

hollie3sa wrote:
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I know it is a long shot but in case nothing comes up, I'd suggest this is the place to go:

https://www.racingarchives.org/
I actually emailed them about this almost a year ago, and I never got a response to my knowledge.

Also, thanks for the newspaper clippings just to confirm qualifying did happen.

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