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NASCAR: Jimmy Spencer arrested

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posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 03:51 PM
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NASCAR driver Jimmy Spencer was arrested and accused of interfering with police officers as they attempted to serve a warrant on his son. Officers went to Spencer's home Sunday night to arrest James Jonathan Spencer Jr., 18, on a misdemeanor charge of injury to personal property, police records show. He is accused of pouring paint on two cars at a Cornelius home Oct. 6.

The elder Spencer was charged with two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and resisting a public officer.

Spencer, 47, finished 29th in Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway. Officials with his team, Morgan-McClure Motorsports, did not immediately return a call Wednesday.

Associated Press




posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 05:21 PM
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this is nothing new to the Spencer family, a couple years ago his father was arrested for selling stolen auto or truck parts i can't remember which. nothing but a bunch of criminals in that family. good for him for sticking up for his kid though.



posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 07:14 PM
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jimmy spencer released

Spencer released from Morgan-McClure
October 27, 2004
07:33 PM EDT (23:33 GMT)


Little more than two days after Jimmy Spencer was arrested in his hometown of Cornelius, N.C., for allegedly interfering with local police serving a warrant on his son, the veteran driver was released Wednesday afternoon by Morgan McClure Motorsports.

"Over the past several weeks there has been a steady and gradual improvement in the Morgan McClure racecar and Spencer has been an integral part of this drive for success," team owner Larry McClure said.

"While his part has been greatly appreciated by everyone here at Morgan McClure Motorsports, it has been decided, by mutual agreement, that it would be beneficial to both the team and to Jimmy Spencer to release him so that he may pursue other driving opportunities within the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series."

After returning from Sunday's Subway 500 at Martinsville Speedway, where he finished 29th, Spencer was arrested by Cornelius police later that evening and charged with two misdemeanor counts of interfering with a public officer, after police attempted to serve a warrant on James Spencer Jr., 18, on a misdemeanor charge of "injury to personal property."

Spencer began the season in owner Jim Smith's Ultra Motorsports Dodge, but Smith closed down that program due to lack of sponsorship.

Spencer began driving for Morgan McClure in April at the Samsung/Radio Shack 500 at Texas Motor Speedway after McClure released Kevin Lepage as his driver.

Spencer made 25 consecutive starts for the team, excluding the Infineon Raceway event, which the team skipped.

Spencer's best finish for MMM, which has also struggled to find sponsorship this season until securing Lucas Oil Products in the latter stages of the season, was 17th at Dover in June, one of two top-20 finishes.

He has four top-25 starts, including both Lowe's Motor Speedway events.

McClure said the team would announce Spencer's replacement in time for the start of Friday's practice and Bud Pole Qualifying for Sunday's Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.



posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 08:50 PM
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I thought Jimmy was from Berwick, Pennsylvania?



posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 10:02 PM
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Originally posted by Gibbs Baby!!!
I thought Jimmy was from Berwick, Pennsylvania?


while that may be his hometown, most NASCAR drivers reside in the Charlotte,NC area since that is where most race teams are based. Nascar lists hometowns instead of where someone lives in order to appeal to more fans.




posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 05:25 AM
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Actually, Jimmy "Dough-boy" Spencer and family have a history of run-in's with the law.

Yes, his father was cought, and family was implicated in a big truck tire scheme reselling stolen new rig tire's. (Allegedly to help finance his son's racing career.)

And now Jimmy's son fails to see the fault's in his own way's.
(starting to imply to me there is a flaw in this families moral fiber.)


Between fencing stolen equipment, DUI's, drug dealing, and a variety of other offenses in recent years, it is apparent that the percentage of law abiding NASCAR family member's is a bit less that the common public average.





[Edited on 04/10/03 by smirkley]



posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 02:17 PM
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Morgan McClure fires Spencer following arrest

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Jimmy Spencer was fired by Morgan McClure Motorsports on Wednesday, just days after he was arrested and accused of interfering with police officers as they attempted to serve a warrant on his son.

Spencer, 47, has driven 25 races for the team this season without posting a top-10 finish. He ran 29th in Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway. The team didn't indicate whether the firing was because of Spencer's arrest.

"Over the past several weeks there has been a steady and gradual improvement in the Morgan McClure race car and Spencer has been an integral part of this drive for success," team owner Larry McClure said Wednesday in a statement. "While his part has been greatly appreciated by everyone here at Morgan McClure Motorsports, it has been decided, by mutual agreement, that it would be beneficial to both the team and to Jimmy Spencer to release him so that he may pursue other driving opportunities within the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series."

On Sunday night, officers went to Spencer's home to arrest James Jonathan Spencer Jr., 18, on a misdemeanor charge of injury to personal property, police records show. He is accused of pouring paint on two cars at a Cornelius home Oct. 6.

The elder Spencer was charged with two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and resisting a public officer.




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