Monday, August 01, 2016

The Frontstretch Newsletter: Pennsylvania 400 Postponed to Monday Morning

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Aug. 1, 2016
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What to Watch: Monday

- Today is the makeup day for the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway.  The action is set to get underway at 11 a.m..  As usual, we'll have a full wrap-up of the race later today at Frontstretch, weather permitting, of course.


Monday's TV Schedule can be found here.
Top News
by the Frontstretch Staff

Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway Postponed to Monday Morning

The combination of track drying from an early morning shower, weepers and an additional rain shower around 3 p.m. resulted in the Pennsylvania 400 being postponed due to rain.  The race is due to start at 11 a.m. this morning.  Coverage starts with Countdown to Green at 10:30 a.m. Read more

Simon Pagenaud Survives Strategy, Back Pain for Mid-Ohio Win

On Sunday, Simon Pagenaud overcame pain and alternate strategies from Mikhail Aleshin and Conor Daly to win the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.  Will Power was second, followed by Carlos Munoz, Graham Rahal and James Hinchcliffe.  Read more

Mikhail Aleshin Loses Mid-Ohio Chance to Pit Road Mishap

Mikhail Aleshin had a legitimate chance to win Sunday's Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio for SPM Racing.  However, an unsafe release and multiple penalties dropped him to a 17th-place finish.  Read more

Conor Daly Positive After Caution-Free Finish Ruins Mid-Ohio Upset

Dale Coyne Racing's Conor Daly nearly pulled a big upset on Sunday.  However, he was forced to pit with six laps to go for fuel.  Regardless, Daly still walked out of Mid-Ohio with a sixth-place finish.  Read more

Santiago Urrutia Dominates from Pole for Mid-Ohio Indy Lights Sweep

On Sunday morning, Santiago Urrutia dominated in order to lock up a Indy Lights weekend sweep in race No. 2.  Dean Stoneman was second, followed by Andre Negrao, Zach Veach and Shelby Blackstock.  Read more

Anthony Martin Holds Off Parker Thompson for USF2000 Mid-Ohio Win

Anthony Martin and teammate Parker Thompson combined for a Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing 1-2 in the final USF2000 race of the weekend at Mid-Ohio.  Garth Rickards, Victor Franzoni and Jordan Lloyd rounded out the top 5.  Read more

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Q: Road courses in NASCAR tend to see some unusual crashes.  Brad Keselowski's testing crash last week is just one example.  Rick Mast had another unusual crash in at Watkins Glen 1993.  What happened?

Check back Tuesday for the answer, here in the Frontstretch Newsletter!

Friday's Answer:

Q:  The 2005 Pennsylvania 500 was a four-hour race with 13 cautions won by Kurt Busch.  Kasey Kahne was in contention for a great finish until the GWC.  What happened to cost him that finish?

A: On the GWC, Kahne went to the outside of Carl Edwards in turn 1 for fourth.  The two drivers made contact exiting the turn, resulting in Kahne turning into the wall and scrubbing the concrete down part of the Long Pond Straightaway.  The crash can be seen here.

NASCAR waited a full lap to put the yellow out after the wreck.  Edwards would maintain his fourth-place at the finish, while Kahne ended up a lap down in 27th.

In The Frontstretch Newsletter:
We'll have breaking news from Monday, including a recap of today's rescheduled Pennsylvania 400 from Pocono, Tom Bowles gives you a stats breakdown of the Pennsylvania 400 in Numbers Game and S.D. Grady returns with Sitting In The Stands: A Fan's View.

Matt McLaughlin returns with his take on the weekend as only he can tell it in Beside the Racing Tide.
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