Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The Frontstretch Newsletter: Charlotte Entry Lists Released

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Oct. 4, 2016
Volume X, Edition CLXXIV


What to Watch: Tuesday

- Today, a two-day Goodyear Tire Test will begin at Martinsville Speedway ahead of the Goody's Fast Relief 500 later this month. Jamie McMurray, Paul Menard, Greg Biffle and Martin Truex, Jr. will be turning laps around the 0.526 mile oval to inform the Ohio-based manufacturer on compounds.

Tuesday's TV Schedule can be found here.

Today's Top News
by the Frontstretch Staff

Entry List: Alex Bowman Returns for Bank of America 500

The entry list for Saturday night's Bank of America 500 is out. 40 cars are entered.  The most notable change is the return of Alex Bowman to the No. 88 in place of Jeff Gordon, who finished tenth on Sunday in Dover.  Read more

Entry List: Drive for the Cure 300 Includes Truck Series' Cole Custer

In addition, NASCAR has also released the entry list for Friday night's Drive for the Cure 300.  45 cars are entered in one of the bigger entries of the year.  Read more

Park Place Motorsports Loses 2nd in GTD Due to Drive-Time Violation

On Monday, IMSA quietly announced that Park Place Motorsports has been stripped of their second-place finish in GT Daytona at Road Atlanta on Saturday.  The reason was that Patrick Lindsey failed to run the minimum three hours for a designated full-season amateur.  Read more


Editor's Note: Sitting in the Stands: A Fan's View will return next week.

Editor's Note: Numbers Game: Citizen Solider 400 will run tomorrow.



by Danny Peters

by Matt McLaughlin

by Jeff Wolfe


Q: In 2003, Tony Stewart won the UAW-GM Quality 500 at then-Lowe's Motor Speedway.  However, viewers watching the race didn't get to see a Victory Lane interview.  Why?

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

Monday's Answer:

Q:  In the 1994 Mello Yello 500, Jeff Gordon ran the first real instance of true anger in his Cup Series career.  What happened to put him out of the race?

A: Gordon and Ricky Rudd were racing for seventh late in the race when Gordon made an aggressive move to pull up in front of Rudd in turn 4.  Needless to say, Rudd didn't like that much.  Rudd darn near picked up Gordon's rear wheels through the quad-oval.  This eventually spun out Gordon and put both drivers in the wall in turn 1. The contact and crash can be seen here.

Ray Evernham may have tried to give Rudd the benefit of the doubt in his interview with TBS, but it was clear that he wasn't exactly pleased with what happened.  Neither was Morgan Shepherd, who had a lead wiped out in the final ten laps, effectively preventing him from becoming the oldest man to ever win a Winston Cup race.

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