Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Frontstretch Newsletter: Clint Bowyer Files a Lawsuit

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Nov. 29, 2016
Volume X, Edition CCXIII
Editor's Note:  With the season now complete, we will be dropping the Newsletter down to one edition a week from here until Speedweeks in Daytona.  We'll still have news when it breaks and articles here and there.  We will keep you updated on off-season schedules.

Thank you for subscribing to the Frontstretch Newsletter this season.  Our Newsletter will likely undergo some changes in 2017, but we're not currently in position to announce anything.  However, you will still get news, opinion pieces, trivia and more.

                                                                          Phil Allaway
                                                                    Newsletter Manager

What to Watch: November 29-December 4

- Champions' Week will be held this week in Las Vegas.  You have the Victory Lap on the Las Vegas Strip, the Myers Brothers Luncheon, the After the Lap show (always good for a laugh) and finally, the 2016 Sprint Cup Series Banquet.  The action starts on Wednesday.  The banquet coverage starts with the Red Carpet Show at 8 p.m. Friday night on NBCSN, followed by the banquet itself at 9 p.m.


Tuesday's TV Schedule can be found here.

Top News
by the Frontstretch Staff

Clint Bowyer Sues HScott Motorsports

On Monday, Clint Bowyer officially sued HScott Motorsports, alleging HScott Motorsports' failure to pay monies owed to him as part of his contract.  Read more

AJ Allmendinger: 'We Need to Get Better' Next Season

For AJ Allmendinger, 2016 was a disappointing season where he came home 19th in points.  That's not good enough anymore.  Read more

Have news for The Frontstretch? Don't hesitate to let us know; email us at phil.allaway@frontstretch.com with a promising lead or tip.

Q: What is now known as the NASCAR Pinty's Series used to be known as the CASCAR Super Series.  The CASCAR Super Series actually had contingences in place to race on road courses in the rain, but it was a bit different than what you saw the XFINITY Series do at Mid-Ohio earlier this year.  What did CASCAR Super Series teams do to prepare for wet races? 

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

Tuesday's Answer:

Q:  In 1989, the World Championship infamously came down to contact in Japan at the Casio Triangle between McLaren teammates Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost.  Had Senna's win been upheld (it wasn't), would he had been able to win the World Championship in Adelaide at the final race?

A: Yes.  Had Senna's win in Suzuka stood, he would have gone into the final race of the season with the chance to win the World Championship by winning the race.  The DQ holding up meant that Prost claimed the title in Suzuka.

However, the Grand Prix of Australia on the streets of Adelaide that year was held in a downpour.  Prost is well-known to have hated racing in the rain.  He chose to pull out of the race after the first lap.

Senna won the pole and ran away from the field in the treacherous conditions.  However, he retired from the race after running into the back of Martin Brundle's Brabham and shearing his left front wheel off.  Had the court challenge of the Suzuka DQ been won, that would have given the title to Prost.

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