The Frontstretch Newsletter SPECIAL EDITION: Truck Championship Wrap-Up, XFINITY Prep

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Nov. 19, 2016
Volume X, Edition CCVIII


What to Watch: Saturday

- Today is the season finale for the XFINITY Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  Daniel Suarez, Elliott Sadler, Erik Jones and Justin Allgaier are the four drivers vying for the XFINITY Series championship.  Coverage can be seen on NBCSN starting at 3 p.m.


This week's TV Schedule can be found here.

Top News
by the Frontstretch Staff

William Byron Takes Seventh Win; Johnny Sauter Wins Truck Championship

Kyle Larson dominated much of the Camping World Truck Series season finale Friday night, but a bad pit stop allowed William Byron to rise to the occasion and take his seventh win of the year, claiming the owners' championship in the process.  Johnny Sauter finished third and won the Camping World Truck Series championship.  Read more

Matt Crafton Comes Up Short in Quest for Truck Series Championship

For about 75 percent of Friday night's Ford EcoBoost 200, Matt Crafton was in position to take his third Camping World Truck Series championship.  However, the truck just went away during the final run of the race, ruining his night and his chance at the title.  Read more

Christopher Bell Satisified with Third-Place Championship Finish

Of those who came up short Friday night in the Camping World Truck Series, Christopher Bell might have been the happiest of the bunch.  He overcame a car that he described as "horrible" to finish eighth and claim third in points.  Read more

Timothy Peters: 'We Just Missed it Tonight'

In Friday night's Ford EcoBoost 200, Timothy Peters seemed to have a really good truck on long runs.  However, it took so long for his truck to come in that he was too far behind to do much with it.  The result was a disappointing ninth-place finish and fourth-place position in points.  Read more

Kevin Harvick Wins Ford 400 Pole While Best Chaser Runs Ninth

On Friday evening, Kevin Harvick usurped all of the Chasers and the rest of the field to claim pole for Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400.  Brad Keselowski will start second, followed by Ryan Newman, Denny Hamlin and Chase Elliott. Kyle Busch qualified best of the Chasers in ninth, while Carl Edwards is tenth, Joey Logano 13th and Jimmie Johnson 14th.  Read more

Tony Stewart Loses Phone, Finds Peace With Retirement

Sunday is the final career race for Tony Stewart in Sprint Cup.  And it will stay that way, no matter the request.  Stewart is quite content with his choice and plans a rather extensive schedule of racing in 2017 away from NASCAR.  He is not so content with the ruffians that made off with his cell phone earlier this week, though.  Read more

Tyler Reddick Joining Chip Ganassi Racing in 2017

Chip Ganassi Racing announced Friday that Tyler Reddick will join the team in the XFINITY Series next season.  Reddick, moving up from the Truck Series will split the No. 42 Chevrolet with Kyle Larson and Justin Marks, driving an 18-22 race schedule. Read more

Dakoda Armstrong to Return to JGL Racing in 2017

XFINITY Series racer Dakoda Armstrong confirmed to Frontstretch Friday that he will be back in the No. 28 Toyota for JGL Racing full-time next season.  Armstrong enters Homestead 13th in points.  Read more

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Q:  Here's an interesting one. Which series champion had the worst finish at Homestead while still walking away with the title?

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

In The Frontstretch Newsletter:
We'll have recaps of the Sprint Cup and XFINITY season finales from Homestead.  There will also be a final update on the points and any other news that breaks this weekend.

We'll have a series of post-race analysis pieces, commentaries and features breaking down this weekend's action in Homestead.
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