15Hugh "Polar Bear" Rowland Sued The Show
Hugh Rowland joined IRT in the very first season and over the next 8 seasons became one of the show’s most recognizable figures as both a driver and an owner. But when IRT returned for its 9th season Rowland was noticeably absent. So what happened? Well, it turns out that
the reason he was “let go” from the show was that he filed a lawsuit against IRT in 2014. He alleged that a producer's reckless driving was responsible for the “severe and permanent injuries" he suffered in an accident. TMZ reported that his wife added that she was also affected as she was deprived of "love, companionship, and the enjoyment of sexual relations." Following this lawsuit, the network was left with few options other than to fire him.