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Phil Allaway

Phil Allaway
Phil Allaway has three primary roles at Frontstretch. He's the manager of the site's FREE e-mail newsletter that publishes Monday-Friday and occasionally on weekends. He keeps TV broadcasters honest with weekly editions of Couch Potato Tuesday and serves as the site's Sports Car racing editor. Outside of Frontstretch, Phil is the press officer for Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y. He covers all the action on the high-banked dirt track from regular DIRTcar Modified racing to occasional visits from touring series such as Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Audi Pulling Out of WEC at End of 2016

On Wednesday, Audi Sport announced that they are “realigning our motorsport strategy.”  As a result, Audi will be pulling out of the FIA World Endurance Championship at the end of the 2016 season and shutting down their prototype program after 18 years.  In its place, Audi Sport will launch a new factory-supported …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Shines in the Broadcast Booth

Talladega is always an interesting race weekend.  Where the camera focuses is less of an issue than normal because most of the field sticks together.  However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that everything is perfect. Hellmann’s 500 Sunday brought on another cutoff race for the Sprint Cup Series at Talladega.  Stomachs …

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Potential 2017 Sprint Cup Rules Leaked?

Motorsport.com’s Lee Spencer is reporting that Sprint Cup teams have been given a list of rules for the 2017 season.  There are seven changes of note, the biggest of which involves downforce. Under the new rules, if implemented, spoiler height will be cut from 3.5 inches to 2.375 inches, a …

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Martinsville Speedway to Add Lights for 2017

On Wednesday afternoon, Martinsville Speedway held a press conference featuring luminaries such as Dale Earnhardt, Jr. where they announced a brand-new lighting project.  Martinsville Speedway will be the first race track in the country to be fully lit using energy-efficient LED bulbs.  The $5 million project, dubbed “Light Up Martinsville,” will …

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

On Monday, IMSA held the WeatherTech Night of Champions at the Georgia Aquarium, where the champions were crowned.  However, before trophies could be award, champions feted and even before Vanessa Carlton could perform, IMSA released revised results for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.  Normally, this …

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