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.

Ryan Hunter-Reay, Graham Rahal Join Michael Shank Racing for Rolex 24

On Thursday afternoon, Michael Shank Racing (MSR) announced the final two drivers that will complete their driver lineups for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  Verizon IndyCar Series regulars Ryan Hunter-Reay and Graham Rahal, both of whom race Honda-powered entries, have joined the team to race their brand-new Acura NSX GT3’s. Team owner Michael …

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Approved to Race in 2017

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is back. Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that Earnhardt has been cleared to return to racing.  The OK came after Earnhardt participated in a private test session on Wednesday at Darlington Raceway that was attended by Charlotte area neurosurgeon Dr. Jerry Petty and representatives of NASCAR. Dr. Micky Collins, …

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REBELLION Racing Announces NAEC Schedule for 2017

On Wednesday evening (European time), REBELLION Racing announced its intentions to compete in the four race Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup, the series within a series that covers the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s four biggest races (Rolex 24 at Daytona, Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, Sahlen’s Six Hours …

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Cadillac Introduces New DPi-V.R. for IMSA in 2017

On Wednesday morning, after months of speculation, Cadillac unveiled the new DPi-V.R. chassis, which will be their entry in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship starting at Daytona in 2017.  The DPi-V.R. chassis is based on the new Dallara LMP2 chassis, one of the four legal 2017-spec LMP2 chassis.  Three DPi-V.R.’s …

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Clint Bowyer Sues HScott Motorsports

Clint Bowyer just wrapped up the worst season in his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career, finishing 27th in points with only three top-10 finishes.  The championship runner-up from 2012 was outright uncompetitive at times, especially in qualifying. The reality was worse than the perception.  Bowyer, via his personal corporation, has sued HScott …

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Defending Cup Champ Kyle Busch Isn’t Sweating Homestead

For defending Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch, being in a winner-take-all scenario like Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 is old news.  He knows what needs to be done, and he plans to go out and do it. “I’m all good,” Busch said Friday afternoon.  “I think last year’s experience, learning and taking …

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