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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.

Steve Byrnes Named Recipient of 2016 Squier-Hall Award

On Saturday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR Hall of Fame Executive Director Winston Kelley and Brett Jewkes announced that Steve Byrnes, recently of FOX Sports, has been named as the receipient of the fifth Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence.  As a result, Byrnes will be inducted into the …

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Ragan, Ty Dillon Pace Subway Firecracker 250 Practice Sessions

On Friday, the XFINITY Series held two practice sessions in preparation for Saturday night’s Subway Firecracker 250.  Given the need to protect machinery, most drivers participated in only one of the sessions. The vast majority of the field went out on track in the first session.  While learning what your …

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Fastest in First Cup Session; Big Crash Sends 10 to Backups

For the Sprint Cup Series teams, Friday was supposed to be a day of preparation for this weekend’s qualifying and racing.  However, for a number of teams, Friday ended up being rather painful. Roughly ten minutes into the session, Brad Keselowski had contact with Kyle Busch in turn 2.  Busch’s …

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Danica Patrick Leads Stewart-Haas Racing 1-2-3-4 in Cup Happy Hour

The final practice session of the day at Daytona International Speedway was far calmer than the first.  There was still some drafting on-track, but it was mainly of the single-file variety.  In addition, a group of drivers focused their on-track time on single-car runs. In the draft, Hendrick Motorsports’ engine …

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Kenny Wallace to Drive for Joe Gibbs Racing at Iowa

On Thursday, Kenny Wallace announced on his own Twitter feed that he has been tapped to drive the No. 20 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing in the XFINITY Series U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway.  Naturally, the 51-year old veteran is very excited about the opportunity. I just received …

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Toyotas Top Both Practices at Sonoma Raceway

Friday afternoon saw the 44 cars entered in Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 take to the 1.99-mile road course to dial their cars in.  With more combined practice time than the race is likely to last Sunday, teams had plenty of time to get an idea of where they needed to …

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Ford’s New Shelby GT350R-C to Debut at Watkins Glen

On Wednesday, Ford Performance announced that the new Shelby GT350R-C, a racing version of the high performance Ford Shelby GT350, will make its on-track debut this weekend at Watkins Glen International in the IMSA Continential Tire SportsCar Challenge’s Continental Tire 150 on Saturday.  In the CTSC, the Shelby GT350R-C will …

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