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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.

Hendrick Motorsports to Pay Fines Stemming From Texas Fight

On Wednesday morning, Hendrick Motorsports General Manager Doug Duchardt announced that the organization would be paying the fines incurred by members of the Nos. 5 and 24 teams during Sunday night’s fight after the AAA Texas 500. In addition, the team is not issuing any internal sanctions against the four …

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Chris Buescher Fastest in Opening Nationwide Series Practice

Early Friday afternoon, Chris Buescher set the pace to beat in the opening practice session for the Nationwide Series. Driving the Bit ‘O Honey Ford in a one-race sponsorship deal, Buescher’s lap of 29.019 seconds (186.085 mph) was more than a tenth of a second quicker than Joey Logano in …

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Vickers Fastest in Opening Sprint Cup Practice

With the current rules, track record speeds at intermediate tracks are the norm. Friday afternoon’s first practice session at Texas Motor Speedway was no exception to that rule. Brian Vickers turned in the fastest lap of the session with a lap of 27.106 seconds (199.218 mph) on his final lap …

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Scott Lagasse, Jr. to Race For RCR in Ford 300 at Homestead

On Wednesday, Richard Childress Racing (RCR) announced that Scott Lagasse, Jr. will drive the team’s No. 33 Chevrolet in the Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15th.  Sponsorship will be provided by two entities.  One is the Florida DOT’s “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow” campaign, an initiative designed to bring …

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Alex Bowman Returns to JR Motorsports at Phoenix

On Wednesday, JR Motorsports announced that Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year candidate Alex Bowman will return to the team’s No. 5 Chevrolet to drive in the DAV 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 8.  In a one-race deal, sponsorship will be provided by LINE-X, a brand of …

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Krista Voda Will Move to NBC Sports in 2015

On Wednesday, NBC Sports announced that they have signed Krista Voda, currently of FOX Sports, to a multi-year contract that will see Voda join the NASCAR on NBC team in 2015.  In her new role at NBC Sports, Voda will have a number of different roles.  Her most prominent position …

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Ricky Craven to Remain with ESPN

On Monday morning, ESPN announced that Ricky Craven, who has served an analyst for the network in a variety of different roles for NASCAR coverage, will remain with the network beyond the end of the current TV deal, which expires at the end of the year.  Craven’s role with ESPN …

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NASCAR Announces Changes For Soon-to-be XFINITY Series, Camping World Truck Series

On Wednesday, NASCAR announced a series of changes for the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series that will take effect at the start of the 2015 season. The overall result will be that the two lower-tier series will resemble the Sprint Cup Series a little more in its operation. First …

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