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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.

Slugger Labbe to Take RCR R&D Job; Justin Alexander Becomes Menard’s Crew Chief at Talladega

On Wednesday, Richard Childress Racing (RCR) announced that Richard “Slugger” Labbe, crew chief of the No. 27 Menards Chevrolet driven by Paul Menard, will assume a new role in RCR’s Research and Development department. For the next two races, Labbe will continue to serve as Menard’s crew chief, but he …

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Regan Smith Will Return to JR Motorsports In 2015

JR Motorsports co-owner Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is not necessarily the most formal car owner on earth. On Wednesday, Earnhardt Jr. chose to forego an official press release and announced on Twitter that Regan Smith has reached an agreement with the Nationwide organization to return to the No. 7 Chevrolet for …

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NTS Motorsports Loses Chicagoland Appeal

On Wednesday, the National Motorsports Appeals Panel heard an appeal of the ten point penalty levied upon NTS Motorsports’ No. 20 team, in addition to the $7,500 fine and one-race suspension levied upon crew chief Chris Rice. The penalties stemmed from the No. 20 Chevrolet driven by Austin Dillon in …

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Yuengling Extends Partnership With RCR; Will Make Cup Debut In 2015

On Wednesday, Richard Childress Racing (RCR) announced that they have extended their partnership with D. G. Yuengling & Son, Inc, a Pennsylvania-based beer manufacturer.  As a result, the Yuengling Light Lager brand will continue to serve as a primary sponsor of Ty Dillon’s No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro in the soon-to-be …

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Richard Petty Motorsports Plans Full Two-Car Sprint Cup Assault For 2015

There was a clear loser on Wednesday from Joe Gibbs Racing’s announcement that Stanley Black & Decker will sponsor Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth next season.  That loser was Richard Petty Motorsports.  Stanley Black & Decker’s Stanley and DeWalt brands shared primary sponsorship space on the No. 9 Ford for …

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NTS Motorsports Penalized For Height Violation At Kentucky

After Saturday night’s running of the Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway, the No. 20 Rheem-sponsored Chevrolet driven by Austin Dillon failed the post-race height check.  A penalty was nearly certain to be announced and NASCAR came through on Wednesday. Crew chief Chris Rice has been …

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Stanley Black & Decker Moves to JGR In 2015

Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Wednesday that Stanley Black & Decker, a manufacturer of hand and power tools, along with accessories, will move to the soon-to-be four car operation starting with the 2015 season.  The Stanley Tools division will serve as the primary sponsor on Carl Edwards’ No. 19 Toyota …

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