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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.

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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Stewart-Haas Racing Announces Crew Swap

On Wednesday afternoon, Stewart-Haas Racing officially announced a substantial shake up for the final three races of the season. The crew chiefs and road crews for the No. 10 of Danica Patrick and the No. 41 of Kurt Busch will switch teams. As a result, Tony Gibson is now the …

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Former NASCAR, NHRA Owner Raymond Beadle Dead at 70

On Monday morning, former NASCAR, NHRA Drag Racing and Sprint Car team owner Raymond Beadle passed away.  Beadle had suffered a heart attack in July and died of complications arising from the attack.  He was 70. After news of Beadle’s passing was announced, NASCAR released its own statement. “Raymond Beadle had …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN Erases “Everyone” At ‘Dega For Chasers

Race weekends at Talladega Superspeedway make my stomach churn. I’m nervous the whole weekend, just hoping that nothing terrible happens. The sad truth is, terrible things have been happening at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega with an increasing frequency in recent years. It’s truly sad, and since almost all of …

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Daytona Rising Project Reaches Halfway Point

On Wednesday, Daytona International Speedway held a special ceremony to commemorate the halfway point of the track’s $400 million renovation, dubbed “Daytona Rising.”  For the Daytona Rising project, the halfway point entailed the installation of the highest steel beams for the project.  In a special ceremony, a plaque was placed …

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