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.

News Recap for the Week of January 5, 2009

Elliott Sadler to stay in the No. 19 for 2009 In a turn of events, it now appears that Sadler will, in fact, stay in the No. 19 Dodge for the 2009 Sprint Cup season. Our own Tom Bowles, reporting for Sports Illustrated, spoke with Tara Ragan, A.J. Allmendinger’s agent …

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2008 Driver Review: David Reutimann

*2008 Ride(s):* No. 00 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota (first five events) No. 44 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota (final 31 events) *2008 Primary Sponsor(s):* Aaron’s (No. 00), UPS (No. 44) *2008 Owner(s):* Michael Waltrip / Johnny Harris / Robert Kauffman (both cars) *2008 Crew Chief:* Ryan Pemberton (both cars) *Stats:* 36 Races, 0 Wins, 0 Top 5s, 4 Top 10s, 1 Pole, 22nd in points. *Best Finish:* Ninth - twice (Fontana and Richmond - Sept.) *Average Finish:* 23.3. *High Point:* For Reutimann, the best race of his season was the hurricane-delayed Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway in September.

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2008 Driver Review: Paul Menard

*2008 Ride:* No. 15 DEI Chevrolet *2008 Primary Sponsor:* Menards *2008 Owner:* Teresa Earnhardt *2008 Crew Chief:* Doug Randolph *Stats:* 36 Races, 0 Wins, 1 Top 5, 1 Top 10, 1 Pole, 26th in points. *Best Finish:* 2nd (Talladega - Fall). *Average Finish:* 25.4. *High Point:* Definitely the AMP Energy 500 at Talladega in October, where Menard scored a career best second place finish.

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NASCAR News Recap for the Week of December 29, 2008

Speedway Motorsports completes purchase of Kentucky Speedway On Thursday (January 1), Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI) officially completed its purchase of the 1.5 mile Kentucky Speedway from the Carroll family. News of the purchase, for $78 million dollars, was broken back in May. “We are extremely excited about the new opportunities …

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NASCAR News Recap for the Week of December 22, 2008

Sadler out of the No. 19 Multiple sources have reported that A.J. Allmendinger, who impressed while driving the No. 10 after replacing the fired Patrick Carpentier in October, has been hired to drive the No. 19 Dodge in 2009, replacing Elliott Sadler. The main issue with this move is that …

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NASCAR News Recap for the Week of December 15, 2008

Grant case officially settled On Thursday, NASCAR announced that they had reached an out-of-court settlement with former official Mauricia Grant on December 3rd. Grant had sued NASCAR for $225 million claiming racial discrimination and multiple instances of sexual harassment. NASCAR CEO Brian France was not at the mediation session in …

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News Recap for the Week of December 8, 2008

Bobby Labonte and Petty Enterprises part ways On Thursday, Petty Enterprises and driver Labonte officially parted company. This leaves the 2000 Winston Cup champion free to pursue other opportunities in the sport. “In over 15 years of racing in the Sprint Cup Series, I can’t remember a time when the …

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NASCAR News Recap for the Week of December 1, 2008

Johnson, remainder of top 10 finishers in the points feted at the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan On Friday night, NASCAR held its’ annual Sprint Cup Series Banquet at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. Jimmie Johnson was awarded his championship ring by surprise guest Cale Yarborough during the ceremony, which …

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NASCAR News Recap for November 18, 2008

Team Layoffs Continue The 2008 season is now over, and the economic crisis is beginning to come down on race teams in the Sprint Cup Series. Already, DEI (as a result of the merger between DEI and CGRFS) and Hendrick Motorsports, in addition to JR Motorsports in the Nationwide Series, …

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