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.

Talking NASCAR TV: Cup Race Good, But ESPN Stands Alone With Poor Nationwide Coverage In Montreal

In just their second full weekend of coverage, I thought the Sprint Cup telecast on ESPN was pretty good Sunday. But as for Saturday's Nationwide Series show, it was a whole other story altogether. You knew issues were bound to arise with the network using the No. 2 crew to do the race; but the number of problems seemed to only increase along with the rain pouring down on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve that afternoon.

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Bubble Breakdown: Michael Waltrip Racing Shines While Road Course Ringers Struggle At Sonoma

Ahead of the race weekend, DEI tapped Ron Fellows to drive the No. 01 Principal Chevrolet in place of Regan Smith, while Max Papis (originally hired to drive the No. 70) was placed into the Haas Automation No. 66 after that car fell out of the Top 35 in owner points after last weekend’s LifeLock 400. Also, Marcos Ambrose was in the No. 21 for the Wood Brothers for the first of his 12 scheduled Sprint Cup starts this season. In addition, Brian Simo was able to coax the No. 34 for Front Row Motorsports into the field and Boris Said was back as well. Did these teams, along with the other teams in and around the danger zone have any real success on Sunday? Let’s find out.

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Side By Side: Is It Too Much, Too Soon For Joey Logano?

Today's Question: Joey Logano makes his long-anticipated debut in the Nationwide Series this weekend, just one week after he turned 18. Is he being brought up too fast, too soon, or is this kid being rewarded for his unprecedented success in the lower ranks -- with the knowledge he can handle the pressure?

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