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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.

K-PAX Racing Wins VIR Blancpain GT Race No. 1

K-PAX Racing’s Àlvaro Parente and Andy Soucek dominated much of the first Blancpain GT World Challenge America race of the weekend Saturday (April 27) at VIRginia International Raceway.  Parente led easily from the pole, while Soucek induced Wright Motorsports’ Scott Hargrove into a costly mistake to hold on to claim …

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Spencer Pumpelly Tops Pirelli GT4 America Qualifying Sessions at VIR

On Saturday morning (April 27), there were three separate qualifying sessions for the upcoming Pirelli GT4 America races this weekend at VIRginia Interinational Raceway.  Despite three on-track sessions, seemingly not much has changed from Long Beach. Sprint Session In the Sprint session, it was The Racers Group’s Spencer Pumpelly that …

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Richard Childress Racing Signs Joe Graf Jr. to Xfinity Ride, Marketing Deal

Richard Childress Racing announced Friday morning (April 26) that the team has signed ARCA Menards Series regular Joe Graf Jr. to a relatively unusual deal. The Bergen County, N.J.. resident will drive the team’s No. 21 Chevrolet in selected races, starting with Michigan International Speedway in June. In addition, Graf …

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Santino Ferrucci Is Experiencing a New Adventure in the IndyCar Series

For Santino Ferrucci, 2018 was a year that he’d likely rather forget.  He started out the year at Trident Racing, competing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship.  In addition, Ferrucci served as a test driver for the Haas F1 Team. After some decent runs, such as a sixth-place finish in …

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The Life of a Racing Pit Reporter: Kelli Stavast

Back in September, I had the great pleasure to sit down with some of NBC Sports’ on-air personalities.  We’ve already covered the point of view of play-by-play commentator Rick Allen and booth analyst Jeff Burton.  Today, we’re going down to pit road with the help of Kelli Stavast. For me, …

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Jan Magnussen on Corvette Racing, Son Kevin and a 3.5-Hour Bar Fight

At age 45, Jan Magnussen has had a substantial career in motorsports.  He made his way up through the ranks of open wheel feeder series all the way up to Formula 1, where he made 25 starts for a combination of McLaren and Stewart, scoring one point for a sixth-place …

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Alexander Rossi Dominates at Long Beach, Defends Victory

Since the Champ Car/Indy Racing League merger, repeat winners have simply not come to pass in Long Beach.  On Sunday, Alexander Rossi dominated the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, leading 80 of the 85 laps to defend his victory from 2018.  He is the first driver to repeat as …

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Spencer Pumpelly Leads Flag-to-Flag, Claims Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Long Beach Victory

The Racers Group’s Spencer Pumpelly proved that he had the right stuff on Sunday (April 14), leading flag-to-flag in his Porsche to win the third round of the Pirelli GT4 America Sprint season in Long Beach.  He spent the full race with Team Panoz Racing’s Ian James hot on his …

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Joao Barbosa, Filipe Albuquerque Successfully Defend IMSA Long Beach Victory

Saturday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach was a rough and tumble affair.  Action Express Racing’s Joao Barbosa and Filipe Albuquerque were able to avoid the issues and hold off a late Acura Team Penske to win at Long Beach for the second year in a row. …

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