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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.

Park Place Motorsports Returns to IMSA Full-Time, Re-Hires Patrick Long

Park Place Motorsports announced Monday (Dec. 10) that they will return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on a full-time basis in 2019.  Team owner Patrick Lindsey will once again drive the No. 73 Porsche 911 GT3 R with the returning Patrick Long alongside. “I’m extremely excited for our team …

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BMW Motorsports Announces 2019 IMSA Lineup Changes

BMW Motorsport held their annual Season Review show in München on Friday night.  While the company was ultimately celebrating their rather successful 2018 season, which included race wins all around the world and overall victory in the Total 24 Hours of Spa, announcements for 2019 were made as well. BMW …

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Alexander Rossi Joins Acura Team Penske for IMSA Endurance Races

Acura Team Penske officially unveiled its 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship driver lineup Friday (Dec. 7). There are no full-time driver changes for the upcoming season, but there has been a change in the endurance lineup: Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi has been signed to drive the team’s No. 7 Acura …

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Compass Racing to Race McLaren 720S GT3 in WeatherTech Sprint Cup

Compass Racing announced Monday (Dec. 3) that they will field a brand-new McLaren 720S GT3 in the IMSA WeatherTech Sprint Cup races in 2019.  Paul Holton and Matt Plumb, who have raced as teammates in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge for the past two seasons, will drive the new car.  …

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CORE autosport Changes Course, Switches to DPi for 2019

CORE autosport announced Friday (Nov. 30) that they have changed their plans and will not race their ORECA 07-Gibson (pictured above) in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s LMP2 class.  Instead, they have acquired a Nissan DPi and intend to race for overall wins in the DPi class. “Ever since …

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Kyle Kaiser Joins Juncos Racing for Rolex 24 at Daytona

Juncos Racing announced Friday (Nov. 30) that part-time INDYCAR racer Kyle Kaiser will make his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut with the team in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  The 22-year old racer will drive the No. 50 Cadillac DPi-V.R. alongside William Owen, who was announced earlier this week as …

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Madison Snow Leaves Paul Miller Racing Effective Immediately

Paul Miller Racing announced Friday (Nov. 30) that defending GT Daytona co-champion Madison Snow has chosen to leave the team, effective immediately.  He does not intend to drive for another team at the moment.  Instead, he plans to work in his family’s business full-time in 2019. “I had a great …

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AIM VASSER SULLIVAN Signs Townsend Bell, Frankie Montecalvo for 2nd Lexus

AIM VASSER SULLIVAN (AVS) announced Thursday (Nov. 29) that they have signed Townsend Bell and Frankie Montecalvo to drive the team’s second full-time Lexus RCF GT3 in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2019.  Previously, the new team announced the signing of Jack Hawksworth to drive the other car. “I’m thrilled …

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Starworks Motorsport Officially Returns to IMSA, Signs Ryan Dalziel, Parker Chase for 2019

Starworks Motorsport announced Wednesday (Nov. 28) that they will return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in an official capacity for the first time since Sebring in 2017.  They will field an Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo full-time in the GT Daytona class.  2018 Pirelli World Challenge SprintX Pro-Am champions …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Adds Fernando Alonso, Kamui Kobayashi for Rolex 24

Wayne Taylor Racing announced Tuesday (Nov. 27) that Jordan Taylor and Renger van der Zande will be back in the No. 10 Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R. full-time in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Come Daytona in January, they might be overshadowed by their new teammates.   Recently retired McLaren driver …

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