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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.

Ryan Preece to JTG Daugherty Racing’s No. 47 Full-Time in 2019

JTG Daugherty Racing announced Friday morning (Sept. 28) at Charlotte Motor Speedway that part-time XFINITY Series and Whelen Modified Tour racer Ryan Preece will take over the No. 47 Chevrolet in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series full-time in 2019.  In addition, team co-owner Tad Geschickter confirmed that the team …

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Cole Custer Fastest in Optional Thursday ROVAL Test

Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole Custer was fastest overall in optional XFINITY Series practice Thursday (Sep. 27) at Charlotte Motor Speedway ahead of Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 200.  Custer topped the charts in the second session with a lap at 103.223 mph. Practice No. 1 In the opening session, Team Penske’s …

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Tyler Dippel Signs 4-Race Deal with GMS Racing

GMS Racing announced Wednesday that K&N Pro Series East driver Tyler Dippel will drive the No. 25 Chevrolet in the final four Camping World Truck Series races of 2018.  He will replace Timothy Peters, who has driven the truck in place of Spencer Gallagher since Dalton Sargeant left the team.  …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Las Vegas Brings NASCAR Heat, Wrecks and Tough Work For NBCSN

The playoffs are now underway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.  Admittedly, these ten races are my least favorite time of the year, TV-wise.  Most of the good things that have been tried during the season are typically dispatched in favor of a complete focus on the playoffs.  I …

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Tequila Patron ESM Snatches Laguna Seca Win After Harry Tincknell’s Spin

Sunday’s America’s Tire 250 at WeatherTech Raceway was a rather rough affair with lots of contact.  Mazda Team Joest’s Harry Tincknell made too aggressive of a move in lapped traffic and spun himself out.  That allowed Tequila Patron ESM’s Pipo Derani to slip past.  From there, Derani pulled away to …

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Fuel Mileage Gives TeamTGM Laguna Seca Victory at Last Second

Most of the leaders in Saturday’s WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120 were on a fuel-saving pit strategy that forced to them to run the second half of the race without a stop.  Until the final lap, all was good.  With just two corners to go, Rennsport One’s Dillon Machavern ran …

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Entry List: Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix

On Saturday, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge has their second to last race of the season at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.  Currently, 37 cars are entered. In the Grand Sport class, 25 teams are entered.  There are quite a few changes of note here. Bodymotion Racing’s No. 5 Porsche …

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