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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.

Austin Cindric WIns Drive for the Cure 200 Pole

Team Penske’s Austin Cindric claimed the pole for Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL with a lap of 105.527 mph.  It is Cindric’s third pole of the season and second on a road course. Richard Childress Racing’s Daniel Hemric will start alongside, followed by JR …

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Austin Cindric, Daniel Hemric Top XFINITY ROVAL Practice Sessions

Richard Childress Racing’s Daniel Hemric, fresh off the news that he will race full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019, was fastest overall in XFINITY Series practice on Friday.  Hemric’s lap of 104.966 mph was set midway through Happy Hour Practice No. 1 Team Penske’s Austin Cindric …

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Kyle Busch Fastest in Opening Cup ROVAL Practice

Kyle Busch was fast early and often Friday morning (Sept. 28) at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  The seven-time winner ended up quickest in Friday’s sole Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session with a lap of 106.397 mph. Busch’s lap was one-hundredth of a second faster than teammate Erik Jones.  Team …

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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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