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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.

Precision Performance Motorsports Launches WeatherTech Championship Effort

Precision Performance Motorsports announced Tuesday (Dec. 18) that they have acquired a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo and intend to race full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2019.  It will be the first foray into full-time endurance racing for the Rick Gdovic-owned team. “We had a really great year …

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MONTAPLAST by Land-Motorsport Reveals Rolex 24 at Daytona Lineup

MONTAPLAST by Land-Motorsport announced a revamped driver lineup for their No. 29 Audi R8 LMS GT3 for January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona on Friday (Dec. 14).  Christopher Mies is the only driver from the team’s lineup in January to return to the No. 29.  He’ll be joined by Daniel Morad, …

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Turner Motorsport Announces Double-Duty for Rolex 24 Weekend

Turner Motorsport announced Thursday (Dec. 13) that they will be entering cars in both the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona.  It will be the team’s first race in the now-Michelin Pilot Challenge since 2014. In the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Turner Motorsport will be …

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2018 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Austin Dillon

For Austin Dillon, 2018 was a year of outsized success.  He started out the season by winning on the sport’s biggest stage.  However, he also more or less drove through Aric Almirola to get there. Winning the Daytona 500 also locked Dillon into the playoffs.  Ostensibly, that gave Richard Childress …

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Meyer Shank Racing Unveils 2019 Lineup for No. 86 Acura

Meyer Shank Racing revealed the driver lineup for their No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 Evo Tuesday morning (Dec. 11) that will compete full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class.  It is a collection of returning drivers in new roles. Trent Hindman and Mario Farnbacher will share the …

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Ryan Hardwick Replaces Madison Snow at Paul Miller Racing for 2019

Paul Miller Racing announced their intentions to return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship full-time in 2019 on Monday (Dec. 10).  2018 GT Daytona champion Bryan Sellers will be back to defend his title with a new driver, Ryan Hardwick as his full-time teammate.  In addition, the team announced that …

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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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