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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.

Helio Castroneves Wins Acura Sports Car Challenge Pole at Mid-Ohio

Acura Team Penske’s domination of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race weekend at Mid-Ohio continued Saturday (May 5).  Helio Castroneves won the overall pole for Sunday’s sprint race with a lap of 71.837 seconds (113.156 mph). “Oh my God, first of all it was actually incredible,” Castroneves said after the …

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Toyota Dominates to Win 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

Ultimately, there was no real drama in the the top class in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s season-opening 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on Saturday (May 5).  The overall victory was all but decided Friday when the No. 7 Toyota was penalized for a incorrect fuel flow meter declaration.  The penalty …

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Kyle Marcelli, Nate Stacy Go Back-to-Back with CTSC Mid-Ohio Win

KohR Motorsports’ Kyle Marcelli ran down Multimatic Motorsports’ Patrick Gallagher from 12 seconds back to take the lead.  From there, Marcelli held on despite a mechanical issue to win the Mid-Ohio 120 on Saturday (May 5).  It is Marcelli and teammate Nate Stacy’s second consecutive IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge …

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Chad McCumbee Wins Mid-Ohio 120 Pole

Multimatic Motorsports’ Chad McCumbee claimed the overall pole for Saturday’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Mid-Ohio.  McCumbee’s lap of 87.908 seconds (92.469 mph) is the fastest lap of the whole weekend to this point. Ramsey Racing’s Alex Premat slowed down from his pace in Practice No. 3.  However, he turned …

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Brandon Jones Wins OneMain Financial 200 Pole

Joe Gibbs Racing’s Brandon Jones won the pole for Saturday’s OneMain Financial 200 with a lap of 23.102 seconds (155.831 mph).  It is Jones’ second career XFINITY Series pole. “To be able to have raw speed here [at Dover], that’s pretty awesome,” Jones told FOX Sports’ Matt Yocum after his …

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Winward Racing’s Damien Faulkner Quickest in CTSC Mid-Ohio Practice

Much like the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams, Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams also had to deal with quirky weather conditions on Friday at Mid-Ohio.  Before the rains came, Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport’s Damien Faulkner topped the charts. Practice No. 1 Faulkner’s best time in the No. 33 Mercedes-AMG GT4 was …

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Acura Team Penske Sweeps Mid-Ohio Practices on Tricky Friday

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams had to deal with wild weather on Friday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  Before the rains descended on the 2.258-mile road course, Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor turned in the fastest lap of the day. Practice No. 1 Taylor’s quick time was a lap of …

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Paul Menard Fastest in Dover Friday Cup Practice

Wood Brothers Racing’s Paul Menard was fastest in opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice with a lap of 22.524 seconds (159.830 mph).  The lap was half of a tenth of a second faster than 11-time Dover winner Jimmie Johnson. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick was third quickest, followed by Kyle …

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Toyota’s Mike Conway, Fernando Alonso Top Thursday Free Practice at Spa

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway was fastest overall in FIA World Endurance Championship practice Friday at the Circuit de Spa-Francochamps in Belgium.  Despite the rule changes made to slow the Toyotas, Conway’s quick time of 116.172 seconds (134.862 mph) was two-tenths of a second faster than the best Friday practice …

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