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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.

Entry List: 2018 BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona

On Wednesday, IMSA released the official entry list for the BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona, the season opener for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.  Unlike the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, there is no mandate to participate in the Roar in order to enter this race.  As a result, the …

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Ricky Benton Racing Announces Daytona 500 Attempt, David Gilliland to Drive

Wednesday has been a busy day for David Gilliland.  Earlier, he was announced as the driver for Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 4 in the Camping World Truck Series’ season opener at Daytona.  Now, he has a ride for the Daytona 500 with Ricky Benton Racing as well. The part-time team …

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Cody Coughlin Moves to GMS Racing Full-Time in 2018

On Monday (Jan. 16), GMS Racing announced that Cody Coughlin will join the organization for the 2018 season.  Coughlin will drive the No. 2 Chevrolet with sponsorship from JEGS. Jerry Baxter, who was the crew chief for Kaz Grala‘s No. 33 in 2017, will fill that role for Coughlin. “I …

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Justin Haley Returns to GMS Racing Full-Time in 2018

On Monday, GMS Racing announced that Justin Haley will return to the team for his second Camping World Truck Series season in the team’s No. 24 Chevrolet in 2018.  Sponsorship will be provided by the Fraternal Order of Eagles.  Kevin Bellicourt will remain as Haley’s crew chief. The move officially …

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Dan Gurney Dead at 86

On Sunday, legendary racer and car designer Dan Gurney died as a result of complications from pneumonia.  He was 86 years old. In motorsports, Gurney’s impact is almost immeasurable.  In his day, Gurney was one of the most successful racers to come out of the United States.  Gurney started 86 …

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Dalton Sargeant Moves to GMS Racing In NASCAR Truck Series For 2018

Friday morning, GMS Racing announced the signing of Dalton Sargeant to race for Rookie of the Year in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series in 2018.  The 19-year-old will drive the team’s No. 25 Chevrolet.  In addition, GMS Racing announced the signing of Doug Randolph to serve as Sargeant’s crew chief.  …

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Jeff Westphal, Trent Hindman Top Sunday CTSC Roar Sessions

For IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams, they had two on-track sessions Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.  In those sessions, the fastest lap of the day was set by Jeff Westphal of the new Carbahn Motorsports team. Session No. 5 Westphal, driving one of the new Audi R8 LMS GT4s …

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Jordan Taylor Tops Final Roar Before the 24 Session

On Sunday afternoon, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams filed out onto Daytona International Speedway’s 3.56-mile road course for one more 60-minute session.  Like the previous sessions, a Cadillac was on top.  This time, it was Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan Taylor who led the pack. Taylor posted a time of 96.757 …

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