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.

Zachary Claman De Melo Tapped to Drive Dale Coyne’s No. 19 in Indianapolis 500

Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan announced Tuesday (May 15) that rookie Zachary Claman De Melo will remain in the No. 19 Paysafe-sponsored Honda-Dallara and compete in his first Indianapolis 500. The move was announced just hours before De Melo was scheduled to go through rookie orientation. “I’m very much looking …

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Entry List: North Carolina Education Lottery 200

For Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200, there are currently 38 trucks entered.  As a result, there will be six teams that will be forced to retreat without racing. The biggest change of the week is that Todd Gilliland is now the full-time driver of …

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G-Drive Racing Snags 4 Hours of Monza Victory

G-Drive Racing’s Roman Rusinov, Andrea Pizzitola and Jean-Eric Vergne claimed overall victory Sunday (May 13) in the European Le Mans Series’ 4 Hours of Monza.  It is the second victory in as many weeks as the trio won the LMP2 class in the FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of …

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Ben Hanley Wins 4 Hours of Monza Pole After TDS Exclusion

TDS Racing’s Matthieu Vaxiviere was fastest in qualifying Saturday morning (May 12) for Sunday’s European Le Mans Series 4 Hours of Monza.  Vaxivière lapped the 3.599-mile road course in 95.456 seconds (135.732 mph) in his ORECA 07-Gibson, the fastest lap of the weekend.  However, the No. 33 ORECA 07-Gibson was …

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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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