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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.

Tyler Reddick Fastest in Opening Homestead XFINITY Series Practice

On Friday afternoon, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tyler Reddick was fastest overall in opening XFINITY Series practice with a lap of 32.609 seconds (165.598 mph).  The lap was six-hundredths of a second faster than Richard Childress Racing’s Ben Kennedy. Cole Custer was fastest for the vast majority of the session before …

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John Hunter Nemechek Fastest in Homestead Truck Happy Hour

On Friday morning, NEMCO Motorsports’ John Hunter Nemechek turned in the fastest lap overall in Camping World Truck Series Happy Hour.  The slightly warmer temperatures resulted in a significant decrease in speed.  Nemechek’s best lap of 32.680 seconds (165.239 mph) was nearly two-thirds of a second slower than Johnny Sauter‘s …

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For Kyle Busch, A Championship Validates Everything

Kyle Busch enters Homestead as one of three past champions in contention for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship.  However, he is the only one of the three who could potentially have an asterisk next to his title.  As you likely remember, Busch missed the first 11 races …

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To Elliott Sadler, Homestead is All That Matters

For Elliott Sadler, the most experienced of the four drivers racing for the XFINITY Series championship on Saturday, the current playoff format has made the whole season very simple.  There is but one race that is truly important. “What I learned in [recent years] is with how you run and …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Can JTG Daugherty Racing Improve with Hendrick Data?

We’re hurtling towards the end of the NASCAR season, and this weekend, three champions will be crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Despite what it seems to be on television, not everything in NASCAR at the moment revolves around the playoffs. There are plenty of other stories in the sport at the …

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Jason Burdett Suspended Due to Rear Brake Assembly Issue

On Monday morning, NASCAR issued a special edition of the weekly penalty report to announce the suspension of Jason Burdett, crew chief for Justin Allgaier in the XFINITY Series.  After Saturday’s Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix International Raceway, Allgaier’s No. 7 BRANDT Chevrolet was found with a unsealed rear brake …

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Erik Jones Wins Pole for XFINITY Series Ticket Galaxy 200

On Saturday afternoon, Joe Gibbs Racing’s Erik Jones won the pole for the Ticket Galaxy 200, the penultimate race of the 2017 XFINITY Series season.  In the third and final round, Jones turned in the fastest time of the weekend with a lap of 26.880 seconds (133.929 mph). Jones’ lap …

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Ryan Blaney, William Byron Top Phoenix XFINITY Series Practices

On Friday, XFINITY Series teams took to the one-mile Phoenix International Raceway for two practice sessions.  William Byron was fastest overall for the day with a lap of 27.343 seconds (131.661 mph). Practice No. 1 In the early afternoon practice, Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney was fastest with a lap of …

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