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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.

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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Felipe Nasr Tops Roar Qualifying, Sets Fastest Lap Since 1993

In an attempt to ward off sandbagging, IMSA instituted a qualifying session during the Roar Before the 24 that will set garage and pit stalls assignments.  Even before the session, IMSA parked a couple of GT Daytona teams for holding back during night practice on Saturday.  With the impetus to …

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Felipe Nasr Tops WeatherTech Roar Night Session

Roar Before the 24 Session No. 5 at Daytona International Speedway put the 50 teams present under the lights.  Running at night really didn’t change all that much as Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was once again quickest. Nasr’s lap of 97.322 seconds (131.687 mph) was nearly four-tenths of a …

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Joey Atterbury Tops CTSC Session No. 4, Michael Johnson Crashes

For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the Roar Before the 24 has showed that the “raw” Ford Mustang GT4 may be the car to beat in the BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona.  KohR Motorsports’ Joey Atterbury was fastest in session No. 4 with a lap of 116.001 seconds (110.482 …

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