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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: WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Roar Before the 24

Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about which teams will attempt the Rolex 24 in 2018.  The mandatory Roar Before the 24 test sessions in early January give viewers a look at who will be there.  As of Wednesday, there are 50 teams entered …

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P1 Motorsports Unveils GT Daytona Effort for 2018 Endurance Races

On Wednesday, P1 Motorsports announced their intentions to expand into the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class for a limited schedule in 2018.  The team has acquired a Mercedes-AMG GT3 and will race in the four Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races.  Unlike the picture above, the team …

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Jackie Chan DC Racing JOTA Unveils Lineup for 2nd Daytona Entry

On Christmas Eve, Jackie Chan DC Racing JOTA announced their driver lineup for their second ORECA 07-Gibson at Daytona.  It is a mix of team regulars and a couple of newcomers. Alex Brundle, who drove the team’s No. 37 full-time in the FIA World Endurance Championship this year, will be …

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Newly Rechristened Spirit of Daytona Racing Opts for Cadillac DPi in 2018

On Friday afternoon, Spirit of Daytona Racing (formerly Visit Florida Racing) announced that they will switch from the Ligier JS P217-Gibson (pictured above) to a Cadillac DPi-V.R. for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  In addition, the team will have an all-new driver lineup.  The No. 90 Cadillac will …

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Corvette Racing Retains Full-Time Lineup for 7th Consecutive Year

Driver lineups at many IMSA teams change on a regular basis.  That is not necessarily the case at Corvette Racing.  On Wednesday, the factory team announced that they will continue with the Antonio Garcia–Jan Magnussen pairing in No. 3 and Oliver Gavin–Tommy Milner in No. 4.  2018 will be the …

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Rodrigo Baptista Moves Up to PWC GT with K-PAX Racing in 2018

On Wednesday, K-PAX Racing announced that they have signed Brazilian racer Rodrigo Baptista to drive one of the team’s Bentley Continental GT3s full-time in 2018, joining Àlvaro Parente.  The press release did not indicate which car that Baptista will drive.  As a result, it is unclear whether he will replace …

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Robert Alon Joins JDC-Miller MotorSports for Full 2018 IMSA Season

On Tuesday, JDC-Miller MotorSports announced that Robert Alon has been signed to drive for the team full-time in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  He will join Simon Trummer in the team’s new second ORECA 07-Gibson.  Alon also brings sponsorship to the team from Professional Security Consultants (PSC), a security …

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AFS Racing, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Merge for 2018 IMSA Season

On Tuesday, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports announced that they will join forces with AFS Racing for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  The operation will be known as AFS/PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports going forward.  Primary sponsorship will be provided by Advanced Fire Sprinklers, Inc., which is owned by new team co-owner Gary Peterson. …

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Michael Shank Racing Adds Trent Hindman, Côme Ledogar to Lineup

On Monday, Michael Shank Racing rounded out their driver lineups for January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  In addition to announcing the final two drivers, a driver shift was announced as well. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular AJ Allmendinger will now drive the No. 86 Acura at Daytona.  He was …

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JDC-Miller MotorSports Partners with GAINSCO for 2018

On Monday, JDC-Miller MotorSports announced that GAINSCO Auto Insurance will serve as the primary sponsor of what was the No. 85 ORECA 07-Gibson shared by Mikhail Goikhberg, Chris Miller and Stephen Simpson in 2018.  As a result of the move, the car’s number will change to No. 99, signaling the …

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