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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.

Renger van der Zande Joins Wayne Taylor Racing in 2018

On Friday morning, Wayne Taylor Racing announced that Renger van der Zande will join the team full-time in 2018, replacing Ricky Taylor as Jordan Taylor‘s teammate in the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R.  Van der Zande comes to Wayne Taylor Racing from Visit Florida Racing. Van der Zande is quite excited …

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Fernando Alonso to Race for United Autosports in Rolex 24 at Daytona

fernando alonso (credit: McLaren)

After weeks of speculation, United Autosports made it official on Thursday.  Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso will compete for the team in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  Alonso will share a Ligier JS P217-Gibson with Lando Norris and Phil Hanson. Since the race is in January, it does …

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Chip Ganassi Racing Signs Ed Jones to Partner Scott Dixon in 2018

On Wednesday, Chip Ganassi Racing announced that Ed Jones will join the team and drive the No. 10 NTT DATA-sponsored Dallara-Honda full-time in 2018.  Jones replaces Tony Kanaan, who has moved over to AJ Foyt Enterprises for next season. Jones is very excited for the upcoming season. “This is truly …

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Darrell Wallace Jr. to RPM Full-Time in 2018

On Wednesday (Oct. 25), Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced that Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. will replace Aric Almirola as the driver of the No. 43 Ford full-time in 2018. Wallace will be the second confirmed Rookie of the Year candidate, joining Hendrick Motorsports’ William Byron.  Current crew chief Drew Blickensderfer …

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BAR1 Motorsports Moves Up to Prototype for 2018

On Monday, BAR1 Motorsports announced that they will move up from the now-defunct Prototype Challenge class to Prototype for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  Team owner/part-time driver Brian Alder has acquired a Riley Mk. 30 chassis from Ben Keating that will be used in the upcoming season. Alder …

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GRAFF Racing Benefits from Penalty, Snatches Portimao Victory

On Sunday, GRAFF Racing’s No. 40 ORECA 07-Gibson shared by James Allen, Richard Bradley and Gustavo Yacaman claimed overall victory in the European Le Mans Series’ 4 Hours of Portimao.  It is the second consecutive overall victory for the French team. While the team did win by over 38 seconds …

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Nathanaël Berthon Wins 4 Hours of Portimao Pole

On Saturday, Panis Barthez Competition’s Nathanaël Berthon claimed the overall pole for the European Le Mans Series’ 4 Hours of Portimao.  It is the first-ever pole position for the Ligier JS P217-Gibson package.  The previous five ELMS pole positions had all been won by ORECA 07-Gibsons and the FIA World …

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Paul di Resta to Contest Rolex 24 at Daytona for United Autosports

On Thursday, United Autosports announced that Formula One racer Paul di Resta will make his IMSA debut in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  DiResta will be at the wheel of a Ligier JS P217-Gibson alongside current European Le Mans Series regular William Owen. Di Resta is quite excited about the …

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Johnny Stevenson Dead at 69

On Monday, Johnny Stevenson, owner of Stevenson Motorsports and patriarch of North Carolina’s Stevenson Automotive Group, died suddenly at his Toyota dealership in Jacksonville, N.C.  Stevenson was 69 years old. In addition to running a group of car dealerships, Stevenson owned Stevenson Motorsports, a successful race team that fielded entries …

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