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Phil Allaway
Newsletter Editor for Frontstretch since mid-2008, Phil is responsible for the site’s Monday-Friday FREE e-newsletter that keeps fans up-to-date with the latest racing news, along with exclusive features and commentary. Our head news writer, Phil also doubles as our broadcast critic, keeping broadcasts honest for years with his Couch Potato Tuesday column. A writer for the Troy (NY) Record, Phil is also one of the lead reporters at Lebanon Valley Speedway in Pennsylvania every weekend during short track season.
Stanley Black & Decker Moves to JGR In 2015

Stanley Black & Decker Moves to JGR In 2015

Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Wednesday that Stanley Black & Decker, a manufacturer of hand and power tools, along with accessories, will move to the soon-to-be four car operation starting with the 2015 season.  The Stanley Tools division will serve as the primary sponsor on Carl Edwards’ No. 19 Toyota in 12 races next season, joining up with ARRIS.  The DeWalt Tools division will serve as the primary sponsor of Matt Kenseth’s No. 20 for six races, joining Dollar General. ... Read More »

Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN Shirking Other Responsibilities During Chase

Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN Shirking Other Responsibilities During Chase

When you think of Chase for the Sprint Cup coverage on TV broadcasts, what do you think of? Coverage of the playoffs, sure, but how about the other 27 drivers racing for something other than the title? Surely you expect some coverage thrown their way, right? If the first race of the Chase, held last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, is any indication, those who think ESPN will throw a bone to non-Chase competitors are very naive, indeed. The Sprint Cup ... Read More »

Parker Kligerman Tests Indy Lights Car At Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Parker Kligerman Tests Indy Lights Car At Indianapolis Motor Speedway

For Parker Kligerman, 2014 was supposed to be his rookie season in the Sprint Cup Series.  Kligerman had some momentum coming into the season after running well in a couple of starts at the end of 2013 for Swan Racing.  However, it didn’t take long for the entire effort to fall apart.  An incredible amount of misfortune on-track, plus a lack of sponsorship, essentially doomed Kligerman’s rookie campaign from the start.  After spending much of the season as an analyst ... Read More »

Team Penske Officially Partners With Dick Johnson Racing; Ambrose to Return to V8 Supercars

Team Penske Officially Partners With Dick Johnson Racing; Ambrose to Return to V8 Supercars

On Sunday evening, Team Penske announced the formation of a partnership between Team Penske and Dick Johnson Racing (DJR), a team with over 35 years of experience in the V8 Supercars, and its predecessor, the Australian Touring Car Championship. The new operation will race under the name of DJR Team Penske. Dick Johnson Racing has traditionally raced Fords and the partnership will not change that setup. DJR Team Penske will field Ford Falcons full-time in the V8 Supercar Championship Series ... Read More »

NASCAR Holds Chase Across North America Tour to Promote Chase

NASCAR Holds Chase Across North America Tour to Promote Chase

On Wednesday, the 16 drivers who qualified for the Chase for the Sprint Cup were dispatched all over the continent in order to help promote the upcoming 10-race battle.  For the first time, locations outside of the United States were chosen for drivers to travel to.  Jeff Gordon spent his day in Toronto, while Carl Edwards spent Wednesday in Mexico City. Most of the activities for Chasers were fan-oriented activities and local TV appearances, the types of appearances that are ... Read More »

Stewart-Haas Racing Signs ditech to Associate Sponsorship Deal for Kevin Harvick

Stewart-Haas Racing Signs ditech to Associate Sponsorship Deal for Kevin Harvick

Stewart-Haas Racing announced on Wednesday that they have signed Ditech Mortgage Corp. to serve as an associate sponsor on the No. 4 Chevrolets driven by Kevin Harvick. The deal is a multi-year deal that begins immediately. DT Holdings (parent company of ditech) President Patti Cook is very happy to be associated with NASCAR and Stewart-Haas Racing. “At ditech, we’re all NASCAR fans,” Cook said. “NASCAR is part of the fabric of America and so is ditech’s goal of securing home ... Read More »

Daniel Suarez to Race for RAB Racing at Chicagoland, Venturini Motorsports in Kentucky ARCA Race

Daniel Suarez to Race for RAB Racing at Chicagoland, Venturini Motorsports in Kentucky ARCA Race

On Wednesday, RAB Racing with Brack Maggard officially announced that current NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series points leader Daniel Suarez will be in the team’s No. 29 Toyota for this weekend’s Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.  Provided that he qualifies on speed, Suarez would be making his second start in the series. Suarez is very happy to be returning to the Nationwide Series for another go. “I’m looking forward to racing in Chicago this weekend as part of ... Read More »

Couch Potato Tuesday: Narrow Focus on Chase Hopefuls Hurts ESPN

Couch Potato Tuesday: Narrow Focus on Chase Hopefuls Hurts ESPN

The Chase was the name of the game last weekend, which is probably how things should be. After all, regardless of one’s opinion of NASCAR’s playoffs, it’s certainly the focal point of the next 10 races, meaning the lead-in is just as important when it comes to determining who gets to play and who’s left out in the cold. But while that emphasis shone through on much of ESPN’s Sprint Cup Series coverage this weekend, one story in particular has ... Read More »

Hendrick Motorsports Breaks Silence on National Guard Sponsorship Situation

Hendrick Motorsports Breaks Silence on National Guard Sponsorship Situation

Back on Aug. 6, the National Guard announced that due to budget cuts in their marketing division, they would be leaving motorsports at the end of 2014.  The cuts affect both Hendrick Motorsports‘ No. 88 team in the Sprint Cup Series and Rahal Letterman Lanigan’s No. 15 team in the Verizon IndyCar Series.  At the time, Hendrick Motorsports stated that they had a signed contract through 2015. On Friday morning, Hendrick Motorsports gave a very brief update on the situation. ... Read More »

Haas Chooses Ferrari as Engine Supplier for Formula 1

On Wednesday morning, the newly-renamed Haas F1 Team announced their power unit supplier for their 2016 entry into the Formula One World Championship.  Based on previous press releases from the team, it is not much of a surprise. Haas F1 Team announced that Scuderia Ferrari will serve as a technical partner to the new outfit.  Through this technical partnership, Haas F1 Team will use Scuderia Ferrari-built power units (the terminology now used to describe the engine, the kinetic energy and ... Read More »