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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.
McMurray Quickest in Sprint Cup Practice, Happy Hour Rained Out

McMurray Quickest in Sprint Cup Practice, Happy Hour Rained Out

As midday gradually moved towards late afternoon at Daytona International Speedway, somewhat traditional storm clouds gathered to the west over the Pine Barrens of Central and Western Volusia County.  Those storms just strafed the track right as teams were about to pull out onto pit road for the start of practice.  About eight to ten cars made it out to pit road before NASCAR announced the suspension of the session.  Those drivers had to hang a U-turn and drive back ... Read More »

Scott Fastest in Nationwide Series Practice

Scott Fastest in Nationwide Series Practice

In the heat of the day on Thursday afternoon, 45 Nationwide Series teams took to the 2.5 mile tri-oval that is Daytona Internationals Speedway for their only practice session, two hours of grinding and searching to see who was best in the draft.  Ultimately, the speeds may not matter all that much on the surface, but they could be important should qualifying Friday be rained out. All of the fastest laps occurred in the frantic first few minutes of the ... Read More »

Haas Automation to Sponsor Scuderia Ferrari

Haas Automation announced early on Thursday morning that they have entered into a partnership with Scuderia Ferrari, effective immediately.  As a result of the partnership, Oxnard, California-based HAAS Automation’s logos will be placed on the lower side pods of Ferrari’s F 14 T’s driven by Fernando Alonso (No. 14) and Kimi Räikkönen (No. 7) starting at this weekend’s Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone Circuit.  The deal is for the rest of the 2014 World Championship and all of ... Read More »

Menard Crashes in New Hamphire Test

Menard Crashes in New Hamphire Test

This week, Michael Waltrip Racing and Richard Childress Racing spent Tuesday and Wednesday testing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway ahead of July 12th’s Camping World RV Sales 301. For most of the drivers, the test went fine. However, Paul Menard wasn’t so lucky. NASCAR.com is reporting that late in Wednesday’s session on track, Menard spun his No. 27 in Turn 2 and hit the wall on the driver’s side. Menard was uninjured in the crash, but reports from the track ... Read More »

Beyond the Cockpit: Trent Hindman on Fall-Line Motorsports, Testing the Audi R8

Beyond the Cockpit: Trent Hindman on Fall-Line Motorsports, Testing the Audi R8

In the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in 2014, few drivers have had a better time of it so far as Trent Hindman, an 18-year old prodigy who shares the No. 46 BMW M3 for Fall-Line Motorsports with TUSC regular John Edwards. In the first three races of 2014, the duo won at Laguna Seca and finished second at both Daytona and Sebring. Those results were enough to give the duo a 22 point lead in the Grand Sport (GS) ... Read More »

Couch Potato Tuesday: Technical Issues Mar TNT Broadcast… Again

Couch Potato Tuesday: Technical Issues Mar TNT Broadcast… Again

All three NASCAR series hit Kentucky Speedway for a weekend under the lights. The Nationwide and Camping World Truck series broadcasts were marred by problematic winners and other issues ranging minor to major, while the big one — the Quaker State 400 for the Sprint Cup Series — had its usual issues typified by TNT’s Summer Series broadcasts. UNOH 225 A rare Thursday night outing for the Camping World Truck Series brought 32 trucks out for a 225-mile assault on ... Read More »

Keselowski Injures Hand in Victory Lane; Good to Go for Daytona

Keselowski Injures Hand in Victory Lane; Good to Go for Daytona

Brad Keselowski may have been a tough out on the track in Kentucky, but he was no match for a champagne bottle.  During the Victory Lane celebrations Saturday night after Keselowski’s victory in the Quaker State 400, a champagne bottle exploded after apparently striking a podium.  Shards from the bottle sliced Keselowski’s right hand, drawing a significant amount of blood. Keselowski described the situation thusly afterwards.”We were playing around with some champagne bottles and as I told my good friend, ... Read More »

Brian Rose Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Wire and Mail Fraud

WSOC is reporting that former NASCAR racer Brian Rose is one of nine separate defendants that have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud as part of an investigation into a fictional coal mining company called New Century Coal.  The Secret Service alleges that Rose is the ringleader of the whole operation.  Investors were pitched the idea of investing in new coal mine ventures in Kentucky and Tennessee where low ash and low sulfur coal would be ... Read More »

Kenseth, Dollar General Sign Multi-Year Extensions with Joe Gibbs Racing

Kenseth, Dollar General Sign Multi-Year Extensions with Joe Gibbs Racing

After news leaked last week via Sports Business Daily that Home Depot was not likely to return to the No. 20 next season, Joe Gibbs Racing needed a little good news on the sponsorship front.  They got some last weekend. Prior to Saturday’s Quaker State 400, Joe Gibbs Racing announced that current co-primary sponsor Dollar General has signed a multi-year contact extension that will see the discount chain remain as the primary sponsor of Matt Kenseth’s No. 20.  The number ... Read More »

Nationwide Series Practice: Busch, Harvick Lead the Way

Nationwide Series Practice: Busch, Harvick Lead the Way

Prior to Thursday night’s UNOH 225, the Nationwide Series held their first official practice session of the weekend at Kentucky Speedway ahead of tonight’s John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300.  Much like the truck race that followed, Kyle Busch was again the man to beat.   Busch turned in a lap of 30.905 seconds (174.729 mph) to lead the pack in the late afternoon session.  Ryan Blaney, driving a Snap-On sponsored No. 12 Ford for Team Penske this week, was ... Read More »