All posts by Luis Torres

From the Pacific Northwest, Luis is a University of Idaho graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting and Digital Media and a two-time National Motorsports Press Association award winner in photography. Ever since watching the 2003 Daytona 500, being involved in auto racing is all he's ever dreamed of doing. Over the years, Luis has focused on writing, video and photography with ambitions of having his work recognized.

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A change of luck for Conor Daly was needed this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course and that’s what he received. After finishing no better than 12th at Long Beach, Daly survived the race-shortened 74 laps by scoring a fifth-place finish in Saturday’s GMR Grand Prix. It marked his first NTT IndyCar Series top-five finish since Gateway in 2018 where he finished in the same exact spot. Additionally, it’s the Noblesville, Indiana native’s fourth career top-five outing in 85 starts. The race willRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The Month of May will officially begin this weekend with the running of the GMR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. The grand prix circuit opened doors in 2000 when it was the site of Formula One’s United States Grand Prix, won by Michael Schumacher. F1 ran at Indy until 2007 as INDYCAR wouldn’t make its debut until an updated layout in 2014 was won by Simon Pagenaud. The GMR Grand Prix has been a staple in the sport ever since. AlthoughRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Prior to Dover Motor Speedway, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.’s 2022 NASCAR Cup Series campaign has been an eye sore. After Monday’s conclusion of the DuraMAX Drydene 400, Stenhouse had plenty to smile about after finishing second at “The Monster Mile.” Aside from a 10th at Auto Club Speedway in late February, Stenhouse’s third season with JTG Daugherty Racing has had nothing but downs all across the board. At track’s he’s normally done well, no result to shown for. It hit its lowest point last Sunday afterRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The popular Barber Motorsports Park is the fourth round of the 17-race championship trail which also starts the month of May. After having one race a month since February, the championship trail will kick into ultimate high gear with three races. So far, it’s been Team Penske’s trail with the organization winning all three races with Josef Newgarden scoring the last two victories. Newgarden hopes to put Penske 4-0 for the first time since 2012 when Will Power got it done in São Paulo. Ironically,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The biggest street course race of the season will commence this weekend in Long Beach. It’s the site of the third race in a span of eight weeks as 26 drivers hope to leave Southern California victorious. For some racers, a performance that’ll get their season on the right track. Only this time, it’ll be back in its traditional spring date for the first time since 2019 as last year’s race was held last September. As for its future, Long Beach will take place atRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 will be remembered as the one that got away for William Byron. After owning the competition throughout Stage 3, Byron led 122 of 400 laps. However, the No. 24 Chevrolet began regressing once the race reached its final 15 laps. That’s when the long-time veterans hunted the 24-year-old down with Martin Truex, Jr. being the first one attempting to conquer him. Once Truex began cutting the gap, both Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick also took a crack at Byron’s race lead.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Toyota haven’t had many positives to start off the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series campaign. Although the Busch Brothers (Kurt and Kyle) and Bubba Wallace have scored top-fives, the rest of the drivers from the camp have struggled. Whether it’s luck, shortcomings, pure pace or all of the above, Toyota remain winless after six races. For Christopher Bell, just finishing third in Sunday’s EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas was rewarding. More so when he drove without power steering for most of theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The NTT IndyCar Series will run its first of five oval races of the season this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Unlike last year, it’ll be a single race at the 1.5-mile oval as part of a two-day show. There’s a lot of anticipation for Sunday’s XPEL 375 with the sport being three weeks removed from Scott McLaughlin scoring his maiden series win at St. Petersburg. The new Penske INDYCAR winner will look to have another strong oval outing where it all began in TexasRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Pole sitter Ryan Blaney had an up and down afternoon during Sunday’s Ruoff Mortgage 500 at Phoenix Raceway. Despite leading a race-high 143 of 312 laps, Blaney wound up fourth. When things appear to go well for the Penske driver, a few setbacks plagued the veteran from being a contender for the win. During the first 25 laps, Blaney was in control but once the competition caution came out, his day became challenging. Although Blaney had a solid pit stop, he was caught speeding on pitRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Aric Almirola is off to his best season start of his NASCAR Cup Series career following a sixth-place finish in Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He’s the only driver to finish in the top-10 in all three races this year which puts him sixth in the championship standings. In the closing laps, Almirola was barely hanging onto 10th place until the race went into overtime after Erik Jones and Bubba Wallace crashed on the frontstretch. When the race boiled down to a two-lapRead More