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. Ever since watching the 2003 Daytona 500, being involved in auto racing is all he's ever dreamed of doing. He's also covered Idaho Athletics and high school football as both a writer and videographer. Additionally, he spent 2017 writing several racing columns as an independent journalist. Luis does video and photography, and is a fan of Seattle sports, a music critic and a motivator who wants to impact people's lives.

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer XPEL, Inc. announced Thursday it’ll be Team Penske’s “Official Protective Firm Partner” in the NTT IndyCar Series and will be sponsoring reigning series champion Josef Newgarden’s No. 1 Chevrolet. The leading provider of automotive paint protective firm and window tint will be onboard Newgarden’s yellow and white machine in the GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis May 9, 2020 and Texas Motor Speedway June 6, where he’s the defending race winner. Additionally, the partnership is multi-year deal and XPEL will be the primary sponsor for a thirdRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Front Row Motorsports announced Thursday its 2020 NASCAR Cup Series lineup as they’ll once again become a two-car stable with drivers Michael McDowell and John Hunter Nemechek driving the Bob Jenkins owned Ford Mustangs. Nemechek became the fifth driver that’ll compete for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the sport’s highest level. Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, Brennan Poole and Tyler Reddick are the other four fighting for the award. The 22-year-old will replace the recently retired David Ragan in the No. 38 Ford after impressingRead More

Posted On December 11, 2019By Luis TorresIn Breaking News, Headline News, Trucks

DGR-Crosley Joins the Ford Brand in 2020

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Ford Performance will have another team joining its Blue Oval brand in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series as the DGR-Crosley leaves Toyota to join them effective immediately. Additionally, the David Gilliland owned team will also run Ford engines in the ARCA Menards Series and late model programs. Gilliland said the long awaited Wednesday’s announcement symbolizes that his team is ready to continue growing after achieving instant success since forming the team in 2017 with guys such as Tyler Ankrum, who will move toRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A day removed from a heartbreaking loss in the Snowball Derby, Niece Motorsports announced Tuesday that rising star Ty Majeski will run the entire 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series schedule, replacing Ross Chastain in the No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado. Majeski is set to compete in his first full campaign on the NASCAR national tour after running 16 touring starts since 2017, all but one being in Xfinity for Roush Fenway Racing. “I’m really excited for the opportunity to race full time with NieceRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After taking any ride that’s offered the past few years, Conor Daly will finally have stability in his NTT IndyCar Series career. Ed Carpenter Racing announced Monday morning that he’ll replace Ed Jones in the No. 20 Chevrolet and run a third entry in the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge in 2020. Daly, 27, will run the road and street course circuits, which covers 12 out of the 17-race schedule, with Carpenter running the oval races. He’ll also become teammates with rookie Rinus VeeKay, who’llRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The 2019 Formula One season is now in the books and the last third of it didn’t disappoint. There are drivers and teams who flourished with some getting more respect than others, while others never figured their flaw out. One thing is certain, Lewis Hamilton continued ruling F1 with now six titles to his already illustrious name. However, guys like Valtteri Bottas, Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen had brilliant drives which leaves me hopeful that it can lead to an even better 2020 campaign which willRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer 20-year-old Anthony Alfredo will make the jump to the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving part-time in Richard Childress Racing’s No. 21 Chevrolet Camaro. The Ridgefield, Connecticut native will share the ride with Myatt Snider, saying it’s a tremendous honor to join a championship caliber team as RCR won the series title with Tyler Reddick. “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to compete in the Xfinity Series for Richard Childress Racing in 2020,” Alfredo said. “It’s every racer’s dream to drive for such an iconic organization likeRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Halmar Friesen Racing had its best season in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series to date after Stewart Friesen scored his first two wins at Eldora and Phoenix and made the Championship 4 this season. They’re now taking a wise gamble of leaving the Chevrolet Silverado and alliance with GMS Racing in favor of the Toyota Tundra with support from the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) next season, hoping it can translate into more wins and capturing the series title. “We were all very impressedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After several weeks of speculation, Go Fas Racing finally announced Tuesday that Corey LaJoie will stay in the No. 32 Ford Mustang next season. Sponsors and partnerships such as Schluter Systems, Keen  Parts, Superior Logistics, and Drydene Performance Products will be back in the car with new partners on their way as well. Retaining the ride meant LaJoie will be a part of the tremendous technical alliance with Stewart-Haas Racing and hopes it can translate to even better results. “I’m really happy that we were able toRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The last driver to complete the 2020 Formula One World Championship grid will be 24-year-old Canadian Nicholas Latifi, who will pilot the second ROKiT Williams Racing effort. Latifi will replace Robert Kubica and become teammates with British driver George Russell after impressing the team throughout the season as he participated in six Free Practice (FP) 1 sessions as a reserved driver and has worked closely with the team at both the track and factory. “I am thrilled to be stepping up as Race Driver for 2020,”Read More