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. Over the years, Luis has focused on writing, video and photography ranging from Idaho athletics to auto racing with ambitions of having his work recognized.

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Chip Ganassi Racing may be closing their NASCAR chapter in two weeks, but Kurt Busch is determined of bringing home strong results. The 2004 champion was able to deliver a fourth-place outing in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. It’s Busch’s second top-five in the last four races, improving his top-five total for 2021 to five and moved up to 10th in the championship standings. This comes after having two straight races of finishing outside the top-10. A key role into Busch’s afternoon was aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer All throughout last month’s 46th Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, the main focus was towards the three-man battle for the NTT IndyCar Series championship. It wasn’t the only storyline that took place as a slew of news occurred, notably Andretti Autosport signing Romain Grosjean to drive the No. 28 DHL Honda next season. While those were significant news stories, there was one angle I wanted to focus. That angle where I needed to challenge myself and provide a different outlook to the world of openRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced Wednesday that Formula 2 driver Christian Lundgaard will be replacing Takuma Sato’s seat in the No. 30 Honda. The Danish racer made a good impression in the Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix at Indianapolis, qualifying fourth in his lone start to date. Lundgaard ultimately finished 12th in the No. 45 Honda that’ll be driven full-time by Jack Harvey. Although his focus for the rest of 2021 will be in F2, the ART Grand Prix competitor is excited to sign aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Brad Keselowski entered the Round of 8 on the outside looking in. He’ll still leave Texas Motor Speedway outside the top-four standings despite finishing fourth in Sunday’s Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500. In fact, he cut the gap from 16 to 15 going into next Sunday’s race at Kansas Speedway. It might’ve been just a point, but Keselowski’s No. 2 Discount Tire Ford Mustang showed good pace. This was the case during long runs when Keselowski had one of the better showings outside the Hendrick Motorsports duoRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer October 16, 2011 will forever be a day of infamy amongst open wheel racing fans, writers and personnel. That very day, 34 cars accepted the daunting challenge of taking the green flag for the championship race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Eleven laps later, tragedy occurred as over a dozen cars were involved in one of the most horrific accidents in history. Not only did the incident include Will Power, who was battling Dario Franchitti for the championship, but also involved that year’s Indianapolis 500 championRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Jack Harvey’s next chapter in the NTT IndyCar Series will be with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. The team announced Monday morning that Harvey will pilot the No. 45 Hy-Vee Honda as part of a multi-year deal. After spending five seasons with Meyer Shank Racing, Harvey is excited to join an organization that’s won two Indianapolis 500s (2004 and 2020). “I’ve been working towards this moment for my entire career and I’m so honored and thankful for the trust Bobby, Mike (Lanigan), David (Letterman) and Piers (Phillips,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Tyler Reddick rallied from 29th to score a strong runner-up result in Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400, capping off a positive news week for Richard Childress Racing. On a day where non-playoff drivers really showed their muscle against the 12 playoff drivers. Some came and went due to various circumstances. Such as AJ Allmendinger finishing second in Stage 1 only for an engine failure knocking him out of the race. For Reddick, his No. 8 Lenovo Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE continually got better throughout theRead More
By FIA Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas took the tenth win of his Formula 1 career at the Turkish Grand Prix with a controlled drive at Istanbul that saw him finish take the flag ahead of the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez. Lewis Hamilton, meanwhile finished fifth, after starting from 11th on the grid. When the lights went out at the start, polesitter Bottas got away well in damp conditions to take the race lead ahead of Verstappen who also made a ghood start. Behind them Pérez was one ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato won’t return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2022. The team confirmed Sato’s departure Tuesday afternoon with a lengthy appreciation post for his contributions to the squad. The 44-year-old wrapped up his fourth straight year with RLL Racing, finishing 11th in the NTT IndyCar Series standings this season. Sato scored four wins from 2018-2020, including the 104th Indy 500 which marked RLL Racing’s first 500 win since Buddy Rice in 2004. Including Sato’s previous tenure in 2012, he scored sixRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The NTT IndyCar Series wrapped up its 2021 campaign with 46th Annual Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach last Sunday. Initially, the race was intended to be held in April but was postponed until late September, but what better race to cap off the 16-round odyssey than the sport’s biggest street circuit. When the dust settled, Andretti Autosport continued its dominance on the streets. Only this time, it was Colton Herta who owned the competition and went on to score his third win of the year.Read More