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 Anything can happen at Daytona International Speedway and it usually does. Once again, it was the case in Sunday’s rain-shortened Coke Zero Sugar 400. Only this time, it involved two Ford camp regulars on the bottom of the points table. After dodging the 18-car big one and some pitting before the red flag, both Corey LaJoie and rookie Matt Tifft were in excellent spots for a strong outcome. Then Mother Nature reared its ugly head for good and after 127 laps, they each scored their maidenRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A combined eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championships represents this year’s covers of 704 Games newest game, NASCAR Heat 4. The cover boys were unveiled at Daytona International Speedway Saturday afternoon as the main cover will feature Kevin Harvick and his Stewart-Haas Racing owner Tony Stewart, who will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2020. It’s Harvick’s first cover appearance since EA Sports’ NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup and Stewart’s first since Eutechnyx’s NASCAR ’14. “For me it’s pretty cool becauseRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Just over a month removed from running the 103rd Indianapolis 500, Sage Karam will make his second NTT IndyCar Series start of the season with Carlin in the Honda Indy Toronto July 14. The latest deal for Karam will mark the first time he’ll run multiple races since his rookie season in 2015 and his first road race of any kind since Mid-Ohio in 2015. Despite not having recent Indy car experience on road or street courses on his resume, he’s thankful of having an opportunityRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Kyle Larson was once again the center of attention at Chicagoland Speedway as the near six-hour Camping World 400 showcased tremendous racing action from start to finish. Last year it was the “Slide Job” heard around the world, where he came up short of beating Kyle Busch. This time around, Larson’s opponent for the race win was Alex Bowman, putting on a heck of a show in the closing laps. Even trading paint a couple of occasions as they gave it their all, looking for aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Sunday’s Camping World 400 at Chicagoland Speedway is currently under the red flag due to a lengthy weather delay that’s gone past three hours. Despite spotters raising concerns of lightning striking within the vicinity of the 1.5-mile circuit, the race got underway as planned a few minutes past 3:00 pm EST with pole sitter Austin Dillon leading the way. Tremendous action took place between the top-five with Jimmie Johnson getting by Dillon for the race lead before the caution was waved due to weather on LapRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the fourth time this season, Justin Allgaier failed to see the checkered flag after having a tough day in Saturday’s Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. In front of his and sponsorship’s (Brandt Professional Agriculture) home crowd, Allgaier started off the 200-lap race on a good note after qualifying fourth and worked his way up to second, trying to hold off Joey Logano. Then on Lap 11, his No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro lost control on the bottom after battling with Joey Logano.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Kyle Busch and Martin Truex, Jr. have had their share of battles in NASCAR, dating back to 15 years ago when both were championship contenders in the Busch Series (now known as Xfinity). The duo combined for 11 wins and 12 poles in 2004, with Truex winning his first of two championships that season. Meanwhile, Busch ended up second in the final standings, but dominated the Rookie of the Year battle by winning top honors. Fast forward to 2019, they’re now both champions in the MonsterRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Not even seconds after the green flag dropped in Friday’s Camping World 225 at Chicagoland Speedway, Ben Rhodes’ night was over. After qualifying 18th, Rhodes’ No. 99 Carolina Nut Company Ford F-150 was hoping for a stellar result as he’s struggled matching his ThorSport Racing teammates speed at the 1.5-mile circuit. Not only that, Rhodes had ECU issues during practice and also switch batteries which contributed to the struggles before the 150-lap race commenced. That all paled in comparison once the 150-lap contest commenced as aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer In a time period where the world of American open wheel racing pushed the confines of danger, a series of life-changing accidents were always common. When certain accidents happen, action must be taken to prevent serious injuries or even death. It was the main focal point of the upcoming documentary Rapid Response, and right away you’ll get that feel as to why the professionally staffed safety team came to be. Without a shadow of a doubt, this documentary takes you on a dramatic trip to theRead More