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 For 30 years, Belle Isle Park has been the site of the Detroit Grand Prix and a cornerstone of the INDYCAR calendar. Whether it’s known as the site of the climatic scene from the dreadful 2001 film Driven or Marco Andretti utilizing his skills in the wets while running a set of dry Firestone tires in 2019, Belle Isle has had memorable moments. It’s even the site of Helio Castroneves’ maiden CART win in 2000 where he debuted climbing the fence after each victory. Thus, theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Another instance of “what might’ve been” for Chase Briscoe following a fourth-place finish in the five-plus hour Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday. Similar to the battle with Tyler Reddick in the Bristol Dirt Race early in the season, Briscoe was in the mix for the win. Only this time, Briscoe was chasing down Kyle Larson and with four laps left in regulation, Briscoe made his move to get by Larson for the top spot. Briscoe couldn’t fully clear Larson before the exit of TurnRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer When it comes to the Indianapolis 500, the pageantry, the drama and intensity is unrivaled. The field of 33 brave men will look to escape the madness and be the one who’ll earn the glory that comes with winning The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Close to a full crowd for the first time since 2019, there’s a lot of anticipation and storylines that’ll take lengthy conversations to fully grasp what Indy means to the drivers, teams, personnel, media and fans alike. Among those are the blisteringRead More
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