Opinion Category

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASCAR drama personified as Sunday’s Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway sure got people fired up in more ways than one. While Chase Elliott took the checkered flag and punched his ticket to the Championship 4, there was a lot of frustrated drivers because a shot at a championship were officially dashed. Four in particular had their dreams crushed like my Seattle Mariners do every year were Alex Bowman, Kurt Busch, Martin Truex, Jr., and Kevin Harvick. Yes indeed, the biggest shock of the season wasRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Halloween madness beckoned the penultimate Xfinity Series race at Martinsville Speedway with three Championship 4 spots on the line. When the dust and even mud settled, the main story was non-playoff driver Harrison Burton scoring the victory in Saturday’s Draft Top 250, keeping his hot streak going at a track that’s meant so much to him. That’s because Martinsville is the site of his father Jeff Burton’s maiden NXS win 30 years ago where he became the youngest winner at the track until his sonRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Chip Ganassi Racing has been all the rage when it comes to its 2021 NTT IndyCar Series lineup because they have quite the diverse lineup unlike any other team in the paddock. Their four-driver lineup will still have the newly crowned six-time series champion Scott Dixon and Marcus Ericsson, who wrapped up quite a noble debut season with the team. However, it’s the other two new signees and one leaving is what I’d like to dive further on how I feel about those changes. Obviously,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer KFB (Kyle Busch) is back on top of the NASCAR Cup Series leaderboard with his first win of the season in the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway which finally concluded Wednesday evening. Fuel economy and a hungry Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex, Jr. didn’t stop “Rowdy” from extending his win streak to 16 straight seasons, equaling Jimmie Johnson (2002-2017), Rusty Wallace (1986-2001) and Ricky Rudd (1983-1998) for the third longest streak in NASCAR history. “We finally got it. I was soRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It might’ve not been the prettiest final few races for Scott Dixon, but after locking up his sixth Astor Cup in last Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, he added another noble honor to his ongoing legacy. That honor being winning the series championship wire-to-wire (14 races) which isn’t easy whatsoever in any major racing discipline aside for maybe Formula One. We saw Juan Pablo Montoya come close in 2015 until a tangle with Will Power at Sonoma cost him that opportunity. Who wonRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Crunch time has finally come in the NASCAR Cup Series as the Round of 8 opener at Kansas Speedway had its moments on a cold Sunday afternoon. In the end, Joey Logano was the man who took the checkered flag in the Hollywood Casino 400, punching his ticket in the Championship 4, which in my eye was a surprise because it hasn’t been his strongest season. Especially, that it took him this long to get another Cup win because his last victory was at Phoenix,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Kansas Speedway’s wild and wicked nature struck again. This time in the Xfinity Series as Chase Briscoe continues being the man with his ninth win of the year. When you look at the top-10 result, you’ll notice a lot of guys you don’t often see up there. Guys like Ryan Sieg having yet another superb outing on the 1.5-mile tracks, finishing third. Underdog driver Josh Williams getting a career-best sixth, and of course the 500+ mile runners of Truck Series regulars Austin Hill and BrettRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer History was made in Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway as the NASCAR Cup Series finally got a shot of competing in the rain on race day. Well, sort of, because rain wasn’t a factor compared to Saturday’s wet and wild Xfinity Series race. In fact, the track was actually beginning to dry before the conclusion of Stage 1, so that monumental moment didn’t last. That didn’t meant the race lacked any mayhem because there were plenty of wet spots thatRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer How ’bout that Roval race boys and girls? It was one of those days where rain wasn’t such a burden for NASCAR because the Xfinity Series ran under wet conditions during Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 250 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL. To no one’s surprise, it brought tremendous unpredictability and in the end, A.J. Allmendinger reigned supreme and will go down into the record books as the sport’s “Rainmaster.” "I don't know what we just witnessed."@AJDinger on racing, and winning, on @CLTMotorSpdwy's ROVALRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Just when you thought this week’s NASCAR news was done, think again. This time, it impacts the future of three Ford drivers as Thursday’s announcements gets us a step closer of finishing out the silly season puzzle. Matt DiBenedetto will stay with the Wood Brothers for only one more season as Xfinity Series star Austin Cindric will make the move to the Cup Series in 2022. Therefore, Cindric will stay in the second division with Team Penske as he signed a multi-year deal. Finally, ClintRead More