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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Thursday’s UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway kicked off the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series playoffs, but it looked more like a “crashing the party vibe” than a night controlled by the 10 title contenders. When you look at the top-five finishers, only an unsponsored Brett Moffitt represented the playoff competitors with a runner-up result. Otherwise, it was a 200-lap race that’ll go down as a night of guys making strong statements with Sam Mayer winning in just his seventh Truck Series start. BehindRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Not going to lie, Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway was a bit refreshing. Rather than it being the same song and dance where a couple of drivers ended up schooling everyone, there was different faces who set the tone all night. Brad Keselowski ended up victorious for his fourth win of the year to cap off a perfect Saturday for Team Penske. Like IndyCar driver Will Power earlier at Mid-Ohio, Keselowski was the man to beat as a few drivers just couldn’t matchRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Will Ferrell’s “I’m not even mad. That’s amazing” and Lindsay Ellis’ “Thanks, I hate it!” If there’s ever been a moment in NASCAR where those two quotes works like fine wine, Tuesday’s shocking development of NASCAR submitting a plan of converting Auto Club Speedway from a 2-mile circuit to a banked half-mile short track is it. When I woke up at 10 a.m. PT to open Twitter, I couldn’t believe what I was reading from The Athletic’s Jeff Gluck and Jordan Bianchi. Fontana might become aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Ever wonder how NASCAR would either benefit or become a detriment if they have a graduate level system to where performance and actions defines a competitor’s future in the sport? That’s what I got from Brad Keselowski’s comments following Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Following a ninth-place finish, Keselowski had a lot to say about NASCAR needing to police drivers, making it pretty obvious he was referring to Quin Houff, on whether or not they’re capable of competing in the sport’s highestRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer I don’t know about you guys, but I felt the 36th annual NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway failed to deliver the hype. At this point, I don’t know what NASCAR can do to make the million-dollar chase better aside from a suitable rule package that’ll make “Thunder Valley” or any circuit exciting to host an All-Star night. When the sport has reached the point of using gimmicks to become the event’s selling point, you know it’s time to question the event’s worthiness. It certainlyRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer From an outsider’s perspective who’s looking to add the Road to Indy on my stacked media plate. The racing ladder is quite arguably the best racing has to offer with Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires being the final step before reaching the NTT IndyCar Series. While I’m glad we’ll finally have some real-life INDYCAR action with Saturday’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, I can’t remiss the fact that June will start off with a huge blow. The only cars that ran at St. PetersburgRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Back at Sonoma Raceway two years ago, at the first-ever race I was credentialed to cover a NASCAR Cup Series race for this website I still proudly write for, Kyle Larson was the focal point of unnecessary controversy. Why? It’s because Larson’s passion for dirt racing (sprint and midgets), like wanting to run for the World of Outlaws championship in the future, was more apparent than his main driving profession which is stock car racing. Larson said some aren’t as open minded of versatile racers andRead 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 Who would’ve thought something like capturing audio gold would result of breaking the racing internet in a span of minutes. If you haven’t realized by now, Todd Gilliland finally captured that elusive NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory in Saturday’s NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway. However, it was seconds after bringing his No. 4 Mobil 1 Toyota Tundra home to P1 that caught mine and everyone else’s eyes that nobody couldn’t resist sharing it. AUDIO pic.twitter.com/4wKfe4z8jy — Luis Torres (@TheLTFiles) October 26, 2019Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Juan Pablo Montoya is arguably the top-five, maybe top-three greatest drivers of the last 30 years. This isn’t a damn joke. I’m serious when I say this tremendous compliment. I’ve said it over the past half decade that he is a legend in the world of motorsports and quite frankly one of the best versatile drivers that doesn’t get the respect he deserves. After he and Team Penske co-driver Dane Cameron won their first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the DPi category Saturday at the MotulRead More