The Grandest Grind Is Over, What’s Next?

It’s been over four months since I’ve last written a blog on this website. As I’m writing this, I’ve recently renewed it for a third year. Hopefully, I can add more of my media works here which I’m here to discuss about. So Luis, how’s life after traveling to seven states in a span of …

All Aboard the Patreon Train

EVERETT, Wash. (January 7, 2021) – Entering my fourth season as an auto racing media writer and photographer, providing content for both Motorsports Tribune and The Podium Finish, I’m self-aware that at least the first half of 2021 will have greater challenges as a media journeyman due to the ongoing pandemic. I’ve thought real hard …

Housing Puts Driving in the Rear View Mirror

Summertime is here and it’s typically my strongest period of the year. It’s where I strive to get stuff done like I know best – simply owning the competition and doing it with flair. Reunited with a waitress near Napa Valley a year after having our great encounter. I even explored new things that I wouldn’t …

Fighting for Acceptance: What Being 23 Taught Me

Age 23 has a moniker, “nobody likes you when you’re 23.” Finding acceptance is like jumping through a fire, not knowing the implications it’ll produce. Nobody likes you when you’re 23. Not “Year Jordan,” but that phrase has a stigma. I don’t get why this came to be, nor would I care to know because …

Damage Control in Motorsports TV: ESPN replaces NBC as Formula 1’s flagship network in the United States next year

If history proves anything, Formula 1 on ESPN will be anything but glamorous and will take a backseat to the network’s agenda that has driven its viewers away. ESPN has been a political agenda for the last several years and it has negatively impacted how sports coverage is done on a network. If it’s not …

Future of America: Why Josef Newgarden is the guy who will represent IndyCar long-term

Josef Newgarden validated his case as the future of American open wheel racing after winning his first IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway Sunday. Open wheel racing has had its share of American heroes ruling the sport. From the likes of Ted Horn and Wilbur Shaw to Mario Andretti and A.J. Foyt whom flourished the …

Motorsports Sunday: September 17, 2017

Opening round of the NASCAR playoffs featured similar results, drama at Singapore changed the championship battle and car owner Roger Penske ends season with a 1-2-3 finish and his 15th championship in IndyCar. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Tales of the Turtles 400 JOLIET, ILLINOIS – Playoffs kicked high in gear at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday, …

Motorsports Recap: September 3, 2017

Controversial finish North of the Border and two championship leaders lost ground on their rivals to kickoff September. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Chevrolet Silverado 250 BOWMANVILLE – Playoff fever was crystal clear for pole-sitter Austin Cindric, who used his front bumper to take out Daytona winner Kaz Grala in turn five and captured his …

Motorsports Recap: June 23-25, 2017

Droughts extinguished, familiar faces on top and controversy highlight the world of motorsports to cap off June Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Toyota Save/Mart 350 SONOMA – Stewart-Haas Racing hasn’t seen its best luck since Kurt Busch won the Daytona 500 in Feb. 26. It all changed Sunday when Kevin Harvick and teammate Clint Bowyer …

Journeyman Journalism: Tale of a Struggling Independent Writer

Ongoing battles of rising to the top the hard way shouldn’t be frowned upon as I struggled continuing my dreams of being a motorsports media personnel. Let’s face facts, the way of working your way up the hard way (without any backing from a media personnel) is at its last leg. The essence of knowing …