Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Luis Martinez breaks through with first West Series win, selected as NASCAR Next 9
It was also surprising because few drivers in the West Series have been able to beat Greg Pursley this season.
Martinez, a 21-year-old driver from Long Beach, won the 2010 West Series rookie of the year and was selected as one of the NASCAR Next 9 of up-and-coming drivers.
He has already tested the waters of the NASCAR Nationwide Series and is coming off a top-20 effort at Montreal on Saturday.
Go to the K&N website for more on Martinez and his West Series career.
Photo: Luis Martinez Jr. won the first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race of his career at Portland International Raceway in July. (Credit: Jonathon Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR)