What were you doing at 13 years old? Starting middle school is the most likely answer. At 13, South Florida resident Tristan Nunez was racing cars. Currently the youngest driver in the Rolex GRAND-AM Series at 17 years old, Nunez has...
One sport where Latinos are making tremendous inroads is auto racing, and there's recently been big news.
On Tuesday, Gabby Chaves became the newest Colombian IndyCar driver when it was announced that the 21-year-old will drive the No. 98 car for Bryan Herta Autosport in the upcoming race series. He'll be a rookie racing in the top circuit in IndyCar, and he's coming off an IndyLights championship that saw him pick up four wins last year.
Chaves joins Juan Pablo Montoya and Carlos Munoz as Latino drivers in IndyCar racing.
In more racing news, telenovela actor/"Dancing With the Stars" third-place finisher William Levy is working with NASCAR to produce a documentary series on Latino drivers. The show is to be pitched to networks this month.