Smile! We’d All Love to Have Your Job

Posted in IndyCar on March 5, 2021 by Oilpressure

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This is a slight revisit to a topic I dwelled on years ago. I don’t think I wrote an entire post about it, but I probably devoted a couple of paragraphs to it. I’ll admit that I have a lot of pet-peeves, but this is one that had always bothered me. The NTT IndyCar Series was one of the worst offenders of this topic and I was complaining about them whenever it was I last rambled on about it. I don’t claim that they listened to me and reversed course, but they are no longer an offender as some sporting leagues are.

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Admitting I was Wrong…Again

Posted in IndyCar on March 3, 2021 by Oilpressure

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It’s never fun to admit when you are wrong. If you were to talk to my wife, she would go so far as to say I have an insatiable desire to be right all of the time. While I think that may be an exaggeration, I do find it hard to eat crow and admit I was wrong. Then again, I think most people are that way. It seems I’ve been proven wrong a lot lately – at least more than I care for.

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Renewing Personal May Traditions

Posted in IndyCar on March 1, 2021 by Oilpressure

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Those that follow me on Twitter (@Oilpressureblog) know that I usually do a monthly countdown to the Indianapolis 500 every month of every year. This year, the Indianapolis 500 runs on its traditional date of May 30. That’s great for traditionalists like me, but it makes it difficult to say it will run exactly three months from today, when there is no such thing as February 30. So, I guess we can sort of say that the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place exactly three months from tomorrow.

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Is There Really a Big Four in IndyCar?

Posted in IndyCar on February 26, 2021 by Oilpressure

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The other night, I was reading Robin Miller’s Mailbag. Someone had asked a question about potential crash damage after the Texas race, heading into the Month of May. Their question centered on how much this would affect the small-budget teams in the NTT IndyCar Series. Normally I would not have paid much attention to this question, because Miller’s answer was fairly predictable – saying that it would affect the smaller teams much more than the larger teams.

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What Will May of 2021 Look Like?

Posted in IndyCar on February 24, 2021 by Oilpressure

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It looks as if IMS officials have been given the green light to hold the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on schedule this May with fans. There are still many questions remaining, but the biggest one right now is how many?

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Changing My Mind on the Halo Safety Device

Posted in IndyCar on February 22, 2021 by Oilpressure

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In last Friday’s post, I mentioned that we have enjoyed watching Formula 1: Drive to Survive on Netflix. Seasons One and Two cover the 2018 and 2019 Formula One seasons respectively. It was confirmed over the weekend that Season Three, covering the truncated 2020 season, will drop in on March 19. If you haven’t watched it, now would be a good time to catch the first two seasons – just before the third season becomes available. This is an excellent series and I wish something similar could be produced on IndyCar – perhaps available on Peacock.

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IndyCar Drivers Favor Continuity

Posted in IndyCar on February 19, 2021 by Oilpressure

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With a little down-time on our hands recently, we have binge-watched the excellent Netflix series Formula 1: Drive to Survive. If you have not seen this, I highly recommend that you do. I once followed Formula One almost as closely as I did IndyCar. Somewhere along the way, I lost interest in the global series. I got turned off by the arrogance and the fact that only one or two drivers stood any chance of winning a race. The advanced technology was interesting, but that can only hold your attention for so long. I wanted to see competition, and I wasn’t getting it from Formula One.

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