IndyCar is Finally Coming to Music City

Posted in IndyCar on September 18, 2020 by Oilpressure

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From 2001 until 2008, IndyCar raced at Nashville Superspeedway. It was always good to get to attend a two-day IndyCar event and spend every night in my own bed. Less than a year after IndyCar staged their last race in Nashville, I started this website. Shortly after that, I was able to obtain media credentials to the Indianapolis 500 and other races.

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It’s Good When Worlds Collide

Posted in IndyCar on September 16, 2020 by Oilpressure

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A few people have e-mailed me, wondering why I have ignored the fact that NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson is coming to the NTT IndyCar Series in 2021. I haven’t ignored it. It’s just that I didn’t have time to write about it until now. I post every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The news broke last Wednesday and we had the race weekend at Mid-Ohio to deal with, so today is the first chance I’ve had to write about it.

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Random Thoughts on Mid-Ohio

Posted in IndyCar on September 14, 2020 by Oilpressure

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They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It seems that some saw two classic races from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend, while others came away from their televisions thinking how much of their weekend they gave up to watch the NTT IndyCar Series put on a pair of snoozers. Like most of these things, the truth lies somewhere in the middle.

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Mid-Ohio Preview

Posted in IndyCar on September 11, 2020 by Oilpressure

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Although we didn’t get full confirmation that this event would even be held until last Saturday afternoon – the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio will take place this weekend. This event was originally scheduled for the weekend of August 8-9, it had been postponed due to increasing restrictions in the state of Ohio.

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California May Not Be Golden, After All

Posted in IndyCar on September 9, 2020 by Oilpressure

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File this under one of the strangest ideas I’ve heard in the last few years. A super-speedway racing venue that has produced some outstanding IndyCar racing, is about to become a half-mile track, along the lines of Bristol Motor Speedway. The Athletic announced yesterday that they have learned of NASCAR’s intentions to convert the two-mile Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California to a half-mile oval.

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Let the Silly Season Begin!

Posted in IndyCar on September 4, 2020 by Oilpressure

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Is it ever too soon to discuss the IndyCar silly season? In this strangest of years, most are focused on just getting as much of a 2020 season in as possible. Some that said there would be no IndyCar season at all this season are still skeptical about any IndyCar season at all for next year.

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It Should Live Up to the Hype

Posted in IndyCar on September 2, 2020 by Oilpressure

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Just before last weekend’s Bommarito Auto Group 500; a group of IndyCar officials that included Roger Penske made a trip to my hometown of Nashville. For the last few years, various groups have been trying to put together a street race in downtown Nashville.

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