Archive for December, 2014

The Event That Almost Wasn’t Anymore

Posted in IndyCar on December 8, 2014 by Oilpressure

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Yesterday was Sunday December 7th. It’s a day that still probably means something to even the youngest Americans – although as time goes on, the significance of that day is softened with each generation. I was born less than seventeen years after that day. My mother was seventeen years-old in 1941 and remembers every moment as the confusing details slowly filtered into her Tennessee home that Sunday afternoon and evening. The Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor was to my parent’s generation, what 9/11 is to ours – without the whacky conspiracy theorists of today that claim it was engineered by the US Government.

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If I Were To Start An IndyCar Team…

Posted in IndyCar on December 5, 2014 by Oilpressure

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Most people have fantasized at one point or another about winning the lottery. Even if you’ve never bought a lottery ticket, you have probably allowed yourself to dream about the day that some huge unexpected windfall came your way. You’ve also probably thought about what you would do with such an obscene amount of money.

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Tweaking The 2015 IndyCar Rulebook

Posted in IndyCar on December 3, 2014 by Oilpressure

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Revisions to the 2015 Verizon IndyCar rule book were released yesterday. My reaction to most of it was a leftover turkey-sandwich induced yawn. As Derrick Walker said, most of the changes were simply tidying up a few things and clarifying some definitions. There were slight changes to the manufacturer’s championship, a few things about test dates and a new way to determine pit placement at races. None of these things were really eyebrow-raising – even in the month of December.

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Celebrating A Very Good Life

Posted in IndyCar on December 1, 2014 by Oilpressure

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I realize that due to the Thanksgiving holiday, I had said I would not return here until Wednesday. However, it struck me that it would be entirely appropriate to use this site to recognize a personal milestone in my life.

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