Archive for September, 2015

Doug Boles Is No Idiot

Posted in IndyCar on September 14, 2015 by Oilpressure

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Late last week, IMS officials confirmed what had been suspected for the past few weeks – MotoGP will not be returning to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2016. Not being a fan of motorcycle racing, this didn’t really affect me one way or the other; but I had heard unofficially that the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix was a money losing proposition for IMS.

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Honda’s Problem: Engine Or Aero Kit?

Posted in IndyCar on September 11, 2015 by Oilpressure

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Honda has made it clear that they would like to be able to make substantial changes to their aero kit before they sign another long-term commitment to the Verizon IndyCar Series. Before I get into my questions, let me get it out that I am a big fan of Honda. I appreciate them sticking with the series as the sole engine provider from 2006 through 2011. Except for a three-year period when I got a deceivingly great deal on a Nissan, I’ve always had at least one Honda in my garage since 1981. I’ve owned my current Honda since 2012.

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Keep Pocono On The IndyCar Schedule

Posted in IndyCar on September 9, 2015 by Oilpressure

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Lost in all of the tragic circumstances of August 23-24, was that the Verizon IndyCar Series held what appeared to be a successful race. Some may consider successful a poor choice of words given that there was a fatality in the race; but had that not happened, I think there would have been quite the buzz about Pocono.

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The Prize Of This Year’s Silly Season

Posted in IndyCar on September 4, 2015 by Oilpressure

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After Tony Kanaan won the 2013 Indianapolis 500, the story of that silly season was questioning where he would end up. Kanaan ended up signing with Chip Ganassi, partly so that he could drive alongside his good friend Dario Franchitti. Of course, Franchitti was injured late that season and forced to retire, preventing the two former Andretti teammates from repeating their association at Ganassi.

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Is It Time For Double-Points To Go?

Posted in IndyCar on September 2, 2015 by Oilpressure

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First and foremost; I need to fess up. I made a mistake. I was wrong.

Before I sat down to write my race re-cap Sunday night, I did my usual scan through social media just to see what little tidbits were out there. In doing so, I came across what appeared to be a well thought-out nugget explaining that had there been no double-points awarded this season – Scott Dixon would have still won the championship. It sounded good, so I went with it. Besides; if it’s on the internet, it’s got too be true…right? Come to find out, the information was incorrect. Juan Montoya would have won by four points.

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