Archive for February, 2016

Consistency Will Be Key For Race Control

Posted in IndyCar on February 12, 2016 by Oilpressure

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One of the more disconcerting aspects of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series was the way Derrick Walker was unceremoniously kicked to the curb as President of Competition for the series. That’s not to say that I agreed with every move Walker made – far from it. But I felt that a man of his stature had earned the right over the years to be able to make structural and operational changes to Race Control.

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Crossing The Line From Brash To Brat

Posted in IndyCar on February 10, 2016 by Oilpressure

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Glancing at the first few paragraphs, one might think this is about football. It’s not. There is a racing tie-in later on, so please stay with me.

Ever since Sunday’s Super Bowl, there has been a great debate brewing about what is expected of athletes in a press-conference immediately following a big event that did not go their way. In case you missed it, quarterback Cam Newton of the losing Carolina Panthers held a brooding and sulking two-minute press-conference following Sunday night’s game.

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Just Taking It All In

Posted in IndyCar on February 5, 2016 by Oilpressure

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Just in case anyone was wondering, I did actually make it back home safely from Media Day in Indianapolis on Tuesday night. But in all the years I’ve been making the drive between Indianapolis and Nashville, Tuesday night was the second worse weather I’ve driven through on that route.

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A Taste Of May In February

Posted in IndyCar on February 3, 2016 by Oilpressure

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IndyCar Media Day started quietly enough. After a quick trip to Charlie Brown’s, where I ran into a few old friends – I made my way to IMS. It was a little surreal as I was making my way toward what is usually a vacation destination for me, in the middle of Indianapolis rush hour as everyone else was headed for their daily routines and jobs.

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Guess Where I’m Going Tomorrow!

Posted in IndyCar on February 1, 2016 by Oilpressure

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After watching much of the Rolex24 at Daytona this past weekend, I’m really getting into full racing mode. The fact that it was sunny and almost seventy degrees in Nashville this weekend helped to remind me of warm days at the track. Except for this little thing coming up this weekend called the Super Bowl, my mind has really started the shift away from football to where it is completely focused on racing.

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