Archive for February, 2017

Some Changes I Can Like

Posted in IndyCar on February 8, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Those that know me and those that have been following this site for a while know how much I detest change. This is not due to my age. I resisted change as a teenager. Nothing appeals to me more than a good comfortable rut. I live by the mantra of “Change is bad”. If something works, why change it? My wife finds my resistance to change especially irritating when she gets in one of her “shake things up” moods.

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Something We Can Share

Posted in IndyCar on February 6, 2017 by Oilpressure

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By Susan Phillips

I am typing this as I watch my husband, who seems glued to the TV as he watches the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons. Other than the fact that it is the Super Bowl, why is he so riveted to this? I know historically, he has never been a Patriots fan, but he likes Bill Belichick as their coach and enjoys watching Tom Brady play. He has never been a Falcons fan, so he is pulling for the Patriots by default. As I type, the game appears to be a blowout in favor of the Falcons, but the Patriots are starting to come back. By the time you read this, we’ll know who won.

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What Defines A Class Act?

Posted in IndyCar on February 3, 2017 by Oilpressure

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When I was driving to work Monday morning, I was listening to my usual local sports talk radio show. They were talking about Roger Federer winning the Australian Open at the age of thirty-five. One of the hosts said “…you will never find a better class act in all of sports from any era than Roger Federer”. My immediate thought when I first heard that was Rick Mears.

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Aero Kits – Right Concept At The Wrong Time

Posted in IndyCar on February 1, 2017 by Oilpressure

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By Paul Dalbey

Note – Every now and then, I welcome a guest-blogger to this site. I’ve welcomed many different guest-bloggers over the years, but probably none as frequently as Paul Dalbey, formerly of  More Front Wing. Paul always has an interesting perspective on the Verizon IndyCar Series, and more times than not – we tend to agree on most things. Today is no exception – GP

As the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series draws near and the era of the manufacturer aero kits will soon come to and end, I think it prudent to look back at the project and determine, with the luxury of hindsight, if they were really a good idea or just an misconceived notion.

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