Archive for August, 2018

Practice Halted By Rain At Gateway

Posted in IndyCar on August 24, 2018 by Oilpressure

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After a very disjointed practice session that was stopped by a stalled Marco Andretti, an extended track inspection and another smattering of raindrops – Practice One for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 was drawn to a merciful close. Will Power turned the most laps with thirty-nine.

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Welcome To Gateway Motorsports Park

Posted in IndyCar on August 24, 2018 by Oilpressure

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We have finally arrived at Gateway Motorsports Park. We had no delays, but we were watching the radar and knew that there was nothing going on at the track due to heavy showers. Well, guess what? There’s still nothing going on. As I type at 3:25, Verizon IndyCar Series drivers are just now crawling into their cars.

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Gateway Preview

Posted in IndyCar on August 24, 2018 by Oilpressure

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As most of you read this, Susan and I are on our way to the St. Louis area for this weekend’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta & Valvoline (try saying that three times). Susan had actually been working in Paducah, KY all week, so I drove up last night after work and stayed there since it’s right on the way between Nashville and St. Louis.

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Alonso-Mania Is In Full Swing

Posted in IndyCar on August 22, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Obviously everyone is concerned with the health and well-being of driver Robert Wickens. He had spinal surgery Monday night and had his broken limbs repaired as well. With so little information available and with this still an ongoing story, I chose to write about something a little more upbeat for today to divert everyone’s attention just for a few moments. Please keep Robert Wickens in your prayers, along with his friends and family. He has a long road ahead of him.

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Random Thoughts On Pocono

Posted in IndyCar on August 20, 2018 by Oilpressure

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The ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway was an exhausting experience for everyone. By the time the NBCSN telecast signed off, I felt physically and mentally drained. I can only imagine what it was like for those that were on site.

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Pocono Preview

Posted in IndyCar on August 17, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Before I talk about this weekend’s race at Pocono, I’d like to express my condolences to the Unser family. Shelley Unser, former wife of Al Unser, Jr., passed away unexpectedly yesterday. With her work with CARA in the nineties, and her relentless work in starting the Cody’s First Step Foundation when their daughter, Cody, was stricken with transverse myelitis at the age of twelve – Shelley Unser touched many lives. She will be missed.

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The Life Of An IndyCar Fan In The UK

Posted in IndyCar on August 15, 2018 by Oilpressure

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By Matthew Lawrenson

Note from George – First of all…yes, that’s a picture of a lizard.

A few weeks ago I was approached by a longtime reader named Matthew Lawrenson, who lives in his native United Kingdom. He rarely comments on this site, but frequently comments to me on Twitter (@seethelizards) regarding this site and anything that has to do with IndyCar racing. His offer to me a few weeks back was to write a guest-post about a unique topic regarding what it’s like being an IndyCar fan on the other side of the pond. I’m still amazed (and honored) that there is a fairly significant number of international readers that come to this site on a regular basis.

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