Archive for November, 2018

Is The Gold Coast In IndyCar’s Future?

Posted in IndyCar on November 9, 2018 by Oilpressure

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The hot rumor in the IndyCar circles for the past couple of weeks has been that talks may be underway for the IndyCar Series to return to Surfers Paradise in Gold Coast, Queensland in Australia as early as the 2020 season. Is that a good thing?

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The Ever-Shrinking Sponsor Relationship

Posted in IndyCar on November 7, 2018 by Oilpressure

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I was saddened to see that Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka has ended their partnership with Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR). Fuzzy’s has been on the sidepod of at least one ECR car since the inception of Ed Carpenter Racing in 2012. However, that was not Fuzzy’s first foray into IndyCar racing. Fuzzy’s was the primary sponsor for Carpenter’s 2010 Indianapolis 500 entry with Vision Racing. One mostly forgotten fact is that they were the primary sponsor on a second Panther entry in the 2011 Indianapolis 500 – the No. 44 for Buddy Rice; when Carpenter was driving the Dollar General car for Sarah Fisher Racing.

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Remembering Mari Hulman George

Posted in IndyCar on November 5, 2018 by Oilpressure

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The racing world awoke on Saturday morning with the sad news that Mari Hulman George had passed away at the age of eighty-three. She was, of course, the IMS Chairman of the Board Emeritus and former Chairman from 1988 to 2016. She was also the daughter of Tony Hulman and Mary Fendrich Hulman. The Hulman-George family has owned and provided oversight to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since Mr. Hulman purchased the track in the fall of 1945.

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Another Import For IndyCar

Posted in IndyCar on November 2, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Earlier this week, we learned that Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) has hired current Formula One driver Marcus Ericsson to drive the No. 7 car fulltime for SPM in 2019. He will drive alongside his future teammate, James Hinchcliffe.

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