Archive for September, 2020

Random Thoughts on Mid-Ohio

Posted in IndyCar on September 14, 2020 by Oilpressure

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They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It seems that some saw two classic races from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend, while others came away from their televisions thinking how much of their weekend they gave up to watch the NTT IndyCar Series put on a pair of snoozers. Like most of these things, the truth lies somewhere in the middle.

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Mid-Ohio Preview

Posted in IndyCar on September 11, 2020 by Oilpressure

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Although we didn’t get full confirmation that this event would even be held until last Saturday afternoon – the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio will take place this weekend. This event was originally scheduled for the weekend of August 8-9, it had been postponed due to increasing restrictions in the state of Ohio.

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California May Not Be Golden, After All

Posted in IndyCar on September 9, 2020 by Oilpressure

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File this under one of the strangest ideas I’ve heard in the last few years. A super-speedway racing venue that has produced some outstanding IndyCar racing, is about to become a half-mile track, along the lines of Bristol Motor Speedway. The Athletic announced yesterday that they have learned of NASCAR’s intentions to convert the two-mile Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California to a half-mile oval.

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Let the Silly Season Begin!

Posted in IndyCar on September 4, 2020 by Oilpressure

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Is it ever too soon to discuss the IndyCar silly season? In this strangest of years, most are focused on just getting as much of a 2020 season in as possible. Some that said there would be no IndyCar season at all this season are still skeptical about any IndyCar season at all for next year.

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It Should Live Up to the Hype

Posted in IndyCar on September 2, 2020 by Oilpressure

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Just before last weekend’s Bommarito Auto Group 500; a group of IndyCar officials that included Roger Penske made a trip to my hometown of Nashville. For the last few years, various groups have been trying to put together a street race in downtown Nashville.

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