Archive for November, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted in IndyCar on November 25, 2020 by Oilpressure

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We have all had a tough and challenging year. Personally, I’ve never had any year even approach what we have experienced in 2020. Susan was diagnosed with one of the deadliest cancers out there. Three weeks after Susan’s diagnosis, my mother literally keeled over and died unexpectedly. Just last week, even the Mayo Clinic decided that Susan’s tumor was inoperable and we would need to seek other treatments elsewhere,  because the radical surgery they were proposing was no longer possible.

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Everyone Thinks They Are an Expert

Posted in IndyCar on November 23, 2020 by Oilpressure

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If you are a parent, think back to those days when you and your significant-other were expecting for the first time. It seemed that anyone, male or female, that had already gone through childbirth was an expert that was more than willing to tell you exactly what you needed to do. Often times, we found what one person told us today was the exact opposite of what someone had told us just the day before. Having been through the experience made them the authority on anything related to being a new parent.

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A Not-So Good Update For Today

Posted in IndyCar on November 20, 2020 by Oilpressure

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I had a post almost halfway done for today by Wednesday night. I had planned to finish it on Thursday night and have it up here today (Friday). But sometimes life has other plans.

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Mourning the Loss of the Mouse House

Posted in IndyCar on November 18, 2020 by Oilpressure

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I consider myself a traditionalist. Some say I’m just old and like old things. While that’s really quite true, as AJ Foyt would say – I was a traditionalist even as a teenager. I was told I am old in my ways, many times while I was in college. That’s partly where my “Change is Bad” mantra comes from.

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A Needed Change at IndyCar on NBC

Posted in IndyCar on November 16, 2020 by Oilpressure

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Toward the end of Robin Miller’s Mailbag last week, there was a question asking if there was any way to convince NBC to bring Jon Beekhuis back to the IndyCar broadcasts. That is something I have been advocating for, for a while now. In fact, I prefer Beekhuis in the booth instead of on pit lane. In Miller’s response, he alluded to an online petition that a couple of fans had started to bring him back.

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A Win-Win For All Involved

Posted in IndyCar on November 13, 2020 by Oilpressure

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We’ve known for a while that Helio Castroneves had set his sights on an IndyCar return, even though his IndyCar tenure with Team Penske had come to a close. Castroneves is still with Team Penske’s Acura program in IMSA through this weekend, when their season comes to a close at Sebring. After this weekend, his time at Penske will be done after more than twenty years.

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Another Meaning to Indianapolis 500 Veterans

Posted in IndyCar on November 11, 2020 by Oilpressure

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Today is Veterans Day. Many people don’t seem to know the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day, although it is a simple distinction. Memorial Day honors those that gave their life during military service; hence the somber playing of Taps, just before the start of the Indianapolis 500. People also confuse Veterans Day with Armed Forces Day, which honors those that are currently serving in our armed forces.

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