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One Call, Two Different Perspectives

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on August 26, 2020 by Oilpressure

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Before we completely turn the page on the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500, it seemed like a good idea to revisit it one more time on our combined videoblog Two Sites Unite with my good friend Paul Dalbey, of Fieldof33.com and get his perspective. Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it.

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Random Thoughts on the Indianapolis 500

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on August 24, 2020 by Oilpressure

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The 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 is finally in the books. It took an extra three months and a lot of uncertainty along the way, but it is finally in the books. Although there were no fans present, it did not live up to the pre-race hype as worst 500 in history. As a matter of fact, I really enjoyed the race.

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Indianapolis 500 Preview

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on August 21, 2020 by Oilpressure

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By the time that Sunday rolls around, it will have been 455 days since the last running of the Indianapolis 500. It was originally supposed to run 91 days earlier, but we all know that a lot has transpired in the past few months to put us where we are today. There will be far less pageantry than normal and of course, fans won’t be in attendance – but this will still be the Indianapolis 500 and should not be discounted at all by fans.

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We Have a Winner!

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on August 19, 2020 by Oilpressure

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Actually, it looked for a while as if we were going to have winners – as in a three-way tie for first. Naturally, that would happen the first year that I didn’t have a tie-breaker. At least there would no prize this year, otherwise I would have been sending out three polos or T-shirts.

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Random Thoughts on Indy 500 Qualifying

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on August 17, 2020 by Oilpressure

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At a time when feel-good stories are hard to come by, fans of the Indianapolis 500 got one yesterday when Marco Andretti literally stole the pole away from Scott Dixon by the narrowest of margins.

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Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Preview

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on August 14, 2020 by Oilpressure

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After two full days of practice – today is suddenly Fast Friday already. How did that happen? I still haven’t gotten used to practice starting on Tuesday, instead of Monday. This year, practice started on Wednesday. My hope is that this is a one-time deal due to all of the unique circumstances surrounding this year’s race. I hope that it will revert to at least Tuesday in future years. Personally, I prefer a full week of practice starting on Monday, leading into Qualifying Weekend, but at least put it back to Tuesday.

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The 2020 Indianapolis 500 Trivia Contest

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on August 12, 2020 by Oilpressure

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The 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 finally gets going in earnest today, with the start of practice this morning at 11:00 am EDT. Each of the three practice sessions this week will be streamed live on NBC Sports Gold. We have waited a long time for this day. Although it is tough to imagine fans not being present, it is understandable. Personally, I’m glad the race is still running and I’m looking forward to the next week and a half. August isn’t May, but it’s better than nothing.

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