Archive for the Indianapolis 500 Category

Throwback Thursday to Race Day

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 30, 2019 by Oilpressure

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By Susan Phillips

With all of the posts that happen in the Month of May, sometimes I get a little lost in the shuffle. I meant to post these shortly after the race, but time got away from me. The day after the race, we head back into Speedway.

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The Month of May From England

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 29, 2019 by Oilpressure

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By Matthew Lawrenson

Note from George:  If you’ll recall last August, I got an e-mail from a longtime reader of this site, Matthew Lawrenson from the UK, who asked if he could do a guest post giving his perspective of life in the UK as an IndyCar fan. Then this past February, he wanted to give his take on the new TV rights package that appeared to be shutting out fans in the UK. They ended up getting the package just days before the season-opening race at St. Petersburg. Now he would like to share his experiences of watching Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 from overseas. It’s an interesting take, and I think you’ll enjoy it. – GP

I’m sure I wouldn’t be wrong in assuming that most readers of this blog are based in the USA. IndyCar is, after all, based entirely in North America.  As such, most of the media coverage is aimed towards the American market. Understandable, and thankfully these days the internet makes news easier, faster and cheaper to find. But the coverage of the 500 in the UK? Well, good luck in finding any at all.

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Random Thoughts on The Indianapolis 500

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 28, 2019 by Oilpressure

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Now that I’ve had a day or so to reflect on Sunday’s Indianapolis 500, it’s sinking in on what a good race Simon Pagenaud drove. From the moment Matt Damon and Christian Bale both waved the green flags, Pagenaud got a good jump on the rest of the front row and hardly ever looked back after the first corner.

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No Post Today, Come Back Tuesday

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 27, 2019 by Oilpressure

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One of the best things about being a lowly blogger is that I am my own boss. I make my own deadlines and schedules. It’s rare that I call in sick or just decide to wait a day. But today is one of those days.

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Simon Pagenaud Sweeps The Month of May

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 26, 2019 by Oilpressure

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What quite honestly started out as a boring parade, turned out to be a finish for the ages. For the last fourteen laps, Simon Pagenaud and Alexander Rossi went back and forth and swapped the lead a couple of times, with Pagenaud emerging as the winner.

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It’s Race Day Morning at IMS!

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 26, 2019 by Oilpressure

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Good morning from a dry (for now) Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Success was achieved as we were not only inside the track before the opening bomb went off, but we were actually already ensconced in the IMS Media Center.

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The Calm Before the Race

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 25, 2019 by Oilpressure

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By Susan Phillips

I’ve always liked Legends Day at IMS. I don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn and rush to the track and it is a pretty laid-back day. Today George’s family comes in and they become absorbed in the annual history and technology behind racing. Don’t get me started about the annual day-long trip to the IMS Museum where every valve, strut, and livery are closely examined in the way only engineers and long-time race fans can do. Sometime today or tonight my son, Eric will arrive and the friend he was going to bring had to back out at the last minute due to a family illness, so I’m not sure who is coming with him.

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