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Long Beach Preview

Posted in IndyCar on September 24, 2021 by Oilpressure

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The 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season will come to a close on Sunday afternoon. It will happen at one of the most iconic sites that the series visits – The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. We all know that this race normally runs in April. We also know that it did not run at all last year due to the pandemic. Just to be on the safe side, race organizers made the decision to run the race in September – just to get it way past COVID. Hindsight is 20/20, but California was still under a fairly heavy lockdown in mid-April.

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Some Fans Just Have to Complain

Posted in IndyCar on September 22, 2021 by Oilpressure

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The NTT IndyCar Series released the 2022 IndyCar schedule this past weekend at Laguna Seca. There were some changes, and some were rather significant. No matter what the series did, people would gripe about it. The Legions of the Miserable certainly did not disappoint this weekend.

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Random Thoughts on Laguna Seca

Posted in IndyCar on September 20, 2021 by Oilpressure

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There is something in the genetic makeup within the Herta family that makes them untouchable at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Half of Bryan Herta’s career IndyCar wins came at the famous track near Monterey, California. Now his son, Colton, is undefeated in an Indy car at the track in two attempts. Not only did Colton win both of the IndyCar races he has participated in at Laguna Seca – he has dominated them. He won the pole both times and led almost all of the laps in both races, except for stop shuffles.

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Laguna Seca Preview

Posted in IndyCar on September 17, 2021 by Oilpressure

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The second race in the so-called west-coast swing for the NTT IndyCar Series takes place this weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, California. After this weekend, there will be only one remaining race to decide the IndyCar championship – next weekend at Long Beach.

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Jumping in Bed With the Devil

Posted in IndyCar on September 15, 2021 by Oilpressure

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Yesterday morning, Adam Stern of the Sports Business Journal confirmed what we have been hearing for a couple of weeks. World Wide Technology Raceway (WWTR – formerly known as Gateway) will host a NASCAR Cup Race in 2022, on June 5.

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Random Thoughts on Portland

Posted in IndyCar on September 13, 2021 by Oilpressure

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No one ever said that a race had to have a lot of daring passes to be interesting. While fans of some series insist that there must be lots of rubbin’ to be a race, fans of the NTT IndyCar Series realize that they can actually have both. The Grand Prix of Portland provided something for everyone.

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Portland Preview

Posted in IndyCar on September 10, 2021 by Oilpressure

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The NTT IndyCar Series begins a final flurry of action this weekend as the so-called “west coast swing” gets underway. The first of the three west coast races over three weekends will take place at Portland. Normally, the season would be wrapping up next weekend at Laguna Seca, but concerns over COVID forced promoters for Long Beach to move it from their traditional April date to the end of the season this year. In hindsight, it may have been better ton run it in April.

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