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Nothing is Carved in Stone These Days

Posted in IndyCar on May 27, 2020 by Oilpressure

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If this current pandemic world we are all living in has taught us nothing else, it has taught us all to be flexible. It didn’t take very long either. If you had told me back in February that the Final Four would be cancelled and the Kentucky Derby and Indianapolis 500 would be postponed for several months – I would have thought you to be certifiably nuts.

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That Shows How Much I Know

Posted in IndyCar on May 15, 2020 by Oilpressure

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One thing that I have always tried not to do is shy away from a topic where I ended up being completely wrong. Such is the case with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. It seems like it was more than a year ago, but it was really only two months ago that the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg had been apparently cancelled, and not postponed.

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Who Knows What We’ll Get?

Posted in IndyCar on May 13, 2020 by Oilpressure

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Ever since the new date of August 23 was named for this year’s Indianapolis 500, reactions have been all over the board from wondering if the event will be pushed back to October or whether or not it will be run at all. Some think it should be condensed to a “normal” race weekend, with practice on Friday, qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday; while others think it should go as scheduled – as close to the May schedule as possible.

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Sometimes, You Just Can’t Win

Posted in IndyCar on May 11, 2020 by Oilpressure

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This could also be titled There’s a Lot to Worry About. Last Thursday, we fans got what so many of us had been hoping for – confirmation that the NTT IndyCar Series will finally open the season on June 6 at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). At least I thought that was what we were hoping for.

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A Shameless Plug For Oilpressure

Posted in IndyCar on May 8, 2020 by Oilpressure

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I’ll freely admit that I had no topic prepared for today. At work, we are preparing to bring our employees back in from working at home next week; and I’ve been extremely busy at work and even at home at night with this – to the point where I had no time to even think about coming up with anything to write about – except for this, a shameless plug.

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The Outrage of the Humor-Deprived

Posted in IndyCar on May 6, 2020 by Oilpressure

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I don’t intentionally stir the pot just to create controversy. Some people will make inflammatory comments that they don’t really believe, just to get a conversation started. But on this particular topic – I find that I am in the vast minority and am on the opposite side of most people. Heck, even the guys on Trackside last night, disagreed with my stance. But I am willing to stir the pot a little just to see if I’m the only one that feels this way.

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Would Mears Have Won a Fifth?

Posted in IndyCar on April 29, 2020 by Oilpressure

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Please Note:  This is unrelated to today’s post, but for eleven years I have had poll questions at the end of each post on this site. Unfortunately, I am close to stopping that practice. This isn’t the Gallup organization and these polls are not scientific. Only a small percentage of daily readers vote in it. No IndyCar decision-makers are flocking here to check the poll results each day. They are for fun and for readers of this site to see what other readers are thinking. But for the last month or so, someone has been getting on here and voting multiple times for whatever agenda they have.

For most of Monday, the choice of “Zero races” had only a handful of votes. Suddenly on Monday night in less than an hour, it was the top choice by more than double the second choice. This is the second time in my last two posts this has happened, and has made it where the polls are no longer any fun. It’s a shame that one anonymous troll has to ruin a long-standing tradition here that most people have seemed to enjoy over the years, but that’s about where I am with this. OK, end of rant. – GP

I’ve mentioned before about some of the IndyCar related Facebook groups I belong to. I joined them mostly for the variety of fascinating photographs, some of which I’ve never seen before. My earlier complaint was regarding how irritated I get at some of the uneducated posts and comments – you know, just like the rest of Facebook.

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