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Random Thoughts on the GMR Grand Prix

Posted in Indianapolis 500, IndyCar on May 16, 2022 by Oilpressure

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It is now Sunday morning as I type this, while I am still in my Indianapolis hotel room. I’ve had a night to ponder what I witnessed on Saturday in the GMR Grand Prix, and I still think it was one of the craziest races I’ve ever seen – much less, been to in person.

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Race Day at the GMR Grand Prix

Posted in IndyCar on May 14, 2022 by Oilpressure

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Good morning from a currently sunny Indianapolis Motor Speedway! However, weather is coming. The first band is supposed to move through around Noon local time (EDT). A round of thunderstorms is expected to move through around 4:00 pm.

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Random Thoughts on Barber

Posted in IndyCar on May 2, 2022 by Oilpressure

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What started out as a bleak and dreary morning turned out to be a beautiful day. By the time the Indy cars were lined up for the starting grid, it was a beautiful day. Any hopes that anyone had of a race in the wet, were dashed about an hour before the green flag waved. A wet race might have made things more interesting, because rain can always provide a wild card.

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Barber Race Wrap-Up

Posted in IndyCar on May 1, 2022 by Oilpressure

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The 2022 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama is now in the books. Pato O’Ward avenged his disappointing loss from a year ago, made the winning pass on pole-sitter Rinus VeeKay on Lap 62 and won this year’s race at Barber Motorsports Park.

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It’s Race day at Barber!

Posted in IndyCar on May 1, 2022 by Oilpressure

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Good morning from a soggy and still rainy Barber Motorsports Park. The rain everyone talked so much about this weekend, finally arrived around 7:00 this morning. We stayed at our hotel a little longer than planned, not in any hurry to brave the elements. There were red and purple cells in the system, and it looked like we were in for a rough morning. As it turned out, there was some distance thunder a couple of times, but a lot of rain.

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Back in the Land of the Living

Posted in IndyCar on April 30, 2022 by Oilpressure

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By Susan Phillips

Yesterday was a strange day for me. I woke up and my legs didn’t want to work right. I have neuropathy in my feet and apparently when I’m tired, it is amplified. I made it through getting acquainted with the track again, but couldn’t really make it through the day, so George took me to the hotel and I had four blissful hours of much-needed sleep.

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Barber Qualifying

Posted in IndyCar on April 30, 2022 by Oilpressure

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There is a reason that I don’t do this for my day job. In my last post, I said you could count on Romain Grosjean, Colton Herta and Scott McLaughlin to make the Firestone Fast Six. I said that based on their consistency going from Practice One on Friday, to Practice Two this morning. As usual, I was wrong.

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