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What Do You Do During a Rain Delay?

Posted in IndyCar on May 19, 2019 by Oilpressure

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By Susan Phillips

What do you do during a rain delay? You either get to go to the IMS Museum and listen to George and Paul Dalbey compare the accuracies of the cars in the museum or download your photos and prepare them to post. I’m glad to know out waiting will pay off, as the track will be dry soon and qualifying will resume.

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It’s a Holding Pattern at IMS

Posted in IndyCar on May 19, 2019 by Oilpressure

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Shortly after my last post, it was obvious that the yellow flag was staying out for sometime. Then track-drying got underway and we were teased with thinking we might resume shortly. But then it all went terribly wrong, when the bottom fell out and they lost the track.

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Random Thoughts on the IndyCar Grand Prix

Posted in Indianapolis 500, IndyCar on May 13, 2019 by Oilpressure

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The 2019 IndyCar Grand Prix was one for the ages. We are now a couple of days removed and I’m still thinking about what a great race we watched on Saturday. But I can’t help but ask myself a couple of questions. First, was it really great or does it just look good when to comparing it with some of the snoozers we’ve watched at the IndyCar Grand Prix over the years. I also wonder if I’m giving it more credit because it was one of the most exciting races of the season, if not the most exciting.

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Pagenaud Charges to Another IndyCar GP Win

Posted in Indianapolis 500, IndyCar on May 11, 2019 by Oilpressure

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Since the IndyCar Grand Prix was introduced to the NT IndyCar Series schedule in 2014, I’ve said it was a boring race. That’s because it was. For the first time in five years, today’s race bucked that trend. A lot of things stayed the same. Team Penske won for the fifth year in a row. Chevy won for the fifth year in a row, and there are still only two drivers that have ever won this race – Will Power and Simon Pagenaud.

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It’s the Day of the IndyCar GP

Posted in Indianapolis 500, IndyCar on May 11, 2019 by Oilpressure

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It is a little before 2:00 as I type, but we have actually been on the grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since about 10:00. Once we got here, instead of typing up a post, we dropped off our stuff and went straight to the main gift shop in the museum. We bought the obligatory program, this year’s Christmas ornament and Susan bought a T-shirt for her son. We then went trackside for the Morning Warmup and then went and ate lunch. We are just now back in the Media Center as the Indy Lights race is going on.

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Ganassi Sweeps the Front Row at IMS

Posted in Indianapolis 500, IndyCar on May 10, 2019 by Oilpressure

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The Firestone Fast Six in qualifying for tomorrow’s IndyCar Grand Prix, represented a blend of the old and the new. Scott Dixon and Will Power represented the veterans of the group, while Felix Rosenqvist, Jack Harvey, Colton Herta and Ed Jones showed up for the new. While Dixon on the front row was no surprise, Felix Rosenqvist winning his first career pole was.

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IndyCar Grand Prix Preview

Posted in Indianapolis 500, IndyCar on May 10, 2019 by Oilpressure

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This weekend marks the sixth time that Indy cars will run on the road course of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Since 2014, this “new” tradition has served as the annual kickoff for the Month of May at IMS. I’m old enough to remember when Opening Day for the Month of May took place on May 1. That was the first day that cars were allowed on track to practice for the Indianapolis 500 – which always took place on May 30, no matter which day of the week that date fell on. It didn’t matter, it was Memorial Day. The only exception to that was when that date fell on a Sunday. Then the race would be run on Monday May 31.

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