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The Silly Ritual of Being Very Superstitious

Posted in IndyCar on January 17, 2020 by Oilpressure

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In the interest of full-disclosure, this post is admittedly a "puff-piece". What do you expect for mid-January? If you are looking for a hard-hitting IndyCar article, please check back next week. If you don’t mind the occasional puff-piece, feel free to continue reading.

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An Oversight That Needs Correcting

Posted in IndyCar on January 15, 2020 by Oilpressure

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On Monday, Robin Miller wrote a very interesting article on Racer.com about an oversight that I didn’t even know existed. He was speaking of the IMS Hall of Fame and how a select few have been consistently been omitted over the years. I recommend that you read his article, because he makes some very good points.

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A Random Stroke of Luck

Posted in IndyCar on January 13, 2020 by Oilpressure

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Before anything else, I must boast on the efforts of my Tennessee Titans. Last weekend, they did most of the free world a favor by ousting the defending champion New England Patriots in Foxborough. This past Saturday night, they went into Baltimore and dispatched the Ravens, who had the best record in the NFL at 14-2. Next week, the Titans play the Kansas City Chiefs on the road for the right to go to the Super Bowl. Based on the Chiefs comeback yesterday it’ll be a tall order to beat them, but to say things are giddy in Music City is an understatement. Sorry, but I had to get that off my chest before I switched into race-mode.

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The Penske Era Begins at IMS

Posted in IndyCar on January 10, 2020 by Oilpressure

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As of this past Monday, the sale of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, The NTT IndyCar Series and IMS Productions to Roger Penske is now complete. Two months have passed since the best kept secret in the history of motorsports was dropped on us, and I’m still having a tough time processing the potential implications of this transaction.

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A Request For an Update

Posted in IndyCar on January 8, 2020 by Oilpressure

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Longtime followers of this site will recall that I have always taken a special interest in the Jones & Maley Special, otherwise known as the car up on the roof. For years, I had heard Donald Davidson speak of the car that sat up on top of the Safety Auto Glass building, just east of downtown Indianapolis. When I heard him give an in-depth history of the car and how it got up there, I became fascinated with the story. In fact, I was so fascinated with the car – I named my yellow-lab puppy “Maley” when we got her in August of 2015.

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Try to Avoid This Slippery Slope

Posted in IndyCar on January 6, 2020 by Oilpressure

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I trust that everyone had a nice holiday season. I know I did. I ate a lot and got to see some friends and family. On the sports front, my Vols beat the Hoosiers (sorry IU fans) and my Titans squeaked into the NFL playoffs. Most Colts fans were happy that they beat the Patriots on Saturday night and sent Tom Brady packing – perhaps for good.

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Merry Christmas to All!

Posted in IndyCar on December 20, 2019 by Oilpressure

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Most fans lament the offseason, but this one has been one for the ages. Since the checkered flag fell at Laguna Seca in September, three IndyCar regulars – including a four-time champion and another, one of the most popular drivers in the series – have lost their rides and none of them show signs of being in a car on the grid at St. Petersburg in less than three months.

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