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Random Thoughts on Toronto

Posted in IndyCar on July 15, 2019 by Oilpressure

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The Honda Indy Toronto was sort of like a Spam sandwich served on artisan bread. There was a big chunk of mediocrity in between two very tasty slices of interesting racing.

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Toronto Preview

Posted in IndyCar on July 12, 2019 by Oilpressure

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The NTT IndyCar Series gets back underway this weekend after a three-week hiatus at the Honda Indy Toronto. I’ve never made it a secret that I don’t care for street races. But then again, there used to be a lot more of them than there are today. Now there are only four temporary street courses on the IndyCar schedule – St. Petersburg, Long Beach, Belle Isle and Toronto.

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Are Multiple Chassis a Reality Today?

Posted in IndyCar on July 10, 2019 by Oilpressure

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Some fans of the NTT IndyCar Series have short memories. Over the weekend, I was reading an article online, and for the life of me – I cannot remember where it was. It was one of those lazy Saturday mornings, lying in bed drinking coffee and reading my iPad; when I was just browsing around looking for a reason to not get up. The article pertained to a possible third engine manufacturer and who it might be. It was one of those articles that didn’t really tell me anything new, but gave people something to discuss – much like what I do here. Perhaps that’s why it’s difficult to remember where I read it.

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Will IndyCar and NASCAR Share a Date?

Posted in IndyCar on July 8, 2019 by Oilpressure

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The talk of a potential NASCAR/IndyCar double-header keeps getting louder, but let’s be clear – it’s still just talk. Hardly anyone on either side is speaking publicly about it, but there is a lot of speculation from fans and those in the media that this will someday be a reality. But on Friday, NASCAR President Steve Phelps was quoted by Jenna Fryer of the Associated Press saying “Have we had discussions with Mark (Miles) and his team? No. Has NBC had discussions with us? Yes. If it makes sense and people want to see these two series…race on the same weekend, it is something we would entertain.”

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A Very Curious Choice

Posted in IndyCar on July 3, 2019 by Oilpressure

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One man’s loss is another man’s gain. That’s what best sums up what has happened at Carlin Racing this week.

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Rethink Complaints About TV Commercials

Posted in IndyCar on July 1, 2019 by Oilpressure

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For years, fans of the NTT IndyCar Series chastised ABC’s coverage of the series by saying ABC stood for Always Bad Coverage. I know because I was right there with them. We all cheered when NBC won the contract to broadcast the entire series through their family of networks, including the Indianapolis 500. But a lot of IndyCar fans are hard to please, and the honeymoon didn’t last very long.

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Tweaking the Summer IndyCar Schedule

Posted in IndyCar on June 28, 2019 by Oilpressure

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The NTT IndyCar Series is down to only seven races remaining. How is that even possible? Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago that the series was contesting its first race at COTA for only the second race of the season? Where has the time gone?

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