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Changing Times at Andretti Autosport

Posted in IndyCar on September 3, 2021 by Oilpressure

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On Wednesday, I mentioned that Romain Grosjean will be moving on to Andretti Autosport for next season, after making his IndyCar debut this season for Dale Coyne. I realize that the full name of Grosjean’s team is Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing; but I still consider this a Dale Coyne entry. So for simplicity sake, let’s just call his current team Dale Coyne Racing.

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The Joys of the IndyCar Silly Season

Posted in IndyCar on September 1, 2021 by Oilpressure

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With the NTT IndyCar Series in the midst of a two-weekend break, it’s not surprising that a silly season rumor has become reality during this down-time. Chances are, there may be others before the series reconvenes in Portland next weekend to kick off the so-called west coast swing to conclude the season.

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IndyCar Needs to Announce a Plan B, Now

Posted in IndyCar on August 30, 2021 by Oilpressure

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This past Thursday, Marshall Pruett of Racer.com posted an article regarding the upcoming west coast swing for the NTT IndyCar Series. After a very busy stretch in August with three races over as many weekends, the series is in the middle of a two-weekend break before resuming for the final three-race leg of the season – all on the west coast. The first stop will be Portland on Sep 12, where an outdoor mask mandate has already been put in place; followed by Laguna Seca on Sep 19 with the season finale at Long Beach taking place on Sep 26.

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Robin Miller – A Different Perspective

Posted in IndyCar on August 27, 2021 by Oilpressure

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Over the past couple of days, we have all read, heard and seen some beautiful and heartfelt tributes to Robin Miller, who sadly passed away early Wednesday morning. I am quite certain that I cannot add anything that would be near as eloquent or significant as what you and I have already seen. But I feel it would be highly neglectful and grossly inappropriate if I wrote about anything else  besides Robin Miller today.

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Has the Time Come For Ed to Hang it Up?

Posted in IndyCar on August 25, 2021 by Oilpressure

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Back in 2018, I wrote a post when Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR) announced that Jordan King would not be returning to the team for the following season. Within that post, I opined for a couple of paragraphs that it might be time for Ed Carpenter to step out of the cockpit for the ovals, in order to focus on two full-time cars. A couple of the comments disagreed with me, but I received an e-mail from a very loyal reader practically chastising me for that opinion. He said he sent me an e-mail because he didn’t want to dress me down in public. I can appreciate that, but he did not hold back on how wrong I was in his e-mail.

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Random Thoughts on Gateway

Posted in IndyCar on August 23, 2021 by Oilpressure

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I’m assuming most of you have read the race recap I posted late Saturday night after the race, where I get into the nitty-gritty of the race itself. I will cover the race a little more, but I want to spend more time today talking about the weekend in general. – GP

Now that I’ve had a little time to think about Saturday night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway (WWT Raceway – formerly known as Gateway Motorsports Park), I realize what a wild race it really was. Mostly, it was very entertaining – at least to witness in person. We’ve not yet watched the replay – in fact, we still have the IndyCar race at IMS from last week to watch – so, I can’t say how it looked on television; but it was probably the most entertaining race we’ve been to at Gateway.

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An Interesting Night, Indeed

Posted in IndyCar on August 21, 2021 by Oilpressure

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The 2021 Bommarito 500 is now in the books. Counting the double-header last year, this was the sixth edition of this incarnation of the race – since the NTT IndyCar Series returned to the 1.25 egg-shaped oval in Madison, Illinois in 2017. Without going back an reviewing each race, this one stands out as perhaps the most unique.

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