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A Day of Celebration

Posted in Indianapolis 500, IndyCar on May 1, 2019 by Oilpressure

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Each year on the First of May, I celebrate two things on this site. First and foremost, I take note that our cherished Month of May has finally arrived. I realize that we are still over a week away from track activity at IMS, but just turning the page to our favorite month is enough of a reason to celebrate. May 1 also commemorates the anniversary of the beginning of this site.

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A Good Way to Waste Some Time

Posted in Indianapolis 500, IndyCar on April 29, 2019 by Oilpressure

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With the Month of May quickly approaching I thought it would be a good time to catch up with my good friend, Paul Dalbey of Fieldof33.com, and record the second episode of Two Sites Unite – the videoblog that is shared between our two sites. If you were able to make it through our inaugural installment a couple of months ago, you know we went way too long. This time we made a concerted effort to shorten it up quite a bit. The result? We ended up going about two minutes longer than last time, so fair warning.

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My, How Things Have Changed!

Posted in IndyCar on April 24, 2019 by Oilpressure

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One of the many things I like and admire about Donald Davidson is his aversion to controversy. During the Month of May, he would much prefer to discuss Sam Hanks or Johnnie Parsons, than he would the circumstances surrounding the 1981 or 2002 Indianapolis 500s or why the 1979 and 1997 races had more than thirty-three starters.

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A Question From a Reader

Posted in IndyCar on April 19, 2019 by Oilpressure

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Earlier this week, I received an e-mail from a longtime and loyal reader. He began by saying that he had started to put his question out on my site as a comment for how boring the racing was at Long Beach. But he decided against posting it publicly, out of fear that his question would be viewed as a “troll-like” comment and he would receive some unwanted backlash. I can completely relate to that.

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Should IndyCar Change the Rules?

Posted in IndyCar on April 17, 2019 by Oilpressure

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When we were at Barber Motorsports Park a couple of weeks ago, there was a Saturday press conference that Susan and I both attended. It featured Hulman & Company CEO Mark Miles, and IndyCar President Jay Frye. There were no bombshells planned for the gathering, but more of a chance for the media to ask questions of the two of them.

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Random Thoughts on Long Beach

Posted in IndyCar on April 15, 2019 by Oilpressure

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If you are a longtime fan of the NTT IndyCar Series and you were disappointed in what you saw yesterday in the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, then that’s on you. If you’ve been watching Indy cars at Long Beach for very long, you should have known what you were going to get. Yesterday’s race was fairly typical for Long Beach. It was a parade-like race with little passing that is usually won in dominant fashion. More times than not, that’s how it plays out at Long Beach; so no one should have been surprised yesterday.

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Long Beach Preview

Posted in IndyCar on April 12, 2019 by Oilpressure

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For the first time this season, the NTT IndyCar Series has races on back-to-back weekends. Just a few days ago, the series was set up in the deep south in Birmingham, Alabama. Just like that, they picked up and moved everything to the west coast and set it all up again to be ready to go for the first practice later this morning.

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