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The Times They are a-Changin’

Posted in IndyCar on January 12, 2022 by Oilpressure

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With apologies to Bob Dylan, don’t be misled by the title. This post isn’t that deep. This past Monday, NBC released the start times for the 2022 IndyCar schedule. The press release said that IndyCar and NBC announced the times, but I’m not sure how much input IndyCar had in this. I think once the dates and weekends are secure, IndyCar pretty much hands it to NBC and they take over from there. I could be wrong, but that’s my impression.

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Revisiting an Old Argument

Posted in IndyCar on January 10, 2022 by Oilpressure

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Sometimes meaningful topics for this site in early January are hard to come by. While admittedly searching for a topic for today, I was scrolling through the Racer Mailbag hoping that something would make my ears perk up. I did. It is not a topic that is even new for this site, but things change and it is occasionally worth revisiting an old topic from time to time.

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Sour Grapes

Posted in IndyCar on January 7, 2022 by Oilpressure

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I realize that Sour Grapes is an odd title for a racing post, but stick with me on this. The term “Sour Grapes” is defined as having a negative or resentful attitude toward someone, because they have something that you can’t have. Keep that in mind. What do you expect? It’s the offseason.

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Things Have Changed Over a Dozen Years

Posted in IndyCar on January 5, 2022 by Oilpressure

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After a couple of weeks over Christmas and New Year’s, it was good to take a step back and recharge the old batteries. I hesitate to mention the Music City Bowl we attended. Purdue played a good game and deserved the win, but the game was marred by horrible officiating on both sides. That’s all I’m going to say about that. But with all of the festivities of the holidays now behind us and the hope that a new year brings in front of us, it’s good to get back here to focus on IndyCar racing.

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A Year to Remember

Posted in IndyCar on December 22, 2021 by Oilpressure

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Here in the Oilpressure household, we have reached that point in the year, where I will push away from the keyboard for a couple of weeks. I’ve always enjoyed the Christmas season my entire life, partly because it offers a break from reality – whether that be school, work or blogging – and gives me a time to reflect on all of the good Christmases I had growing up, and then getting to watch my kids make their own memories.

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A Surprise Pairing at Dreyer & Reinbold

Posted in IndyCar on December 20, 2021 by Oilpressure

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Lost last week among the news items of Paul Tracy being let go by NBC, and later learning that James Hinchcliffe will be replacing him, along with the passing of Al Unser, was the little nugget that Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (DRR) has announced their driver lineup for next May’s Indianapolis 500.

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Jimmie Goes Fulltime Next Season

Posted in IndyCar on December 17, 2021 by Oilpressure

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Earlier this week, Jimmie Johnson confirmed what had long been suspected – he will run the Indianapolis 500 in 2022 as a 46 year-old rookie. We learned earlier in the week that an announcement was forthcoming. The only real suspense was whether or not Johnson would run the full season, which meant including the other ovals on the schedule – since he only ran non-ovals this past season.

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