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Another Reason to Travel to IMS

Posted in IndyCar on April 2, 2021 by Oilpressure

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It doesn’t take a lot to give me a reason to go visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. For the first time in over twenty years, I did not set foot in the city of Indianapolis during calendar year 2020.

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New Liveries to Tease the New IndyCar Season

Posted in IndyCar on March 31, 2021 by Oilpressure

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Some might file this under “Not too much to talk about today”. I could have discussed the NASCAR race at Bristol on dirt that got postponed until Monday. There seem to be a lot of opinions floating around about that, but I didn’t get to see any of it live because I was at work. I just saw a few dusty highlights. Then again, that was a NASCAR event. This site focuses on IndyCar.

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Defining a Successful Test Session

Posted in IndyCar on March 29, 2021 by Oilpressure

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Less than a week after the official start of spring, another rite of spring took place this past Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – sounds of Indy cars at speed pierced the air and echoed throughout the Town of Speedway, IN. It was the first audible announcement that we are only about five weeks away from the Month of May.

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The Excitement is Already Building

Posted in IndyCar on March 26, 2021 by Oilpressure

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Preparations are well underway. The excitement is palpable as the anticipation builds toward the day when all eyes of the open-wheel racing world will be watching. Let’s just hope that health restrictions will allow a big crowd to be on hand to take it all in.

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We’ve Heard it All Before

Posted in IndyCar on March 24, 2021 by Oilpressure

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There are several annual rites of spring we are used to – March Madness, Spring Training Baseball games, Sebring, pollen and getting teased about AJ Foyt’s team being on the rise.

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Why “Indy Split” Needed to be Written

Posted in IndyCar on March 22, 2021 by Oilpressure

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We are now more than twenty-five years removed from the inaugural Indy Racing League (IRL) race at Walt Disney World Speedway, which was won by Buzz Calkins driving for Bradley Motorsports. While the track, driver or team will not evoke iconic images of Bill Vukovich or AJ Foyt sipping milk in Victory Lane at Indianapolis – the event marked a major milestone in the history of open-wheel racing. It was the day that the dividing line between CART and the fledgling IRL became official.

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Catch-Phrases and Trendy Sayings to Avoid

Posted in IndyCar on March 19, 2021 by Oilpressure

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Every couple of years or so, I will step away from IndyCar discussions for one post and focus on the latest trendy buzzwords and catchphrases that have invaded our culture and gotten under my skin. Some are just irritating and overused sayings, while others are non-words that never previously existed – but those that use them will always produce a screenshot of some obscure online dictionary that they claim is proof that the non-word actually exists.

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