Archive for the IndyCar Category

Does it Really Matter?

Posted in IndyCar on November 15, 2019 by Oilpressure

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Among all the speculation that has occurred over the last couple of weeks regarding Roger Penske’s purchase of IndyCar, IMS and IMS Production there is one that doesn’t interest me in the least. I’m very curious to learn of the big-picture plans that Penske has for both. I’m also anxious to learn about the little details; like who will give the command to start engines next May or will double-points still be a thing.

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The Right Person in the Right Job

Posted in IndyCar on November 13, 2019 by Oilpressure

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This will seem like shameless self-promotion, but I promise you it’s not. Just stay with me on this. This past Saturday, I was a guest on Steve Zautke’s radio show, The Final Inspection, on 105.7 FM The Fan in Milwaukee; to discuss how I think Roger Penske’s purchase of IMS and the NTT IndyCar Series will affect the series specifically.

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What to Change, What to Keep

Posted in IndyCar on November 8, 2019 by Oilpressure

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During Monday’s press conference to announce that Roger Penske had bought the racing portfolio of Hulman and Company (IndyCar, IMS and IMS Productions), Penske made a point to say that he will go around different departments within all three entities and have them tell what they think needs improving. By the time the sale is finalized in early January, he and his team will have a Top-Ten list to work from.

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The Sale

Posted in IndyCar on November 6, 2019 by Oilpressure

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Where do I begin?

It’s been roughly forty-eight hours since we learned that Roger Penske has purchased the NTT IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from the Hulman-George family. But even after a couple of days, I’m still having a little trouble sorting all of this out in my head.

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A Monday Morning Conversation

Posted in IndyCar on November 4, 2019 by Oilpressure

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After nearly three months, Paul Dalbey of Fieldof33.com and I got together again via Skype to discuss what has been going on in the world of the NTT IndyCar Series – with our video series Two Sites Unite. To say this is old-school technology would be an understatement.

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The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Posted in IndyCar on November 1, 2019 by Oilpressure

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I have tried my best to write about other topics this offseason, but the gift that keeps on giving has given us more to talk about. Arrow McLaren SP cannot seem to get out of their own way when it comes to negative publicity. Every time we look up, it seems that the newly renamed team has stepped in it yet again.

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Greg Moore: An Unfulfilled Legacy

Posted in IndyCar on October 30, 2019 by Oilpressure

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Some will wonder why I’m not writing about McLaren and James Hinchcliffe parting ways today. Trust me, I will discuss that on Friday. But I felt like it was important to stay with the topic I already had planned for today – GP

As most of you know, tomorrow will mark the twentieth anniversary of when Greg Moore was fatally injured at Fontana. I was able to keep up with the events of the weekend through my primitive 1999 dial-up internet, and I was well-aware that Moore had been involved in an accident in the parking lot over the weekend, when he suffered a broken hand.

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