Falling Behind the Times

Posted in IndyCar on March 20, 2020 by Oilpressure

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With no racing or any sports to speak of going on right now, many motorsports fans and drivers have jumped onto the eSports bandwagon. Those of us over sixty used to refer to these as video games. Somewhere along the line, the term evolved into eSports – I guess to make it sound more athletic.

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A Silver Lining in a Dark Cloud

Posted in IndyCar on March 18, 2020 by Oilpressure

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Although it may look like I’ve already broken my vow to not write anymore about the novel coronavirus, remember I did leave myself some wiggle room by allowing myself to write on the effects it has had on the NTT IndyCar Series or motorsports in general.

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The Race Weekend That Wasn’t

Posted in IndyCar on March 16, 2020 by Oilpressure

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By the time we got word on Friday morning that the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg had been cancelled, I was disappointed but not surprised. We had seen changes by the hour over the previous couple of days, so I no longer felt comfortable making any predictions about anything.

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St. Petersburg Preview

Posted in IndyCar on March 13, 2020 by Oilpressure

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In the interest of full disclosure, I wrote today’s post last weekend. When I have time, I sometimes write things ahead of time. If something changes in the IndyCar world after I write it, I go back and edit the parts I need to. After everything that has happened over the past forty-eight hours, I should probably just re-write the entire post. But as soon as I did that, things would change again. As I edit this on Thursday night, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is still on. It will be run in front of no fans and only essential personnel, but it is currently scheduled to take place on Sunday. But as we’ve seen this week – a lot can happen between now and then.

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What Surprises Will the 2020 Season Hold?

Posted in IndyCar on March 11, 2020 by Oilpressure

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The 2019-20 offseason has officially ended. This is Race Week and we are only about 48-hours from the first practice session of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season. Rather than do a team-by-team breakdown, I think I’m going to simply give my opinion on which teams and drivers will provide us some surprises – both positive and negative – before giving my not-so-educated guess on who will win the championship.

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This Won’t Happen Again

Posted in IndyCar on March 9, 2020 by Oilpressure

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Over the years, I’ve written about how much stock I put into listening to the fans. Once unification took place in 2008, I felt that the IndyCar administration at the time was guilty of not listening to the fans. From that point and until Randy Bernard came on board as CEO in 2010 – IndyCar seemed to ignore what the fans wanted and only did what they saw fit.

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“Ford v Ferrari”: A Review

Posted in IndyCar on March 6, 2020 by Oilpressure

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Most likely, I was one of the few racing fans remaining on the planet that had not seen Ford v Ferrari, by the time we watched it last weekend. The film was released in theaters back in November. For the past three months, I had people that knew I was a race fan telling me what a great movie this was. I also saw where true racing fans were praising it as well, so I knew that it had to be good.

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