It’s Just a Difference of Opinions

Posted in IndyCar on October 25, 2019 by Oilpressure

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By Susan Phillips

I’ve written here before about my oldest son, Eric. He has been going to Indy with us every single year since 2004. George converted him to an IndyCar fan at an early age and he still is one today.

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Does Size Really Matter?

Posted in IndyCar on October 23, 2019 by Oilpressure

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First of all, get your mind out of the gutter. I’m talking about race teams, not whatever entered your filthy mind when you read the title of this post. This past weekend, David Malsher of Motorsport.com wrote a very interesting article on an interview he had with Trevor Carlin, whose team entered the NTT IndyCar Series two seasons ago.

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Let Marco Decide When to Quit

Posted in IndyCar on October 21, 2019 by Oilpressure

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With the silly season still in full force, there has been a popular theme going around by fans suggesting that Marco Andretti should hang up his helmet and give up his seat for a more deserving driver.

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Where, When & How to do a Double-Header

Posted in IndyCar on October 18, 2019 by Oilpressure

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One week after winning his second NTT IndyCar Series championship, Josef Newgarden drove his Indy car with Shell/Pennzoil livery around the road course in an exhibition run inside Charlotte Motor Speedway. NASCAR-types call it the Charlotte Roval, because it incorporates parts or the 1.5 mile oval of the track.

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Responding Like a Thoroughbred

Posted in IndyCar on October 16, 2019 by Oilpressure

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Before we get started, I wanted to acknowledge that it was eight years ago today that Dan Wheldon was fatally injured in the 2011 season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. I chose not to write about it as I have a few times on this date because there is only so much one can say every year before the words start sounding hollow – and I certainly don’t want that to happen. But I will keep Dan Wheldon and his family in my thoughts today and hope each of you will do the same. – GP

It may seem that there have been a lot of recent posts here regarding McLaren’s upcoming fulltime IndyCar program in 2020. Well, it’s not your imagination. Last week, there were two posts here that were at least partially about the questions surrounding Arrow McLaren SP’s status. The week before that, there was one.

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Reserving the Right to Change My Mind

Posted in IndyCar on October 14, 2019 by Oilpressure

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Over the years, one of the most common criticisms I’ve heard of people is to say that so and so never likes to admit that they’re wrong. My question is who does?

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A Surprising Twist in IndyCar’s Musical Chairs

Posted in IndyCar on October 9, 2019 by Oilpressure

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Put this in the category of “I didn’t see that coming”. Yesterday, Chip Ganassi announced that he has signed Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson to drive the heavily rumored third car at Chip Ganassi Racing. Perhaps there are some that suspected that move, but I didn’t. My friend Paul Dalbey of Fieldof33.com texted me about it yesterday afternoon and I was totally unaware of it. To say it caught me by surprise would be an understatement.

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