Random Thoughts on Gateway

Posted in IndyCar on August 31, 2020 by Oilpressure

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The Bommarito Auto Group 500 from World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway was something of a mixed bag, if you were looking for great racing. Both races were essentially won (or lost) in the pits on the last series of stops. In Race One on Saturday, the Chip Ganassi Racing crew of Scott Dixon outperformed Pato O’Ward’s crew by the narrowest of margins.

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Gateway Preview

Posted in IndyCar on August 28, 2020 by Oilpressure

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And just like that, the Indianapolis 500 is over and the NTT IndyCar Series is headed to a double-header event. In this crazy year when nothing seems normal; that’s a situation that actually is normal. Since 2012, the Indianapolis 500 has been immediately followed by a double-header the very next weekend at Belle Isle in Detroit. The only difference this time is we are in August and the double-header they are headed for is an oval.

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One Call, Two Different Perspectives

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on August 26, 2020 by Oilpressure

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Before we completely turn the page on the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500, it seemed like a good idea to revisit it one more time on our combined videoblog Two Sites Unite with my good friend Paul Dalbey, of Fieldof33.com and get his perspective. Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it.

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Random Thoughts on the Indianapolis 500

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on August 24, 2020 by Oilpressure

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The 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 is finally in the books. It took an extra three months and a lot of uncertainty along the way, but it is finally in the books. Although there were no fans present, it did not live up to the pre-race hype as worst 500 in history. As a matter of fact, I really enjoyed the race.

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Indianapolis 500 Preview

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on August 21, 2020 by Oilpressure

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By the time that Sunday rolls around, it will have been 455 days since the last running of the Indianapolis 500. It was originally supposed to run 91 days earlier, but we all know that a lot has transpired in the past few months to put us where we are today. There will be far less pageantry than normal and of course, fans won’t be in attendance – but this will still be the Indianapolis 500 and should not be discounted at all by fans.

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We Have a Winner!

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on August 19, 2020 by Oilpressure

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Actually, it looked for a while as if we were going to have winners – as in a three-way tie for first. Naturally, that would happen the first year that I didn’t have a tie-breaker. At least there would no prize this year, otherwise I would have been sending out three polos or T-shirts.

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Random Thoughts on Indy 500 Qualifying

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on August 17, 2020 by Oilpressure

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At a time when feel-good stories are hard to come by, fans of the Indianapolis 500 got one yesterday when Marco Andretti literally stole the pole away from Scott Dixon by the narrowest of margins.

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