St. Petersburg Preview

Posted in IndyCar on April 23, 2021 by Oilpressure

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And just like that, we’re ready for Round Two of the seventeen race schedule for the NTT IndyCar Series. Alex Palou didn’t get a lot of time to savor his first career IndyCar win. Today, he and the rest of the paddock have another challenge in front of them as they take on the streets of St. Petersburg in this weekend’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

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Could This Be the End of the Road?

Posted in IndyCar on April 21, 2021 by Oilpressure

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One race is only a snapshot. Sunday’s snapshot shows that Alex Palou is the current points leader in the NTT IndyCar Series, with fifty-three points; while Ryan Hunter-Reay is last in points with a total of six points. I guess that’s your reward for taking the green flag. The tables could turn next week at St. Petersburg where Ryan Hunter-Reay wins and Palou comes down to earth with a last-place finish.

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Random Thoughts on Barber

Posted in IndyCar on April 19, 2021 by Oilpressure

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Of all the IndyCar race weekends we have spent at Barber Motorsports Park, this weekend may have featured the best weather of them all. For once, it did not rain a single drop this weekend’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Normally in the south, a three-day weekend in April will generate some amount of precipitation, but not this weekend. It was cool and cloudy on Friday, and the same for Saturday morning. But by about 10:00 am on Saturday, the skies cleared and it warmed up to be a perfect afternoon. Sunday was pretty much a carbon-copy of Saturday afternoon. The Birmingham Chamber of Commerce did well with their weather machine.

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Barber Preview

Posted in IndyCar on April 16, 2021 by Oilpressure

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Fans of the NTT IndyCar Series have been patient and that patience has finally paid off. The season starts this weekend with the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, AL – just a few miles east of Birmingham off of I-20.

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Going With His Heart, Not His Head

Posted in IndyCar on April 14, 2021 by Oilpressure

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Earlier this week, Norris McDonald reported that NBC would be trimming Paul Tracy’s schedule back to a handful of races on their broadcasts of the NTT IndyCar Series. This is not speculation. He interviewed Tracy who confirmed that he will only be in the broadcast booth a total of six times, including this weekend’s season-opener at Barber Motorsports Park, just east of Birmingham, AL. The other five events will be at Texas, Indianapolis, Nashville, Laguna Seca and Long Beach.

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A Predicted Resurgence for the 2021 Season

Posted in IndyCar on April 12, 2021 by Oilpressure

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After mentioning replays on Peacock, I’ve had a couple of people ask me about how to access replays of the open test last week at IMS. We have Comcast Xfinity, and the Peacock app is already loaded into our cable box, so your device may be slightly different. Simply go to the Search button and start typing INDY. The practice sessions will immediately appear.

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A Taste of the Month of May

Posted in IndyCar on April 9, 2021 by Oilpressure

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Yesterday gave the teams and drivers a taste of what they might expect in the Month of May during the first of two days of open testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There was some gusty wind, unpredictable weather and a crash out of nowhere.

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