Will Ferrucci’s Success Continue This Season?

Posted in IndyCar on January 27, 2020 by Oilpressure

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Before getting into today’s racing-related topic, I’d like to pass along my condolences to the fans, friends and family of NBA star Kobe Bryant and his thirteen year-old daughter Gianna; who lost their lives in a helicopter crash just outside of Los Angeles yesterday. I’m not much of an NBA fan, but I recognize his importance in the sporting world. Please keep his widow Vanessa, his remaining three children and his parents in your thoughts; as well as the families of the other victims on board. This is just a horribly tragic story.

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Charlie Kimball Returns on a Full-time Basis

Posted in IndyCar on January 24, 2020 by Oilpressure

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On Wednesday we learned that one of the few remaining seats for the upcoming NTT IndyCar Series has been taken. Charlie Kimball will drive the No. 4 car on a full-time basis for AJ Foyt Enterprises. His longtime sponsor, Novo Nordisk, will be the primary sponsor on the car on six races in 2020; St. Petersburg, Long Beach, the GP at Indianapolis, Texas, Gateway and Laguna Seca. The diabetic pharmaceutical giant will be an associate sponsor on the car for the remaining eleven races.

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The Best Options for James Hinchcliffe

Posted in IndyCar on January 22, 2020 by Oilpressure

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Last week, fans of James Hinchcliffe got some welcomed news when it was announced that he had secured funding for the Month of May and perhaps some other races. Genesys, a telecommunications firm based in California with a strong presence in Indianapolis, has agreed to support the popular Canadian driver for both races at IMS and hopefully at the Honda Indy Toronto later this summer, if not a couple of more races.

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An Update on the Jones & Maley Special

Posted in IndyCar on January 20, 2020 by Oilpressure

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I will apologize in advance for today’s abbreviated post. Usually by this time, the Titans season has long been over and I’ve already made the mental shift from football and the holidays to January race-mode. With the Titans extended run through the NFL playoffs, I haven’t been able to make that full shift into race-mode just yet – so I haven’t been able to come up with many new topics. With the Titans exit from the playoffs last night, I should now be able to re-focus on racing. As of today, I am now back in race mode. If you read Friday’s post, you know that my wardrobe combination ran out of it’s luck yesterday. Will that make me abandon that silly practice? Of course not. I consider my good-luck rituals to be the reason they got this far. But seriously, I would like to congratulate any Kansas City Chiefs fans out there. Andy Reid is a classy coach and Patrick Mahomes is an unbelievable talent at quarterback. I will be pulling for them in the Super Bowl against the 49ers.

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The Silly Ritual of Being Very Superstitious

Posted in IndyCar on January 17, 2020 by Oilpressure

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In the interest of full-disclosure, this post is admittedly a "puff-piece". What do you expect for mid-January? If you are looking for a hard-hitting IndyCar article, please check back next week. If you don’t mind the occasional puff-piece, feel free to continue reading.

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An Oversight That Needs Correcting

Posted in IndyCar on January 15, 2020 by Oilpressure

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On Monday, Robin Miller wrote a very interesting article on Racer.com about an oversight that I didn’t even know existed. He was speaking of the IMS Hall of Fame and how a select few have been consistently been omitted over the years. I recommend that you read his article, because he makes some very good points.

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A Random Stroke of Luck

Posted in IndyCar on January 13, 2020 by Oilpressure

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Before anything else, I must boast on the efforts of my Tennessee Titans. Last weekend, they did most of the free world a favor by ousting the defending champion New England Patriots in Foxborough. This past Saturday night, they went into Baltimore and dispatched the Ravens, who had the best record in the NFL at 14-2. Next week, the Titans play the Kansas City Chiefs on the road for the right to go to the Super Bowl. Based on the Chiefs comeback yesterday it’ll be a tall order to beat them, but to say things are giddy in Music City is an understatement. Sorry, but I had to get that off my chest before I switched into race-mode.

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