The Captain Returns to Goodwood

Posted in IndyCar on July 12, 2021 by Oilpressure

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There are some that consider Roger Penske a polarizing figure, due to the money he brought to the sport in his early days in IndyCar. Many claim he dramatically increased the cost of doing business. I am not one of those. If you’ve followed this site for very long, you know I’ve been a lifelong fan of The Captain and Team Penske. I was at the 1969 Indianapolis 500, when Team Penske made their debut with Mark Donohue driving a Lola. As a ten-year old – I didn’t pay that much attention to the teams or the team owners at that time. I was more focused on the drivers and what their cars looked like.

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Drop the Box!

Posted in IndyCar on July 9, 2021 by Oilpressure

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There has been a new phenomenon sweeping through the NTT IndyCar Series paddock that needs to stop – now.

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A Day to Take Note Of

Posted in IndyCar on July 7, 2021 by Oilpressure

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One of the advantages of having my own web site is writing about whatever I want, and not having to get it approved by someone above me. Since we are now in the midst of a four-weekend break with no racing in the NTT IndyCar Series, I wanted to use the opportunity today to mark a personal milestone.

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Random Thoughts on Mid-Ohio

Posted in IndyCar on July 5, 2021 by Oilpressure

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After such a chaotic start to the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, you had to wonder if it was going to be one of those days. There were two caution periods in the first seven laps. The box score shows that Lap Three ran green, but I think the second caution came out before Lap Three was complete.

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Mid-Ohio Preview

Posted in IndyCar on July 2, 2021 by Oilpressure

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With seven races to go in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season, Scott Dixon has been relatively silent since winning at Texas in early May and winning the pole for the Indianapolis 500. While there has been a lot of excitement revolving around young drivers like Rinus VeeKay, Colton Herta, Pato O’Ward or current points leader Alex Palou; it seems that Scott Dixon has become an afterthought in a lot of people’s minds.

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History Keeps Repeating Itself

Posted in IndyCar on June 30, 2021 by Oilpressure

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There is an old saying out there that conveys the message that those who ignore history, are doomed to repeat it. Every few years, the NTT IndyCar Series will figure out that it is not a good idea to hold an IndyCar race over the Independence Day weekend – that’s the Fourth of July weekend, for those that are historically challenged. But as soon as they learn the evils of not avoiding that weekend, they slip up and do it again. History just keeps repeating itself, in a never-ending cycle.

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It’s Time to Lay Off of Jimmie

Posted in IndyCar on June 28, 2021 by Oilpressure

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If you are a Seinfeld fan like me, your mind probably went to the same place mine did, when I typed out that headline. I couldn’t help but think back to the episode about the guy that always referred to himself in the third person. “Jimmy is hot on Elaine”. “Jimmy is getting mad”. Jimmy is going to get you Kramer”.

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