Bob Jenkins Needs Us Now

Posted in IndyCar on February 17, 2021 by Oilpressure

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If you are any type of racing fan, you know the voice of Bob Jenkins. Since the late seventies, his voice has brought live racing events, as well as commentary, to radio listeners and TV viewers alike. He hosted a weekly magazine show on ESPN called SpeedWeek, which featured stories from all forms of racing. In the days before the internet, it was about the only way a racing fan could stay up to date with what was going on in the racing world. Jenkins co-hosted the show with the late Larry Nuber from 1983 until Nuber left the show in 1989. Jenkins remained as host until the show went off the air in 1997.

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Giving the One-Off Car a Boost

Posted in IndyCar on February 12, 2021 by Oilpressure

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Normally, you wouldn’t pay a whole lot of attention to the announcement regarding the driver of the third Foyt car for the Indianapolis 500. While the Foyt team generally has a decent primary car (the famous No. 14) at Indianapolis – the third Foyt car is usually akin to getting to play quarterback for the New York Jets or the Jacksonville Jaguars. You can’t pass it up, but you sure wish you had other opportunities.

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A Disturbing Trend Continues

Posted in IndyCar on February 10, 2021 by Oilpressure

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Update: Before we get into the IndyCar topic of the day, I wanted to give a brief update on my wife, Susan. She was released from the hospital on Monday afternoon – a day earlier than expected.

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A Positive Update on Susan

Posted in IndyCar on February 8, 2021 by Oilpressure

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There have been a couple of stories to emerge in the IndyCar world in the past week since I posted here last Monday. Probably the biggest headline was when Formula One veteran Romain Grosjean announced he will be joining the NTT IndyCar Series for the 2021 season for the non-ovals (but possibly Gateway), with Dale Coyne Racing in association with Rick Ware Racing. I have some thoughts on that and other topics, but I will comment on that on Wednesday.

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Greetings From Louisville, Kentucky!

Posted in IndyCar on February 1, 2021 by Oilpressure

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Greetings from downtown Louisville, KY! I will get to why we are in Louisville in a minute. It’s hard to believe, but we have already turned the calendar page into February. As we begin yet another month on Oilpressure.com, there are a couple of housekeeping notes that I wanted to make everyone aware of – one much more important than the other.

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A Mixed Bag of Signings This Week

Posted in IndyCar on January 29, 2021 by Oilpressure

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Another couple of dominos fell this week, in regards to seats being confirmed in the NTT IndyCar Series for the 2021 season. No one was surprised on Tuesday, when James Hinchcliffe was announced as the driver of the No. 29 Honda for Andretti Autosport. It will be a fulltime ride, with sponsorship coming from Genesys for ten of the seventeen races including the Indianapolis 500. If you recall, Genesys was his sponsor for the 500 last year along with Texas and the IndyCar GP. The sponsorship for the other seven races will be announced later.

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Is an Indianapolis 500 Win a Requirement?

Posted in IndyCar on January 27, 2021 by Oilpressure

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This past Monday morning, following the NFL Conference Championships – my local sports talk radio station was having the tiresome, but predictable, discussion of which quarterback was the greatest of all time – all due to the fact that Tom Brady had just qualified for his record-extending tenth Super Bowl. Of course, they were continually using the GOAT acronym (you know…Greatest Of All Time) that I detest. Don’t sully a great athlete by referring to them as a goat – I don’t care how hip you sound.

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