First Impressions of the St. Petersburg GP

Posted in IndyCar on March 9, 2019 by Oilpressure

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By Susan Phillips

We arrived in Tampa late-ish in the evening—we both had to work Thursday and had a mad dash to the airport during rush hour. We managed to do that without strangling each other—Oilpressure and I are both OCD, but in different ways. He is the “make it to the airport with plenty of time to spare kind” and I am the “do I have enough thread and needles to perform a minor medical procedure should one of us get a nasty cut?” kind of OCD. It often leads to overweight luggage and finding the closest, but most reasonably priced parking spot at the Nashville airport.

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Saturday Morning at St. Petersburg

Posted in IndyCar on March 9, 2019 by Oilpressure

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Good morning once again from the sunny and warm Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg! As much of a buzz as there was for a Friday morning practice yesterday, there is even more of a buzz this morning.

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St. Petersburg Friday Wrap-Up

Posted in IndyCar on March 8, 2019 by Oilpressure

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I realize no one north of here will have any sympathy whatsoever, but the temperature turned plain hot for this afternoon’s practice. I felt for the drivers as they sat strapped in their cars in their fire-suits, with no relief from the heat.

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St. Petersburg–Midday Update

Posted in IndyCar on March 8, 2019 by Oilpressure

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It is about 1:40 EST as I sit in the St. Petersburg Media Center to start typing. It has already been an eventful day.

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Greetings From the Streets of St. Petersburg

Posted in IndyCar on March 8, 2019 by Oilpressure

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Good morning from a sunny and warm St. Petersburg. I don’t mean t rub it in, but it is actually hot here. I’m in jeans and a polo, but the first chance I get, I will be changing into shorts.

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St. Petersburg Preview

Posted in IndyCar on March 8, 2019 by Oilpressure

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All of the pre-season testing has been done, all of the driver moves have been completed, the new teams have been announced and what new liveries there are have been unveiled. It’s time to go racing.

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Mending a Few Fences

Posted in IndyCar on March 6, 2019 by Oilpressure

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Be careful for what you ask for, You just might get it. OK…a couple of you asked for it, but now you’re going to get it. As I mentioned last week, One Take Only is not dead – though a few of you probably wish it was. For the uninitiated, One Take Only is the original videoblog of Oilpressure.com. It is unrehearsed and unedited. We start the camera and just start talking. If we flub, you see it – hence the name. It features myself and my longtime friend, John McLallen. John and I have known each other for about twelve years, and then worked together from 2010 to 2017 when my job was outsourced and his was not. While we still worked in the same building in or same offices, we had different employers.

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