Archive for August, 2014

Fontana Preview

Posted in IndyCar on August 29, 2014 by Oilpressure

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Wasn’t it just a couple of months ago that the Verizon IndyCar Series was kicking off at St. Petersburg? Just as things seem to be on a roll, the series heads into the season-finale at Fontana – just a couple of nights after the final NFL pre-season football games took place. Oh well, as odd as it feels – I think I beat that horse to death on Wednesday.

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Be Careful What You Wish For…

Posted in IndyCar on August 27, 2014 by Oilpressure

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The taste of crow is very unappealing, but as we approach the Verizon IndyCar Series season finale this Saturday night – I’m afraid it may be a big part of my Labor Day diet. For years, I’ve been beating the drum in favor of ending the season on Labor Day weekend. The thought was that it was a losing battle to try and go up against the NFL regular season, which starts the Thursday after Labor Day. It’s quite possible that a race going up against the NFL on their opening day, may actually register a 0.0 rating – and yes, that’s possible.

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Random Thoughts On Sonoma

Posted in IndyCar on August 25, 2014 by Oilpressure

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When I had heard that there was a 6.1 magnitude earthquake near Sonoma in the wee hours of yesterday morning, I was afraid that would be the only excitement to come out of that region all day. Instead, we got a fairly entertaining race, by Sonoma standards.

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Sonoma Preview

Posted in IndyCar on August 22, 2014 by Oilpressure

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Those that have been longtime readers of this site know that the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma is one of my least favorite races on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule. In fact, the only thing that keeps it off of the bottom, is the fact that it takes place on a natural terrain road course instead of a temporary street circuit. Therefore, Belle Isle still sits at the bottom of my personal and very unscientific ranking system.

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Is A Penske Championship A Certainty?

Posted in IndyCar on August 20, 2014 by Oilpressure

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This past Sunday at Milwaukee, Will Power took a giant step towards his first-ever Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. But this thing is far from over. The double-points race at the season finale at Fontana throws a whole new kink into things.

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Random Thoughts On Milwaukee

Posted in IndyCar on August 18, 2014 by Oilpressure

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A couple of weeks ago, I drew the ire of more than a few when I said this was a championship that no one seemed to want. Of course, I was exaggerating at the time. Why would a driver not want to win the championship? But at that time, no one was emerging as a clear-cut front-runner. That is no longer the case.

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Milwaukee Preview

Posted in IndyCar on August 15, 2014 by Oilpressure

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This has been a tough week all the way around. Hollywood has seen the death of a couple of legends, civil unrest in the heartland and the tragic story of what took place in upstate New York last Saturday night. I think we could all use a lift this weekend. I can’t think of a better way to chase the blues away than this weekend’s Milwaukee IndyFest.

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