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Drivers Rarely Go Out On Their Own Terms

Posted in IndyCar on February 14, 2014 by Oilpressure

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This past Wednesday, one of the classiest players in baseball, Derek Jeter, announced that this upcoming season would be his last. This will be Jeter’s twentieth Major League season – all with the New York Yankees. The shortstop will turn forty this summer. He is coming off of a season that saw him spend most of 2013 on the disabled list. Jeter is widely respected by fans, teammates and opposing players.

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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

Posted in IndyCar on February 11, 2014 by Oilpressure

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Lately, it seems I’ve been sort of the grumpy old man that I really am when it comes to the powers-that-be at 16th and Georgetown. I’ve been moaning and complaining about the deafening silence that has been coming from Mark Miles & Company for several months and wondering just what they were doing. Well, I’ve always thought that if you’re going to complain when you think something is going wrong, you need to offer up praise when something is done right. On Monday, something was done right.

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The Real All-American Team

Posted in IndyCar on February 9, 2014 by Oilpressure

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Last Thursday, it was finally confirmed that Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will be the recipient of the National Guard sponsorship. They will be the primary sponsor on Graham Rahal’s No.15 Dallara. According to Bobby Rahal, this also frees them up to add a second car to their team. I use the term “finally” confirmed, because this has been in question since it was first reported last October.

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Oilpressure Needs An Oil Change

Posted in IndyCar on February 7, 2014 by Oilpressure

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Not only do I pride myself in not abusing my sick days at work, I also take pride in my reliability and consistency on this site. In the near-five years I’ve been doing this, I can count on one hand how many times I have been sick and not been able to put a regularly scheduled post up here. Unfortunately, today is one of those days.

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Punching A Hole In the Air

Posted in IndyCar on February 4, 2014 by Oilpressure

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Rather than watch the six hours of hype prior to the Super Bowl this past Sunday, I spent my Super Bowl Sunday afternoon watching the full replay of the 2013 Indianapolis 500. This was my first time to watch the race since I viewed the replay upon our return home last May. There were several things that struck me while watching.

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Can Kurt Busch Help The Indianapolis 500?

Posted in IndyCar on February 3, 2014 by Oilpressure

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Now that the Super Bowl blowout is behind us, it’s time to focus on some hard-core IndyCar racing issues.

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Each Race Should Have Its Own Personality

Posted in IndyCar on January 31, 2014 by Oilpressure

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One thing that I always liked about the Super Bowl was the way they would always come up with a unique logo for each year. The Indianapolis 500 has done the same since 1980. Every single year is unique, although some are better than others.

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