There are a lot of adjectives you could use to describe the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston, but there is one word that you could not possibly use – parade. The Verizon IndyCar Series put on a whale of a show this weekend. Between the craziness of Saturday and the insanity of yesterday, I’m not sure when I’ve seen a more entertaining and unpredictable weekend of street racing in the many years that I have followed this sport.
Archive for June, 2014
This weekend, the Verizon IndyCar Series returns to the great state of Texas for the second event in a row. The last time the series turned a wheel in competition was at Texas Motor Speedway on June 7th, which seems like it was three months ago instead of three weeks.
This weekend there will be, not one, but two races when the Verizon IndyCar Series takes to the streets (and parking lots) of Houston for the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston. This will be the second of three double-header weekends over an eight-week period.
To tell the truth, I don’t watch a ton of NASCAR. I don’t really hold a grudge against them, even though they claim to invent everything. Nor do I blame them for getting the vast amount of ratings, so far as racing goes. It’s not their fault they do a better job of marketing, even though I don’t care for their product as much as the Verizon IndyCar Series. It’s more about so much time in a weekend.
Down-time in the Verizon IndyCar Series means idle time. Idle time generally leads to bad things – evil things. And so it is with One Take Only; the videoblog of Oilpressure.com. It is unrehearsed, unscripted and unedited. We just sit down, start the camera rolling and start talking about IndyCar – all the while keeping an eye on the clock to keep it under fifteen minutes for You Tube. Whatever we get, we keep – hence the name.
First off, let me get out the disclaimer that I am not a financial analyst. When I look at a company’s balance sheet, I may as well be trying to read hieroglyphics. So those that are more astute than I, are likely to tell me how misguided I am to feel the way I do about this subject.