Archive for February, 2016

First Impressions Mean A Lot

Posted in IndyCar on February 29, 2016 by Oilpressure

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First impressions mean a lot in this day and age of social media and instant gratification. The general public is not going to be patient enough to give someone the benefit of the doubt and give anyone a second, third or fourth look if they didn’t like what they saw on the first. You generally get one shot to make a great impression. If you are underwhelming, you are forgotten. If you come across as unlikeable, you are fed to the wolves.

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Does Rookie Of The Year Really Matter?

Posted in IndyCar on February 26, 2016 by Oilpressure

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Lately, I’ve received a couple of e-mails and seen some items on social media regarding the rookie status of Conor Daly and questioning whether or not he should be in the running for Rookie of the Year in the upcoming Verizon IndyCar Series season.

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IndyCar Again Not Given Credit

Posted in IndyCar on February 24, 2016 by Oilpressure

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If you watched Sunday’s Daytona 500, you may have seen that NASCAR introduced their new technology for 2016 – mandatory digital dashboards. Gone are the analog gauges that have adorned Sprint Cup dashboards since the beginning of time. It made me wonder if the next segment would be about NASCAR installing new fax machines in their home offices.

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Who Should Drive This Year’s Pace Car?

Posted in IndyCar on February 22, 2016 by Oilpressure

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For the last few weeks, one of the more frequent topics on Trackside has been who might drive the pace car for the 100h Running of the Indianapolis 500. Like everything else associated with this year’s milestone race, it is considered much more of an honor than it would be for driving in the 99th or the 101st.

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Another Lost Link To Our Past

Posted in IndyCar on February 19, 2016 by Oilpressure

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Last week, the sport of open-wheel racing lost one of the last major links to its historic past. Jim Travers was one of the main men behind the incredible run of Bill Vukovich in the early fifties and continued to be active in racing up until his death last week at the age of 95 – the result of injuries sustained in a fall four days earlier.

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Midnight On The Yard Of Bricks

Posted in IndyCar on February 17, 2016 by Oilpressure

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By being delusional in thinking that something I write here might actually make a difference, this post was originally intended to promote an IMS event that is taking place tomorrow night. As most know, the good folks at IMS don’t really need my help in promoting events that are tied to the Indianapolis 500. The event is sold out.

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Give Shoppers A Reason To Come Back

Posted in IndyCar on February 15, 2016 by Oilpressure

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Let me get one thing out there right away. I do not design merchandise websites. I don’t have the technical expertise to design a website, nor do I know how to tell someone how to create a user-friendly website. Having said that, I know when I see a website that is tough to navigate. It’s sort of the analogy I’ve used before; I don’t need to know how to cook to tell a good meal from a bad one.

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