Archive for August, 2016

Another End To An Era

Posted in IndyCar on August 31, 2016 by Oilpressure

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At the time, I was unaware of the irony. During the rain-delay at Pocono last Sunday, my friend Paul Dalbey and I made the short trek down to Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Yes, we were tourists and found the homes of Mario and Marco Andretti; but the main purpose of our visit was to check out the now-defunct Nazareth Speedway.

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Random Thoughts On Texas – Part II

Posted in IndyCar on August 29, 2016 by Oilpressure

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After a Saturday night in June in which the Verizon IndyCar Series failed to turn a lap, a Sunday afternoon that saw not a whole lot of action until one of the biggest stars in the series was involved in a frightening crash just before the skies opened up – the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway finally resumed seventy-six days later. It was well worth the wait.

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Resumption Of Texas Preview

Posted in IndyCar on August 26, 2016 by Oilpressure

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One of the more unique set of circumstances in IndyCar history will take place tomorrow night as the Verizon IndyCar Series returns to Texas Motor Speedway to finish what it started two and a half months ago. The resumption of a race that much later is something I don’t think has ever happened before. I know that it’s something that I’ve never seen before in my adult lifetime.

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Random Thoughts On Pocono

Posted in IndyCar on August 22, 2016 by Oilpressure

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There is really no way to know how this race looked on television, but it was spectacular in person. Like all five hundred mile races, there was that lull around the halfway point – but what a finish!

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Pocono Race Day – Part Two

Posted in IndyCar on August 22, 2016 by Oilpressure

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For the third day in a row – welcome to Pocono Raceway. The skies are blue with puffy clouds. It is a brisk 64-degrees, but it is very windy. Winds are supposed to be 15-knots out of the north, with gusts up to 25-knots – not ideal conditions for cars going 220 mph.

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No Racing Today At Pocono

Posted in IndyCar on August 21, 2016 by Oilpressure

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By now you’ve probably heard that the ABC Supply 500 has been postponed until Monday at noon and will be shown live on NBCSN. Trust me, it wasn’t a tough decision to make. It started spitting rain around noon and it set in for good around 1:30. So an earlier starting time would not have made any difference.

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It’s Race Day At Pocono

Posted in IndyCar on August 21, 2016 by Oilpressure

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Good morning from a breezy and partly cloudy Pocono Raceway. While the skies look OK now, the weather is approaching quickly. It now likely that we will be here tomorrow to either run or at least finish the ABC Supply 500. I know the Olympics take precedence, but this is what happens when you start a five-hundred mile race at 3:00 on a track with no lights. Oh well, everyone here seems resigned that we will be here an extra day. There are worse things that can happen than being “forced” to spend an extra day at a race track.

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