Archive for October, 2016

A Day To Remember

Posted in IndyCar on October 31, 2016 by Oilpressure

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Death at the race track is never a pleasant subject. Although it’s a topic that is rarely discussed among drivers or even fans, it is always silently lurking in the back of everyone’s mind whenever drivers are on the track. Although racing fatalities are far less common today than they were when I grew up in the sixties, they still occur and seem to shake our foundation harder than ever.

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A New Look For An Old Friend

Posted in IndyCar on October 28, 2016 by Oilpressure

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Those that know me and also follow this site know how much I like the past and how much I detest change. But when the change brings back the past, that’s usually a good thing.

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Is Drama-Filled Always A Good Thing?

Posted in IndyCar on October 26, 2016 by Oilpressure

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Drama is an interesting topic. Sometimes it’s desired and needed, while other times it is the last thing you want. If you’ve raised teenagers, like I have, you hope to never experience any more drama for the rest of your life. In movies, that line is even finer. There are some dramas that draw you in to the storyline without you even realizing it. Then there are those that had the potential to be good, but the movie was ruined by over-dramatization.

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Something For My IndyCar Friends To Ponder

Posted in IndyCar on October 24, 2016 by Oilpressure

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Two weeks from tomorrow, those of us that live in the US will be going to the polls to elect our new President. It can’t come soon enough.

Normally, I actually enjoy presidential politics and have very staunch political views. I simply choose not to share them here on this site or on social media. What’s the point?

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The Balance Of Power

Posted in IndyCar on October 21, 2016 by Oilpressure

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Among the two engine manufacturers in the Verizon IndyCar Series, there has been pretty much a balance of power – at least when it comes to the number of cars they power. Honda and Chevrolet powered eleven cars each in the 2016 season.

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IndyCar Musical Chairs Is In Full Swing

Posted in IndyCar on October 19, 2016 by Oilpressure

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Musical chairs seems to have become the main topic of the young IndyCar offseason. There are a few remaining seats left for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series grid, but they seem to be going quickly even though we still have almost two weeks to go in October. Some seats have not been officially declared open, but rampant speculation gives the perception that they are. As we all know, perception is reality.

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TV Ratings Are Headed In The Right Direction

Posted in IndyCar on October 17, 2016 by Oilpressure

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There are topics that I know just enough about to be dangerous. TV ratings are one of them. I’ll probably regret stepping off into this realm, for fear of getting my head bitten off by those that do this for a living. But I’m going to give it a try.

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