Archive for February, 2018

Staying Relevant Twelve Months A Year

Posted in IndyCar on February 28, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Most IndyCar fans do a lot of reminiscing about the good old days. I know I do. I’m not really sure when the good old days actually took place, but I guess it’s safe to say that they took place prior to 1996. There were certainly a lot of things that make us smile about yesteryear when it comes to IndyCar and the Indianapolis 500, but when it comes to offseason promotion – we may be living in the good old days right now.

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Is The New IndyCar TV Deal Nearly Done?

Posted in IndyCar on February 26, 2018 by Oilpressure

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OK, maybe that headline was a little misleading. But I couldn’t come up with anything else to describe this article in the short space allotted. Truth be told, it could be nearly done or it may be months from now. No one really knows, and I certainly have no clue. But logic would say that it’s probably not too much longer before we know the details of the new contract.

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Don’t Mess With The Firestone Partnership

Posted in IndyCar on February 23, 2018 by Oilpressure

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If you’ve been following this site for a while, you know that I live by the mantra “Change is Bad”. Sometimes, it’s just because I’m set in my ways. Other times; It’s because I’m opposed to change just for the sake of change. Was Windows 8 or 10 really necessary? There are times when I’ve surprised people by embracing change. The iPhone 6 was a big step up from the iPhone 5, so I had no problem upgrading. I saw no reason to get an iPhone 7; same with 8. I would like the iPhone X, but it’s a little pricey for my blood, so I’ll continue to cling to my iPhone 6 a little longer. I say all that to prove that in some cases, I’ll gladly embrace change.

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Why I’m Glad To Be An IndyCar Fan

Posted in IndyCar on February 21, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Sunday was a beautiful day in Nashville. The sky was clear and the temperature was in the sixties. That morning I went for a long walk, which is about the only exercise I get, while listening to a random podcast of Donald Davidson’s The Talk of Gasoline Alley. It put me in the mood for racing. I finished my walk just in time to tune in to FOX’s coverage of the Daytona 500. That’s where my day took a downward turn.

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Could This Finally Be Foyt’s Year?

Posted in IndyCar on February 16, 2018 by Oilpressure

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It’s that time again! It’s that time in the pre-season that everyone takes note of all of the positive changes at AJ Foyt Enterprises. You know the drill; after coming off of a very disappointing season in 201X – Larry and AJ Foyt make driver changes and beef up their engineering staff that will practically guarantee that the 201X+1 season will be their year. Then a year later the cycle repeats itself.

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A Radical Idea For More Races

Posted in IndyCar on February 14, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Every now and then, I like to throw out somewhat kooky ideas to see what sticks. So far, the Verizon IndyCar Series has not taken me up on any of them – and that’s assuming someone from the big office is even reading this age. That’s an awfully big assumption. But that hasn’t stopped my brain from coming up with new ideas to help fans enjoy this sport. So once again…I’ve got an idea.

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Random Thoughts On The Phoenix Open Test

Posted in IndyCar on February 12, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Now that the Open Test at ISM Raceway in Phoenix has been completed, it now feels like racing season is in full swing. I wasn’t there, but Susan insists it was like we were, since I had it on the big TV in our den through the You Tube app that came with it. After cheating some at work and watching some of the test on Friday afternoon, I had You Tube queued up at home by 7:00 local time Friday night. After watching three hours of coverage on Friday night, I followed that with watching both three-hour sessions on Saturday. Susan was not amused. I had to promise to relinquish control of the main set for all day Sunday, meaning I had to watch the NASCAR events from Daytona back in the bedroom.

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