Archive for April, 2018

Photos From Today’s Test

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on April 30, 2018 by Oilpressure

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As promised, I am posting a few of the interesting photos from today’s Open Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I took a few videos as well, but to be honest, I don’t have time to load them up onto You Tube and post them here. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you saw where I posted them.

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Guess Where I’m Going Today

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on April 30, 2018 by Oilpressure

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When IndyCar scheduled the Open Test at IMS for Tuesday March 27, I was not happy. I thought that the test should be conducted on a weekend so that fans that lived out of town (like me) could go and get a little taste of May in March. As luck would have it, that test was postponed due to a horrible forecast for that entire week. The forecast turned out to be accurate. The postponement date was today Monday April 30.

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I’ve Got A Question

Posted in IndyCar on April 27, 2018 by Oilpressure

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One goal I had last weekend while at the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama, was to get an answer to a question I’ve had ever since the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach the previous week. I failed.

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Random Thoughts On Barber

Posted in IndyCar on April 24, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Rain or shine, it really didn’t matter to Josef Newgarden. The pole-sitter for this past weekend’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama took control from the very start in Sunday’s downpour. When the race resumed in dry conditions yesterday, he checked out again. He was the first to pit for wet tires, when the rain returned yesterday with fourteen minutes remaining. It turned out to be the right call as he opened up a twenty-three second lead over Ryan Hunter-Reay before slowing down in the closing laps to preserve a well-earned victory.

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Barber Sunday Wrap-Up

Posted in IndyCar on April 22, 2018 by Oilpressure

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The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama ran twenty-three laps in a downpour before two red flags stopped the action for the day. About two hours passed before they made the decision to postpone the race until Monday at 11:00 CDT on MSNBC, instead of NBCSN. Monday’s forecast doesn’t look much better.

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Getting It Right

Posted in IndyCar on April 22, 2018 by Oilpressure

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By Susan Philips

Most tracks should come to Barber Motorsports Park to take notes about how to execute a race. Not that everything goes flawlessly, but it is pretty darn close.

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It’s Race Day At Barber

Posted in IndyCar on April 22, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Greetings from an already wet Barber Motorsports Park. It was a cloudy and ominous sky when we left the hotel. Within five minutes, it was raining. Fortunately, it had stopped as we made our way from the parking lot into the Media Center, but it is a sign of what the day will be like – dodging raindrops. The current radar shows that we are currently in a pocket, but looking to the west – it looks bad.

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