Archive for May, 2018

Random Thoughts On The Indianapolis 500

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 29, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Now that I’ve had a chance to digest what I witnessed on Sunday and also discuss it with others, I can probably offer a little bit more of an educated commentary than I did immediately following the race. Keep in mind however, I still have not seen much of the TV broadcast.

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Will Power Wins The Indianapolis 500

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 27, 2018 by Oilpressure

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I’ve been watching the Indianapolis 500 for a long time now, and I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a driver so happy to win it. The usually stoic Will Power was completely overcome with emotion in Victory Lane, that he didn’t even seem like the same person. He wasn’t sobbing, mind you – but he was so excited to win that he just couldn’t contain himself.

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Good Morning From IMS!

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 27, 2018 by Oilpressure

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What a beautiful morning for a race! There is no threat of rain, the sun is already shining against The Pagoda and the place is already filling up. We made it just inside the gate when the opening bomb went off at 6:00. Once we made it through the tunnel and into the IMS Media Center, I made the obligatory photo of The Pagoda with the darker southwestern sky behind it.

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Legends Day Drivers Meeting & Photos

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 26, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Legend’s Day is probably the most laid-back day at the track. Once the drivers leave for the parade and the Vintage cars drive around the track there’s not a lot to do. If you want to wander the grounds at IMS, this would be a good day. It’s also a good day to get any of your souvenir purchases or just soak in the ambiance of the track.

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Legends Day Foul Up

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 26, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Actually I had decided that I had nothing really worthy of posting today. Susan got some great photos of the Driver’s Meeting this morning that she is probably going to post up here later this evening. But something happened today that infuriated me, so I decided to go off on a rant here.

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One Of My Biggest Highlights

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 25, 2018 by Oilpressure

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First of all, The Carb Day practice went off with no incidents, which is good. You don’t want anyone to wad up the car forty-eight hours before the race. Danica Patrick had an engine issue and missed most of the practice, but was able to get back out to run a total of fifteen laps. She was still fast enough to be eighth quick in the session.

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Carb Day at IMS

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 25, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Good morning from a hot and already crowded Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It’s Carb Day and the place was packed and buzzing with early morning partiers when we were sitting in traffic at 9:30. It’ll be a good crowd today. Susan took a panoramic shot of the crowd already here at 10:00.

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