Archive for June, 2018

How Will IndyCar Replace Phoenix?

Posted in IndyCar on June 29, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Last week, we got confirmation on what had been widely speculated for a while – that the Verizon IndyCar Series would not be returning to ISM Raceway at Phoenix for the foreseeable future. Was anyone really surprised by this? Since IndyCar’s return to Phoenix three years ago, the crowds have been abysmal and the racing hasn’t been much better.

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Another Great Time at Road America

Posted in IndyCar on June 27, 2018 by Oilpressure

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By Susan Phillips

Have you ever visited someplace where you thought to yourself, “let’s chuck the real world, get jobs, and live here?” I’m about to that place every time we visit Road America at Elkhart Lake. I don’t know if it’s the welcome respite from the oppressive heat, the fact that we are at a race, the cheese curds, the Spotted Cow, the vacation aspect, or what, but every time I visit Road America, I fall a little more in love with the area.

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Random Thoughts On Road America

Posted in IndyCar on June 26, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Greetings from 39,000 feet, somewhere over between Milwaukee and Nashville, as I type. I’ve now had about twenty-four hours to digest what I saw Sunday at Road America. But this will still be an abbreviated post-race article compared to others.

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No Post Today

Posted in IndyCar on June 25, 2018 by Oilpressure

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For  a couple of hours yesterday, my “Road America Wrap-Up” post said that my “Random Thoughts” article was going to be up here today. After I put that up, it became obvious that it was not a good idea to make that promise. Last night was our last night in Wisconsin and I really didn’t want to spend it writing.

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Road America Wrap-Up

Posted in IndyCar on June 24, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Last year, Team Penske dominated the weekend at Road America, sweeping the top four spots in qualifying. But when the race was over, those four Penske cars finished second through fifth. The stop spot of the podium was occupied by Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon. There were no such miracles today, as Josef Newgarden won the pole and the race as Newgarden drove what was pretty much a flawless race.

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Capturing The Moment At Road America

Posted in IndyCar on June 24, 2018 by Oilpressure

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For many years, in my graphic design career, I purchased and contracted with photographers to capture editorial photographs for whatever publication I was working on. Fast forward to when my son, Eric, played hockey throughout high school – that’s when I became the unofficial team photographer—the ultimate hockey mom.

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It’s Race Day At Road America

Posted in IndyCar on June 24, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Good morning from an absolutely gorgeous day at Road America. There is not a cloud in the sky and even though it’s still on 63-degrees, it feels great! The projected high today is 75 and it should be 73 when the green flag drops just after noon local time. I’m not sure the racing gods could have created a more perfect day to be at a race track.

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