Archive for September, 2018

The Risks Of Writing A Driver’s Manifesto

Posted in IndyCar on September 28, 2018 by Oilpressure

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This past Tuesday, IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe wrote an article for Racer.com where he spoke out on a very controversial subject that he is apparently very passionate about. After reading it, I came to one of two immediate conclusions – James Hinchcliffe is either very brave or very naïve.

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The Way A Partnership Should Be

Posted in IndyCar on September 26, 2018 by Oilpressure

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One thing that seemed to go somewhat unnoticed during the IndyCar finale at Sonoma is the fact that Last Sunday was the final race for Verizon as the title sponsor of the series. I’ll admit that I’ve only watched a little bit of the broadcast since we returned from the race, so maybe they mentioned it on the broadcast – but it seems to have slipped way under the radar for the most part.

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The First Shot Of The IndyCar Offseason

Posted in IndyCar on September 24, 2018 by Oilpressure

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We are now one week into the IndyCar offseason and we’ve already had a major announcement for 2019. Last Wednesday, it was officially announced that Harding Racing was combining forces with George Steinbrenner IV to form Harding Steinbrenner Racing. What is known is their two drivers will not so coincidentally be the same two drivers that drove for them in the IndyCar season finale at Sonoma last weekend – Pato O’Ward and Colton Herta.

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How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

Posted in IndyCar on September 21, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Much to Susan’s dismay, our vacation record is still intact. We have been married for almost six and a half years, and we have still not taken a trip that was more than one night that didn’t have some type of racing tie-in. You might say our honeymoon had no tie-in, but we were married at IMS on qualifying weekend and delayed our honeymoon for over a week so that we could attend the 2012 Indianapolis 500. For our honeymoon, we left the Tuesday after Memorial Day and went to Indian Rocks Beach for a week. But where did we go on the one rainy day? St. Petersburg and checked out the street course layout.

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Random Thoughts On Sonoma

Posted in IndyCar on September 17, 2018 by Oilpressure

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The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season has come to a close. The Grand Prix of Sonoma was billed as The Final Finale, as the IndyCar finale moves down the coast south of San Francisco near Monterey.

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Sonoma Post-Race Wrap-Up

Posted in IndyCar on September 16, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Who says you can’t pass at Sonoma? While the front of the field was rather stagnant, as he has done several times this season – Alexander Rossi proved that passing can take place on tracks when other drivers seemingly find it impossible.

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It’s Race Day At Sonoma Raceway!

Posted in IndyCar on September 16, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Welcome to another sun-drenched morning at Sonoma Raceway! Today’s weather is pretty much a carbon-copy of yesterday and Friday, which means…perfect. It was a brisk 45° when we woke up at our Petaluma hotel this morning. There is not a cloud in the sky and the gusty winds that were blowing yesterday seem to have subsided.

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