Archive for December, 2018

Merry Christmas From Mr. & Mrs. Oilpressure

Posted in IndyCar on December 21, 2018 by Oilpressure

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As we head into the heart of the Christmas season, it’s time to put my computer into a little bit of a slumber as I always do at this time of year. The reason for this is two-fold – It’s always good to get away and re-charge my batteries, but few people come to this site around Christmas anyway; so it’s a good time to take a break.

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Some News Out Of Left-Field

Posted in IndyCar on December 19, 2018 by Oilpressure

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I understand that at my ripe old age, I’m not up on the latest trends or fashion. Come to think of it – even when I was in my twenties, you could have probably said the same thing about me. I’ve never really cared about the latest pop star or what everyone was wearing; hence my solid white Reeboks that everyone seems to take great pride in making fun of. But one thing I always took pride in was knowing the latest sports news – whether it was football or IndyCar racing.

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It’s Just Around The Corner

Posted in IndyCar on December 17, 2018 by Oilpressure

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The month of February is normally a boring month for me. After the Super Bowl, there is not a lot going on in the sporting world to hold my interest except for the Daytona 500. I’ll always watch the Daytona 500, mainly because it’s racing and there’s not much else on. Usually I’ll watch it and a handful of NASCAR races throughout the year – and that handful always includes the Brickyard 400 at IMS. This year, I watched the Daytona 500 and not another NASCAR race. That’s not necessarily what was intended, but I just didn’t find any motivation to seek out another one.

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Starting Over With A Clean Sheet Of Paper

Posted in IndyCar on December 14, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Now that NBC has the full IndyCar slate as well as half of the NASCAR schedule, they held a motorsports summit in New York a couple of weeks ago. In attendance was Doug Boles, President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Boles related parts of his visit with NBC execs to Trackside, pertaining to how they will cover next year’s Indianapolis 500 – the first time any other network other than ABC will broadcast the iconic race.

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A Painful, Yet Heartfelt Message

Posted in IndyCar on December 12, 2018 by Oilpressure

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The date was Sunday, August 19, 2018. The site was Pocono Raceway for the IndyCar ABC Supply 500; one of only two 500-mile races on the IndyCar schedule. The first five laps had been run under caution due to contact between the cars of Graham Rahal and Spencer Pigot just as the green flag fell. Both cars would eventually re-enter the race with damage, but who really remembers that?

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The Way Things Ought To Be

Posted in IndyCar on December 10, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Last week, we got written confirmation on what we had all heard about two weeks ago. That is, that Harding Steinbrenner Racing will run Honda engines in 2019. This is a significant development for a lot of reasons, but most importantly – it eliminates the whole mess of their involvement with Andretti Autosport and two different engine manufacturers.

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A Well Kept Secret

Posted in IndyCar on December 7, 2018 by Oilpressure

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By Susan Phillips

My husband, who normally occupies this space, asked me to have something ready for today because he had very little time to write while he was in Denver and he anticipated being too tired to write anything after he got back after midnight on Wednesday. Plus the Titans are currently playing as I’m quietly writing this on my laptop while he stares intently at the game. The way this season has gone, I’d rather be focusing on this than listening to his expletives.

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