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Indianapolis 500 Preview

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 25, 2018 by Oilpressure

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The practices have all been run, qualifying runs have taken place, drivers have been bumped and the field has been set. Now all that’s left to do is run the race. Ok…there is Carb Day today, but it’s been a while since anything significant came out of Carb Day – other than more than a few unclean and unsightly people.

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Shopping At The Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 24, 2018 by Oilpressure

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By Susan Phillips

I must be falling into a rut of posting on getting everyone to spend money while at the track. First the Bronze/Silver Badges, now let’s hit the gift shops! My favorite place to spend money is at the IMS Museum Gift Shop. It spans across the entrance of the building—one side has mostly men’s wear and the other side has mostly women’s and kids wear. The satellite gift shops at the track are getting a lot of merchandise that the IMS Museum Gift shop has, but generally I need something to do while George and his brothers discuss the cars in minute detail that are in the museum.

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We Have A Winner!

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 23, 2018 by Oilpressure

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For the third year in a row, the Oilpressure.com Indianapolis 500 Trivia Contest has been won by "Mike in Vernon Hills". Longtime listeners of The Talk of Gasoline Alley with Donald Davidson know that Mike is a regular and almost nightly caller to that show. Entries were down this year, perhaps due to the difficulty of the quiz. But those that entered did very well. The most missed by any of the entries was seven. That was an incredible effort by everyone who participated. But Mike topped them all, missing only two. Congratulations, Mike! And thanks to everyone who participated.

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Lightening Up the Month of May

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 22, 2018 by Oilpressure

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With the news that James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann will miss this year’s Indianapolis 500 and the ensuing debates over bumping that followed, tensions seem to be running a little high among fans. What better way to lighten things up than to have a mindless episode of One Take Only?

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Random Thoughts On Qualifying Weekend

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 21, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Barring a last-minute miracle, it appears that James Hinchcliffe will not be a participant in 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. As much as I hate it for Hinch and Pippa Mann, I am still a proponent of the bumping system and the field remaining at thirty-three cars. Tradition has been mocked and scrutinized this weekend, and we have been told what a mess IndyCar has made for itself.

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Pole Day Wrap-Up

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 20, 2018 by Oilpressure

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The field for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 is now set…maybe. The question of whether James Hinchcliffe will be able to buy his way in is still to be settled, but it is looking more and more like he may be a spectator next Sunday. So assuming Hinchcliffe will not be in, the field is set.

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Why a Bronze/Silver Badge Is Worth The Money

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 20, 2018 by Oilpressure

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By Susan Phillips

Every May I see many fans sporting a Bronze Badge, which for $150 grants you Gate Admission, Garage Access, and Gasoline Alley for every day in May except on race day for the IndyCar Grand Prix and The Indianapolis 500. You can even purchase a Junior Garage Credential for kids from the age of 9-17 for $75.

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