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A Blemish On The Month Of May

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 4, 2017 by Oilpressure

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As enjoyable as the Month of May is to fans of the Indianapolis 500, you knew there had to be a blemish somewhere. You just stumbled upon it here. It’s the first of two May editions of One Take Only, the videoblog of Oilpressure.com. My friend John McLallen and I sit down for about fifteen minutes or so and just start talking racing. It just so happens we have a camera rolling in the process.

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The Loss Of Another Legend

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 3, 2017 by Oilpressure

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It seems that my first two posts for the Month of May have involved losing a legend in some way. Yesterday was about Sid Collins, today I pay homage to another legend of the Indianapolis 500 – pole-winning driver Joe Leonard. I’ll try to make tomorrow’s post a little more upbeat.

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It Was Forty Years Ago Today

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 2, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Forty years ago today, we lost one of the main threads that make up the fabric that is the history of the Indianapolis 500. I’m not talking about a driver, car owner or even Tony Hulman – who, himself, passed away a little later on in the fall of 1977. This person was never a chief mechanic and never built a race car. But he is as much a part of the lore of the Indianapolis 500 as AJ Foyt, Wilbur Shaw or Louis Meyer. His name was Sidney Cahn, Jr. – or as he was more commonly known as – Sid Collins, after changing his name in an era of anti-Semitism.

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Random Thoughts On Phoenix

Posted in Indianapolis 500, IndyCar on May 1, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Welcome to the Month of May! Before discussing Saturday night’s Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix, with this being May 1 – I wanted to touch on what will be going on here throughout the month.

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Random Thoughts On The Indianapolis 500

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 31, 2016 by Oilpressure

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After sleeping on it and thinking about it driving home Monday afternoon; I feel like I’ve now had more time to digest the 100th Running of The Indianapolis 500. It has now sunken in that Alexander Rossi won the race and also how he won it. I’ve also read enough articles and comments to know that there is no shortage of opinions and a wide variance in them.

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A Finish Befitting This Month Of May

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 29, 2016 by Oilpressure

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To use an old cliché, the 2016 Indianapolis 500 was one for the books. Rookie Alexander Rossi won an improbable victory when he was running out of fuel while leading on Lap 199, but had built up enough of a lead over teammate Carlos Muñoz that he was able to make it to the yard of bricks for the 200th time with a speed of only 179.784 mph on that final lap.

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The Boys Are Back In Town

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 29, 2016 by Oilpressure

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By Susan Phillips

To be honest, they are no longer boys. Time has flown since the Eric’s first Indy 500 in 2004 when Buddy rice won and a tornado tore through Indianapolis shortly after the race. That year George brought his daughter, Katie and I brought Eric. I thought Eric might have fun, but how much fun could a 14 year-old have with two “Old Fogies” and a little girl with Down Syndrome. Little did I know that I would be fostering in him a long and abiding love for all things IndyCar.

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