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The 2018 Indianapolis 500 Trivia Contest

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 9, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Here we go again! It’s time for the annual Oilpressure.com Indianapolis 500 Trivia Contest. If you have taken part in this contest in recent years, you know it is for serious fans. If you go through the archives and pull up the contests from the early years of this site, you’ll see that the questions were relatively easy and multiple choice. The problem with that was that too many people were getting all but one or two correct and there would be ties. I would have to go back to see who got their answers in first to break the tie, which led to some unhappy people.

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The First Unser

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 8, 2018 by Oilpressure

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The IMS Museum is currently featuring an exhibit on The Amazing Unsers. All nine of the cars driven to Victory Lane by one of the Unsers at IMS are on hand. Bobby Unser won the Indianapolis 500 three times, his little brother Al is one of three four-time winners and Al’s son Al Unser, Jr. won the race twice. No family in Indianapolis 500 history comes close to the domination that the Unsers have had at Indianapolis.

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A Treasured Tradition Starts Back Tonight

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 7, 2018 by Oilpressure

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If you are a die-hard fan of the Indianapolis 500, you most likely know what today is. OK, the date of May 7 may carry a lot of other historical significance to the race that I’m not aware of – but I’m talking about this year. Tonight marks the return of one of my most treasured traditions of the Month of May. It’s the first night this season for Donald Davidson and The Talk of Gasoline Alley.

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The Day The Pole Was Stolen

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 4, 2018 by Oilpressure

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On Wednesday, I referenced a good way to get under Donald Davidson’s skin. Here’s another – call in and ask if Jigger Sirois would have been on the pole in 1969, had his crew not waved off his qualifying attempt before completing the fourth lap. Since it started raining moments after the aborted attempt, some speculate that Sirois would have remained on the pole. Donald Davidson disputes that, thinking that his time would have eventually been bumped.

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The One Bad Thing About May

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 3, 2018 by Oilpressure

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For readers of this site, one of the bad things about the Month of May is that it means multiple episodes of One Take Only in a short period of time. For those that are not regulars here, One Take Only is the videoblog of Oilpressure.com. It is unscripted, unrehearsed and unedited. It is myself and my longtime friend John McLallen sitting in my backyard talking racing once the camera starts rolling. Some think that it’s so hokey and amateurish that it’s quaint. Others just consider it hokey and amateurish.

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Famous For The Wrong Reasons

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 2, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Many times, whether it’s in sports or any other way of life, people get an unintentional label that overshadows their actual accomplishments in their chosen profession. OJ Simpson was one of the best running backs I ever saw. But lately, he’s been known much more for things he did off of the field. OK, that may be an extreme example.

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Welcome To The Month Of May!

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 1, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Welcome to the Month of May! Nine years ago today, I launched Oilpressure.com. It was not a coincidence that it launched on the first day of May. To those of us that cherish the Indianapolis 500, the beginning of the Month of May is sacred. That’s why I chose May 1 to launch this site that I was so reluctant to begin. I’m glad I decided to.

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