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Random Thoughts On The IndyCar Grand Prix

Posted in IndyCar on May 14, 2018 by Oilpressure

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When I previewed the IndyCar Grand Prix last Friday, I said that there were no moments from the previous four Verizon IndyCar Series races on the IMS road courses that were memorable for the right reasons. I can no longer say that. Saturday’s race was actually a good race. Was it edge of your seat excitement? No, but if you appreciate road racing and strategy then this was a good race.

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IndyCar Grand Prix Wrap-Up

Posted in IndyCar on May 12, 2018 by Oilpressure

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The fifth edition of the IndyCar Grand Prix is now complete. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it was one for the ages, but it was enjoyable – at least in person; but it was definitely the best of the five Grand Prix races here. Will Power won the Grand Prix for the second year in a row and for the third time in four races. He broke the pattern of he and teammate Simon Pagenaud alternating years. but after five races on the IMS road course – those are still the only two that have ever won on it.

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Welcome To The IndyCar Grand Prix

Posted in IndyCar on May 12, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Excuse the tardiness of this post, but I was having computer issues. The Wi-fi was not showing up on my computer. It’s hard to blog without the internet. Talking to others, some were having the issue and some weren’t. Whatever the case, it is obviously working now.

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Power Wins Pole For The IndyCar Grand Prix

Posted in IndyCar on May 11, 2018 by Oilpressure

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It is probably not a surprise that Will Power has won the pole for Saturday’s IndyCar Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Power has won twice here in the four previous races and has always been strong on the road course at IMS. But the surprise is that rookie Robert Wickens is starting second and his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports teammate, James Hinchclffe is starting fourth. They had both struggled in practice and neither was expected to be in the Firestone Fast Six.

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Good Afternoon From IMS!

Posted in IndyCar on May 11, 2018 by Oilpressure

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First of all, I apologize for being so late for posting on here today. I arrived in Indianapolis at around 11:30 and stopped off to check into the hotel. By the time I got to the track, Practice Two for the Verizon IndyCar  Series was just about to get underway. I wandered down to Stand J, so that I could watch the cars coming down the long straightaway and make the sharp right-hander heading into the road course portion of the circuit. Here is a video I took from Practice Two.

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I’ve Got A Question

Posted in IndyCar on April 27, 2018 by Oilpressure

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One goal I had last weekend while at the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama, was to get an answer to a question I’ve had ever since the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach the previous week. I failed.

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Random Thoughts On Barber

Posted in IndyCar on April 24, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Rain or shine, it really didn’t matter to Josef Newgarden. The pole-sitter for this past weekend’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama took control from the very start in Sunday’s downpour. When the race resumed in dry conditions yesterday, he checked out again. He was the first to pit for wet tires, when the rain returned yesterday with fourteen minutes remaining. It turned out to be the right call as he opened up a twenty-three second lead over Ryan Hunter-Reay before slowing down in the closing laps to preserve a well-earned victory.

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