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Random Thoughts On Iowa

Posted in IndyCar on July 10, 2017 by Oilpressure

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The 2017 edition of the Iowa Corn 300 was one of the more memorable races of the eleven that have taken place so far. It will be remembered for many reasons. First of all, Helio Castroneves broke his fifty-five race win drought as he picked up the thirtieth win of his illustrious career that includes three Indianapolis 500 victories. It also gave Roger Penske his first win at the seven-eighths mile oval in Newton, Iowa after ten frustrating losses. Aside from that, I’ll remember this race for the great racing that took place throughout the field.

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Iowa Preview

Posted in IndyCar on July 7, 2017 by Oilpressure

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The Verizon IndyCar Series makes its annual trip to the land of our friend Pressdog – the state of Iowa. The Iowa Corn 300 is almost always an entertaining race. I say always, because there were a couple in the first few years of the event that were a little on the boring side. But since about 2010, this has consistently been one of the races on the schedule that I always look forward to.

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The Proposed Grand Prix Of Nashville

Posted in IndyCar on July 5, 2017 by Oilpressure

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It’s amazing what a couple of weeks on the road, away from work and even this site can do for your mindset. After last weekend’s Kohler Grand Prix at Road America, Susan and I went on an excursion into southern Michigan. While I was not excited about it at first, it turned out to be exactly what the doctor ordered. I’m now refreshed, recharged and ready to go – although I’m not terribly excited about today being my first day back at work in two weeks.

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Road America – Why We Love This Place!

Posted in IndyCar on June 28, 2017 by Oilpressure

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By Susan Phillips

Nothing has ever hit home to me as much as this weekend: real world time versus race track time. Road America in Elkhart Lake is one of those places where you completely lose track of time. We left Nashville on Thursday and got to Wisconsin late that night—after ending up in a traffic jam right outside of Nashville and taking a small detour to visit Paul Dalbey. We arrived at the track at a decent hour on Friday, picked up our golf cart (a MUST at RA), and headed to the Media Center. After a quick post, we were off to reacquaint ourselves with the track. We love this place. You should definitely put it on your bucket list for a future race.

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Random Thoughts On Road America

Posted in IndyCar on June 26, 2017 by Oilpressure

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When qualifying for the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America was over on Saturday, Scott Dixon was the fastest Honda on the grid. But that was only good for the fifth starting spot. He was slower than all four Team Penske Chevrolets. When the checkered flag flew yesterday, the four Penske Chevys had finished second through fifth – but Scott Dixon was ahead of all of them.

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Road America Race Wrap-Up

Posted in IndyCar on June 25, 2017 by Oilpressure

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The 2017 edition of the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America is now in the books. My disclaimer is this – if you watched the race on television, you know an awful lot more than I do. Susan and I were literally all over the track. We started out on the grid just before the command to start engines. From there, we headed to Turn One to watch the start of the race. After about three laps, we went to Turn Three and watched a couple of laps there.

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It’s Race Day At Road America

Posted in IndyCar on June 25, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Good morning form a cool, but not so windy Road America. The temperature was a brisk 51-degrees when we woke up this morning. In the car, the readout said it was fifty-eight. Although yesterday’s wind made it downright cold, this feels good and I’ll take it any day to the weather back home in Nashville.

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