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Failing To See The Wonder

Posted in IndyCar on November 6, 2017 by Oilpressure

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This may turn a few people off. I don’t seek out controversy and I swear I’m not trying to do it here, but this is one time that my initial opinion is not in line with the vast majority of race fans. I will probably be proven wrong on this next season, and if I am – I’ll gladly swallow crow.

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The Start Of A New Tradition

Posted in IndyCar on November 3, 2017 by Oilpressure

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I’m a little late to the party on this. With so much IndyCar news in the last couple of weeks, I can’t discuss everything in one post – so I have to spread things out. Besides it’s the offseason and the time will come when we run out of things to talk about here, so too many things at once is sort of a nice problem to have.

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Saying Goodbye To A Good Friend Of IndyCar

Posted in IndyCar on November 1, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Have you ever had an acquaintance develop a terminal illness? I’m not talking about a close friend or a family member, but someone you know well enough to speak to at the grocery store. OK, maybe this is a slightly morbid comparison. I would never make this type of comparison for a loved one, just for a casual acquaintance – so bear with me. You hear the diagnosis and you know the inevitable outcome. Yet, when it happens – it’s still somewhat of a punch to the gut.

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This Could Be The Longest Off-Season Yet

Posted in IndyCar on October 30, 2017 by Oilpressure

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By Susan Phillips

The IndyCar season has only been over for six weeks and already, things are starting to get restless in my house. With the Vols football season a disaster and the Titans up one week and down the next, my husband George has already turned his attention back to racing. I knew this was the case this past Monday night when he chose to listen to “Trackside” instead of watching Monday Night Football.

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They Deserve What They Get

Posted in IndyCar on October 27, 2017 by Oilpressure

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For this to be the offseason, there sure was a lot of IndyCar news dropped in a week’s time. The news ranged from the expected (Verizon gone after next year) to the total surprise (Ed Jones signing with Ganassi); and from the disappointing (Conor Daly out at Foyt) to the news that makes you smile (Jim Cornelison will return to sing “Back Home Again in Indiana” in 2018). For the last full week in October, we IndyCar fans have had a lot to talk about lately.

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A True Racer To The Very End

Posted in IndyCar on October 25, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Sunday night, IndyCar lost one of its last true throwbacks. At the age of ninety-nine, Rolla Vollstedt passed away in his native Oregon on the evening of October 22, 2017.

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The Pit Closure Debate Continues

Posted in IndyCar on October 23, 2017 by Oilpressure

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This past Friday, David Malsher of Motorsport.com wrote an article that quoted IndyCar President of Competition and Operations Jay Frye as saying that the sanctioning body was in the process of reviewing various procedures for the 2018 IndyCar season. The one that caught my eye was the rule that automatically closes the pits anytime there is a caution. If there was ever a reason to stand up and cheer at a computer, this would be it.

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