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Aero Kits – Right Concept At The Wrong Time

Posted in IndyCar on February 1, 2017 by Oilpressure

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By Paul Dalbey

Note – Every now and then, I welcome a guest-blogger to this site. I’ve welcomed many different guest-bloggers over the years, but probably none as frequently as Paul Dalbey, formerly of  More Front Wing. Paul always has an interesting perspective on the Verizon IndyCar Series, and more times than not – we tend to agree on most things. Today is no exception – GP

As the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series draws near and the era of the manufacturer aero kits will soon come to and end, I think it prudent to look back at the project and determine, with the luxury of hindsight, if they were really a good idea or just an misconceived notion.

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The Simplicity Of IndyCar

Posted in IndyCar on January 30, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Although it rained throughout most of the event, I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Rolex24 from Daytona this weekend. Not only was it good to see a good representation of current, former and perhaps future drivers from the Verizon IndyCar Series – it was just nice to see racing again. Congrats to Wayne Taylor Racing, and Jeff Gordon in particular, for their win. Another tip of the hat to Chip Ganassi Racing and Sébastien Bourdais for their winning effort in their Ford GT.

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The Days Of The Seventies Are Fleeting

Posted in IndyCar on January 27, 2017 by Oilpressure

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This past Wednesday was a tough day for those of us that grew up in the sixties and seventies. Two of the icons of my youth disappeared – one through natural causes, the other through retirement (or pushed out the door).

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Those On The Outside Looking In

Posted in IndyCar on January 25, 2017 by Oilpressure

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With the exception of the possibility that funding may not come through for Mikhail Aleshin; it appears that the full-time grid is now set for the Verizon IndyCar Series 2017 season. When Spencer Pigot was confirmed for the non-oval portion for Ed Carpenter’s No.20 car, the last available seat was filled.

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A Nice Gift In Mid-January

Posted in IndyCar on January 23, 2017 by Oilpressure

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If you are a ticket-holder for the Indianapolis 500 and you renewed your tickets for the upcoming race, chances are that you’ve received a package in the mail this week from IMS president Doug Boles. If you haven’t received yours yet, you might want to stop reading now if you don’t want me top spoil the surprise.

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Why Is INDYCAR Shouting?

Posted in IndyCar on January 20, 2017 by Oilpressure

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If you have found some of my posts on logos and such to be tedious and tiresome, you probably won’t like this one much either. I’m convinced that my wife loves me very much. But I also know that I drive her up the wall when I go off on some random and obscure tangent, which is not uncommon for me to do.

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When It Rains, It Pours

Posted in IndyCar on January 18, 2017 by Oilpressure

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As is usually the case, news has begun to pour out of the Verizon IndyCar Series now that the holidays are way behind us. Fortunately for Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee – our friends on Trackside – the news always pours out on Tuesday’s, the normal night for their weekly show to air so they can discuss the news items almost as soon as they happen. They always joke that it happens that way; but it is so frequent, I’m beginning to think there is some truth to it.

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