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Final Practice & Alonso At Barber

Posted in IndyCar on April 23, 2017 by Oilpressure

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The final warm-up for the Verizon IndyCar Series was delayed a few minutes for a track repair after the Porsche GT3 race this morning. Marco Andretti paced the field with a time of 1:14.3711; almost eight seconds slower than Will Power’s pole time set yesterday. Of course, this practice was run in the wet with rain tires. From the looks of things, the race will have a dry start later today – but that’s just a guess. Another cloudburst will change that.

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The Wine Made Me Do It

Posted in IndyCar on April 23, 2017 by Oilpressure

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By Susan Phillips

When you write the “color” pieces for a blog, it becomes more and more difficult to think of things to write about. I have written about Barber Motorsports Park many times over the years, and while it is still beautiful, and a definite “put this on my list of tracks to visit–you can only show a picture of the guys on the wheels statue so many times before it becomes old hat.

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It’s Race Day At Barber Motorsports Park!

Posted in IndyCar on April 23, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Good morning from a rain-soaked Barber Motorsports Park. As predicted, the storms went through last night, first appearing around 6:30. They were supposed to be cleared out by 6:00 am. That didn’t happen. It is still misting as I type, but this is a road course so there will be racing today. In fact, there is racing going on right now as the Porsche GT3 race is going on.

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The Barber Grid Is Now Set

Posted in IndyCar on April 22, 2017 by Oilpressure

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The grid for tomorrow’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama is now set. This appears to be the most “normal” starting grid we have had in the first three races of the season. Team Penske has pretty much dominated every session here this weekend and qualifying was no exception.

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Practice Three Done, Qualifying Next

Posted in IndyCar on April 22, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Practice Three for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama was more normal than what we have seen in the previous two races of the young 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. It’s looking more and more like Team Penske has this track figured out. Does this mean the winning car on Sunday will come from Team Penske? Not necessarily, but chances are good that Chevy may pick up its first win of the season.

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Saturday Morning At Barber Motorsports Park

Posted in IndyCar on April 22, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Good morning from Barber Motorsports Park and the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. We have been here for a while, but there was a generator problem in the Media Center this morning, meaning there was no power or internet. That problem was fixed around 9:30, so I was able to come in and type

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That’s A Wrap For Friday

Posted in IndyCar on April 21, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Well, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that it’s been a great day here at the track. The bad news is that we were able to record an episode of One Take Only beside the track this afternoon. I will work on it tonight and post it either late tonight or first thing in the morning, assuming I can get the software on my laptop to cooperate. If not, it’ll have to wait until we get back home.. You’ve been warned.

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