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Practice One In The Books

Posted in IndyCar on April 21, 2017 by Oilpressure

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The first Verizon IndyCar practice at Barber Motorsports Park is in the books. Based off of one single practice, one might get the opinion that Roger Penske is tired of seeing the smaller teams come away with the wins in the first two races.

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Finally Made It To Barber

Posted in IndyCar on April 21, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Never again will I complain about how slowly my wife moves on race weekend mornings. When we leave Nashville for Barber, I tend to target a 6:00 am departure. Susan usually makes it out the door by 6:30. In the past, I found that irritating and I usually let her know about it in some not-so-subtle ways.

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Barber Preview

Posted in IndyCar on April 21, 2017 by Oilpressure

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By the time you read this, one of us will be well on our way to Barber Motorsports Park for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. I say one of us, but I guess I should say I’ll be on my way. Susan has some work to do and will be driving down to Birmingham later today. In order to not have two cars to deal with for the weekend, I am riding down early this morning with my One Take Only cohort, John McLallen; who is driving down for the day to watch practice with his son Jack.

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Looking Back At A Recent Memory

Posted in IndyCar on April 19, 2017 by Oilpressure

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For those of you that have Facebook, you know there is a relatively new feature called Memories that shows you where you were or what you posted on a certain date, so many years ago. Last week a photo popped up on mine that was from exactly two years ago at NOLA Motorsports Park, when Susan and I were there for the Inaugural Grand Prix of Louisiana.

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Brilliant Move Or Shameless Publicity Stunt?

Posted in IndyCar on April 14, 2017 by Oilpressure

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We all awoke to the same announcement on Wednesday morning; two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso will skip the Grand Prix of Monaco and run the Indianapolis 500 instead. Like most of you, I thought it was a hoax of some kind. But we all now know that it turned out to be true.

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The Pits: To Close Or Not To Close?

Posted in IndyCar on April 12, 2017 by Oilpressure

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By Paul Dalbey

Note – Once again, I’ve turned over the reins of this site over to Paul Dalbey of More Front Wing. Most of the time we agree. However, on today’s topic – we don’t see exactly eye-to-eye. Still, its a good topic worthy of discussion. – GP

Trivia: What do you the Colorado Rockies, Justin Bieber, Y2K, Harry Potter, Facebook, and the careers of every current Verizon IndyCar Series driver have in common?

Answer: Not a single one of them was around when Indy car racing left the pit lane open when a caution period commenced on course.

That’s right — there isn’t a single driver in today’s Verizon IndyCar Series that raced in a time when drivers were allowed to duck into pit lane before the pace car had the field in tow. In fact, there are a good number of today’s drivers who weren’t even born when CART and USAC implemented the rule prior to the 1992 season.

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Random Thoughts On Long Beach

Posted in IndyCar on April 10, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Oddly enough, there will be some that will say that yesterday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was boring. I will respectfully, yet strongly, disagree. Perhaps I’m a little enthusiastic after having just watched the race from the comfort of my easy chair, but after continuous decades of watching races at Long Beach – I’m thinking yesterday’s may have been the best of the bunch. Granted there have been some snoozers mixed in there, but even taking the very best ones into account – this one may have topped them all. I’m not afraid to call a parade a parade, but I thought this race had a little bit – no, a lot of everything.

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