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A Step In The Right Direction

Posted in IndyCar on July 29, 2015 by Oilpressure

This weekend, the Verizon IndyCar Series takes a step into the realm of new technology to enhance the fan experience. Since Spring Training at Barber Motorsports Park in mid-March, the series has been experimenting with new LED displays that will theoretically be visible to fans at the track and maybe even for television viewers. These displays are primarily designed to show a car’s race position, but will also show when a car is utilizing the “Push to Pass” (P2P) feature and even times in the pit box.

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Brainstorming: Capturing The Next Generation

Posted in IndyCar on July 27, 2015 by Oilpressure

By Paul Henry

This latest installment of the “Brainstorming” series comes from the IndyCar blogger Paul Henry, otherwise known as GForcePaul. Paul Started his blog, “WideOpenWheel”, in 2011. Paul contacted me with a topic that may the most important task facing the Verizon IndyCar Series. How to attract the next generation of fans is crucial to the future of our sport. Please chime in with your own ideas and thoughts after reading Paul’s post. Thanks to Paul for the hard work on his contribution. – GP

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Silence Is Golden…And Now Mandatory

Posted in IndyCar on July 24, 2015 by Oilpressure


Just when you thought it was again fun to be a fan of the Verizon IndyCar Series, along comes the infamous Rule 9.3.8. The series was just coming off of three outstanding races featuring three winners that have not been frequent visitors to victory lane recently. Television ratings on NBCSN were showing significant increases and dialogue was about action on the track instead of inaction at IndyCar headquarters.

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Sage Karam: Love Him Or Hate Him?

Posted in IndyCar on July 22, 2015 by Oilpressure

This past Saturday night at Iowa, we saw Ed Carpenter go to the trouble of taking his left hand off of the steering wheel just so he could give Sage Karam the good ol’ one-finger salute. Just a little later, he shook the same fist at Karam before Ed backed out of the throttle and let him by. Karam ended up on the podium for the first time in his career, while Carpenter settled for sixth.

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Random Thoughts On Iowa

Posted in IndyCar on July 20, 2015 by Oilpressure

A few weeks ago, I was chastised for being so negative about the double-header at Belle Isle. Chances are, some will claim that I am a cheerleader for the Verizon IndyCar Series for what I am about to say about Saturday night’s Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway. If you didn’t like that race, you may want to stop reading now because I will say nothing to reassure you that you were right.

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Iowa Preview

Posted in IndyCar on July 17, 2015 by Oilpressure

For the second time in less than a week, the Verizon IndyCar Series is going short-tracking this weekend. For me, the Iowa Corn Indy 300 at Iowa Speedway is one of those races I have on my short list to go to. I say that practically every year, but somehow we never make it out there. Our in-person racing season was grouped tightly together this year. NOLA, Barber and four straight weekends at Indianapolis over a seven week span took its toll on our aged bodies and our budget, which was already too small to begin with. I’ll say what I do every year at this time – maybe next year.

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Brainstorming: The Live TV/Internet Product

Posted in IndyCar on July 15, 2015 by Oilpressure

By David Zehr

Hello followers! Some of you may know me as DZ, or @groundedeffects on twitter or by my blog of the same name, or perhaps you caught me on video last September doing a guest spot on "One Take Only" right here on this site.

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