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Road America Friday Wrap-Up

Posted in IndyCar on June 23, 2017 by Oilpressure

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I’m not sure I’ve ever spent a bad day at a race track, but throw Road America into the mix and a good day seems almost guaranteed. Counting last year’s weekend we spent here, this is the fourth day we’ve spent at this track. I’ve never seen days go by as quickly as they do at Road America. We got here around 10:00 this morning. As I type it is almost 6:00. Those eight hours absolutely flew by. It seems like we just got here and it’s already time to go. We’ll have to get here earlier tomorrow to maximize our time.

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Welcome To Road America!

Posted in IndyCar on June 23, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Welcome to beautiful Road America, near Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Overnight thunderstorms have made for wet grounds and a green race track. But the good thing about a summer storm going through overnight is that the next day usually produces crisp blue skies. That’s the case here today.

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Road America Preview

Posted in IndyCar on June 23, 2017 by Oilpressure

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By the time you read this, Susan and I should be headed to Road America from our accommodations in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. We drove up yesterday and will stay through Sunday night and leave for an extended vacation on the shore of Lake Michigan (on the Michigan side).

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An Unpleasant Way To Start Summer

Posted in IndyCar on June 21, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Welcome to the first full day of summer! While many of you may be planning cookouts or trips to the beach in the near future, you probably didn’t plan on starting summer off like this.

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Don’t Treat New Fans With Disdain

Posted in IndyCar on June 16, 2017 by Oilpressure

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A few years ago, I tackled this subject using the exact same comparison I’m going to use here. If this seems like a re-run, it’s not. It’s just that recent events have reignited this rant within. I promise I haven’t even gone back to see what I wrote. This is all coming from the heart now – not a few years ago. So if you remember the last one and see similarities, forgive me. It’s not intentional. There is a racing component to all this so stick with me.

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Some Food For Thought On Pack Racing

Posted in IndyCar on June 14, 2017 by Oilpressure

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The biggest question coming out of the Verizon IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway this past Saturday night is what can be done to eliminate pack racing? If that was the biggest question, the second biggest question was should it be eliminated? I am not an engineer, so I have no idea how to answer the first question. To be truthful, I have mixed emotions on the second one.

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Random Thoughts On Texas

Posted in IndyCar on June 12, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Some of the words coming from the drivers immediately after the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 at Texas Motor Speedway were “Crazy”, “Wild”, “Fun”, “Close” and “Fast”. There were other words coming from the driver’s mouths that I’ve chosen not to print. After all, this is a family site. But the most dreaded term in the minds of many fans of the Verizon IndyCar Series that came from Saturday night’s race was “pack-racing”.

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