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Is This Finally Honda’s Year?

Posted in IndyCar on March 21, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Last week after the season-opening race at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, I got a text from my brother asking me why Team Penske showed so poorly. I was in a hurry and didn’t have time to explain that their results weren’t really that bad. Josef Newgarden finished seventh, Will Power was tenth and Simon Pagenaud finished thirteenth. But when your team is used to competing for wins and championships, I guess those results were a little disappointing.

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A Chance To Own A Piece Of History

Posted in IndyCar on March 19, 2018 by Oilpressure

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It used to be that whenever sports facilities made upgrades or changes to their venue, they would just toss the old stuff out because it was considered to be, well…junk. Then somewhere along the way, someone much smarter than I am figured out that fans would pay a pretty penny to add the “junk” to their sports memorabilia collection.

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Working Through The Growing Pains

Posted in IndyCar on March 16, 2018 by Oilpressure

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When the Verizon IndyCar Series kicked off its season this past weekend, there were four new teams represented on the grid. I’m not sure when the last time that many new teams have started a season, but I’m going to guess it was the unification of 2008 when Dale Coyne Racing, KV Racing, Newman/Haas, HVM and Conquest Racing all came over from Champ Car.

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Taking The Bad With The Good

Posted in IndyCar on March 14, 2018 by Oilpressure

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With the good, you must take the bad. The good was that the Verizon IndyCar Series got the 2018 season underway in strong fashion this past weekend. The bad? With the start of the IndyCar season comes another edition of One Take Only.

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Random Thoughts On St. Petersburg

Posted in IndyCar on March 12, 2018 by Oilpressure

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After much buildup about how interesting the new unified body kit for the Verizon IndyCar Series was going to make things, my hope was that the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg would not end up being a parade. After all, when twenty-four cars have the exact same chassis and aero kit and the only thing separating them is the engine and the talent of the team and driver  – the possibility of a parade of evenly matched cars would not be out of the question.

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St. Petersburg Preview

Posted in IndyCar on March 9, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Our long national nightmare known as the IndyCar offseason is over. The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season is finally here as the green flag drops for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg this Sunday on ABC at 12:30 EDT (don’t forget to set your clocks up one hour). The first practice gets underway today (Friday) at 11:20 am EST and goes until 12:05 pm. Practice Two starts at 3:10 pm EST. The times could not have worked out better for me, as my company has scheduled a two-hour conference call from 1:00 until 3:00. With the live streaming of practice, I apparently won’t be straying too far from my office today – but I won’t be missing any on-track activity either.

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Thirty-Three – It’s More Than Just A Number

Posted in IndyCar on March 7, 2018 by Oilpressure

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It’s bad that I feel the need to jump on my soapbox just as we are on the eve of a brand new season in the Verizon IndyCar Series. But there is a movement afoot among some of the fan base that I find absolutely mind-boggling. Spewing negativity or not, I feel the need to throw out my opinion on this before this thing gets too out of hand. Not that my opinion carries any weight, but at least I can vent about it here.

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