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Fans Having A Day At Gateway

Posted in IndyCar on August 26, 2017 by Oilpressure

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By Susan Phillips

This is our final IndyCar race for the 2017 season, the Bommarito 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois. Before I get into the sights and sounds, a word from our sponsor. If your not from the Missouri area, Bommarito Automotive Group is the largest retail network in Missouri and the 54th largest in the United States. They sell every automobile brand from Audi to Volkswagen—in case you were wondering.

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It’s Race Day At Gateway Motorsports Park!

Posted in IndyCar on August 26, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Good afternoon from a sunny Gateway Motorsports Park just across the Mighty Mississippi River from St. Louis. So far, this has been a mostly positive experience. I had heard horror stories about the location of the track that led me to believe that I would be dodging bullets and at the very least be a victim to a car-jacking. While no one would mistake the surrounding area for Beverly Hills, I would describe it as a mostly commercial/industrial area. As soon as we left the track last night, we were immediately on the interstate and minutes from our hotel in Fairview Heights, IL.

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The Grid Is Set For Saturday’s Race

Posted in IndyCar on August 25, 2017 by Oilpressure

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One by one, the cars went out to tame the 1.25 egg-shaped oval that is Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois. As each car went out, the temperature continued to drop, making the conditions better and better for each car. I’m not sure if it is due to the fact that he was the last car to qualify, or if he simply had the fastest car – but Will Power is your pole-sitter for tomorrow night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500.

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Gateway Practice-One Is Done

Posted in IndyCar on August 25, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Practice One for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park is now in the books. As expected, it was pretty much dominated by Chevy. Those in the know tell me that this track will behave a lot like Phoenix which, if you’ll recall, was also dominated by Chevy last April.

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Greetings From Gateway Motorsports Park

Posted in IndyCar on August 25, 2017 by Oilpressure

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A very leisurely drive this morning turned into a nightmare once I arrived here. I know this ranks up there as a first-world problem, but the credential office where the parking passes are distributed to the media was an absolute clusterf***. Last week at Pocono, I walked in showed my ID, they retrieved an envelope and I was out in about 45 seconds. This took fifty minutes. And it wasn’t because I was just a lowly blogger. Robin Miller and Jim Ayello with the IndyStar were stuck in line with me. So, my first impression was not a great one.

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Gateway Preview

Posted in IndyCar on August 25, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Once again, I am on the road this morning on my way to a race track. Unlike last Friday where I ended up traveling over 900 miles from Nashville to Pocono via Indianapolis. This weekend is much more manageable. In fact, it started last night when I left work and drove to western Kentucky, where Susan has been working this week. I stayed with her last night and I’m now on my way to Gateway Motorsports Park, located just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis in Madison, IL. She will work today and join me at the track late this afternoon.

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Tony Kanaan Can Still Drive

Posted in IndyCar on August 23, 2017 by Oilpressure

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This past weekend, we heard the news that many of us had long suspected when Tony Kanaan told Dave Furst, of the Advanced Auto Parts IndyCar Radio Network, that he will be a free-agent for 2018. He also made it clear to Furst and everyone listening that he fully intends to drive in 2018 and that he is not washed up. Count me as one who agrees with Kanaan.

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