Archive for the IndyCar Category

This Ticket Is Truly A Keepsake

Posted in Indianapolis 500, IndyCar on March 30, 2016 by Oilpressure

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As I write this I am fully aware that some of us have already received our tickets for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, while many more have not. Fear not, they are on their way.

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Should IndyCar Give Up On The Northeast?

Posted in IndyCar on March 28, 2016 by Oilpressure

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It’s a shame that the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season is already underway and there is still a great deal of uncertainty whether one of its scheduled events will actually take place. The Grand Prix of Boston scheduled for September 4th, is still dealing with resistance from a lot of the local residents that flat-out do not want the event to happen. Personally, I think it’ll happen – at least for this year. But after that, I think all bets are off.

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Welcome Back, John Menard

Posted in Indianapolis 500, IndyCar on March 25, 2016 by Oilpressure

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The 2016 Indianapolis 500 got a little more colorful this past Tuesday, when it was announced that the Team Penske car of Simon Pagenaud would carry sponsorship from Menards for the two races in the month of May, as well as the race at Road America.

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The Burger Bash Gets A Makeover

Posted in Indianapolis 500, IndyCar on March 23, 2016 by Oilpressure

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For those that read this site and/or are regular listeners to Trackside, you’ve undoubtedly at least heard of the Carb Night Burger Bash – even if you’ve never attended. The name says it all. It takes place on the evening of Carb Day – the Friday before the Indianapolis 500. There are burgers and milkshakes available for purchase and there is one underlying theme – anything to do with the Indianapolis 500.

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An Enclosed Cockpit I Could Live With

Posted in IndyCar on March 21, 2016 by Oilpressure

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Following the fatal injuries to Dan Wheldon in the 2011 IndyCar finale at Las Vegas, there was an immediate and knee-jerk outcry for all open wheel cars to have some sort of enclosed cockpit. There was no adequate solution proposed by this side, but there were many reasonable arguments to suggest that the unintended consequences of an enclosed canopy could pose many more problems than it could solve.

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It’s OK To Err On The Side Of Caution

Posted in IndyCar on March 18, 2016 by Oilpressure

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After Will Power missed the opening round of the Verizon IndyCar Series season reportedly due to a concussion; it was revealed on Wednesday that it was actually due to an inner ear infection. As expected, there were a few that took to social media to blame IndyCar for misdiagnosing Power.

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Helping To Make All Boats Rise

Posted in IndyCar on March 16, 2016 by Oilpressure

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As we approached the beginning of the Verizon IndyCar Series season last week, some of you may have missed what I consider a major development and a reason to celebrate. For the past couple of years, many have bemoaned the fact that the number of IndyCar bloggers has dwindled to the point that you are left with me and a handful of others to satisfy your thirst for something away from the conventional media outlets.

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