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Just Where Did The Time Go?

Posted in IndyCar on September 8, 2017 by Oilpressure

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There is one indisputable fact that I have learned as I grow older – as I age, each year of my life seems much shorter than the year before. When I was four years-old, it was an absolute eternity from that Christmas to the next one when I was five. When I was six, I attended my first Indianapolis 500 in 1965. My father took his father and brother in 1966, so when May of 1967 rolled around – it had been two years, which represented a quarter of my life at the time. Once again, it seemed like an eternity.

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Is ECR at a Crossroads?

Posted in IndyCar on September 6, 2017 by Oilpressure

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During the pre-race telecast for Sunday’s race at Watkins Glen, Robin Miller asked Ed Carpenter who would be driving for him next season. Carpenter smiled as he candidly answered “I am”. While it was a quick and clever response, was it really the best answer?

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Random Thoughts On Watkins Glen

Posted in IndyCar on September 4, 2017 by Oilpressure

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With two races to go in the Verizon IndyCar Series season and a very tight championship battle; most people were expecting an exciting race on Sunday at Watkins Glen. They were not disappointed. It’s a shame that more people did not make the trek to western New York to see it in person (but who am I to complain as I watched it from the comfort of my den?). Ticket sales had been weak leading up to the race. Cold temperatures and threatening skies didn’t help anyone waiting until the last minute to make the decision to go. It’s too bad. Those that were there got to see a heck of a race.

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Watkins Glen Preview

Posted in IndyCar on September 1, 2017 by Oilpressure

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As this championship winds down with two races to go, the Verizon IndyCar Series heads to Watkins Glen International, in the Finger Lakes region of western New York. At this time last year, Susan and I told each other we would be at this race. However, life and budgets got in the way over the past year and it was obvious before the season even started that it was not going to happen this year. Hopefully next year we can make it, since we’ve never been there.

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Do The Dominos Fall Or Remain Standing?

Posted in IndyCar on August 30, 2017 by Oilpressure

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On Monday, Racer.com reported that Andretti Autosport is staying with Honda after many had been speculating for weeks that Michael Andretti was headed back to Chevy, whom they left after the 2013 season. Other reputable sites were also reporting the same. But by Tuesday, it seemed there was still some doubt to those reports

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Random Thoughts On Gateway

Posted in IndyCar on August 28, 2017 by Oilpressure

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After very little sleep and a long drive home yesterday, I found time to ponder the events of this past weekend – from the moment I first arrived at Gateway Motorsports Park on Friday at lunchtime, to leaving the track in the wee hours of Sunday morning long after the huge crowd had departed the grounds.

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Newgarden Takes Gateway

Posted in IndyCar on August 27, 2017 by Oilpressure

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The return to Gateway Motorsports Park by the Verizon IndyCar Series got off to a rocky start Saturday night. The crowd was phenomenal following a fifteen year stretch since IndyCar left. I’m no expert at estimating crowds, but I would guess that there may have been over forty-thousand on hand. The stands looked full and I’m hoping it looked as good on television as it did in person.

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