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It’s Time To Rethink Alexander Rossi

Posted in IndyCar on March 22, 2017 by Oilpressure

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When Alexander Rossi took the checkered flag in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 last May, I’ll admit I was more than just a little bummed. After months of buildup and hype for such a milestone event, it was just a little disappointing to have a rookie win the race on a fuel-mileage gamble.

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A Break In The IndyCar Schedule

Posted in IndyCar on March 20, 2017 by Oilpressure

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It seems that lots of people have been complaining in the past week about how IndyCar dropped the ball by not having another race between last week’s season-opening race at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 9th. Many have scolded IndyCar for not having a second race in that time frame at Homestead.

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Racing From Home – A Rant

Posted in IndyCar on March 17, 2017 by Oilpressure

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My wife will say I’m cheap. In fact, Susan may have even said that on this site before in one of her posts. I consider myself thrifty, but not cheap. On race weekends, I’m happy staying in a Quality Inn as opposed to the Westin. I just want it to be relatively clean and close to the track. Susan would probably choose the Westin. I tend to not be frivolous on some things.

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A Sour Start To The IndyCar Season

Posted in IndyCar on March 15, 2017 by Oilpressure

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With last weekend’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, came a lot of euphoria. There were smiles everywhere as Sébastien Bourdais, Dale Coyne and Honda all came away with big wins. It was a great way to start the new Verizon IndyCar Series season.

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Random Thoughts On St. Petersburg

Posted in IndyCar on March 13, 2017 by Oilpressure

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The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg for 2017 is now in the books. It did not go as planned. Going into the weekend, I think most people (including myself) were convinced that this would be a battle among the four Team Penske drivers. After all, they had won the last three races at St. Petersburg and four of the last five. Going into the weekend, Team Penske driver Will Power had won five of the previous six poles. Power added another one on Saturday.

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St. Petersburg Preview

Posted in IndyCar on March 10, 2017 by Oilpressure

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This morning at 11:15 Eastern Standard Time, our offseason of 173 days will finally be over. September 18th of last year was the last time an IndyCar turned a wheel in competition – 173 days ago. That’s less than ten days shy of half a year. Granted, there are no points up for grabs in today’s two practice sessions – but preparations will begin in earnest today for Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. It’s been a long time coming.

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From A Purist’s Viewpoint

Posted in IndyCar on March 8, 2017 by Oilpressure

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One might think that I’ve changed my opinion of IndyCar CEO Mark Miles, simply because I’ve said complimentary things about IndyCar President of Competition Jay Frye and the recent decisions of IndyCar’s upper management. On Monday, Robin Miller wrote an article on Racer.com that reinforced my original perception of Mr. Miles – one who is buried so deep within his bunker, that he has no idea what fans want. I also perceive him to be very stubborn. That is, when he’s convinced he’s right – rather than listening to fans and trying to understand why fans might be offering a different viewpoint, he digs in deeper to further uphold his stance on a topic.

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