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How Much Is Too Much?

Posted in IndyCar on August 9, 2017 by Oilpressure

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By Susan Phillips

Some will find what I’m going to say as odd as I think it is, while others will wonder why I find this odd at all. As you know, there was no IndyCar race last weekend. While I enjoy watching and following IndyCar races, I don’t build my entire weekends around them like George does. But at this point in the racing season, I relish the few weekends when there is not a race.

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The Pros & Cons Of IndyCar Racing In Mexico

Posted in IndyCar on August 7, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Things are sounding more and more like the Verizon IndyCar Series will be racing somewhere in Mexico next season. In an article at Racer.com, Marshall Pruett reports that IndyCar CEO Mark Miles is having serious dialogue regarding a race south of the border sometime next year.

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The Best Pre-Season In Sports

Posted in IndyCar on August 4, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Did you watch the NFL Hall of fame game on TV last night? I’m embarrassed to say that I did. Well, not all of it but I watched more of the game that usually serves as the unofficial kickoff to the NFL pre-season than probably most people did. I know that doesn’t speak well for me. Most teams in the NFL play four pre-season games each year, but the two lucky teams that are tabbed to participate in the Hall of Fame game get to play a fifth pre-season game. I use the word “lucky” with tongue planted firmly in cheek.

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The Silliest Of Silly Seasons

Posted in IndyCar on August 2, 2017 by Oilpressure

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If you watched Sunday’s race from Mid-Ohio, you heard Robin Miller give a silly season update. Some of what he said we had heard before, but a lot of the dominos have to do with whether or not Andretti Autosport switches from Honda to Chevy for 2018. I’ve seen reports that Michael Andretti hopes to have a decision made within the next week or two. It sounds like if all goes to plan we should know something definite before the series reconvenes at Pocono in less than three weeks.

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Random Thoughts On Mid-Ohio

Posted in IndyCar on July 31, 2017 by Oilpressure

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While the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course may not be remembered for its excitement, try telling that to the fans of Josef Newgarden. The twenty-six year-old from Nashville delivered a masterpiece in winning yesterday that shows everyone why he was so sought after by Roger Penske.

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Mid-Ohio Preview

Posted in IndyCar on July 28, 2017 by Oilpressure

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This has been a busy week in the IndyCar world. Fans of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway had a field day on Monday discussing the grueling and sparsely attended Brickyard 400 that took started Sunday afternoon and lasted well into Sunday evening until it was threatened by darkness. Then Tuesday, the new common body kit for use in 2018 made its debut at IMS before a crowd that gathered at the south end of the track that almost looked bigger than what we saw there on Sunday. Lost in all the hoopla surrounding IMS this week was the fact that the Verizon IndyCar Series resumes after a week off from racing.

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The Sleek 2018 Car Finally Hits The Track

Posted in IndyCar on July 26, 2017 by Oilpressure

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More than a week ago, I had decided that today’s post would be dedicated to the updated version of the DW12 that will run in 2018. After all, this car is something that has been pointed to by every corner of the Verizon IndyCar Series. Not only are fans looking forward to a car with much improved looks, but drivers, teams and even the engine manufacturers are keeping a close eye on the development of this car.

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