Can They Actually Pull It Off?

Posted in IndyCar on January 30, 2019 by Oilpressure

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There are some of my loyal readers who will stop reading this when they learn what it’s about. I will apologize in advance for this and any post I write on this topic for the next four months, but like it or not – it is going to be an ongoing storyline leading up to the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500.

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Random Thoughts On The Rolex 24

Posted in IndyCar on January 28, 2019 by Oilpressure

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While it isn’t an IndyCar race, it’s always fun to watch the Rolex 24 and lately – I’ve been posting random comments about it. It may not be to the extent that I do an IndyCar race, but I’m not near as well-versed on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as I am the NTT IndyCar Series. But with so many current and former IndyCar drivers in the event, I enjoy commenting on it.

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Settle Sports Where They Belong

Posted in IndyCar on January 25, 2019 by Oilpressure

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The Rolex 24 is this weekend. Many drivers from the NTT IndyCar Series will be competing in what I always considered to be an enjoyable event. We are all starved for racing and it’s good to get a good twenty-four hour dose of it. Recent history has shown that if the Rolex 24 is this weekend, then the Super Bowl must be next weekend.

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‘Tis The Season For Announcements

Posted in IndyCar on January 23, 2019 by Oilpressure

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It’s always amazing how quickly things start happening once the calendar flips to the new year. We are barely more than three weeks into 2019 and we’ve already seen announcements pertaining to NBC IndyCar schedule, NTT coming on board as the new title sponsor and most recently – announcements from individual IndyCar teams confirming their plans for the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season.

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Where Does The DXC Technology 600 Rank?

Posted in IndyCar on January 21, 2019 by Oilpressure

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When I was writing about NTT coming on board as the new title sponsor for the newly-branded NTT IndyCar Series last week, I mentioned that some consider the IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway to be the second-most important race on the IndyCar schedule. A longtime reader and commenter challenged that statement and others questioned it as well. He asked me if I was one who thought it was, and I had to pause and ask myself the same question.

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Going In Opposite Directions

Posted in IndyCar on January 18, 2019 by Oilpressure

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Last Friday was not a good day for those that have staked out a career in motor racing. NASCAR laid off roughly fifty of their in-house corporate employees in a cost-cutting move. Reportedly, there were a lot of long-term employees very good at their job that were let go. Considering my day job is heavily involved with Workforce Development, I consider last Friday a very dark day.

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IndyCar Hits A Home Run

Posted in IndyCar on January 16, 2019 by Oilpressure

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One of the worst kept secrets of 2019 was made official yesterday, when it was confirmed that NTT would become the title sponsor for the IndyCar Series. OK…there was one surprise. We had all assumed that it would be NTT Data coming on board. Instead, we learned that it would be their parent company; Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) assuming the role of title sponsor for the NTT IndyCar Series. About ten days ago, Adam Stern of SportsBusiness Journal reported that IndyCar had been in advanced talks with NTT Corp about taking over as the title sponsor, after the deal with Verizon expired at the end of 2018.

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