How To Mess Up The Holidays

Posted in IndyCar on December 20, 2017 by Oilpressure

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It wouldn’t really be Christmas without a One Take Only to get you into that holiday spirit. For those that don’t know (or care); One Take Only is the videoblog of Oilpressure.com. My good friend John McLallen and I sit down with the camera rolling and start talking racing. It is unscripted, unrehearsed and unedited. What you see is what we got, hence the name One Take Only.

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Will Conor Daly Be An IndyCar Driver In 2018?

Posted in IndyCar on December 18, 2017 by Oilpressure

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As far as we know, there are 1.67 full-time rides left on the Verizon IndyCar Series for the 2018 season. That would be the full-time seat in the second car at Dale Coyne Racing that was intended for Ed Jones before he opted for the No.10 car at Chip Ganassi Racing. The two-thirds ride is the non-oval portion for the No.20 car at Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR) that Ed himself drives on the ovals.

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Welcoming Four New Teams For Next Season

Posted in IndyCar on December 15, 2017 by Oilpressure

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When the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series came to an end at Sonoma back in mid-September, there was a lot of anxiety about the car count for 2018. There were twenty-one full-time entries for the 2017 season. Although not confirmed by the respective teams involved, it was common knowledge among fans that the grid was going to lose three full-time cars in the offseason. Of course, they were also gaining one with Takuma Sato having already announced he was moving to a new second car with Rahal-Letterman-Lanigan; so the net loss was going to be two cars for 2018.

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A Number Swap Triggers A History Lesson

Posted in IndyCar on December 13, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Last week, it was announced that Andretti Autosport drivers Marco Andretti and Alexander Rossi would be swapping numbers. Starting next season, Marco Andretti will drive a car carrying the No.98, while Rossi will drive the No.27 car. That got me to thinking about some IndyCar numerology in the past. It’s a dangerous thing when my mind wanders in the offseason. You never know what bit of minutia I might dig up.

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Lights At The Brickyard

Posted in IndyCar on December 11, 2017 by Oilpressure

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One thing you always hear about IndyCar racing is that television doesn’t do it justice. No matter how hard they try, TV cameras just cannot capture the sheer speed or sound of a race car. While it makes for enjoyable viewing, there is nothing like being there in person.

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A Double-Dip Trip This Weekend

Posted in IndyCar on December 8, 2017 by Oilpressure

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By Susan Phillips

There are two times of the year that my husband gets obnoxiously excited about: the month of May and the Christmas season. I could certainly throw in football season, but that’s much more than a time of year. It’s half a year.

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Can “The Split” Be Described Objectively?

Posted in IndyCar on December 6, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Normally, I don’t seek out controversy here just to get a few extra hits. I don’t make money off of this site, so extra hits do nothing for me other than give me a warm fuzzy feeling. That’s not the reason I come here three times a week.

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