It’s Race Day At Pocono!

Posted in IndyCar on August 20, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Good morning from a sun-bathed Pocono Raceway! The temperature is a perfect 77-degrees and is not expected to not go much higher. There is not a cloud in the sky. No one in the local area can use weather as an excuse for not coming today.

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A Wild Day Of Qualifying At Pocono

Posted in IndyCar on August 19, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Qualifying for Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway was exciting, frightening and frustrating with an emotional ending. I’m not sure I’ve ever witnessed a more compelling qualifying session outside of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway than the one I just watched.

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Pocono Practice One Is Now Complete

Posted in IndyCar on August 19, 2017 by Oilpressure

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The one and only practice before qualifying for the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway is now complete. There will be a final practice at 5:00 this afternoon after qualifying at 1:00.

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Welcome To Pocono Raceway!

Posted in IndyCar on August 19, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Good morning from a warm but foggy Pocono Raceway. Actually the fog is quickly giving way to clear blue skies. As promised, the weather looks like it will full cooperate this year as opposed to last year’s ABC Supply 500 that was pushed to Monday.

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Pocono Preview

Posted in IndyCar on August 18, 2017 by Oilpressure

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By the time you read this, I will be well on my way to Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania for Sunday’s ABC Supply 500. My trip will pretty much mirror what we did last year. I’ll leave Nashville around 4:30 am and head to Indianapolis where I’ll meet up with our good friend Paul Dalbey, formerly of More Front Wing and currently doing photography work for 16th and Georgetown. Last year we left his car with a friend and took my car to Pocono. This year, mine gets left behind. If everything goes according to plan, we should arrive at our hotel near the track at around 6:00 this evening.

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A New Summer Tradition

Posted in IndyCar on August 16, 2017 by Oilpressure

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For the past three years, our good friend Paul Dalbey, formerly of More Front Wing, and his soon-to-be wife have made their way to Music City to visit us each August. Does three years in a row make this a tradition? During the previous two visits, we took advantage of his presence to record another episode of One Take Only – the videoblog of Oilpressure.com. For the past seven years, my friend John McLallen and I have done these video segments to mixed reviews. They are unscripted, unrehearsed and unedited. Some love them, some hate them. There is no middle ground. With Paul on here each August, will this become a new summer tradition?

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Living Up To Stereotypes

Posted in IndyCar on August 11, 2017 by Oilpressure

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As many of you know, Leigh Diffey called last week’s NASCAR race at Watkins Glen. He is also scheduled to do the broadcast for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Michigan. We all know Diffey from being the voice of Formula One races since 2012 as well as being Bob Jenkins’ successor on NBCSN’s IndyCar broadcasts since 2013.

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