IndyCar Grand Prix Qualifying

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 12, 2017 by Oilpressure

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The last time I watched knockout qualifying in person was at Barber Motorsports Park in April. There were no surprises at all. Today was no different. The only mild surprise was that Sébastien Bourdais pit his wrecked car from Phoenix in the Firestone Fast Six. He and Scott Dixon were the only two Honda representatives in the Fast Six.

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Welcome To The Indianapolis Motor Speedway!

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 12, 2017 by Oilpressure

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No matter how many times I come to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, I still feel a tingle whenever I enter the grounds. When I saw Turn One as I drove up, I felt like a little kid again.

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IndyCar Grand Prix Preview

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 12, 2017 by Oilpressure

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As you are reading this, I am either in Indianapolis or well on my way. My plan is to get away early, but this time I feel like my plan will work – mainly because it is not dependent on anyone else. If I tell Susan we are leaving at 6:00, she translates that to mean 7:00. When John McLallen was giving me a ride to Barber, I had to wake him out of a deep sleep to remind him that he was to pick me up at 6:00. He showed up at 7:15.

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When I Really Got The Indianapolis 500

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 11, 2017 by Oilpressure

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This Saturday, May 13th, will not only mark the fourth IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis, but it marks the fiftieth anniversary of the day I really fell in love with the Indianapolis 500. Most would think that that happened two years earlier when I attended my first race in 1965. Well, that race made a lasting impression on me and I knew I wanted to go back – but I was still a little young to fully comprehend what was going on.

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The 2017 Indianapolis 500 Trivia Contest

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 10, 2017 by Oilpressure

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The time is finally here for one of the most treasured traditions of the Month of May. OK, that may be just a slight exaggeration, but quite a few people do look forward to this each year. It’s time for the annual Oilpressure.com Indianapolis 500 Trivia Contest.

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Restoration Or Replica?

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 9, 2017 by Oilpressure

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There are many traditions about the Month of May. Many are shared by all of us, while others are limited to the traditions of families or groups of friends. One tradition that I’ve treasured for the last couple of decades is our trip to the IMS Museum on the day before the race every year. It’s hot and packed with people that don’t smell very good, but it’s still one of my favorite rituals.

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May Comes Early In Our House

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 8, 2017 by Oilpressure

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By Susan Phillips

For most of you, May probably started last Monday on May 1st. That’s when it started on the calendar and in most normal people’s households. However in my house, May gets about a five week head-start.

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