Who Will Be The Surprise Of IndyCar 2018?

Posted in IndyCar on March 5, 2018 by Oilpressure

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This is Race Week. It’s normal at this time of year for everyone to come up with predictions for the season championship. But let’s face it – that’s not too difficult to do. There is a strong chance that one of the three Team Penske drivers will compete with Scott Dixon from Chip Ganassi Racing along with Andretti Autosport drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay and Alexander Rossi for the Verizon IndyCar title.

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The Last Chance For An Offseason Rant

Posted in IndyCar on March 2, 2018 by Oilpressure

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The 2018 Verizon IndyCar season starts next weekend, with the first practice starting a week from today. That means that the long offseason is just about over. Usually, I get in one rant in the offseason that has very little to do with racing; but everything to do with my dislikes of the latest trendy sayings, corporate buzzwords, clichés and the most recent bad commercials. Don’t take from this that I’m a very negative guy. I’m not. I just have a lot of pet-peeves and dislikes.

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Staying Relevant Twelve Months A Year

Posted in IndyCar on February 28, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Most IndyCar fans do a lot of reminiscing about the good old days. I know I do. I’m not really sure when the good old days actually took place, but I guess it’s safe to say that they took place prior to 1996. There were certainly a lot of things that make us smile about yesteryear when it comes to IndyCar and the Indianapolis 500, but when it comes to offseason promotion – we may be living in the good old days right now.

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Is The New IndyCar TV Deal Nearly Done?

Posted in IndyCar on February 26, 2018 by Oilpressure

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OK, maybe that headline was a little misleading. But I couldn’t come up with anything else to describe this article in the short space allotted. Truth be told, it could be nearly done or it may be months from now. No one really knows, and I certainly have no clue. But logic would say that it’s probably not too much longer before we know the details of the new contract.

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Don’t Mess With The Firestone Partnership

Posted in IndyCar on February 23, 2018 by Oilpressure

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If you’ve been following this site for a while, you know that I live by the mantra “Change is Bad”. Sometimes, it’s just because I’m set in my ways. Other times; It’s because I’m opposed to change just for the sake of change. Was Windows 8 or 10 really necessary? There are times when I’ve surprised people by embracing change. The iPhone 6 was a big step up from the iPhone 5, so I had no problem upgrading. I saw no reason to get an iPhone 7; same with 8. I would like the iPhone X, but it’s a little pricey for my blood, so I’ll continue to cling to my iPhone 6 a little longer. I say all that to prove that in some cases, I’ll gladly embrace change.

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Why I’m Glad To Be An IndyCar Fan

Posted in IndyCar on February 21, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Sunday was a beautiful day in Nashville. The sky was clear and the temperature was in the sixties. That morning I went for a long walk, which is about the only exercise I get, while listening to a random podcast of Donald Davidson’s The Talk of Gasoline Alley. It put me in the mood for racing. I finished my walk just in time to tune in to FOX’s coverage of the Daytona 500. That’s where my day took a downward turn.

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Could This Finally Be Foyt’s Year?

Posted in IndyCar on February 16, 2018 by Oilpressure

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It’s that time again! It’s that time in the pre-season that everyone takes note of all of the positive changes at AJ Foyt Enterprises. You know the drill; after coming off of a very disappointing season in 201X – Larry and AJ Foyt make driver changes and beef up their engineering staff that will practically guarantee that the 201X+1 season will be their year. Then a year later the cycle repeats itself.

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