Do The Big Teams Win Too Much?

Posted in IndyCar on June 17, 2015 by Oilpressure

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More than ever, it seems that there is such a strong sentiment against a Penske or Ganassi car winning a race in the Verizon IndyCar Series, that some say it is turning people away from the series in general.

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Random Thoughts On Toronto

Posted in IndyCar on June 15, 2015 by Oilpressure

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When the weather forecast for Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto made it apparent that the race would be another event affected by rain, I wondered what the Verizon IndyCar Series could do to catch a break. The race weekend at NOLA was all but a total washout, first day qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 never happened and both races at Detroit were greatly affected by rain. Add to that the fact that last year’s double-header at Toronto had to be run in one day due to heavy rains on Saturday.

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Toronto Preview

Posted in IndyCar on June 12, 2015 by Oilpressure

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The Verizon IndyCar Series heads north of the border to one of my favorite cities – Toronto. I sound like I’m a frequent visitor there. In all honesty, I’ve been there twice in my life – once in 1972 as a teenager, and then twenty years ago in 1995. So I would be less than genuine if I gave the impression that I’m a world traveler.

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IndyCar Must Do Whatever It Takes

Posted in IndyCar on June 10, 2015 by Oilpressure

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Last week, there were two separate articles that caught my eye and offered slightly different takes on sort of the same subject – the Honda aero kit.

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Random Thoughts On Texas

Posted in IndyCar on June 8, 2015 by Oilpressure

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Apparently, the divide within the Verizon IndyCar Series is much deeper than I thought. Either that or my definition of a good race has veered from that of most IndyCar fans of today. Last week, I was slammed for being negative in my description of the races at Belle Isle and double-headers in general.

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Texas Preview

Posted in IndyCar on June 5, 2015 by Oilpressure

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We are in what I call the roller-coaster portion of the schedule. In a two-week period, the Verizon IndyCar Series has gone from my favorite race track on the schedule, to my least favorite (Belle Isle) and then to a track that is either my second or third favorite venue – Texas Motor Speedway. For those wondering which track might be tied with Texas for my second favorite track – it’s Iowa Speedway.

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The New Golden Age

Posted in IndyCar on June 3, 2015 by Oilpressure

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When dissecting open-wheel racing’s fall from grace in the eye of the American public over the past quarter-century, many cite the retirement of so many of the sports stars and legends in a very short period. I don’t know that I necessarily agree with the assessment that the disappearance of so many drivers from the sport spelled doom and gloom; but it certainly didn’t help.

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