We Have A Winner!

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 25, 2016 by Oilpressure

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Apparently, I got my wish when I said I wanted this year’s trivia contest to be more difficult. I thought last year’s was tough, but the winning entry came in just before the deadline with all answers correct.  This year had another last minute entry, but he missed two. Still it was good enough to win  a beautiful brand-new 100% cotton (no dri-fit here) Oilpressure.com polo.

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A Nice Lead-In For Race Weekend

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 24, 2016 by Oilpressure

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With qualifications for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 now behind us, what better time would there be for another episode of One Take Only? There have been a lot of new readers come to this site this month for the first time. Now that you’re here, you’ll probably never come back after watching one of these.

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Random Thoughts On Qualifying Weekend

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 23, 2016 by Oilpressure

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The starting grid for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 is now set. James Hinchcliffe made an emotional and thrilling run for the pole to cap off a day that saw underdog Honda take it to the heavily favored Chevy powerplant. Honda-powered cars made up five of the Fast Nine, and ultimately two of the front row of three. Besides Hinchcliffe on the pole in a Honda, Ryan Hunter-Reay placed his Honda on the outside of Row One.

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A Popular Front Row For The Indianapolis 500

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 22, 2016 by Oilpressure

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Amidst all the cries of sandbagging by Chevy and bemoaning the dreaded “domed skids”; Honda was the one puffing their chest out at the end of qualifying for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

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It’s Pole Day At IMS!

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 22, 2016 by Oilpressure

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Welcome to a beautifully sunny Indianapolis Motor Speedway! There is not a cloud in the sky and the forecast is to be clear all day with a high of 77-degrees.

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Saturday Qualifying Follow-Up

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 21, 2016 by Oilpressure

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The Fast Nine has now been set for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. More on that in a minute, but I have some really important news to report. The old-school classic Jumbo Tenderloin at the track has been located. It took a total of four days at the track over two weekends, but I finally found a concession stand under the Paddock stands, near Section 7. One the old Grill 33 sells them for $9. That’s a hefty jump from the 2013 price of $6, but is well worth it.

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Good Afternoon From IMS

Posted in Indianapolis 500 on May 21, 2016 by Oilpressure

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Susan got good news at the walk-in clinic in Speedway. Nothing is broken, but she has a condition called costochondritis, which is an inflammation of the rib cartilage, caused by the blow she received last week. She got a shot of Toradol and a prescription for turbocharged ibuprofen and was sent on her way.

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