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Can Haas reverse the tide of history?

22/04/14

Gordon Kirby hopes that Gene Haas’s forthcoming Formula 1 effort can be successful

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Conway wins messy Long Beach GP

14/04/14

Gordon Kirby reports on Mike Conway’s unlikely Indycar win on the streets of Long Beach

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Long Beach’s best race

07/04/14

Gordon Kirby recalls the 1998 Grand Prix of Long Beach and an emphatic comeback victory from Alex Zanardi

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Will Power dominates IndyCar opener

31/03/14

Gordon Kirby reports on the IndyCar season opener and a strong performance from winner Will Power

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2014 IndyCar season preview

24/03/14

Gordon Kirby takes a look at the changes made in IndyCar for 2014 and who might have a shot at the championship

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Sebring’s great past and hopeful future

10/03/14

Gordon Kirby looks back at past Sebring winners and what the race has to live up to under the Tudor United SportsCar Championship banner.

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The racing wisdom of Mario Andretti

03/03/14

Gordon Kirby thinks Jacques Villeneuve could learn a thing or two from Mario Andretti about staying competitive at Indy

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Adjusting to life out of the cockpit

27/02/14

Dario Franchitti gives us an update of what he’s got planned for the year since his enforced retirement from racing

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Garage 34 at Indianapolis

27/02/14

Paul Fearnley thinks the mooted Garage 56-style experimental entry at Indianapolis is urgently needed

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The death of bike racing in the US?

26/02/14

Mat Oxley explains the decline of US Superbikes, which has fed GP racing with top riders for decades

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Dale Earnhardt Jr wins Daytona 500

24/02/14

Gordon Kirby on Jr’s second Daytona win and what lies in store for NASCAR in 2014

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US racing’s standard of officiating

17/02/14

Paul Tracy bemoans the lack of consistency displayed by US racing officials

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The career of Mark Donohue

17/02/14

Gordon Kirby looks back at the life and career of driver and engineer Mark Donohue, one of the great all-rounders

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American greats: Milton, Murphy and Lockhart

10/02/14

Gordon Kirby looks back to the 1920s and three of America’s greatest ever racers

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Daytona 24 Hours aftermath

03/02/14

Gordon Kirby on the fan backlash to the ‘NASCAR mentality’ creeping in to American sports car racing

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Action Express wins Daytona 24 Hours

27/01/14

Gordon Kirby reports on 2014′s first major endurance race, a 1-2-3-4 sweep for the Corvette DPs

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Parnelli’s record run in the Baja 1000

13/01/14

Gordon Kirby speaks to Indy 500 winner Parnelli Jones about his experiences in the Baja 1000

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Chapman’s last Lotus Indycar

06/01/14

Gordon Kirby looks back at the quick, but unreliable 4WD Lotus 64 and Chapman’s last visit to the famous Brickyard

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Gordon Kirby’s highlight of 2013

23/12/13

Gordon Kirby’s highlight of the year: watching two highly professional drivers build their championship campaigns

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Mario Andretti on his first racer

16/12/13

Mario Andretti teams up with Playstation so that the gaming company can rebuild his first racer.

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Jackie Stewart’s Can-Am season

16/12/13

Gordon Kirby recalls Jackie Stewart’s 1971 foray into Can-Am in a Haas-run Lola

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Gordon Kirby started covering Indycar racing, the original Can-Am series, the American Formula 5000 series, the Daytona 500 and the long-distance sports car races at Daytona, Sebring and Watkins Glen in 1973 when he began his work as Autosport‘s American correspondent. Over the years he’s covered more than 650 Indy car races and 35 Daytona 500s. Looking back, he feels lucky and pleased that he was able to cover the final two years of the great Can-Am series and enjoy the rich variety of American racing (The US Scene), changeable as its been, over four decades and more.