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Saturday 1st August 2015

 

US Scene

Penske’s greatest years

Penske might be having a banner year, but even this season pales in comparison to five of its best

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IndyCar’s pack racing problem

Rick Mears knows a thing or two about racing Indycars – the series could do worse than listen to him

Discussing IndyCar’s problems

The racing’s still great, but where are the fans?

NASCAR at mid-season

Harvick vs Johnson vs Truex. Can anyone else join in the title fight?

Montoya: from ‘punk’ to elder statesman

In his time away from IndyCar, Juan Pablo Montoya has changed from wild child to guiding hand at Penske

Jim Smith: Clark’s Indy mechanic, part 2

Part two of our exclusive interview with the man who spannered Jim Clark to victory at the Speedway

2015 Indianapolis 500 report

Juan Pablo Montoya wins for Penske, 15 years after his first triumph at the Speedway

Indianapolis 500 preview

Looking ahead to the American classic with a driver who knows the place better than most…

Jim Smith: Clark’s Indy mechanic

Part one of an interview with a marine engineer who was suddenly conscripted into Team Lotus and ended up winning the Indy 500

Penske’s first Indy win

Looking back to Mark Donohue’s 1972 victory and the legacy of that great first win

Penske vs Ganassi

IndyCar 2015 looks like a fight between two of motor sport’s powerhouses

IndyCar’s turnaround hopes

IndyCar’s aero kits make their debut this weekend – is it the start of the series’ rejuvenation?

The return of super teams

Penske and McLaren are both trying to get back to the pinnacle of their respective series

Daytona 500 report

Joey Logano wins his first and Penske’s second Daytona 500

Daytona’s changing spectacle

From the days of Bill France Sr, through 1979′s game-changer to the restrictor plate race of today

The outstanding career of Jeff Gordon

Looking back at the achievements of one of the all-time greats as he embarks on his final full season

Aiming high

Kurt Busch’s recent revelations and some wise words from David Richards

2014′s memorable moments

Even as IndyCar struggles to regain its foothold it still has some great racing

Andretti vs Foyt & Petty

What made the difference in 1967′s ‘Driver of the Year’ voting

US Scene photo galleries

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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.