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Wednesday 7th October 2015


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Jim Hall and his Chaparrals

A look back at the career of one of the sport’s great innovators

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The story of Million Dollar Bill

How NASCAR’s most popular driver cemented his legacy after only two full seasons at the top level

Looking ahead to IndyCar 2016

With a long off-season ahead, the 2003 Champ Car winner looks at how things could change before the first race next year

How Scott Dixon stole this year’s IndyCar championship

Dixon might go down as one of IndyCar’s greats, but the team behind him makes the Kiwi a constant threat

Justin Wilson: before America

Remembering Justin Wilson’s rise through the junior ranks to F1

Justin Wilson: one of IndyCar’s best

Celebrating the achievements of “one of IndyCar’s greatest contemporary drivers”

Room for improvement in motor sport safety

Events at Spa and Pocono over the weekend prove that the sport we love can still bite hard

Justin Wilson, 1978-2015

Remembering one of the most underrated British drivers of recent years

Graham Rahal’s turnaround, part two

Part two of our analysis of RLL’s best season in years and Graham’s challenge for the IndyCar championship

Graham Rahal’s turnaround, part one

The first of a two-part look at how Rahal Jr is finally fulfilling the potential so many knew he had

Penske’s greatest years

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

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

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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.