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Tuesday 9th February 2016

 

US Scene

No lunch with… Richard Petty

The Hall of Fame spotlight of The King, Richard Petty

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Great racing cars: 2003 Reynard 02i

The car in which Ryan Hunter-Reay scored his first major win at Surfers Paradise in 2003.

Great racing cars: 1964 sprint car

AJ Foyt has won some of the biggest races in the world. His favourite racing car might not be the one you’d think…

Breakfast with Roger Penske

The Hall of Fame spotlight of Roger Penske, courtesy of Simon Taylor’s ‘breakfast with’

Great racing cars: 1965-67 Brabham/Brawner Hawk

A car that should have won the Indy 500 twice easily. Mario Andretti’s favourite racing car.

Hall of Fame 2016: Rick Mears

Four-time Indy winner Rick Mears steps into the Hall of Fame spotlight

Hall of Fame 2016: Parnelli Jones

Parnelli Jones, Indy 500 winner and hero of Roebuck’s, in the Hall of Fame spotlight

Hall of Fame 2016: Dan Gurney

Dan Gurney for the Hall of Fame? His spotlight

Hall of Fame 2016: Jeff Gordon

The Hall of Fame spotlight of four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon

Hall of Fame 2016: Bill France Sr & Jr

Daytona and NASCAR creator Bill France in the Hall of Fame spotlight

Hall of Fame 2016: AJ Foyt

The third Hall of Fame spotlight for the US racing category, AJ Foyt

Hall of Fame 2016: Dale Earnhardt Sr

Dale Earnhardt Sr in the Hall of Fame spotlight

Hall of Fame 2016: Mark Donohue

The first Hall of Fame spotlight from the US racing category: Mark Donohue

10 great images from the Daytona 24 Hours

We delve into the archives for some great images from the endurance classic.

Great racing cars: 1986-87 March 86C

Michael Andretti praises Adrian Newey’s 1986 design, narrowly beaten to the Indycar title by former colleague Bobby Rahal

Hall of Fame 2016 voting – US racing

The final Hall of Fame category to open for voting: US racing

Dario Franchitti podcast

Four-time Indycar champion and three-time Indy 500 winner Franchitti comes down from Scotland for our first podcast of ’16

Great racing cars: Penske title-winners

Three Indycars that helped build the Penske mystique; well-prepared, immaculately presented and devastatingly fast

Great racing cars: 1961-64 Ol’ Calhoun

Parnelli Jones selects his favourite racing car, plus how he beat Jim Clark and Dan Gurney in it

US Scene photo galleries

Motor Sport on US Scene

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.