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Friday 22nd August 2014


US Scene

Tony Stewart’s hard times

Why the tragic incident at Canandaigua needs careful and respectful treatment

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The brilliance of Scott Dixon

What sets IndyCar’s finest apart from the rest of the pack

Dixon goes from last to first

The reigning IndyCar champion’s spectacular turnaround at Mid-Ohio

The Brickyard’s dilemma

The Brickyard’s dwindling crowds are just the tip of the iceberg in American racing

Toronto’s double header

Sébastien Bourdais and Mike Conway triumph in rain-affected Toronto

Hunter-Reay bounces back

A late stop for tyres worked in the favour of Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay in Iowa

Proving the doubters wrong

Montoya’s win at Pocono proves he still has what it takes

Montoya wins at Pocono

Penske’s domination of the Pocono 500

IndyCar’s title race

The up-and-down championship no-one seems to want to win

Fittipaldi and McGee

An excerpt from the new book about Jim McGee, one of Indycar’s best crew chiefs

Penske’s Detroit double

Will Power and Helio Castroneves emerge victories from the streets of Detroit.

2014 Indianapolis 500 report

Ryan Hunter-Reay wins the great American race

Carpenter on pole at Indy

Indy 500 qualifying report

The magic combination

The chemistry between drivers and engineers

Pagenaud wins GP of Indy

Simon Pagenaud’s strong season continues

Recalling Indy’s heydays

Looking back on the great race’s most successful periods

Hunter-Reay bounces back

Gordon Kirby on Ryan Hunter-Reay’s win at Barber

Can Haas reverse the tide?

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

Conway wins messy Long Beach GP

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

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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.