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Jonathan Ingram, Senior Writer

Jonathan Ingram has been writing full-time about the world’s major motor racing series and events since 1983 for newspapers, magazines and web sites. He has written five books, including biographies of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Danica Patrick. Among his awards are recognition from the National Motorsports Press Association for columns and feature writing.

Articles by Jonathan Ingram

Flat Spot On: New Daytona Rises to Opening Day/Night
Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 – 19:23 | No Comment
Flat Spot On: New Daytona Rises to Opening Day/Night

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It was a landmark year for endurance racing in Daytona, starting with the new look of what’s touted as the world’s first motorsports stadium, including nearly 20-foot high letters that spell out the Daytona International Speedway at the main entrance.
Beyond the almost Byzantine new grandstand digs […]

Flat Spot On: Chip Ganassi Goes GT Racing
Friday, Jan 29, 2016 – 17:58 | No Comment
Flat Spot On: Chip Ganassi Goes GT Racing

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Chip Ganassi may not have done it all in motor racing yet, but he’s accomplished more than most.
At this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, Ganassi embarks on yet another major challenge for his team with an entry of two Ford GT cars. It will mark […]

Flat Spot On: Gordon’s Last Hurrah Is No Gimme
Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 – 8:51 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Gordon’s Last Hurrah Is No Gimme
Flat Spot On: Gordon’s Last Hurrah Is No Gimme

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jeff Gordon has equilibrium, the kind that results from the inner ear as opposed to the old saw about the seat of the pants. But he also has good equilibrium with his inner self. Hence, he’s a rare sports star who can be himself in a crowd of thundering stock cars, […]

Flat Spot On: A Rainy Afternoon in Georgia
Sunday, Oct 4, 2015 – 8:36 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: A Rainy Afternoon in Georgia
Flat Spot On:  A Rainy Afternoon in Georgia

BRASELTON, Ga. – When is a road race in the rain no longer a race? Some people were asking that question as the Petit Le Mans seemed to reach a saturation point while precipitous fallout from a hurricane in the Atlantic kept coming down on Road Atlanta.
Funny thing, though. Despite the frequent safety car periods […]

Porsche Dominates U.S. Round of WEC
Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 – 6:37 | Comments Off on Porsche Dominates U.S. Round of WEC
Porsche Dominates U.S. Round of WEC

AUSTIN, Tex. – Does Audi Sport have anything for Porsche’s 919 Hybrid in the second half of the World Endurance Championship season? Judging from the qualifying and results at the Circuit of the Americas, the answer is probably not.
Porsche Team won Le Mans going away in June with both better lap times and fuel efficiency […]

Ganassi Duo Wins Lone Star; Title Contenders Wilt
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 – 17:37 | Comments Off on Ganassi Duo Wins Lone Star; Title Contenders Wilt
Ganassi Duo Wins Lone Star; Title Contenders Wilt

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
AUSTIN, Tex. – In searing temperatures at the Circuit of the Americas, Scott Pruett and Joey Hand claimed their first victory of the year in the Ford EcoBoost-Riley while behind them the Prototype championship in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship heated up.
After spins, disputed scoring and penalties, Richard Westbook and Michael […]

Farm Boy Tandy On Top of the Endurance World
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 – 7:22 | Comments Off on Farm Boy Tandy On Top of the Endurance World
Farm Boy Tandy On Top of the Endurance World

By Jonathan Ingram  | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
AUSTIN, Texas – As life’s rhythms go, Nick Tandy is in a groove. He’s been clicking off major endurance race victories since the Petit Le Mans two years ago, a skein that culminated with a stunning co-drive to victory for Porsche at the Le Mans 24-hour in June, which brought […]

Flat Spot On: Why No Fights At Talladega?
Monday, Oct 20, 2014 – 8:19 | One Comment
Flat Spot On: Why No Fights At Talladega?

TALLADEGA, Ala. – I went to Talladega to see a fight and a race broke out.
Following the car bashing by Brad Keselowski and the headlocking by Matt Kenseth in Charlotte, it was reasonable to think more tempers would flare in the elimination race of the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup […]

Flat Spot On: Them Boys Get To Fightin’
Monday, Oct 13, 2014 – 7:06 | One Comment
Flat Spot On: Them Boys Get To Fightin’

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When you race against one of Roger Penske’s teams, you know you’re always in for a fight, almost invariably on the track. But during the Charlotte round of the new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format, it was Penske’s lead driver who instigated a post-race ruckus.
As a team […]

Flat Spot On: Does Junior Have Stamina to Win?
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 – 19:05 | 2 Comments
Flat Spot On: Does Junior Have Stamina to Win?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Six-time champion Jimmie Johnson is often touted as the favorite to win the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship under this year’s new format. But Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the driver being discussed and written about the most.
On the cusp of his 40th birthday, NASCAR’s perennially most popular driver […]