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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

Ingram: Pod Racing – The Next Olympic Sport?
Friday, Feb 18, 2011 – 7:47 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Pod Racing – The Next Olympic Sport?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – I have seen tandem type racing and it is us.
It’s new, it’s terribly different, it’s complicated and compelling. Haven’t heard a single question about the state of the sport, slipping TV ratings, ebbing attendance. Everybody’s talking and asking about the NASCAR two-step.
If only the Daytona International [...]

Ingram: Waltrip’s Book And Earnhardt Jr.’s Pole
Monday, Feb 14, 2011 – 8:22 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Waltrip’s Book And Earnhardt Jr.’s Pole

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
I’m one of those happy to see Dale Earhardt Jr. on the pole for the Daytona 500. In the coming week, it will be good for the sport of stock car racing, good for the Earnhardt family and good for the driver himself. I’m also [...]

Ingram: Summertime Blues Strike In February
Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 – 6:00 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Summertime Blues Strike In February

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
On the cusp of the new season, it’s worthwhile to ask if the changes to the points system and Chase for the Sprint Cup formats were worth the trouble?
There’s not much difference from the preceding systems after there was so much expectation built up last year by a summer-long public [...]

Ingram: Ganassi Philosophy Prevails Again In 24
Monday, Jan 31, 2011 – 7:39 | One Comment
Ingram: Ganassi Philosophy Prevails Again In 24

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Earlier this year, driver Juan Pablo Montoya was asked if the tuft of gray he now carries on a head of otherwise dark hair resulted from the intensity of the NASCAR draft, where he makes a living as a driver for the team [...]

Brundle Returns to Scene of Daytona Triumph
Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 – 8:57 | One Comment
Brundle Returns to Scene of Daytona Triumph

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – It was Ponce de Leon who came to Florida in search of the fountain of youth. He might have checked with Martin Brundle first. The 51-year-old driver has returned to Daytona Beach to compete in the Rolex 24 for the first time in 20 years and found [...]

Ingram: Rolex Rain Did Not Intimidate Earnhardt Sr.
Monday, Jan 24, 2011 – 9:45 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Rolex Rain Did Not Intimidate Earnhardt Sr.

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief ™:
There will be a lot written about Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s last Daytona 500 in the coming weeks and not much about his first Daytona 24-hour. Because it was the last time I had a conversation with Earnhardt Sr., the Rolex 24 is the race [...]

Ingram: No Rookie Chase Sign Of NASCAR Times
Monday, Jan 17, 2011 – 8:48 | Comments Off
Ingram: No Rookie Chase Sign Of NASCAR Times

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief ™:
What do Blackie Pitt, Ken Rush and Shorty Rollins have in common? They were the first three rookies of the year in NASCAR’s premier series. Fast forward to the coming season and the candidates for the rookie of the year are… non-existant.
It’s the economy, [...]

Porsche 918 RSR Pushes The Hybrid Envelope
Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 – 9:02 | Comments Off
Porsche 918 RSR Pushes The Hybrid Envelope

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When Porsche introduced its 918 Spyder at the Geneva Motor Show in the spring of 2010, the  supercar represented a new wave of performance plus efficiency due to its hybrid power from a lithium-ion battery. At a top speed of 199 mph delivered from a car capable of 78 miles per [...]

Ingram: Can Anybody Derail The ‘Chip Slam’?
Monday, Jan 10, 2011 – 12:49 | Comments Off
Ingram: Can Anybody Derail The ‘Chip Slam’?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief ™:
First there was the “Chiple.” That now leads us to the “Chip Slam.”
This latter pursuit has slipped under the radar among those who often tout motor racing standards, but it seems to me it doesn’t matter all that much if a team wins four of [...]

Ingram: Hagan Reflects On ‘Tremendous’ Season
Monday, Jan 3, 2011 – 7:56 | 4 Comments
Ingram: Hagan Reflects On ‘Tremendous’ Season

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief ™:
Christiansburg, Va. – It’s been a longer winter than usual for Matt Hagan on his hilltop farm nestled in the mountains of southwest Virginia. Back-to-back snowfalls have kept him busy getting feed to his herd of Black Angus cattle. In the evenings, there’s the [...]