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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: 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 [...]

Ingram: Some Pretty Damned Impressive Statistics
Monday, Dec 27, 2010 – 12:59 | One Comment
Ingram: Some Pretty Damned Impressive Statistics

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
There are lies, damned lies and statistics. With that understanding, it seems to me worthwhile to return to one of the more interesting statistics of the 2010 Sprint Cup season.
While it’s always advisable to cast a jaundiced eye on any numbers emerging from NASCAR’s stat bureau, [...]

Ingram: Promoter Full Bore On Austin F1 Circuit
Monday, Dec 20, 2010 – 8:31 | 5 Comments
Ingram: Promoter Full Bore On Austin F1 Circuit

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Austin, Tex. – Is Tavo Hellmund the next Chris Pook?
A British expatriate, Pook brought the emerging glitz and glamour of Formula One into a major metropolitan area in the U.S. for the first time with the creation of the Long Beach Grand Prix. Who [...]

Ingram: Small Man, Big Hero of The Machine Age
Monday, Dec 13, 2010 – 8:09 | One Comment
Ingram: Small Man, Big Hero of The Machine Age

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
At a time of year when the discussion often turns to who had the best season, the biggest impact on motor racing or who was the best rookie, my mind wanders (as usual some might say) to the big picture. Who was the greatest race [...]

Brundle Returns To Rolex 24
Friday, Dec 10, 2010 – 17:07 | Comments Off
Brundle Returns To Rolex 24

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
United Autosports will get its second year of racing underway next month by contesting the legendary Rolex 24 at Daytona with a stellar driver line-up led by Martin Brundle and Mark Blundell.
Brundle, the 1988 Daytona 24 Hour race winner aboard a Tom Walkinshaw Jaguar XJR-9, has been drawn back to [...]

Ingram: Days of Short Track Yore And Ol’ Clyde
Monday, Dec 6, 2010 – 8:08 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Days of Short Track Yore And Ol’ Clyde

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief ™:
It’s a time of the year when racing champions are formally ushered in along with winter’s cold wind – at least if you live in north Georgia. It’s also a time to stock up on fire wood and bring in the Christmas tree. For [...]

Ingram: Re-Boot Winner’s Points, Not The Chase
Monday, Nov 29, 2010 – 8:29 | 6 Comments
Ingram: Re-Boot Winner’s Points, Not The Chase

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:™
According to an informal poll, the Chase format is not working for some NASCAR fans. But according to this same poll, the only desirable change would be a return to accumulating points for the entire season and then crowning the guy who has the most [...]