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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: 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 [...]

Back Roads: Earnhardt Sr. Hits Jack, Wins The Pot
Sunday, Nov 28, 2010 – 8:10 | One Comment
Back Roads: Earnhardt Sr. Hits Jack, Wins The Pot

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
No matter what method has been used to determine the champion of NASCAR’s premier division,  not many drivers have won the title the first time an opportunity presented itself. Dale Earnhardt Sr. was one of those who stamped himself as extraordinary and one to watch
by winning his first Winston Cup, [...]

Ingram: On To The Millennium Of Title Streaks
Monday, Nov 22, 2010 – 7:52 | One Comment
Ingram: On To The Millennium Of Title Streaks

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:™
Top Ten reflections on Jimmie Johnson’s fifth straight Sprint Cup championship aboard the Lowe’s Chevy of Hendrick Motorsports.
1. Yes. Now it’s a dynasty for the No. 48 team and Johnson. What’s missing from thedynasties enjoyed by the Yankees, the Boston Celtics, the Green Bay Packers or [...]

Fennig Recalls Luck Factor Of ‘04 Title Chase
Saturday, Nov 20, 2010 – 7:44 | Comments Off
Fennig Recalls Luck Factor Of ‘04 Title Chase

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Six years after the first Chase for the Sprint Cup concluded at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, three drivers are in close contention for the title once again. The role of luck may well decide which one wins.
That was the case when Kurt Busch emerged from a nail-biter versus Jimmie Johnson and Jeff [...]

Ingram: Hamlin Comes Up Dry In Desert
Monday, Nov 15, 2010 – 7:24 | One Comment
Ingram: Hamlin Comes Up Dry In Desert

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
A professional race car driver’s life often travels between extremes, especially for those who would be champion.
Denny Hamlin led the most laps at the Phoenix International Raceway and was the odds-on favorite to turn next weekend’s Sprint Cup finale at Homestead, Fla. into a coronation [...]

Ingram: Of Monkeyshines and Men In Texas
Monday, Nov 8, 2010 – 12:22 | One Comment
Ingram: Of Monkeyshines and Men In Texas

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Racing in NASCAR’s premier series has got its groove back. It’s wild. It’s wacky and only slightly tacky.
The big stage of the Texas Motor Speedway – heightened by the small monkey selling programs out front – and the bigger stage of a Sprint Cup championship got [...]